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Old 02-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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Smash Lab: Airstream destroyed

And now for a different kind of stomach-churning result than the Pam Anderson Airstream makeover...

Next Wednesday night a 1970's-era Airstream will bite the dust on Discovery Channel's Smash Lab when they drive it off a freaking cliff. Genius. I suppose they'll dub it the SMASHTREAM or something clever like that.

I took photos of my t.v. during the "coming attractions". The show is stupid as hell, but I'm sure I'll watch this one of morbid curiosity.

Lame t.v. idea guy 1:
"Think this trailer will survive a 20 foot fall?"

Lame t.v. idea guy 2:
"Hope not! Our show is called SMASH LAB[/B]!"

Both:
"Woo-hoo!" Cue frat boy high five.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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I guess that each time a vintage A/S is destroyed, it makes the rest of them a little more valuable.

I wonder if they'll wrap this one in carbon-fiber and try again like they did the mobile home a few episodes back.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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From that short sequence, it appears that the trailer and TV seperate at take-off....
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #4
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...it appears that the trailer and TV seperate at take-off....
Maybe the Airstream is spared and the idiot driver is smashed!
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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Brad,

Thanks for the heads-up. That show is a Mythbusters rip-off staffed with Science Class drop-outs.

BTW, Great job on the A/S Life cover... so many great subtle messages contained there in.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #6
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There was a holiday ad for a game system 3-4 years ago. The game controller had a tractor beam type effect causing an Airstream in the ad to roll toward the game player/camera. Probably didn't have the running gear balanced.

A link was posted back then but I doubt it would be 'live' and not worth searching out in our archives. I don't find anything like it on YouTube.
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Ahh! Sneakinup...

Don't ask me how I find these: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ream-7770.html. I remember that they had to hurriedly shut off the controller to prevent the Airstream from rolling right over them.

Yep, dead link to the ad online.
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I LOVE Mythbusters, but Smashlab is a cheap rip-off with no redeeming values that I saw. I was amazed in the first episode how incredibly boring they could make science

At least if they destroyed an Airstream on Mythbusters, they would make it fun to watch.
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Maybe the Airstream is spared and the idiot driver is smashed!
I think whoever came up with the whole idea was smashed.

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I LOVE Mythbusters, but Smashlab is a cheap rip-off with no redeeming values that I saw.
Here here!!! From Adam and Jamie, to adorable Kari, down to the announcer -- they're all wonderful.

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BTW, Great job on the A/S Life cover... so many great subtle messages contained there in.
Thanks! I hope to do another sometime.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:08 PM   #10
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I feel much better!

Everytime I hear or read about some dumb*ss show like this, makes me feel all that much better about taking the TV out of my house over six years ago. Though I will admit when I'm on travel with work, I'll watch TV to help pass the time in the hotel room, but I could never have it in my house again fulltime. You guys/gals enjoy the show.


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We are SO with you, rideair! We have not watched TV (except for the occasional Superbowl) for over 7 years now unless we were visiting family or in a motel. There is some good stuff on there, a la MythBusters, but there is so much mindless drivel we have not missed it. There is so much else to do! Plus we both love to read.

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I am so watching this one!
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:19 PM   #13
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I watched Smashlab once, it seemed like a poorly made wannabee Mythbusters clone. I was not impressed with it, nor do I think it is worth my time to watch it again.
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Smash Lab Destroys an Airstream

I just saw a tease for an upcoming Smash Lab episode and it was about slowing a run away trailer. The are using a Vintage Airstream could be a 30 or 34. They showed it going down a steep embankment, and later just blowing up, well it was a lot of smoke anyway.
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