Cartoonist Rube Goldberg drew out comically complex machines that satirized the inventor's zeal to make modern life more convenient. Here, parkour practitioner Jason Paul throws himself in the middle of a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine, complete with life-threatening tumbles and falls.

When the art of getting from Point A to Point B with the utmost efficiency crashes headfirst with the ethos of making a mechanical process as ludicrously impractical as possible, the results are way snazzy. How many takes do you think this required? [Via Nerdcore]