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2012-10-22 07:07:24 PM
because it's a boring waste of time?
 
2012-10-22 07:44:33 PM

Babwa Wawa: because it's a boring waste of time?


That's pretty much the case, but skipping ahead to the part where he shot the engine block was interesting to me, I wondered just how much damage it would do. I was mildly surprised it went right through.
 
2012-10-22 07:46:26 PM
I thought the video was to explain that we were gonna blow up the planet Saturn.
 
2012-10-22 07:55:05 PM
i338.photobucket.com

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i875.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-22 08:17:26 PM
Speaking as someone who once owned a Saturn, I approve this video. My only regret is that they didn't use my old one.
 
2012-10-22 08:39:41 PM
Probably should've started with the side shot first. The only real question about this exercise was whether or not the engine block would stop the cannon ball, and putting that first made the rest kinda anticlimactic.
 
2012-10-22 08:57:11 PM
It's amazing how quickly brand awareness can fade. My mind went to the planet and the Roman god, then I felt silly because what would a cannon have to do with a planet. And what canon would we find Saturn in these days?
 
2012-10-22 09:05:25 PM
Reckless!

Know your backstop.
 
2012-10-22 09:22:21 PM

CygnusDarius: I thought the video was to explain that we were gonna blow up the planet Saturn.


Where's the saturn shattering kaboom?
 
2012-10-22 09:28:17 PM
I'm pretty sure R. Lee Ermey already did this, and he didn't look / sound like a complete douchebag while doing it.
 
2012-10-22 09:33:13 PM

CygnusDarius: I thought the video was to explain that we were gonna blow up the planet Saturn.


Me too. What a gyp.
 
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2012-10-22 10:41:53 PM

strangeguitar: [i338.photobucket.com image 850x637]

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[i875.photobucket.com image 192x192]


Smart money is on Frank.
 
2012-10-22 11:26:11 PM
I thought it was the planet.

leaving sad
 
2012-10-22 11:28:06 PM

Babwa Wawa: because it's a boring waste of time?


What a boring life you must lead, given that you've already seen everything of interest that's out there.

StoPPeRmobile: Reckless!

Know your backstop.


How was it reckless? He had a backstop. He even commented that the cannonball likely buried itself in it. Granted, he also says it "may have bounced", but that doesn't mean whatever was behind the backstop wasn't just more backstop.
 
2012-10-22 11:57:43 PM
www.old-computers.com

Underpowered and poorly marketed in the United States as it may have been, destroying it with a cannon seems unnecessary.
 
2012-10-23 12:11:26 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Reckless!

Know your backstop.


I highly doubt his double-wide was on the other side of that hill.
 
2012-10-23 12:46:15 AM
I want to start my own TV show and call it "Blowing Sh*t up in Slow Motion".
 
2012-10-23 01:53:24 AM
Little disappointed. I was hoping for
imageshack.us
It just seems like a way cooler fight.
 
2012-10-23 02:00:56 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Reckless!

Know your backstop.


He had a backstop
 
2012-10-23 05:04:10 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: What a boring life you must lead, given that you've already seen everything of interest that's out there.


Not really. there's a lot of interesting stuff out there. In fact, most of the "watch me destroy this thing with this other thing" is more interesting than this.

This was boring because it was a five minute video game advertisement. In the end it showed, in slow motion, nothing surprising at all. Did you expect that the cannon would not destroy the car or something?
 
2012-10-23 06:37:12 AM

Tainted1: StoPPeRmobile: Reckless!

Know your backstop.

He had a backstop


So did Mythbusters... and we all know how that went.
 
2012-10-23 06:52:25 AM

Babwa Wawa:
This was boring because it was a five minute video game advertisement. In the end it showed, in slow motion, nothing surprising at all. Did you expect that the cannon would not destroy the car or something?


Why does it have to be surprising to be interesting? I thought the slow-motion shot of the cannonball exiting the cloud of flame was fascinating.
 
2012-10-23 06:53:42 AM

Shadow Blasko: Tainted1: StoPPeRmobile: Reckless!

Know your backstop.

He had a backstop

So did Mythbusters... and we all know how that went.


So, because Mythbusters farked up an experiment, the guy in this video is reckless? That makes no sense.
 
2012-10-23 06:53:47 AM
What state does this dude live in that they let him do this shiat? :)

Personally, I thought it was kickass.

Favorite moment? "Well, let's shoot it in the side. "

This man is my kind of lunatic.
 
2012-10-23 07:36:00 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why does it have to be surprising to be interesting? I thought the slow-motion shot of the cannonball exiting the cloud of flame was fascinating.


To each his own. Subby asked a question. I answered it.

Personally, I've seen shots like that many many times, and mostly it wasn't wrapped in 5 minutes of fluff, bad graphics, and advertising.
 
2012-10-23 07:47:43 AM

Babwa Wawa:

Personally, I've seen shots like that many many times


And that's why I said that it must be a boring life to have seen everything so many times already that something like a cannon firing in slow motion is uninteresting.
 
2012-10-23 07:55:16 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: And that's why I said that it must be a boring life to have seen everything so many times already that something like a cannon firing in slow motion is uninteresting.


I don't see a need for snark. It was a good trick - in and of itself interesting, but not unique, then wrapped in shiat-tons of advertising, terrible graphics, and posing.

The first time I saw video of a balloon go to the edge of the atmosphere it was interesting. It ceased to be interesting around the fifth time I saw such a video (I think it was the shellacked sushi on a platform).

I've actually done the balloon thing myself - a great project for me and the kids. I don't imagine it holds any interest for anyone but us, though.
 
2012-10-23 08:21:58 AM

meteorite: Speaking as someone who once owned a Saturn, I approve this video. My only regret is that they didn't use my old one.


Owned two of 'em. Never had a problem with the '96 SL2 I owned and I ran that to 100k. My wife's '00 L200 was the exact opposite - what a POS. I'd have gladly shot a cannon through that.
 
2012-10-23 08:50:48 AM

enry: meteorite: Speaking as someone who once owned a Saturn, I approve this video. My only regret is that they didn't use my old one.

Owned two of 'em. Never had a problem with the '96 SL2 I owned and I ran that to 100k. My wife's '00 L200 was the exact opposite - what a POS. I'd have gladly shot a cannon through that.


My SL2's transmission died and we replaced it. When we were just about to pay that repair off the head gasket blew. At that point I just sold it for whatever I could get and bought a corolla that was even older. I drove that car for almost 100,000 miles until someone pulled in front of me and totaled it and that was after I only paid a few thousand for it.
 
2012-10-23 09:12:53 AM

meteorite: enry: meteorite: Speaking as someone who once owned a Saturn, I approve this video. My only regret is that they didn't use my old one.

Owned two of 'em. Never had a problem with the '96 SL2 I owned and I ran that to 100k. My wife's '00 L200 was the exact opposite - what a POS. I'd have gladly shot a cannon through that.

My SL2's transmission died and we replaced it. When we were just about to pay that repair off the head gasket blew. At that point I just sold it for whatever I could get and bought a corolla that was even older. I drove that car for almost 100,000 miles until someone pulled in front of me and totaled it and that was after I only paid a few thousand for it.


My '95 SL2 lasted to 110K (though the electrical system was always dodgy) most dealer serviced
miles, bought brand new.

It was then it started buring oil and generally falling apart (I went through 3 alternators in a month
at the very end), and I traded it in for a brand-new 2004 Toyota Matrix that is approaching 200K
miles with nary a problem (though I did finally have to replace the original catalytic convertor on it
last month).

/Never buying an American car again.
 
2012-10-23 09:35:27 AM

DjangoStonereaver: meteorite: enry: meteorite: Speaking as someone who once owned a Saturn, I approve this video. My only regret is that they didn't use my old one.

Owned two of 'em. Never had a problem with the '96 SL2 I owned and I ran that to 100k. My wife's '00 L200 was the exact opposite - what a POS. I'd have gladly shot a cannon through that.

My SL2's transmission died and we replaced it. When we were just about to pay that repair off the head gasket blew. At that point I just sold it for whatever I could get and bought a corolla that was even older. I drove that car for almost 100,000 miles until someone pulled in front of me and totaled it and that was after I only paid a few thousand for it.

My '95 SL2 lasted to 110K (though the electrical system was always dodgy) most dealer serviced
miles, bought brand new.

It was then it started buring oil and generally falling apart (I went through 3 alternators in a month
at the very end), and I traded it in for a brand-new 2004 Toyota Matrix that is approaching 200K
miles with nary a problem (though I did finally have to replace the original catalytic convertor on it
last month).

/Never buying an American car again.


I'm on my third Toyota since the Saturn but that is only because the first two were totaled in wrecks that other people caused. The AC compressor went out on third and had to be replaced but other than that I haven't had any problems from any of them in 8 years. We did buy my sister's Chevy a few years ago because we got a good deal on it but its been a piece of crap. Toyota, Nisan, or Honda are all I'm buying from here on out.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:07 AM
DjangoStonereaver:

/Never buying an American car again.


I had to retire my 18 year old Toyota pickup a few months ago. Warped head ultimately resulted in a stuck valve. Wife insisted that I replace the truck, not just the head. Oh, well.

Reminds me of a line in an old Merle Haggard song that I like to change to "Wish a Toyota pickup would still last 20 years, like it should." 

/replaced it with a new Toyota pickup.
 
2012-10-23 09:52:08 AM

RatOmeter: DjangoStonereaver:

/Never buying an American car again.

I had to retire my 18 year old Toyota pickup a few months ago. Warped head ultimately resulted in a stuck valve. Wife insisted that I replace the truck, not just the head. Oh, well.

Reminds me of a line in an old Merle Haggard song that I like to change to "Wish a Toyota pickup would still last 20 years, like it should." 

/replaced it with a new Toyota pickup.


www.topgear.com

Approves.

The only thing that was wrong with pre 1980s/early 1990s Toyotas was their propensity to rust out
(we had an SR5 wagon that crumbled to powder but remained mechanically sound until the end).
Once they licked that problem, they have been phenomenal.
 
2012-10-23 10:20:43 AM

DjangoStonereaver:
Approves.

The only thing that was wrong with pre 1980s/early 1990s Toyotas was their propensity to rust out
(we had an SR5 wagon that crumbled to powder but remained mechanically sound until the end).
Once they licked that problem, they have been phenomenal.


2005 Tacoma's have the same problem. Estate sale of my father in law's took a long time because most people ran away when they saw the frame rust. That was the ONLY rust on the vehicle in an otherwise outstanding truck.
 
2012-10-23 08:36:25 PM
a 1/2 scale napoleon 12 pdr (like about 3 pdr) will shoot clean through a similar sized car, not the least bit surprising it went through to me.

also grape shot should work fine for zombies
 
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