A source close to REALITY BEACH recently forwarded us some exciting news:
“In what will prove to be an unmistakably significant moment in the history of Science, a collection of previously-unpublished inventions by the ineffable Mr. Nikola Tesla has been collected, painstakingly edited, and now freely distributed by writer and comedian Ron Lechler.
Tesla, perhaps now best known as the guy David Bowie played in The Prestige, was one of the most important inventors and engineers in mankind’s history. His brilliance was criminally unrecognized in his time, but in the intervening decades, the Science Community has come to understand the vital role his work has had in many fields: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, making huge-ass coils that shoot out lightning bolts, the study of magnetic fields, and getting fucked over by that opportunist and ne’er-do-well Edison.”
Our interest piqued, we downloaded this collection of Tesla’s inventions, and found its contents to be not only brilliant, but also hilarious.
Perhaps most surprising about these lost inventions is that reveal not a mind brimming with the secret forms of energy production, or the mystic source of energy, but someone just like us.
After reading the collection in it’s entirety, we agree with Dr. Thoreau P. Blackwater, curator at the Brooklyn Institute for Secret Documents, who’s stated “Ron Lecher has done a service for the world in bringing together some of his most disparate, and indeed, most “game-changing” inventions, which before now have never been seen by the eyes of the public.” So we reached out to Mr Lecher, in an effort to learn more about the editorial process that resulted in this book, in the only way we know how, the REALITY BEACH QUESTIONNAIRE.
How do you take your coffee?
I take it black.
Tell us a little about the experience of finding these amazing sketches.
It was pretty incredible. The blueprints were found in a storage locker on the island of Manhattan. Apparently he had paid for it for like 70 years in advance. People kept asking me, “Ron, is this real? Did you really recover lost blueprints for Tesla’s inventions? Did you somehow gain this incredible access to secrets that have for decades been kept from the scientific community?” I’m not going to lie to you. Yes. Yes, I did.
Where can we buy some of these inventions?
I don’t think any of them exist yet, but I think with a little effort and a lot of imagination, you could make some yourself.
What’s the last thing you burned?
Either figurative bridges or literal evidence.
Where is your beach?
I don’t know how much people think I’m making from the sale of this book, but I want to be clear that I do not have a beach.
What’s the best line on the fifth page of the book closest to you?
“I’m right here.” from page 5 of The Road by Cormac McCarthy
What’s your favorite sport?
What’s the ebb reveal?
I just want everyone to know that I had to ask the author of the article what that meant.
Make sure to check out Nikola Tesla’s Lost Inventions here.