Eh.. Rube Golberg would have included a mouse, a boot on the end of a stick, and a love-sick sailor.
While archaic… it is technically still true.
Via wiki: In 1931 the Merriam-Webster dictionary adopted the word “Rube Goldberg” as an adjective defined as accomplishing something simple through complex means.
It was more like a Rube Goldberg way to open a bottle than Steampunk.
I see what you mean about Rube Goldberg. This is new to me.
Sorry… cultural differences here…
Via wiki: Predating Goldberg, the corresponding term in the U.K. was, and still is, “Heath Robinson”, after the English illustrator with an equal devotion to odd machinery (although Heath Robinson’s creations did not have the same emphasis on the sequential or chain reaction element).