Isn’t that how Gallagher got his start?
Men In Tights Stealth Catapult…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDyZp-F3hEQ
October is well on its way! It is the time of the year we have powered air cannons. These monsters are set to crush cars!!!
Watermelons … or pumpkins. Or, if you’re Monty Python, cows?
I love to watch Punkin Chunkin’.
And pianos. Don’t forget pianos.
Back in his younger years, David Letterman had a recurring segment where he would drop watermelons and other things off a five story tower.
The nuclear weapon of the middle ages, and later.
Sooner or later, someone will sit on it…..
Monty Python used it to launch cows.
Now, if he’d said pianos, I wouldn’t have believed it. But then . . .
Have you ever been hit by a flying watermelon. SPLAT…
Imagine the pranks you could play with that.
After the near fatal accident during the last aired “Punkin Chunkin” event, it hasn’t been held since (insurance too high). Several smaller events are held at other locations around the country, and I’m sure that several ‘amateur chunkers’ are still pursuing the perfect launcher.
I never realized cavemen spoke French. Learn something new every day.
Every time a new weapon is invented, someone says “this will make war impossible”…
Once you get tired of launching watermelons and cows you can head over to Id and show Rodney and the FINK your new toy.
once i can get it over the plate they’ll never stop my fast ball
Just saw a YouTube vid about a squirrel catapult.
Fun is fun. Anarchy is anarchy. If you like war do as Action Steve, pal with Fanatic Anarchist Vlad.
A cauldron of hot oil is coming….
Wile E. Coyote showed us how dangerous catapults can be.
I’ve watched several, but prefer my potato cannon. On second thought, my Wrist Rocket to shoot cherry bombs was fun too.
Is that legal to possess in california?
Time for punkin chukin’
A long time ago it was an annual competition for the engineering department where I got my undergrad degree, to have the students build catapults of various styles and fling beer kegs. Being students, it was of course their sacred duty to empty the beer kegs first, then fling them.
He should just put up an “Out to launch” sign and leave.
And that’s how punkin’ chunkin’ started in DE…
B.C. is long on humor but a little short on the technology of trebuchets. The long bed and the sling for the projectile are missing. About four years ago, I got to see a full-size trebuchet in action, flinging pumpkins up to about 100 yards. My grandson and I also built a table-top size one from a kit a few years ago. I was impressed that he quickly learned the proper name for it and was able to make it work fairly well.
Got to say – launching pumpkins and watermelon with a trebuchet and firing off potatoes with a potato gun was about as visceral a weekend as I can remember.
I hate it when they run out of cows …
Okay, but no castles yet, not even mot and bailey. Pumpkin chunkin’ is fun though….
Trebuchet: the weapon of choice for geeks.
Amazing what those molecular fabricators and optical educators can do for them in this very hot and sunny future after regular humanity has mostly died out. Except at the poles and in orbit.
Wasn’t it called “pumpkin” chucking?
Tools are what their users use them for.
There is a guy with a TV future on the Discovery Channel