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Old 02-21-2008, 02:39 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, 02:59 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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From that short sequence, it appears that the trailer and TV seperate at take-off....
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:04 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, 03:09 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, 03:10 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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Old 02-21-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
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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, 05:08 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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Old 02-21-2008, 05:17 PM   #11
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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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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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Smash Lab tonight at 10pm

Hey Everyone, Tonight On Smash Lab, which is on Discovery Channel is going to have an airstream on their show tonight. 10PM EST, Ill be watching it, thats for sure.
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Sorry but I just can't watch! There are a lot of things I can watch like Damien, Ohmen II, SAW 99, Hostel.... but this is going to be too much for my heart!
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yea, im sure ill cry, but i still want to watch it!
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Genius. I suppose they'll dub it the SMASHTREAM or something clever like that.
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.


Yeah, too bad they can procreate... means more of 'em down the pike...

Sound like conduct disorder, undersocialized, aggressive (DSMIII-R). Same kind of kids that pull the wings off butterflies, etc., etc..
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all that I can say is that I hope they are towing it with a 3/4 ton, otherwise, it would most certainly be an irresponsibly unsafe towing experience.......
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all that I can say is that I hope they are towing it with a 3/4 ton, otherwise, it would most certainly be an irresponsibly unsafe towing experience.......
Only if their running gear is unbalanced!
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