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(Ananova)   Man uses medieval sling to toss dead farm animals   ( divider line
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1559 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jul 2001 at 8:18 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-17 08:26:06 AM  
2001-07-17 08:30:43 AM  
"Not all of them burst on impact - but when they do, the local kids love paddling in the guts."


Luuuuv that Ananova!
2001-07-17 08:43:48 AM  

I love this line...An RSPCA spokesman said: "Mr Kennedy may say no suffering is being caused, but flinging dead cows and horses through the air hardly promotes a responsible attitude to animals.

"This kind of thing implies they are disposable for entertainment."

Well...Aren't they? How many business people "entertain clients" by taking them out for a steak dinner?

If we had had this when we had our dairy farm, it would have made burial detail much more pleasant.
2001-07-17 08:45:11 AM  
"And the cow jumped over the moon..."
2001-07-17 08:46:09 AM  
/me goes to build a sling of his own!

muhaha ;]
2001-07-17 08:49:55 AM  
now dammit i'm sick of seeing stories like this without at least a picture if not an Mpeg of a launching.

oh yeah
"fetchie la mauche"----i have no idea if thats correct, but it's french so who cares
2001-07-17 08:50:24 AM  
france has already sent in their white flag to this hick BTW
2001-07-17 08:59:10 AM  
Mme. Mersault-thank you my Leige
2001-07-17 09:01:05 AM  
[image from too old to be available]'ll have to insert your own cow
2001-07-17 09:12:10 AM  
Got to agree with Badger on this one. This is brilliant.
2001-07-17 09:29:28 AM  
What's the RSPCA's problem? The animals are dead... Heck, if I get round to dying, this is the way I want my corpse to be disposed of. Remove any usable bits then hurl the leftovers with a trebuchet for the amusement and entertainment of hundreds.
2001-07-17 09:30:50 AM  
Here's an interesting catapult page involving two Texans & a flying toilet, video & all. Enjoy!
2001-07-17 10:14:47 AM  
Just wait until our friends at PETA hear about this one!
2001-07-17 10:35:19 AM  
Waste of good meat (or unethical waste disposal).
2001-07-17 10:42:39 AM  
appie: tenderising of meat
2001-07-17 11:01:52 AM  
It's hilarious how people think ananova is real stuff. kids playing in dead cows that blow up on impact? come on this is made up as the onion if not worse. The fact that people believe it cracks me up. No offense to the morons that think its real.
2001-07-17 11:06:26 AM  
Keep 'em rollin', rollin', rollin',
Though the carcass is a bloatin',
Keep that dead meat flyin',

Don't mind the wind or weather,
Or the smell of guts in the air,
Keep that dead meat flyin',

Load 'em up, launch 'em straight,
Launch 'em straight, load 'em up,
Paddle in, paddle out,
Paddle out, paddle innnnnnnnnn
2001-07-17 11:17:28 AM  
brick, I read about this guy years ago both in the Wall Street Journal and The Smithsonian magazine. Real enough for me.
2001-07-17 11:42:40 AM  
I love paddling around in guts! WWWWWHHHEEEEEEEE!!!!!
2001-07-17 11:47:54 AM  
I'm not saying that this guy doesn't fling dead animals. I'm just saying that little kids don't frolick through the splattered guts after a pig blows up into bacon bits.
2001-07-17 12:26:55 PM  
ANTHR: the word 'local' when attached to kids means these street urchins are ill fed little vermin running around in rags and matted hair fighting for scraps of dirt to eat, - bacon bits would be a luxury for them
2001-07-17 01:00:50 PM  
i think we should use this thing on Brittney Spears! talk about taking your show to the next level!
2001-07-17 02:34:28 PM  
When approached by a RSPCA spokesman Mr. Kennedy informed them they should leave before he is forced to taunt them a second time.
2001-07-17 02:43:53 PM  
No more lethal injections! And somebody get on the phone and call the Saudis!
2001-07-17 06:01:04 PM  
Mme. Beauty, thats the first thing I thought of too! You rule.

Hi Mom.
2001-07-17 06:17:49 PM  
Agree with Mme. Truely a Monty Python moment, indeed.
2001-07-18 12:22:47 AM  
I liked the piano launching episode of "Northern Exposure".
2001-07-18 05:24:01 PM  
Who says we don't need an ABM system?
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