Ask Adam Savage: Origin of "I Reject Your Reality ..."

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Tested member Jared Hinderer asked Adam about his favorite quote from MythBusters, at the same time a video from @RedLetterMedia touched on the origin of "I reject your reality and substitute my own." Here's Adam's story about that saying, as well as some other MythBusters favorites. Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question:
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DGM - 11 dager siden
Epic Gaming Ect
Epic Gaming Ect - 18 dager siden
i reject your reality and substitute it with my own...
The Conductor Esplin
The Conductor Esplin - 18 dager siden
@Adam Savage’s Tested Ive started using my own version of this I reject your morals and substeute my own
Justin Jones
Justin Jones - 20 dager siden
@Hush Whisper naw
Hush Whisper
Hush Whisper - 21 dag siden
@Justin Jones "silly" I can prove you wrong. Come see what I found on my channel.."silly".
Deathknight 0118
Deathknight 0118 - 2 timer siden
Screwing around + notepad = science 🤯
Skylar Kantor
Skylar Kantor - 8 timer siden
The fact that the quote wasn't yours was actually a joke on a YouTube series (SAO Abridged)
Anor Naur
Anor Naur - Dag siden
Civilization VI took one of your quotes!
“Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics yet?”
Derek Larson
Derek Larson - Dag siden
I was going to comment about my favourite quote from the show, and he ended the video with it! As a scientist, thank you, Adam!
Duncan K
Duncan K - Dag siden
I reject your reality and substitute my own
Adam Stark
Adam Stark - Dag siden
"Quack, damn you!"
Ricky Carrillo
Ricky Carrillo - 2 dager siden
I work in music, so because of all the various technical problems I have to solve, I get to say “well there’s your problem” quite often, usually to the annoyance of my co workers.
Korwynias Wolfdrake
Korwynias Wolfdrake - 2 dager siden
Now I want to know if that guy messed with the preacher XD
Brongos Portal
Brongos Portal - 3 dager siden
"The only difference between science and screwing around...." Man, I used to say that when I was like, 11, screwing around, writing it down. Good stuff!
Daniel Cronise
Daniel Cronise - 3 dager siden
The science cycle: 1. Screw around, 2. Write it down, 3. Ponder. Repeat.
nelsonta00 - 3 dager siden
The birth of "Fake News"
Nick Martin
Nick Martin - 3 dager siden
Can you saw handg**? Is that allowed? I'm scared 😳
Mr Kernel
Mr Kernel - 3 dager siden
Wanda Maximoff is Adam, confirmed
Harry Potter
Harry Potter - 4 dager siden
"Jamie like big boom"
NerdOut - 4 dager siden
“SOMETHING JUST TOUCHED ME! “ - Grant Imahara. That one always makes me laugh.
Eric Bay-Andersen
Eric Bay-Andersen - 5 dager siden
"Failure is always an option."
beth olschowka
beth olschowka - 5 dager siden
The first time I watched Captain America, young Howard Stark gets blown down, sits up and says "write that down!" My first thought... "The only difference between science and screwing around, is writing it down." My mom's favorite quote... "Am I missing an eyebrow?" She blew hers off once, while lighting an oven pilot light.
Bilbo_Gamers - 6 dager siden
"Nice, Dungeon Master!"
"What the hell is Dungeon Master"
Petar Barotov
Petar Barotov - 6 dager siden
its funny i just thought of that quote and searched where i remembered it from and you are the first result with a recent explanation about its true origin .... makes you wonder about coincidences; cheers Adam , long time no see , my condolences about Grant, he was cool.
QBaT Mobile
QBaT Mobile - 7 dager siden
Star Crasher
Star Crasher - 7 dager siden
I think my favorite is, "the difference between science and screwing around is writing it down." Now, I always check to see if someone's writing down their findings when they seem to be screwing around.
Emma - 8 dager siden
If anyone's wondering the 'this is a robbery' quote is from Blow Your Own Sail (Season 9 Episode 6 I think) and the myth they're testing is Hollywood sound effects. Just in case you wanted to know. And wanted to avoid spending 45 minutes trying to find it because you can't let it drop til you've heard it.
Snafu - 8 dager siden
Has Adam ever tried to replicate some of that Dutch beach artist's (possibly flotsam/jetsam-built self-propelling/wind-powered machines? /That/ would be an episode worth watching!
Carl Draper
Carl Draper - 8 dager siden
I could listen to these stories all the time. I've used the phrase "well there's your problem!" :more than once D
Shane Arrowsmith
Shane Arrowsmith - 8 dager siden
Frank sounds like the kind of guy I would like to hang out with.
Taco Burrit0
Taco Burrit0 - 9 dager siden
"Quack damn you"
Jock McBile
Jock McBile - 9 dager siden
Am I missing an Eyebrow?
MindOfGenius - 9 dager siden
(fire alarm blazing) "Am I missing an eyebrow?!?!" -Adam Savage
Alec Hall
Alec Hall - 9 dager siden
I just realized that i say "Well there's you're problem" at least once a week at work because of mythbusters.
Brad AmeerBeg
Brad AmeerBeg - 9 dager siden
Hang on just a second - ad comes on, lol
PhantomGamer28 - 9 dager siden
Que the SAO Abridged Quotes
ampeyro - 9 dager siden
A butchered joke you say?
I see you haven't seen the trainwreck that is the spanish dub...
(And other dubs I guess)
Cythil - 10 dager siden
Science is totally the art of screwing around... and then writing it down.
ShortMonkey - 10 dager siden
It sounded and felt so cool, hearing Adam explain that last joke. You could really see how important that quote is to him. Appreciate you sharing that with us, Adam
AxeGaijin - 10 dager siden
Sadly there are a lot of conspiracy nutters nowadays that also reject reality.
rchandraonline - 10 dager siden
Talk about rejecting our reality and substituting your own... by MY calculations, one hour minus 41 and a half minutes is 18 and a half minutes, not 8.
JustAFan - 11 dager siden
I remember watching that episode when it originally aired, I was 9 at my cousin's house, and Mythbusters was the only "Adult" show we could watch, and that timing was awesome. I've had to bite my tongue so many times at work and life for thinking this, and not saying it to higher ups. ...and the phrase about writing it down, yeah I though it was funny until my first midnight lab report Freshman year of college... then I'm cursing it... but it's awesome, couldn't be more true. Thank you Adam!!!
TwistedMe13 - 11 dager siden
2:46 Favorite saying/meme from Mythbusters? I would have to go with the classic "Am I missing an eyebrow?"
Dragon Lord Zero
Dragon Lord Zero - 11 dager siden
*SAO Abridged flashbacks*
Conner Fields
Conner Fields - 12 dager siden
Dude, James Randi!
Java Beanz
Java Beanz - 12 dager siden
Could have saved hours on the Biscuits, just go to Redding or Red Bluff in the Summer!
PsychoSavager289 - 13 dager siden
From one of the international shark episodes, Grant and Tory exchanging some friendly digs at each other:
Tory: I hear they like sushi!
Grant: Oh yeah? I hear they like Italian!
colehock gaming
colehock gaming - 13 dager siden
"Am i missing an eyebrow?"
Metal Tigerlily
Metal Tigerlily - 13 dager siden
I remember, yeeeeears back now, seeing a Youtube reviewer watching Dungeon Master (I think it was TheSpoonyOne), and commenting on it being the birthplace of your most famous quote.
Personally, I agree that "Well there's your problem!" was a nice, simple way to get me to busy a gut, and I have to admit, it's become a part of my humour.
John Foster
John Foster - 13 dager siden
I think the context of the line was that Adam had just given some estimated percentage chances of certain events happening, but they didn't add up to 100%. This was pointed out (by a member of production crew I think), and Adam went back over his percentages, got confused / irritated at being wrong, and then said the line.
KaneinEncanto - 14 dager siden
I wonder if it was this moment that brought it to Kyle's attention...
Bryan Lovely
Bryan Lovely - 14 dager siden
I use "well there's yer problem" all the time.
Michael Williams
Michael Williams - 15 dager siden
"And substitute with my own!"
Tyler VanOrman
Tyler VanOrman - 15 dager siden
Always been one of my favorite quotes
MD4564 - 15 dager siden
I miss Mythbusters on TV :(
Manuel Lopez
Manuel Lopez - 16 dager siden
"Am I missing an eyebrow?" That's the one I'm sticking with as my favorite.
esotericVideos - 16 dager siden
Adam, please ask Jamie which of his quotes he'd be ok with you sharing. I'd love to hear them!
mainichewitz - 16 dager siden
Adam's voice and looks remind me to Mr. Robot (Christian Slater)
Gideon-Abel Cole
Gideon-Abel Cole - 16 dager siden
"When in doubt... C4" - Jamie Hyneman
avoirdupois1 - 16 dager siden
Adam- Still salty. He is a treasure.
us here
us here - 16 dager siden
i bought an "i reject your reality and substitute my own" mug from zazzle (2:1 aspect ratio for the perfect quantity of hot caffeinated beverage, printed on both sides for ambidextrous use) when i was in a relationship with a narcissist as a way of flipping them the bird without inciting a ragestorm. i got tf out of the relationship like 6 yrs ago but still love the mug. :}
John Denman
John Denman - 17 dager siden
Off topic What is the minimum safe ice thickness for both Star Wars At-At's and Godzilla?
emotionally damaged cat
emotionally damaged cat - 17 dager siden
Sooooo, is there a chance we'll see Adam on a Best of the Worst?
S - 17 dager siden
I REAAALLLLY want Adam to be a Guest on Guest Grumps
Fish Family Farm
Fish Family Farm - 18 dager siden
Ahahaha omg he busted Peter Popoff? My biggest kudos!
Strave - 18 dager siden
I'll never forget the night, something like 12 years ago, when I watched The Dungeonmaster in a friend's basement. We were just in the habit of watching bad cult movies, and I had NO idea the "reject your reality" line was coming. I was out of sorts for the rest of the evening.
I've definitely used the "Difference between science and screwing around..." and "Well THERE'S your problem!" lines in conversation many times over the years. Another one I've used a couple times is "That knocked the doorknob right out of his FACE!" but that one's a little harder to find an occasion for.
Hotwire - 18 dager siden
This is how the media screw with the meaning of science. Adam believes he's involved in science, not vaguely.
musicalnomad8 - 18 dager siden
Every since I heard you say this phrase, it has made it’s way into my every day language.
Marc de Garis
Marc de Garis - 18 dager siden
I can watch Adam talk all day!
gammerbro567 - 19 dager siden
I have that quote on a t shirt! Small world
Cdb Cdb
Cdb Cdb - 19 dager siden
I use Jamie's "stay-in-there'd-ness" regularly.
Emerald - 19 dager siden
Wait, Kyle Hill? THE Not-A-Supervillain Kyle Hill? I love the direction the smartubers universe is taking
Zack - 19 dager siden
RIP James Randy
Uncle Fester
Uncle Fester - 19 dager siden
They should tottally have Adam Savage on RedLetterMedia
Seth Walton
Seth Walton - 19 dager siden
diego juarez
diego juarez - 20 dager siden
Its a thing Adam ur the man.
JeSuisNerd - 20 dager siden
This came up on RedLetterMedia recently, wonder if that's what prompted the question! I also had a 'heyyyy wait a second I know that line' moment.
Helium Road
Helium Road - 20 dager siden
"That's what we do here. Strap rockets to everything we see." - Adam Savage
huyked - 20 dager siden
3:43 "Hang on a sec." Then an ad show up on YouTube. Anyone else that happened to?
Coincidence? I think not! ;)
Chuck Hutchins
Chuck Hutchins - 20 dager siden
My favorite quote from MythBusters is “remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science, is writing it down”
FRNKNSTNmusic - 20 dager siden
Avuncular — wow great word
FRNKNSTNmusic - 20 dager siden
Mistah MegaManFan
Mistah MegaManFan - 21 dag siden
I spent YEARS trying to find the HTML code "I reject your reality and substitute my own" t-shirt you wore on the show and finally gave up. I would have rocked it with pride.
Damon Axelrod
Damon Axelrod - 21 dag siden
Imagine how much more immersive Adam's vlogs like this would be if he had permission to show clips from the show instead of having to describe the scene
Patrick O'Brien
Patrick O'Brien - 21 dag siden
Shout out to Kyle Hill! Y'all should do more videos together!
Julia - 21 dag siden
We need Adam on Best of the Worst!
Therrydicule - 21 dag siden
Yep, yep, Peter Poppoff or... 💩 poff
Zevonfan524 - 21 dag siden
My all time favorite is “Remember kids, the only difference between science & screwing around is writing it down”.
PhoutianPhill - 21 dag siden
SWE sword art online abridged
"Nice! Dungeon Master!"
"What? No, Mythbusters."
Jambo Jambo
Jambo Jambo - 21 dag siden
Brilliant, can I use this please.
Brian Bagnall
Brian Bagnall - 21 dag siden
Outed by Red Letter Media.
BarbarianGod - 21 dag siden
My personal favourite science-y quote:
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …” — Isaac Asimov
Robin Duckett
Robin Duckett - 21 dag siden
Patrick94GSR - 22 dager siden
Not sure if he got it from MB, but Eric O on the South Main Auto YouTube channel likes to say “there’s yer problem, lady!”
Eric Johannson
Eric Johannson - 22 dager siden
Thump. the background as he repeatedly kicks some large wooden box.
DanteNotAvailable - 22 dager siden
The only real question about the Discovery cut is why did they keep any of it? Surely they could have nabbed the 1 or 2 seconds somewhere else and it sounds like the end result would have looked like someone cut to commercials early. (I wouldn't have seen it since i watched from Australia)
DocNo27 - 22 dager siden
Science is never settled. Love the screwing around quote - so appropriate!
ILikeBurgers - 22 dager siden
That voice made me giggle so much
Micheal Roman
Micheal Roman - 22 dager siden
Hey Adam. 1st off you and Jamie made a lot of my younger years great. Glad you are exactly the same now as I remember. My kid likes watching myth busters jr 2nd I looked and looked for this video because Kyle hill mentioned him texting you in the live stream and here I am lol
robert matyszewski
robert matyszewski - 22 dager siden
davidvdbergen - 22 dager siden
My favorite quote from Mythbusters is: "Well..that didn't go as planned..."
knate44 - 22 dager siden
Or perhaps you know it by its other name: Ragewar: The Challenges of Excalibrate.
K D - 22 dager siden
I have to say, my favorite quote isn’t from Adam. It’s the blue rope argument from bifurcated boat.
However, my favorite Adam quote is “Am I missing an eyebrow?”
loot - 22 dager siden
Red letter media