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(Huffington Post)   Australians discover a way to deliver grilled cheese sandwiches by parachute. Not to be outdone, Americans are now working on a Macaroni and Cheese tactical strike drone   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 18
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2014-05-03 11:28:17 AM  
Already done with burritos in 2012.
 
2014-05-03 11:37:55 AM  
I'll take a Caesar salad by air drop. I'll eat what I can catch.
 
2014-05-03 12:00:48 PM  
I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

Whistler36: I'll take a Caesar salad by air drop. I'll eat what I can catch.


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And here we see a National Guard UH-60L FireHawk helicopter delivering its precious payload of Caesar dressing.
 
2014-05-03 12:01:48 PM  
Meanwhile, the Canadians have Mounties on horseback delivering Kraft Dinner and Molson's.
 
2014-05-03 12:01:56 PM  
How about some Poutane?
 
2014-05-03 12:03:55 PM  
Tac Mac & Cheese?
 
2014-05-03 12:22:47 PM  
Project "Dogs from God": an orbital kinetic bombardment food delivery system currently being studied by the Air Force Space Command under a joint contract with Lockheed Martin, KBR, and Oscar Mayer.

The basic principles are similar to those utilized for "Project Thor", except that the payload consists of corn dogs instead of tungsten spears.  The frozen corn dogs are sheathed to prevent premature heating from sunlight exposure.  Upon deployment, the heat generated by atmospheric friction during re-entry ablates the thermal shield, and cooks the corn dogs.

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2014-05-03 01:22:33 PM  
Krafty.
 
2014-05-03 03:02:13 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.


But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM
 
2014-05-03 06:36:29 PM  

neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM


I was thinking the home-made baked mac-n-cheese which is a bit more solid, but yeah: the corn dog thing "has some legs" especially since it could have other applications. Corn on the cob? Hot Pocket? Haggis?
 
2014-05-03 06:46:15 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM

I was thinking the home-made baked mac-n-cheese which is a bit more solid, but yeah: the corn dog thing "has some legs" especially since it could have other applications. Corn on the cob? Hot Pocket? Haggis?


Brats too!
 
2014-05-03 10:13:09 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM

I was thinking the home-made baked mac-n-cheese which is a bit more solid, but yeah: the corn dog thing "has some legs" especially since it could have other applications. Corn on the cob? Hot Pocket? Haggis?


Utilizing Hot Pockets and haggis would be considered a violation of the Geneva Conventions, and a crime against humanity.
 
2014-05-03 10:57:10 PM  
Man, now I'm craving some fried Mac and cheese balls. A friend made some totally from scratch (heavy cream, two kinds of cheese, light breading). They were insanely delicious.
 
2014-05-03 11:47:48 PM  
I'm pretty sure air dropping anything containing processed cheese is a violation of the UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.  Not to mention a violation of the UN Convention Against Torture were you to make anyone actually eat that crap.

Now, if they're dropping grilled cheese made with real cheese, that's fine.  Let's hope since this is Australian they make it right.

neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM

I was thinking the home-made baked mac-n-cheese which is a bit more solid, but yeah: the corn dog thing "has some legs" especially since it could have other applications. Corn on the cob? Hot Pocket? Haggis?

Brats too!


What they need are satellite launched cluster munitions...full of corn kernels and butter.  It would be Real Genius writ large.
 
2014-05-04 12:07:01 AM  

Emposter: What they need are satellite launched cluster munitions...full of corn kernels and butter.  It would be Real Genius writ large.


Holy crap, yes!  Hollow "rods from God", with a frozen amalgam of unpopped kernels embedded within some sort of substrate lining the tube.  The lining would be further coated with a thin layer of frozen butter, or movie theater "butter"-like substance.

The heat of re-entry would pop the kernels, which would be pushed to the empty core of the projectile, away from the heat-conducting walls so as to prevent scorching.  During this process, they would be auto-buttered as they penetrated the inner coating layer.

I am not sure how the popcorn would be dispersed.  There could be a frangible baffle at the rear of the projectile, which would release the popped corn upon impact, as the nose cone is driven into the tube.
 
2014-05-04 12:10:33 AM  

Emposter: I'm pretty sure air dropping anything containing processed cheese is a violation of the UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.  Not to mention a violation of the UN Convention Against Torture were you to make anyone actually eat that crap.

Now, if they're dropping grilled cheese made with real cheese, that's fine.  Let's hope since this is Australian they make it right.

neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: neuroflare: ArcadianRefugee: I was hoping for a Macaroni and Cheese cannon.

But it'll basically fire like a shotgun, unless your mouth is a couple yards wide you're only going to get a couple of the noodles.

Now that corn dog idea above? That has some legs to it. Also "submarine sandwiches" could take on a whole different meaning when used as the payload on a SLBM

I was thinking the home-made baked mac-n-cheese which is a bit more solid, but yeah: the corn dog thing "has some legs" especially since it could have other applications. Corn on the cob? Hot Pocket? Haggis?

Brats too!

What they need are satellite launched cluster munitions...full of corn kernels and butter.  It would be Real Genius writ large.


Because of you, I had to ask teh Google, "Would a popcorn kernel dropped from space pop?" And, the Internet being what it is, someone has already asked, and answered, that question.
I haz a sad.
 
2014-05-04 12:15:53 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Emposter: What they need are satellite launched cluster munitions...full of corn kernels and butter.  It would be Real Genius writ large.

Holy crap, yes!  Hollow "rods from God", with a frozen amalgam of unpopped kernels embedded within some sort of substrate lining the tube.  The lining would be further coated with a thin layer of frozen butter, or movie theater "butter"-like substance.

The heat of re-entry would pop the kernels, which would be pushed to the empty core of the projectile, away from the heat-conducting walls so as to prevent scorching.  During this process, they would be auto-buttered as they penetrated the inner coating layer.

I am not sure how the popcorn would be dispersed.  There could be a frangible baffle at the rear of the projectile, which would release the popped corn upon impact, as the nose cone is driven into the tube.


A simple parachute system should work.  At say...10,000 feet, the chute deploys.  The system would have to be designed so that the sudden deceleration would open several small access tubes.  From then, wind currents would disperse the popcorn over a damn large area as the device drifted to earth, making it effectively rain popcorn.

I think 10,000 feet should be low enough to avoid freezing, but height might still have to be adjusted to avoid moisture.  No one likes soggy popcorn after all.
 
2014-05-04 11:51:51 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Emposter: What they need are satellite launched cluster munitions...full of corn kernels and butter.  It would be Real Genius writ large.

Because of you, I had to ask teh Google, "Would a popcorn kernel dropped from space pop?" And, the Internet being what it is, someone has already asked, and answered, that question.
I haz a sad.


But the proposed Integrated Heat-Activated Zea Amplification Kinetic Orbital Re-Entry Munition (I HAZ A KORM) system isn't just firing loose kernels into the atmosphere.  It exploits the heat generated by the friction of atmospheric re-entry of the projectile to cause thermal expansion of the weaponized  Zea mays everta.

So the concept is sound.

/Ssshhh!!! Don't blow this contract for us, you jerk!

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