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Madman Muntz’s Stereo-Pak
Cassette cartridge

Origin

Madman Muntz

Type

4-track Cartridge Tape

Effects

Simplifies machinery to minimum necessary pieces

Downsides

Causes ability to reason to falter

Activation

Playing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Babbage-1822

Aisle

609909-2132

Shelf

778694-7695-355

Date of Collection

December 29, 1984

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OriginEdit

Earl William "Madman" Muntz (January 3, 1914 – June 21, 1987) was an American businessman and engineer who sold and promoted cars and consumer electronics in the United States from the 1930s until his death in 1987. He was a pioneer in television commercials with his oddball "Madman" persona – an alter ego who generated publicity with his unusual costumes, stunts, and outrageous claims.

Muntz also pioneered car stereos by creating the Muntz Stereo-Pak, better known as the 4-track cartridge, a predecessor to the 8-track cartridge developed by Lear Industries. He invented the practice that came to be known as Muntzing, which involved simplifying complicated electronic devices by removing as many unnecessary components as possible while still keeping the device operational.

EffectsEdit

Shoots out the ribbon and entangles any nearby electronics. Sets about removing non-essential components and transforming it into the simplest operating version it can fashion. It will separate apart all the pieces it can, disassembling locks, pins, screws and adhesive to reconfigure extraneous circuitry. The user will have increased difficulty reasoning out information for themselves and understanding concepts such as engines and schedules.

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