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2012-08-15 08:42:47 PM  
13 votes:
I always wanted to make a terrible Tesla coverband and call it "Edison".

/bow
2012-08-15 08:34:47 PM  
8 votes:

vodka: Meh, people "dead before their time" usually get more recognition than they deserve.


True.
2012-08-15 06:29:38 PM  
7 votes:
GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

You shut your whore mouth. You shut it RIGHT NOW
2012-08-15 09:48:20 PM  
6 votes:
They should ask the company that has profited the most off of Tesla, Spencer Gifts.

mstatic.mit.edu
2012-08-15 11:08:51 PM  
5 votes:
i46.tinypic.com

cdn.uproxx.com
2012-08-15 06:40:04 PM  
5 votes:
He's not going to sleep with you, Oatmeal.
2012-08-16 10:51:21 AM  
4 votes:

Empty Matchbook: The Oatmeal is often a great site, but often disappears up its own cavernous asshole. Suggesting that a "true geek" would turn down sex to work on an invention is...hysterically short-sighted and monumentally arrogant. The guy was likely asexual. It had as much to do with "not wanting to interfere with his experiments" as having sex "obliterates writing from my life."


www.harkavagrant.com
2012-08-15 09:03:11 PM  
4 votes:

GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.


He was a crazy, loner, virgin, whose greatness was completely lost on his contemporaries. You can sort of see why the Internet might take a shine to him?
2012-08-16 09:17:11 AM  
3 votes:
When I was a kid, we used to go on a vacation ever year to Ft Myers. During these vacations, I went on the tour of Edison's summer home at least once every trip. One time, only once, we got this really old tour guide who explained that this wooden box up on a pedestal was sealed and locked by Edison during a time when he was experimenting with the phonograph, when he was also supposedly trying to find a way to contact the dead. Edison's instructions were that the box was to remain sealed until the year 2000, when he thought the world would finally be ready for what was inside.

So a few years ago, my wife and I did the Edison tour. I looked all around trying to find this box but didn't see anything like it. At the end, I privately asked our tour guide about it, wondering what happened when they opened the box. He told me that the tour guides are no longer allowed to make up stories like they used to.
2012-08-15 10:13:32 PM  
3 votes:
As much grief as the damned towers caused me in Red Alert and you want me to donate?

zzzzZZZZZ... fark .... POW!
2012-08-15 10:02:44 PM  
3 votes:

rocky_howard: Tesla worshiping is like Bacon worshiping. It was cool when we were doing it 10 years ago, but now every schmuck who wants to feel smart and quirky namedrops Tesla and Bacon. fark that shiat. farking fads. I hate fads.


The cool kids have moved onto Buckminster Fuller?
2012-08-15 09:37:44 PM  
3 votes:

GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.


Well, to be fair, he's part of a trinity. I think it goes something like this, but I could be mistaken.

i46.tinypic.com

This thing changes all the time. For example, Chuck Norris used to be on there, but he was bumped by Batman.

/Tongue firmly in cheek.
//Off to donate.
///Slashies.
2012-08-15 08:29:19 PM  
3 votes:
Meh, people "dead before their time" usually get more recognition than they deserve. Given enough time he probably would have been running around with cats in his pants.
2012-08-16 10:13:42 AM  
2 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: sxacho: When I was a kid, we used to go on a vacation ever year to Ft Myers. During these vacations, I went on the tour of Edison's summer home at least once every trip. One time, only once, we got this really old tour guide who explained that this wooden box up on a pedestal was sealed and locked by Edison during a time when he was experimenting with the phonograph, when he was also supposedly trying to find a way to contact the dead. Edison's instructions were that the box was to remain sealed until the year 2000, when he thought the world would finally be ready for what was inside.

So a few years ago, my wife and I did the Edison tour. I looked all around trying to find this box but didn't see anything like it. At the end, I privately asked our tour guide about it, wondering what happened when they opened the box. He told me that the tour guides are no longer allowed to make up stories like they used to.

I love shaggy dog stories. :)


Yeah, but it only took you a minute to find out the end. It took me and my young over-imagination about 20 years.
2012-08-16 03:23:22 AM  
2 votes:
No i am *not* going to donate, for the last time!!!
2012-08-16 01:01:56 AM  
2 votes:
I will donate ONLY if they promise to rebuild Wardenclyffe Tower to Tesla's original specifications and crank that baby up to full power.

/FULL POWAH!
//MWAHHHAHAHAAAA!!
2012-08-16 12:44:15 AM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.


Go over to your washing machine, grab an axe, chop the washer open, and remove the induction motor from said appliance. You are hereby banned from using this tech ever again.
2012-08-15 09:57:44 PM  
2 votes:

thisispete: Canton: GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.

Well, to be fair, he's part of a trinity. I think it goes something like this, but I could be mistaken.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x754]

This thing changes all the time. For example, Chuck Norris used to be on there, but he was bumped by Batman.

/Tongue firmly in cheek.
//Off to donate.
///Slashies.

Needs more porn.


Porn's part of the Holy Internet Communion. (So are cats, but that's usually a separate ritual.)

/Gotta fit both in there somehow.
2012-08-15 09:22:01 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, so it appears they drug in over thirty grand in an hour or so. Every time I refresh the counter jumps about a thousand bucks.

www.theringlord.org
2012-08-15 08:23:25 PM  
2 votes:
I refuse to support this museum unless it is an exact replica of the workshop and creepy mountain retreat of Tesla featured in the famed documentary, The Prestige.

/Top hats as far as the eye can see
//and cats and lightbulbs
///they all said I was crazy......
////that I had too many slashies.......
//SLASHIES!!!!1
2012-08-16 09:40:36 AM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.


So you don't use alternating current?
2012-08-16 09:35:28 AM  
1 votes:
What about Dr. Emmett Brown?? FerGodsSake! He invented the flux capacitor!! It's what makes time travel possible!

/Obvious
2012-08-16 08:59:47 AM  
1 votes:

vodka: Meh, people "dead before their time" usually get more recognition than they deserve. Given enough time he probably would have been running around with cats in his pants.


Tesla: inventor of the Pocket Pussy.
2012-08-16 08:07:39 AM  
1 votes:

Empty Matchbook: scottydoesntknow: [s3.amazonaws.com image 769x1500]

Click pic to see the whole shebang

The Oatmeal is often a great site, but often disappears up its own cavernous asshole. Suggesting that a "true geek" would turn down sex to work on an invention is...hysterically short-sighted and monumentally arrogant. The guy was likely asexual. It had as much to do with "not wanting to interfere with his experiments" as having sex "obliterates writing from my life."

/though it DOES make it more difficult

 

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-08-16 01:41:26 AM  
1 votes:

Aidan: GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.

It's not technically about Tesla. It's a cultural meme. It's "us" and our culture vs "them" and their culture. "They" have screwed things up, deified Edison, shunted Tesla to the dustbin of history, pushed down inventors and crazies and made us eat peas. "We" are growing in power and we have the ability to set the world in our image and reverse what "they" have done, because naturally it's all wrong and we can do a better job. Tesla is, in effect, our mascot, or figurehead. Justice for Tesla is a blow against the establishment and a raising of our flag.

Anyhow, Tesla was pretty amazing. The A/C motor is still one of those brilliant inventions that kind of comes out of nowhere. And when he got older, he was pretty crazy. I still think a museum would be lots of fun. I like museums a lot.


I like peas. I like Tesla. How can I reconcile these two facts?
2012-08-16 01:39:04 AM  
1 votes:
There you go Farkers. You just donated a bunch a few minutes ago. (Took a minute to read the site some more.)

I didn't read the thread or all the gibberish. I'm just a huge fan of Tesla and am a fan of you jackasses here on Fark. I don't need any of the crap that goes with it.
2012-08-16 01:30:55 AM  
1 votes:

Dr.Fey: dbaggins: Edison: never invented a thing.

Why do people believe this? He invented lots of stuff, such as the stock ticker and an electric vote recorder when he was a very young man. This was well before he "ran a very productive company filled with inventors."

Of course he invented things. He invented a phonograph that could both record and then produce the sounds.


Its more fun to spout on about how everything you were taught in school was wrong because some guy on the internet told me something different.

/ Hell, its my favorite hobby.
2012-08-16 12:14:15 AM  
1 votes:

JosephFinn: Oh god, not the Tesla myth people again. Look, he was a decent inventor who never capitalized on his inventions. We clear?


Well if capitalization is the measure of an inventor's worth, maybe we should be building a museum to Ron Popeil or Billy Mays instead.
2012-08-15 10:11:52 PM  
1 votes:
media.giantbomb.com
2012-08-15 09:54:16 PM  
1 votes:

Canton: GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.

Well, to be fair, he's part of a trinity. I think it goes something like this, but I could be mistaken.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x754]

This thing changes all the time. For example, Chuck Norris used to be on there, but he was bumped by Batman.

/Tongue firmly in cheek.
//Off to donate.
///Slashies.


Needs more porn.
2012-08-15 09:43:02 PM  
1 votes:
$150K in six hours?

Screw SuperPACS, I want this guy.

He could create "Operation: F It, I'm Not Gonna Lie To You, I'm Totally Stealing It All And Blowing It All On Beer And Hookers" and have six figures by the end of the day.
2012-08-15 09:22:45 PM  
1 votes:
Carreon climbing out from under a rock in 3... 2... ?
2012-08-15 08:41:05 PM  
1 votes:

Robert1966: Capt. Sparkles: GAT_00: Am I the only person left on the Internet who doesn't think Nikola Tesla was a goddamn God?

If you propose theories but never get them working, that NOBODY has ever gotten working, that doesn't make you a genius.

I more or less agree with you. He had some good ideas, but the hero worship is getting pretty old.

Thirded. He was a talented engineer but some of the things he believed he could do seem to require a surprising ignorance of physics.


Alternating current laughs at your voting. He did invent that. We still use it. And AC motors, Arc lighting (fluorescent lights anyone?) and the ever popular Tesla coil.
2012-08-15 08:31:50 PM  
1 votes:
Love will find a way.
2012-08-15 08:30:24 PM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: I contributed in memory of the Topsy, the elephant Thomas Edison electrocuted.

Asshole *

/ * OK mostly Edison was not an asshole but fark you Edison for electrocuting Topsy


He didn't electrocute the elephant -- he Westinghoused it.
2012-08-15 08:25:21 PM  
1 votes:
I contributed in memory of the Topsy, the elephant Thomas Edison electrocuted.

Asshole *

/ * OK mostly Edison was not an asshole but fark you Edison for electrocuting Topsy
2012-08-15 08:19:44 PM  
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

David Bowie's rich...maybe he can help out...
2012-08-15 08:19:20 PM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: How do quotes just break on a website?


According to his Facebook, Drew is at the bar. So that could explain things.
2012-08-15 08:18:18 PM  
1 votes:

revrendjim: So a museum has lots of signs, right?


and 5 men with acoustic guitars.
2012-08-15 08:17:51 PM  
1 votes:
Fark the oatmeal, their smugness, and that they stole the name of a breakfast meal.
2012-08-15 07:22:23 PM  
1 votes:
How do quotes just break on a website?

WHAT DID YOU PEOPLE DO?
2012-08-15 06:41:48 PM  
1 votes:
Sgygus: He's not going to sleep with you, Oatmeal.

To be fair, he wouldn't sleep with anyone (Tesla, not the Oatmeal guy).

/And for some reason, I can't quote right now
2012-08-15 06:36:15 PM  
1 votes:
So a museum has lots of signs, right?
 
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