Redneck Engineering - The Red Green Show Videos for Engineers
you have never watched the Red Green show on
PBS, you don't know what you've missed. It is a veritable treasure trove of How-To and Do-It-Yourself
instructional videos. Possum Lodge's grand pooh-bah, the Doctor of Duct Tape (aka
duck tape for the ignorant), Red Green has produced a seemingly endless collection of useful project
shorts that cover just about every topic. The featured video has a Possum Lodge expert answer a viewer's question
about Boolean Logic in his new car's fuel injection system. You can't get this kind of education at some fancy
university. Another one shown is a prime example of how a bit of redneck ingenuity allows the dedicated tinkerer
to easily and cheaply convert manually operated car windows to electric power. As Red aptly asks, "Ever notice how
winding your window down by hand makes you look lower-middle-class?" I won't spoil the surprise by telling you how
he does it. Suffice it to say that you will wonder why nobody thought of it sooner. Product designers love it when
somebody figures out a practical new way to use their products that they never even imagined. Of course you can
surf around YouTube to find your own additional episodes, but to make you life easier I posted a few more of my
favorites on the page. Enjoy!
Oh, never forget Red's personal philosophy: "If women don't find you
handsome, they should at least find you handy.
... or the Lodge's motto: "Quando omni flunkus moritati" (Pseudo-Latin for "When all
else fails, play dead").