Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
ErinM9
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
ErinM9   12/3/2012 9:54:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Re: How could the guy keep a straight face? I think he had practice. If you watch the Chrysler version of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXW0bx_Ooq4), the first two minutes is a virutally identical script, but funny to see in an automotive instead of industrial context. The technician who finishes the video - isn't he the same actor from the Rockwell video?? (And I LOVE what he says to tell customers at 3:30 into the video!)

ErinM9
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
ErinM9   12/3/2012 9:45:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Fun stuff! I think marketing may have lent a hand with, "Here at Rockwell Automation's world headquarters, research has been proceeding to develop a line of automation products that establishes new standards for quality, technological leadership, and operating excellence. With customer success as our primary focus..."

ChrisJ555
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
ChrisJ555   12/3/2012 4:58:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, then I watched the first 10 seconds of the first video, and am now sorry I had anything to do with this page. Not funny. Shame on you, Max.

ChrisJ555
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
ChrisJ555   12/3/2012 4:21:24 PM
NO RATINGS
I was recently at Lowes.com looking at how-to videos for flooring, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/v/f2MyCZKcSZQ But I just kept getting distracted from the project at hand, thinking about all those problems I used to have with capacitive diractance and how the Retro Encabulator helped me! (Same guy from the video now doing instructional videos for Lowe's...)

MarvA
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
MarvA   12/1/2012 4:35:50 PM
NO RATINGS
What a great question. I have seen the video a few times over the years but had never done any research. You inspired me to do a search on "Rockwell Retro Encabulator video" and came up with a hit on wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator We engineers take grief all of the time for being "different". It takes an engineer to recognize the total BS in the video and really enjoy it. Engineers do have fun.

przem
User Rank
Manager
re: Three funny videos
przem   12/1/2012 1:01:28 AM
NO RATINGS
I am really curious how the Rockwell Retro Encabulator video came to be. They use real company logos and products, so perhaps this was a contest for their salespeople on who could deliver this complete BS with most gusto. Does anyone know the real story?

MarvA
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
MarvA   11/29/2012 4:37:57 PM
NO RATINGS
Oops. Make that plain fun, not plane fun. Actually, 405 was plane fun.

MarvA
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
MarvA   11/29/2012 4:33:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Duane - Yes, I love an ad that is just plane fun and not insulting. Oops ! I just discriminated against 99% of the ads out there.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Three funny videos
Duane Benson   11/29/2012 4:06:13 PM
NO RATINGS
MarvA - That is a good one. If more companies put that kind of creativity into their ads, I certainly wouldn't mind watching them. One of the nice things about Youtube is that it has allowed so many really talented and creative individuals to showcase their work. Too many to list.

MarvA
User Rank
Rookie
re: Three funny videos
MarvA   11/29/2012 1:54:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Good ones. Humor is best with a suprise at the end. Super Humor works even though the surprise is known. I've replayed this one many times and it's still funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX95daYgmdA

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I tell you, I need more hours in each day. If I was having any more fun, there would have to be two of me to handle it all. For example, I just heard that I'm going to be both a speaker ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
12 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).