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7575 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Dec 2001 at 2:36 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-14 02:38:12 PM  
Uh, they unveiled this a couple years ago. Sheesh.
2001-12-14 02:38:55 PM  
I've got your goo-shooter right here....
2001-12-14 02:39:41 PM  
I submitted a link to Fark and this is what it said:

This link was already submitted on 2001-10-15 12:17:46 and was listed on Fark on 2001-10-15 12:56:02 but has since been deleted.

But that link was never posted.. can someone tell me how the hell Fark works? Love the site. France surrenders.
2001-12-14 02:41:14 PM  
i've been using this weapon for years
2001-12-14 02:45:19 PM  
Princey: I think (but I'm still rather new, so who knows) it means the link got listed in the queues for consideration (listed), but that doesn't mean it was "posted."

Blame the tech writer for lack of clarity :P

Basically, rather than deal with the same link again, Fark is set up to reject already submitted links.
2001-12-14 02:45:47 PM  
I can see it now - the Marines rush in to secure an area....

"Stop! Or we shall immobilize you with our thick, sticky goo!"

Sounds like a gay porn subplot.
2001-12-14 02:47:18 PM  
Even with rejecting duplicates we still get 750 a day. I'm glad it does

Also what it should say is that the link was submitted but never listed. A little thing I've got to fix in the code
2001-12-14 02:47:33 PM  
Uh, what does "myCFNow" stand for, anyway?
2001-12-14 02:52:51 PM  
2001-12-14 02:53:22 PM  
This just in: Riot police called in as would-be protestors fight over cleats at local foot locker.
2001-12-14 02:53:59 PM  
anyone have a spare towel? i think i ran into some friendly fire.
2001-12-14 02:54:47 PM  
We shall not ask the Marines the contents of this thick White Goo!

Reporter: What is the secret ingredient in this stuff!

Marine Brass: Not sure but it makes great Hair Jell!
2001-12-14 02:58:18 PM  
Its safe you will only break a few bones & maybe your neck when you fall.....
2001-12-14 02:59:06 PM  
Last time I checked walls, windows, doors, and fences are vertical.. not horizontal. Also, why do they call it sticky? It's the exact opposite.
2001-12-14 03:00:25 PM  
Watch this stuff become all the rage at Rave parties and frat house orgies. Oh, wait. It already is.
2001-12-14 03:00:31 PM  
OK, maybe I have a dirty mind, but let's review the facts:
" described as a white goo.
... a highly slippery gel
...sprays like a liquid, but is thicker than pancake syrup
...can be spread by hand..."

The last time I heard about Marines spreading white goo, it involved teenage girls on Okinawa, and they got in a lot of trouble.
2001-12-14 03:00:36 PM  
Upright ... the "CF" is Central Florida

(I live in Orlando (the heart of central fl), and the only way I even confirmed that was by recognizing the names of local cities in the news)
2001-12-14 03:00:47 PM  
I also was under the impression that sticky and slippery were like, opposite.
2001-12-14 03:01:26 PM  
Yeah, it's not sticky, it's slippery!

Mmmnn... slippery...
2001-12-14 03:02:15 PM  
unveil? this is old
2001-12-14 03:02:53 PM  
Need to come up with a variant of that for engine oil.
2001-12-14 03:04:44 PM  
2 questions

Does it irratate the skin around the genital area?

Where can I get some?
2001-12-14 03:07:42 PM  
Its the Peter North gun.
2001-12-14 03:13:22 PM  
Politically-correct weapon? Must have been developed for all the nutcases that storm those world trade conferences.
2001-12-14 03:14:25 PM  
Mr. Glass

you might wanna actually watch the video or read the aticle before commenting/asking questions:

The new weapon can be spread by hand on horizontal surfaces like walls, windows, doors, and fences and works on asphalt, concrete, grass, and wood.

i dunno just an idea...
2001-12-14 03:15:15 PM  

"... best described as a white goo
... a highly slippery gel
... sprays like a liquid, but is thicker than pancake syrup
... can be spread by hand..."

[image from too old to be available]

This is it!!
2001-12-14 03:15:24 PM  
and yes im a moron
2001-12-14 03:18:42 PM  
Sticky... Slippery... Slickery! Like N'ice!
2001-12-14 03:18:45 PM  
goo gun division? jeez sarge, the guy in the commercial was fighting a dragon with a sword.

the marines are different now boy. nowadays we just polish our swords until it's time to shoot our goo. now drop down and give me 69, you maggot!
2001-12-14 03:20:17 PM  
Eww. It's all sticky.
[image from too old to be available]
2001-12-14 03:20:25 PM  

2 questions

Does it irratate the skin around the genital area?

Where can I get some?

end quote:

HEHEHEHEHEHE, too funny :)
2001-12-14 03:23:18 PM  
Won't there be a lot of lawsuits? Broken legs, etc.
2001-12-14 03:23:50 PM  
Wouldn't it be awesome to to see Goatboy, Larry Cohen, and Harmonia soaked with this stuff @ the WTO's next meeting?
2001-12-14 03:29:17 PM  
People will be easier to shoot if they are stuck in some goo.
2001-12-14 03:30:39 PM  
The Marines have been doing this in Okinawa for years... Unfortunately they tend to target 14 year old girls.
2001-12-14 03:31:33 PM  
We've replaced Farkers' regular fb- with new BSCavalier crystals. Let's see if they can tell the difference...
2001-12-14 03:33:51 PM  
Word is that his stuff is supposed to contain all kinds of disgusting stuff. It's supposed to contain waste and such, but things that are non-toxic. It also smells so bad that you will almost just have to puke and let me key you in on who it is aimed to be used on. It's for veggie burger eating people protesting at WTO meetings and such. It contains all kinds of stuff that they would never eat since they are so sensitive to animal rights and it sticks so bad they will all almost rather die than get caught in it. Oh boy and when they get caught in it let the puking begin.
2001-12-14 03:34:18 PM  
All US Embassies should have an outdoor sprinkler system of this stuff.
2001-12-14 03:37:50 PM  
Apparently everone else thought immediately of Astroglide too.

OK, I'm a little less ashamed of myself.
2001-12-14 03:39:34 PM  
I would not be surprised to hear that it's a hoax. Anyway, is it sticky or slippery? Since when did those two words mean thing?
2001-12-14 03:39:57 PM  
wouldn't it be awesome to see BSCavalier soaked with this stuff @ the WWF's next meeting.
2001-12-14 03:40:00 PM  
Mikemir is gay.
2001-12-14 03:41:15 PM  
If you watch closely Spidey uses some of this stuff to catch Mary Jane in the new Spider Man trailer:
2001-12-14 03:42:17 PM  
I have this weapon at home... I shoot it off and my wife slowly gets bigger and bigger over the course of nine months. After that, sex stops for 6 weeks, then it slowly builds back up to where it used to be.

I hear Bin Laden has a similar weapon which does the same thing, but that he only uses it on his sheep.
2001-12-14 03:43:10 PM  
That's a good one Isol8d. You think that up all by yourself?
2001-12-14 03:44:11 PM  
incredible what our society has come to. The marines create a non-lethal way to control crowds --- as opposed to fire hoses, tear gas, and rubber bullets, or real bullets --- and we worry about bruised knees and broken ankles. Clearly, this is better than the alternatives.
2001-12-14 03:45:59 PM  
Mmmmdave, agreed. Beats "4 dead in O-hi-o"...
2001-12-14 03:49:38 PM  
Baseball cleets I tell cleets.

2001-12-14 03:52:01 PM  
sounds like a byproduct of the developement of the...hummer!
2001-12-14 03:52:54 PM  
My question is:

Why is it the Marines who are working on this? I mean, they are supposed to be brainwashed killing machines bent on sending everyone to hell after pumping them full of lead. They are supposed to be the ones to eat their own guts and ask for seconds.

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