The futility of existence

by | Sunday, January 24, 2010

I stumbled across this little machine that shuts itself off once it has been switched on! How cool is that. I don’t have an clue whom to credit it to and would appreciate a heads up on that. I was reminded of the myth of Sisyphus which led to a great piece of hand-drawn animation on YouTube. So here they are… somewhat apt images for a dull, dreary day in mid-Michigan.

You can watch the Sisyphus youtube video here. And here is a link to another small animated gif about Sisyphus.

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