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(The Sun)   Man has set up a 30-foot catapult filled with chicken droppings to deter intruders   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 31
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2008-03-03 07:44:16 AM
You have to stick with what works.
 
2008-03-03 07:59:24 AM
Scatapult?
 
2008-03-03 08:17:54 AM
Arc light?
 
2008-03-03 08:18:04 AM
Wow! Isn't that biological warfare.


/Surely he could spread some kind of disease.
 
2008-03-03 08:21:49 AM
Nestea Plunge: You have to stick with what works.

or work with stuff that sticks.
 
2008-03-03 08:23:13 AM
This is a real chickenshiat operation.

/obligatory
 
2008-03-03 08:28:30 AM
i146.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-03 08:31:56 AM
c.j.: Wow! Isn't that biological warfare.


/Surely he could spread some kind of disease.


exactly.

1. Rob wealthy flooring contractor
2. ?????
3: Profit!

(where ????? = sue for infection caused by illegal bio-weapon)
 
2008-03-03 08:33:54 AM
c.j.: Wow! Isn't that biological warfare.


/Surely he could spread some kind of disease.




Probably. And don't call me "Shirley".
 
2008-03-03 08:35:33 AM
c.j.: umm... pigeons can't do that... nice Photoshop, though
 
2008-03-03 08:41:35 AM
uttertosh : c.j.: umm... pigeons can't do that... nice Photoshop, though

I didn't photoshop that. I just used my googlefu skills.

/thanks anyways
 
2008-03-03 08:44:20 AM
But I LOVE chicken droppings!
 
2008-03-03 08:49:28 AM
You can't make chicken salad out of chicken shiat.
 
2008-03-03 08:51:59 AM
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2008-03-03 08:54:02 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

/I say, I say "Boy I will not take part in this!"
 
2008-03-03 09:12:22 AM
I think this guy's cock-a-mamey scheme is full of shiat.
 
2008-03-03 09:18:00 AM
More detail nw (except that he hadn't Chicken Cannon yet.) Small hands, smell like chicken shiat and cabbage.

This seems to be unrelated to "Grumpy" Joe Weston-Webb, former british stuntman, infamous goldfish racer. nw
 
2008-03-03 09:19:17 AM
I hope there's not a fan factory across the street. Then we'll all be in a world of shiat.
 
2008-03-03 09:25:06 AM
ChemicalRummy: Scatapult?

Pure win.
 
2008-03-03 09:25:55 AM
Couldn't he just settle for the time honored "fart in your general direction" defense technique?
 
2008-03-03 09:37:27 AM
improvius: ChemicalRummy: Scatapult?

Pure win.


Thanks. I was thinking "trebuchit," but it just didn't work.
 
2008-03-03 09:52:04 AM
Wow. This many posts and no Holy Grail references?

For shame, clichemongers, for shame.
 
2008-03-03 10:02:33 AM
Oh, and by all means, consider me deterred.
 
2008-03-03 11:01:10 AM
I caught this on the news earlier, they have footage (new window) of it :-)
 
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2008-03-03 11:05:41 AM
More interesting: comments referring to the "yobs" who are vandalizing the place. On the US side of the Atlantic, the term is unknown. Urban Dictionary points out that the term is "boy" backwards and that the louts who are described thus are pretty much the opposite of everything a boy should be. They're loud, obnoxious lawbreakers, etc.
 
2008-03-03 12:03:52 PM
Wow, 30ft? Mine was only 18ft, and is technically a trebuchet. It's the one with the red/yellow base on the line. Breaks down to fit in the family minivan. It is powered by four 90lb garage door springs, and it launches stuff very, very far.
i32.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-03 12:27:14 PM
If that doesn't work, ACME will totally refund him his money, as well as send him an unlimited subscription to ACME.

/litigation is about as fast, and infinitely more effective, though regretably less entertaining. +1 for the effort, -1 for the stupidity of it all.
 
2008-03-03 01:56:29 PM
Incorrectly categorized! Should be marked as "brilliant." If more people had their own scatapults there would be a lot less crime.
 
2008-03-03 02:31:42 PM
GodBlessTexas: Wow, 30ft? Mine was only 18ft, and is technically a trebuchet. It's the one with the red/yellow base on the line. Breaks down to fit in the family minivan. It is powered by four 90lb garage door springs, and it launches stuff very, very far.


Technically, it isn't a trebuchet, it's a catapult. Trebuchets use either a counterweight (ie., gravity), or in a 'traction trebuchet' the use of teams of people pulling on ropes.

A catapult uses springs or skeins for energy storage.

What you have there is an arm and release (I assume you use a sling, I can't really see in the picture) of a trebuchet, married to what is basically a WWI grenade catapult in terms of energy storage.
 
2008-03-03 02:34:53 PM
I believe I will be staying off his lawn

/drtfa
/headline pretty much says all I need to know
 
2008-03-03 05:52:34 PM
Looks like it's time to bust out my Kitty Litter Trebuchet...
 
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