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(Gawker)   In the arms race, many have claimed victory but only one city stands above the rest. All hail Philadelphia, home of the world's most awesome t-shirt cannon. Well played, Philly, well played   (updates.gawker.com) divider line 50
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2012-11-01 11:47:51 AM  
Pfft. I can send a t-shirt over 300 yards with my cannon. Let's see that thing do that.

/T-shirt has to be packed in a standard #211 cylinder tin can.
//Same can your 15 oz green beans come in.
 
2012-11-01 11:51:40 AM  
TFAuthor needs to put down the crank and watch a Bob Ross video.
 
2012-11-01 12:00:38 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-01 12:01:42 PM  

abhorrent1: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 224x167]


And we're done here.
 
2012-11-01 12:02:31 PM  
That's right, we're gunnin' for YOU, Santa.
 
2012-11-01 12:05:01 PM  
In other news, personal injury lawyers could be seen circling the arena like a pack of sharks.
 
2012-11-01 12:05:39 PM  
I propose economic sanctions against Philidelphia until they disarm this weapon of mass apparrel.
 
2012-11-01 12:06:51 PM  
Pfft. T-shirt cannons? Guided T-shirt missiles are where it's at these days.

Although the Navy has been claiming to be 2 years from deploying a T-shirt railgun for 10 years now.
 
2012-11-01 12:07:16 PM  

abhorrent1: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 224x167]


Came for Maude..etc etc etc
 
2012-11-01 12:10:50 PM  
How the fark did they get that there without creating a city-wide panic?

/nvr forget
 
2012-11-01 12:12:44 PM  

abhorrent1: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 224x167]


Came here for this reference.
Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-01 12:13:40 PM  
Iran claims to have one that will 150 pr min.
 
2012-11-01 12:15:04 PM  
I like Philadelphia, because it is always sunny.
 
2012-11-01 12:17:33 PM  
In Cleveland we've got a 84 year old grandmother handing out pocket lint whether you want it or not. Labron took our T-shirt cannon with him. C'mon Cavs gotta make it happen
 
2012-11-01 12:18:17 PM  
Haters Crying Themselves to Sleep; They Literally Cannot Believe It


The haters cannot believe it even after seeing the photos? Or can they figuratively not believe it?

Ouch, reading that article made my head hurt. I thought things written IN ALL CAPS died out with AOL. Remind me not to read anything posted by "Caity" any more (wow, I think she found a way to make the name "Caitlin" more annoying).
 
2012-11-01 12:19:54 PM  
I see a whole bunch of empty tubes. I presume they're added to extend the primary barrel and get the range up, but as it is the thing just looks kind of... poser-ish.
 
2012-11-01 12:20:57 PM  
I go to Temple University basketball games, and they have a Hatfield hotdog gun. It's especially fun when the Hatfield mascot (a pig) comes out and fires the gun. It's especially especially fun when the hotdog unwraps midair sending bun and dog all over the place.

I now want Hatfield to up their game and make a Gatling hotdog gun to complete with the 76ers Gatling t-shirt gun.

"How many students can we hit with hotdogs? ALL OF THEM!"
 
2012-11-01 12:21:03 PM  
I have used a t-shirt to wad a cannon loaded with grapeshot, thus producing a t-shirt particle projector cannon.
 
2012-11-01 12:22:34 PM  

C0rf: I see a whole bunch of empty tubes. I presume they're added to extend the primary barrel and get the range up, but as it is the thing just looks kind of... poser-ish.


I think it functions like a Gatling gun.
 
2012-11-01 12:22:42 PM  

dittybopper: Pfft. I can send a t-shirt over 300 yards with my cannon. Let's see that thing do that.

/T-shirt has to be packed in a standard #211 cylinder tin can.
//Same can your 15 oz green beans come in.


Pics, or it didn't happen...

/actually, I just wanna see that bad ass-mortar again
 
2012-11-01 12:23:48 PM  
Anything to get Philly people to put a shirt on is a good idea...
 
2012-11-01 12:25:53 PM  

robbiex0r: I think it functions like a Gatling gun.


If there was any apparent means of driving them 'round in a circle -- or any reason to worry about overheating the barrels -- I might agree. As it is, though, I'd appreciate one or two different views of this thing.
 
2012-11-01 12:28:39 PM  

C0rf: robbiex0r: I think it functions like a Gatling gun.

If there was any apparent means of driving them 'round in a circle -- or any reason to worry about overheating the barrels -- I might agree. As it is, though, I'd appreciate one or two different views of this thing.


The barrel and hose arrangement seems to bear it out, but a rear view would be nice.
 
2012-11-01 12:34:42 PM  
pfft, the military has a stealth version that makes the enemy look fabulous
 
2012-11-01 12:40:59 PM  

C0rf: robbiex0r: I think it functions like a Gatling gun.

If there was any apparent means of driving them 'round in a circle -- or any reason to worry about overheating the barrels -- I might agree. As it is, though, I'd appreciate one or two different views of this thing.


MLRS?MLSS

What a gatling gun may look like.
gallery.gdatp.com

/actually it looked exactly like that when I worked on them.
 
2012-11-01 12:44:23 PM  
Only 100 shirts per minute? That thing only does 100 shirts total.

Sad.

They need to make one that loads shirts like the 40mm quads used in WW2. Should be able to get around 250 shirts per minute out of it.

I'll keep my 700 shirts per minute design to myself tho.
 
2012-11-01 12:47:57 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: Pfft. I can send a t-shirt over 300 yards with my cannon. Let's see that thing do that.

/T-shirt has to be packed in a standard #211 cylinder tin can.
//Same can your 15 oz green beans come in.

Pics, or it didn't happen...

/actually, I just wanna see that bad ass-mortar again


i46.tinypic.com

i50.tinypic.com

i54.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-01 12:57:57 PM  
farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.
 
2012-11-01 01:00:10 PM  

DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.


What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?
 
2012-11-01 01:02:42 PM  
That article was offensive on multiple levels, including the phrase "Christian name." Which implies that Christianity invented the concept of the first name.

At this point, it's well-proven that Christianity didn't invent jack sh*t. Even the dude it's named after was a ripoff of at least six previous deity-types. And don't get me started on the holidays.
 
2012-11-01 01:04:36 PM  

Saborlas: At this point, it's well-proven that Christianity didn't invent jack sh*t.

 
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2012-11-01 01:12:38 PM  

protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?


It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

www.lesjones.com
 
2012-11-01 01:19:52 PM  

dittybopper: protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?

It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

[www.lesjones.com image 850x470]


Hey dittybopper, I have a question. I have a replica Colt Navy revolver black power pistol, that my brother-in-law borrowed, claiming he knew what he was doing. He fired it once, lodging a ball between the barrel and the cylinder, then returned it to me, without telling me he'd jammed it. I can't remove the cylinder as the ball is lodged halfway. Perhaps carborundum string? I suppose I might be able to force the ball back into the cylinder, but then I have a new problem; how to get the ball out of the cylinder. Any thoughts?
 
2012-11-01 01:27:17 PM  

robbiex0r: C0rf: I see a whole bunch of empty tubes. I presume they're added to extend the primary barrel and get the range up, but as it is the thing just looks kind of... poser-ish.

I think it functions like a Gatling gun.


Actually, it looks to be more like a revolver. One or two static barrels with revolving ammunition chambers. Fancy, but they'll lose a lot of pressure in the seal between the two. I'd recommend we up the ante with a proper breech loading T-shirt gun.

Also, what are "haters" as the article states? And what do they have to do with T-shirt guns?
 
2012-11-01 01:29:41 PM  

C0rf: robbiex0r: I think it functions like a Gatling gun.

If there was any apparent means of driving them 'round in a circle -- or any reason to worry about overheating the barrels -- I might agree. As it is, though, I'd appreciate one or two different views of this thing.


www.theblaze.com 

At least ot me, it poses more questions than it answers. Like, why are all those tubes open on the end? Where does the air go in?
 
2012-11-01 01:37:12 PM  
 
2012-11-01 01:37:47 PM  
R.I.P. Bea Arthur.
 
2012-11-01 01:47:50 PM  
I hope it doesn't jam as easily as TFA author's capslock key
 
2012-11-01 01:51:38 PM  

Old Smokie: I hope it doesn't jam as easily as TFA author's capslock key


www.planetcalypsoforum.com
 
2012-11-01 02:17:57 PM  

abhorrent1: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 224x167]


And we're done.

/Those things cost more lives than they save.
 
2012-11-01 02:23:41 PM  

DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.


The stupid, it burns.
 
2012-11-01 02:56:39 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?

It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

[www.lesjones.com image 850x470]

Hey dittybopper, I have a question. I have a replica Colt Navy revolver black power pistol, that my brother-in-law borrowed, claiming he knew what he was doing. He fired it once, lodging a ball between the barrel and the cylinder, then returned it to me, without telling me he'd jammed it. I can't remove the cylinder as the ball is lodged halfway. Perhaps carborundum string? I suppose I might be able to force the ball back into the cylinder, but then I have a new problem; how to get the ball out of the cylinder. Any thoughts?


How did he manage that? Ultra low power load?

OK, I'd ram the ball back into the cylinder using a wooden dowel, remove the cylinder, and either blow it out of the cylinder with a CO2 discharger, or if you are cheap like me unscrew the nipple off of the affected cylinder and use a metal rod (either brass, or if steel, wrap it with electrical tape to protect the threads) and tap it out the front of the cylinder.
 
2012-11-01 02:58:39 PM  

CorruptDB: Haters Crying Themselves to Sleep; They Literally Cannot Believe It

The haters cannot believe it even after seeing the photos? Or can they figuratively not believe it?


Shockingly, after reading the article, it seems the author did in fact use "literally" correctly.

"...haters COULD NOT BELIEVE THEIR EARS and PINCHED THEMSELVES TO MAKE SURE THEY WEREN'T DREAMING..." [emphasis emphatically not added].

The author may need to change to decaf, but she doesn't lose points for the actual verbiage.
 
2012-11-01 03:03:04 PM  

dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?

It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

[www.lesjones.com image 850x470]

Hey dittybopper, I have a question. I have a replica Colt Navy revolver black power pistol, that my brother-in-law borrowed, claiming he knew what he was doing. He fired it once, lodging a ball between the barrel and the cylinder, then returned it to me, without telling me he'd jammed it. I can't remove the cylinder as the ball is lodged halfway. Perhaps carborundum string? I suppose I might be able to force the ball back into the cylinder, but then I have a new problem; how to get the ball out of the cylinder. Any thoughts?

How did he manage that? Ultra low power load?

OK, I'd ram the ball back into the cylinder using a wooden dowel, remove the cylinder, and either blow it out of the cylinder with a CO2 discharger, or if you are cheap like me unscrew the nipple off of the affected cylinder and use a metal rod (either brass, or if steel, wrap it with electrical tape to protect the threads) and tap it out the front of the cylinder.


Yeah, I don't think he used enough powder. I've never confronted him about it, we have plenty of other issues.

Thanks for your advice. It's much appreciated. Ill give that a try. And to ensure it never happens again, I'm gonna fire my brother-in-law.
 
2012-11-01 03:29:12 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dittybopper: protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?

It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

[www.lesjones.com image 850x470]

Hey dittybopper, I have a question. I have a replica Colt Navy revolver black power pistol, that my brother-in-law borrowed, claiming he knew what he was doing. He fired it once, lodging a ball between the barrel and the cylinder, then returned it to me, without telling me he'd jammed it. I can't remove the cylinder as the ball is lodged halfway. Perhaps carborundum string? I suppose I might be able to force the ball back into the cylinder, but then I have a new problem; how to get the ball out of the cylinder. Any thoughts?

How did he manage that? Ultra low power load?

OK, I'd ram the ball back into the cylinder using a wooden dowel, remove the cylinder, and either blow it out of the cylinder with a CO2 discharger, or if you are cheap like me unscrew the nipple off of the affected cylinder and use a metal rod (either brass, or if steel, wrap it with electrical tape to protect the threads) and tap it out the front of the cylinder.

Yeah, I don't think he used enough powder. I've never confronted him about it, we have plenty of other issues.

Thanks for your advice. It's much appreciated. Ill give that a try. And to ensure it never happens again, I'm gonna fire my brother-in-law.


Use a proper-sized nipple wrench* to remove the nipples.

*God I love that phrase: Nipple wrench.
 
2012-11-01 03:30:49 PM  

dittybopper: unscrew the nipple off of the affected cylinder

chamber.

FTFM.
 
2012-11-01 05:10:24 PM  

dittybopper: protectyourlimbs: DieAchtung: farking dumb. only the center barrel does anything the rest just hold t-shirts. giving a normal shirt cannon a cool paint job would have accomplished the same thing.

What is your thoughts on a Gatling gun?

It's not a Gatling gun. It's more akin to a conventional revolver, albeit one with two barrels. That's not unheard of, btw:

[www.lesjones.com image 850x470]



I stand corrected, my comparison was nowhere near yours... but it still does the spin thingie...

/Damn smart people and their knowledge of how things work and stuff...
 
2012-11-01 05:23:10 PM  
Today we salute you, Mr. T-Shirt Gun Inventor!
 
2012-11-01 06:25:05 PM  

NomadEngineer: Today we salute you, Mr. T-Shirt Gun Inventor!


48 posts? I'm disappointed.
 
2012-11-02 10:24:07 AM  
I'm still waiting on the follow-up report showing that Ruben Amaro signed it to a $10M/yr. contract as a relief pitcher.
 
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