Monday, September 19, 2011

Um, MacGyver? You dropped something

For the young'uns who don't know what it means to "macgyver" something.

From wikipedia:
The series revolved around Angus MacGyver (known to his friends as "MacGyver" or "Mac"), whose main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items—along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife. The clever solutions MacGyver implemented to seemingly unsolvable problems — often in life-or-death situations requiring him to improvise complex devices in a matter of minutes — were a major attraction of the show, which was praised for generating interest in the applied sciences, particularly engineering,[3] and for providing entertaining story lines.
The use of ordinary household items to jury rig devices shows an influence from The A-Team (though MacGyver eschewed firearms). The idea has entered United States popular culture: such constructions are referred to as "MacGyverisms" (a term first used in episode 3 of season 2, "Twice Stung"). MacGyver has become a verb, as in "The car broke down but he MacGyvered a fix to get home".
Thanks to David for the pic. Lord knows what the story is behind this.


lswgirl13 said...

MacGyver was good but he was no "The Greatest American Hero"!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, elastic + chip bag = makeshift condom, with TP to clean up after? MacGyver would approve, if not throw up a little.

Good thing the chip bag is missing...

lswgirl13 said...

Which makes me wonder, forget the bathrooms, there has to be at least few incidents where people actually did it on the GO in a quad.

Squiggles said...

Ick. So didn't need to think that lswgirl.

Guess I will be asking Santa for that hazmat suit.