The Works

The History Channel recently started running a program entitled, “The Works”.  The host, Daniel Wilson, has a PHD in “Robotics”.  I didn’t know you could get a PHD in robotics, thus becoming what, a “roboticist” or a “robotologist”?  I’d have thought you’d need three degrees for that– mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, but I’m just a layman.  For all I know, there are degree programs for “Vending Machine Technology” too, you know, for those who don’t quite feel up to the work load associated with a major in “Roboticism”.


He did an episode on guns, which was pretty good.  It did however show an image of Superman flying “faster than a speeding bullet”, and as per the cliché, Superman was shown flying right next to a fully assembled, metallic pistol cartridge.  I’m not sure how one is meant to propel an entire cartridge through the air at the velocity of a speeding pistol bullet (which the host correctly described as about a thousand feet per second) but I’m sure that where there’s a will, there’s a way, especially if you have a PHD in robotics.


Anyway, the program was interesting.  Though the host talked down to us a little more than required, IMO, I can forgive him– he’s young.  He obviously had a lot of fun with the various guns too, and wasn’t afraid to show it.


Check out “The Works” on THC if you have the time.  I think you’ll like it.  Oh and;


Congratulations, Dr. Wilson.  Keep up the good works.

2 thoughts on “The Works

  1. Just curious. Was the “speeding bullet” rimmed or rimless?

  2. The “speeding cartridge”? Rimless, IIRC, the model was probably a .45 ACP or .40 S&W, by the proportions. It was a cartoon, so it was a general rendition.

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