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Big Bang Theory Faux Pas
The Cushion Saturation Misinformation

 11:48 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

I assume I'm not alone at WebmasterWorld that there are some other science freaks and obviously nerds that might also enjoy the Big Bang Theory but the show on S2/E16 "The Cushion Saturation" just bugs the hell out of me with it's inaccuracy.

The whole show is focused on Penny shooting Sheldon's cushion with a paintball that they can't clean off and as an avid paintball player I know for a fact that paintballs are water soluble and easily wash off, at least the modern paintballs as nobody has used anything oil based in ages best I know.

Yes, they took a literary and artistic license with the paintball but for a show that has a science consultant to keep all the science references and equations on whiteboards accurate making such a faux pas with paintballs, and many people have played, seems to be a bit over the top and every time I see this rerun it just bugs the heck out of me.

Mommy make it stop.



 11:59 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

i love that show - as many here do of course!

i didn't know about paintballing ... however that episode annoys me anyway! not one of the best

... i have them on dvd and watch them a lot.


 1:38 am on Mar 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

...but for a show that has a science consultant to keep all the science references and equations on whiteboards accurate making such a faux pas...

I guess they need to keep many of those scientists busy doing something productive. We'd be making more progress if there were more rebels among them.

There was no big bang. It's a persistent whooooosh.

Our Self streams in through the top of a double torus dynamic and our self streams up through the bottom. At the counter-rotating core we get measured and fitted for a new tunic of skin (DNA) -- knit one purl two, the classic extra rib. Then our passport is stamped and we get whooooshed back out as a new seed. Run along children, Mom and Dad loves you. Then Father says to Mother, ohhhhh run along with them and try to keep them outta mischief. Out of the garden we dash. Play nice. Run run run, see Lucy (24) run. Once we evolve enough to produce our own seeds we can then grow our own gardens. How does your garden grow?

Mine is infinite. It expands and contracts from the single atom centre as it breaths. It's infinity within a finite elastic expansion -- breath in and we return home for a break, breath out -- hold on to your mitre here we go again, wheeeeeeeeee.

The program itself is funny. I don't know how long this program has been around because I rarely watch TV but have seen a few episodes in the last few months.


 3:55 am on Mar 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Mommy make it stop.

Get over it Sheldon.


 5:42 am on Mar 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

I know for a fact that paintballs are water soluble and easily wash off

Inquiring minds want to know: Have you ever tried dousing a cushion-- or anything else absorbent-- with any kind of paint, water-based or otherwise? If there exists a Mrs incrediBILL, I am going to guess no. At least not more than once.

I don't care how non-toxic, water-based or outright edible the stuff is: You are not going to get it out. Most things you eat are water-based, but just try cleaning a wine or coffee stain :)


 7:17 am on Mar 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Well for starters the cushion looked like leather on the show, it wasn't cloth and you wan wipe most a paintball off with your hand for the most part.

If had paintball goo get on my car seats a time or two and it came right off without issue which is how I know the premise of the show was a crock.

I've wiped off shoes covered in paintballs, all sorts of paintball gear, all sorts of stuff I got really messy playing paintball and just threw my paintball clothes in with some towels to wash and it all came clean every time.

Side note: when I came home after playing paintball in hot sweaty Vallejo and took my sweat soaked shirt off and tossed in on the bathroom floor before hopping in the shower my Siamese vat would always roll up in that sweaty shirt and start kicking and thrashing about like it was armpit catnip or something. Very odd.

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