Monday, October 18, 2010

Mythbusters: What the hell?

Before anything else, it has to be said: Jamie Hyneman is a badass. He's like, "Yeah, I know you're the president of the United States. I'm still going to wear what I always wear."

Secondly: what the hell? I saw tweets over the weekend about how Adam and Jamie were going somewhere over the weekend and how it was all very hush-hush and would be revealed on Monday, but I never would have guess they were going to hang out with the president. I assume this photograph was taken immediately before putting up a bunch of plastic sheets to keep Mentos-propelled Diet Coke from getting on all those books.

I'm sure the information is available as to what exactly they're doing, but I had to immediately comment on this photo. All I know for certain is that Obama is going to be in an episode of Mythbusters. If there isn't at least one scene with Adam or Jamie asking "can we do that?" followed by Obama saying "yes, we can", I'm going to be sorely disappointed.

Regardless of what they're doing, I'm happy for Adam and Jamie. I like these guys and their show, and getting to meet and hang out with the president, regardless of whatever one's personal political leanings might be, is an honor they should be proud of. Jamie was already something of a mythological folk hero (seriously, look up his past exploits), but now he can cross off "meet the president" on his folk hero checklist.

As a final note, Obama is quoted on the Facebook Mythbusters group as admitting that he was disappointed about not getting to blow anything up. Whatever issues one may have with the president, my opinion of him just went up a notch.


  1. He'll be busting the Grassy Knoll myth with them, hah hah.

    Or really he'll either show up long enough to push a button or he'll have some outtro speech with them about he importance of science education or something.

  2. Actually, they said they'd be revisiting the heat ray of Syracuse Battle (Archimedes burning ships with sunlight and mirrors), so the Prez may not blow something up, but he may start a fire.

  3. Cool - Hope the ep turns up here in the uk sometime!

    Mind you Jamie and Adam are cool anyways :)

  4. Man, this is so many different kinds of awesome. I can't even begin to enumerate them.

  5. ... ... *squeaks* What?! I now desperately wish I actually had TIME to watch Mythbusters...

  6. Your opinion, too, huh?

    Glad I'm not the only one glad to know our country is in the hands of a pyro.