(Wednesday, September 20th, 2006) One of the best How It’s Made episodes, #31, has a fascinating look at artificial eyes. If you watch with your kids it is guaranteed that they will ask all sorts of questions, and it’s a great way to talk about always wearing safety glasses.
Otherwise we’ve got a smattering of many different shows. Trick My Truck has some other reruns airing, but in protest we refuse to list them as no show should be rerun as much as TMT. You might need a beer or six before watching the Junk Brothers just to get down to their hoser level, but then again you probably dug out the vodka for Mythbusters so you’re good.
All times are central.
- DIY Tools & Techniques: Table Saw Techniques (DIY, 5 p.m.)
- Hardscapes: Stone Retaining Wall (DIY, 5:30 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 13: Bicycle Helmets, Lithium Batteries, Car Brakes, Aluminum (Discovery, 6 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 14: Eyeglass Lenses, Granite, Potato Chips, Microprocessors. (Discovery, 6:30 p.m.)
- Chop Cut Rebuild: Nostalgia (Speed, 6:30 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 31: Horse-Drawn Carriages, Artificial Eyes, Dog and Cat Food, Mirrors (Discovery, 7 p.m.)
- Building the Ultimate: Hammer Power (Science, 7 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 52: Putty Knives, Garage Doors, Electric Motors, Wool (Discovery, 7:30 p.m.)
- MythBusters: Cell Phones on Planes (Discovery, 8 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 5: Copy Paper, Jeans, Computers, Plate Glass (Science, 8 p.m.)
- Modern Marvels: Horsepower (History, 8 p.m.)
- How It’s Made: Episode 6: Nails and Staples, Safety Glasses, Fabrics, Bicycles (Science, 8:30 p.m.)
- MythBusters: Vodka Myths (Discovery, 9 p.m.)
- Unique Whips: Indy-Scribable (Speed, 9 p.m.)
- Modern Marvels: Freight Trains. (History, 9 p.m.)
- Trick My Truck: Dale Lambrecht’s Road Hog (CMT, 9:30 p.m.)
- Junk Brothers: The BBQ and the Antique Bed (HGTV, 10 p.m.)
- MythBusters: Seasickness – Kill or Cure (Discovery, 11 p.m.)
- Unique Whips: It’s Electra! (Speed, 11 p.m.)
- I Love Toy Trains: Warren Frost’s American Flyers, 583 Electro Magnetic crane, 766 animated station, Mike Kolosseus S-Gauge stock layout. (RFD-TV, 11:30 p.m.)
Our insomniac’s suggestions: Pimp My Ride (MTV, midnight and 12:30 a.m.).