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[2020/07/22 - Directorial Debut]
Title Text: okay you'll find a green button that says push. Pull it

It's a good thing the mistaken direction wasn't at a crucial moment, was it?
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So many directions to go

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I used to feel like this whoever I got directions in Boston. The road system is convoluted and directions usually involve how many Dunkin Donuts you have to pass.
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Oh sorry I didn't know we changed to Let's Imagine: Maze Runner
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Fourth direction should have been right,
Now Ellie's stuck in quite a plight,
Hammond clearly can't read a map,
So now the doc'll say oh 'carp.'

At least the shed might be shelter
As all the others have run a-skelter,
While Hammond tries to lead the way,
But he's not the one to save the day.

Things are getting nuts for our cast here,
And the way to go sure looks unclear,
Now who's to live? What might be altered?
Who might redeem all, since they've faltered?

If not a plan, then have a map,
And when that goes wrong, don't say oh carp...
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Gbr23 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:10 am
Oh sorry I didn't know we changed to Let's Imagine: Maze Runner
That might be a fun one!
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Oh great. It's the dam from Inherit the Earth again. At least we actually do have some directions this time.

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Ok yeah that part always bothered me. "The button says push" How about don't push it?

And I have to wonder if this is what would've happened in the movie if Malcolm hadn't "saved the day"

For those of you who don't know or don't remember the movie:
  • Grape is John Hammond, park owner
  • Rook is Dr. Ellie Sattler, feminist
  • Pueblo is outdoorsman Robert Muldoon, fake Australian
  • Max is Dr. Ian Malcolm, cool guy
  • Olive is Dr. Alan Grant, dino-expert
  • Ace is Tim, Hammond's grandson
  • Draig is Lex, hippie-ish computer geek
  • Tarot is COO Ray Arnold
  • Craig was Dennis Nedry, tech geek
  • Rockstar Hawk and the What Chicken were the Dilophosauruses
  • North Star is the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the big Velociraptor
  • Sabrina was Lawyer Don Gennaro
  • Darth Vader Sanchez is a baby Velociraptor
  • Peanut is everyone else, including the postproduction team
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Rook does follow directions strictly, gotta give her that!

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Mr. Whisper wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:19 am
Oh great. It's the dam from Inherit the Earth again. At least we actually do have some directions this time.
I was thinking more of the maze from The 7th Guest.
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Thankfully Rook appears to be very good at following directions
dr_eirik wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:06 am
I used to feel like this whoever I got directions in Boston. The road system is convoluted and directions usually involve how many Dunkin Donuts you have to pass.
I feel you. Boston’s road system is a total mess.

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Sounds like an old Doom or Descent level... I mean literally. I had the strategy guide for the first Descent from 1995; most of the level walkthroughs actually read like this :D

That alt-text really cracked me up for some reason.
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Vertigo Fox wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:53 am
Sounds like an old Doom or Descent level... I mean literally. I had the strategy guide for the first Descent from 1995; most of the level walkthroughs actually read like this :D

That alt-text really cracked me up for some reason.
I can go one better. I used to have a book that showed the pattern you had to follow to clear levels of Pac Man. Never could remember it while playing.
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What? :shock: Is that a shed or a labyrinth? :P :D All those instructions are a nightmare... :? The character played by Grape got one of the directions wrong, indeed. :roll: Good that the character played by Rook found the end, in some way. ;)
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Is it bad that I probably could have figured out where he wanted me to go if he gave me those directions and I could follow them perfectly? :P

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Amazee Dayzee wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Is it bad that I probably could have figured out where he wanted me to go if he gave me those directions and I could follow them perfectly? :P

I think it’s good, actually. Howl, you’re doing better than me, I got lost by the third line.
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For anyone wondering why Ellie had to pump the primer handle, it was to wind-up a spring that, when fully wound, could rapidly open/close the electrical contacts inside; this limits electrical arcing between the contacts and therefore, reduces wear. That's why, after pumping the primer handle, power wouldn't flow until she pushed the "Push to Close" button; the spring wouldn't release, and therefore complete the circuit, until the button was pushed. And, of course, turning off the power is the same procedure; wind-up the spring, and push the "Push to Open" button, which, of course, opens the circuit.

Now, the "circuit breaker panel" that illuminates after the main on/off switch is closed doesn't actually exist; it's just a neat-looking piece of special effects.

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i spent time to see if the directions contradicted
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I am really impressed in the work that was put in here! Great job!

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Gr8fulFox wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 pm
For anyone wondering why Ellie had to pump the primer handle, it was to wind-up a spring that, when fully wound, could rapidly open/close the electrical contacts inside; this limits electrical arcing between the contacts and therefore, reduces wear. That's why, after pumping the primer handle, power wouldn't flow until she pushed the "Push to Close" button; the spring wouldn't release, and therefore complete the circuit, until the button was pushed. And, of course, turning off the power is the same procedure; wind-up the spring, and push the "Push to Open" button, which, of course, opens the circuit.
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Your parents definitely sound like they are interesting. LOL

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Frank wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Gr8fulFox wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 pm
For anyone wondering why Ellie had to pump the primer handle, it was to wind-up a spring that, when fully wound, could rapidly open/close the electrical contacts inside; this limits electrical arcing between the contacts and therefore, reduces wear. That's why, after pumping the primer handle, power wouldn't flow until she pushed the "Push to Close" button; the spring wouldn't release, and therefore complete the circuit, until the button was pushed. And, of course, turning off the power is the same procedure; wind-up the spring, and push the "Push to Open" button, which, of course, opens the circuit.
OMG THANK YOU! this has been bothering me since 1993!
(My parents thought it would be a good movie to take the kid to. We all came out shaking)
I still remember the first time I learned that. It was 2013, and I was working as a janitor at a university, and the building I was cleaning shared it's custodial supply room with the main electrical room; as I was walking by the large panel of electrical equipment to the janitorial equipment, out of the corner of my eye, I SAW IT! A 'Westinghouse SPB' (spring-loaded pole breaker); immediately when my break started, I logged on to a computer I had no business using (but my student account was still active) and Googled the model number of that piece of equipment that I wrote down.

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Looks like you have learned that about 7 years before Frank did. :lol:

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