Because who hasn’t ever dreamed of being a pinball, this is a video from the Slow Mo Guys of an up close and slow motion look at a ball inside a Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory pinball machine from Jersey Jack Pinball, along with explanations about how the various parts work. Now as a pinball wizard myself (I even owned a Twilight Zone machine many moons ago), a lot of people don’t realize just how heavy a steel pinball is, and how strong the flippers are and how durable all the parts have to be to stand up to the constant abuse. It’s kind of hard to believe they actually do. As a metaphor, we are those parts. And life, well, life is that pinball — constantly trying to test and break us. But we’re still here, aren’t we? There’s something to be said for that. Possibly about our resilience, but probably about our stubbornness. Low-five! “Why not high?” Broke my arm.