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(DM Register)   House damaged by spud gun in apparent fry-by. Ore, Ida still at large   ( dmregister.com) divider line
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2003-04-02 07:48:48 PM  
Score one for the French.
2003-04-02 07:50:13 PM  
Who in the everloving fark hears potato gun and thinks BB gun?
2003-04-02 07:50:44 PM  
I guess the whole "freedom fries" thing is going to their heads. Don't let the potatoes think that suicide bombing is a solution!
2003-04-02 07:51:21 PM  
"you are going to shot a (potato) eye out"

this story is not appealing
2003-04-02 07:51:38 PM  
sounds like fun
2003-04-02 07:51:48 PM  
Please Clarify this for me. This is a gun that shoots potatoes? What the hell have people been smoking in Iowa?
2003-04-02 07:51:50 PM  
We like explosions
It's only right we should
We like ideas
We thought you understood
We like new places
Until they're overrun
We do like music
Loud shots from the big spud gun!

Gotta love Devo.
2003-04-02 07:52:25 PM  
fry-by, i like that!

potatoes rule man - they friggin' RULE! got it?!??!

in other news, have the SbB gals totally lost their minds? i think they are slowly losing it. someone get them some spuds yo, stat!
2003-04-02 07:52:43 PM  
"You hear potato gun and you think BB gun. But that's not what they are at all."

Heh, old people.
2003-04-02 07:52:53 PM  
Dude they're potatos. They're have like the mass and density of a BB right?

/Theresa Goldizen

Citizen Asshat
2003-04-02 07:52:55 PM  
side dish is served.....at 80 mph
2003-04-02 07:53:20 PM  
I remember a toy store in Iowa City that was chock-full of spud guns a few years back and I believe they were selling pretty well.

/takes hit of corn silk
2003-04-02 07:54:13 PM  
I_farked_yo_mama: Please Clarify this for me. This is a gun that shoots potatoes?

Yes. See here for details.
2003-04-02 07:54:16 PM  
The Prince Edward Island arm of Al Qaeda strikes.
2003-04-02 07:54:49 PM  
Everything can be an offensive weapon.
2003-04-02 07:54:52 PM  
I had a friend who built a 7-foot long compressed air spud gun and mounted it to the top of his jeep, it was so powerful, if you put the jeep in neutral, it would send it back a good 15 feet.
2003-04-02 07:55:03 PM  
This happens in dic-tater ships...
2003-04-02 07:56:06 PM  
Ever get hit by a paintball?
Now, imagine it was the size of a soda can.
2003-04-02 07:57:04 PM  
I almost had my head taken off by a spud gun once. A friend of my dad's (who also used to run a major cell phone company in Canada) decided to fire directly at me from about 70 yds away. I had to do a Matrix-style backwards fall to avoid getting hit by the potato...

Hilarity ensued.
2003-04-02 07:57:27 PM  
LMAO @ Tressermckay
2003-04-02 07:57:53 PM  
That was my dad's 120 psi pneumatic spud gun, that he hooked up to our air compressor.
2003-04-02 07:58:34 PM  
cheesy headline
2003-04-02 07:58:55 PM  
[image from media.abcnews.com too old to be available]

Actually, we've been active on PEI for awhile now.
2003-04-02 08:01:03 PM  
Why are people making such a big deal out of a relatively pointless changing of french fry to freedom fry, only happening in the senate's restaurant, and in Ohio?
2003-04-02 08:02:37 PM  
Sought For Questioning
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2003-04-02 08:03:35 PM  
Some PVC with a screw on end on one side, a broom stick, carbeurator cleaning fluid and one of those sparkers for a BBQ grill and you have a powerful weapon. Especially if you make your barrel smaller than your propellant chamber.

We use to shoot trains in New Jersey...
2003-04-02 08:04:39 PM  
A friend of mine once put together (and later dissassembled) a potato gun that I have no doubt could have been used as an artillery piece.
2003-04-02 08:06:01 PM  
So many farkin funny headlines today...
2003-04-02 08:06:44 PM  
video of my spudgun taking out a TV.


may require latest win media player, etc etc.
2003-04-02 08:07:54 PM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust, Doctechnical, Thanks for the info. That's strange. I've heard about homemade zipguns, but never Potatoguns. Ahh the things people do when they're bored.
2003-04-02 08:08:41 PM  
GIS for spud gun...

[image from funkyzilla.com too old to be available]

The weapon of choice I see.....
2003-04-02 08:09:49 PM  
I've got one =). The potatoe comes out at about 400 m/h. It could probably kill someone.
2003-04-02 08:12:09 PM  
I couldn't get the video to play. I've got the latest everything, though. A picture, if you please.
2003-04-02 08:13:08 PM  
Okay, just a bit too late I see.
2003-04-02 08:14:48 PM  
Feh...I like Air cannons better, no flammible stuff, and we still launched a spud 160+ yards. Very nice for Tennis balls too.
2003-04-02 08:14:53 PM  
I've built a potato cannon that can punch a hole through the moon!
2003-04-02 08:16:45 PM  
I don't find this amusing at all.

Some jackass on I-70 nearly killed my wife while she was driving home one night by firing a potato gun from the side of the road, aiming at the driver's side window of her Neon. Thank god their aim was off, because the potato ended up impacting just forward of the window, near the windshield wipers, and careened away into the night.

Anyone who thinks it's funny to fire these things at people / houses / cars will get a neat .4 inch hole in their heads from me. Idiots.
2003-04-02 08:17:03 PM  
more video @
2003-04-02 08:17:13 PM  
04-02-03 08:12:09 PM I_farked_yo_mama
I couldn't get the video to play. I've got the latest everything, though. A picture, if you please.

It worked for Me.

Are your media player preferences set to accept avi?
2003-04-02 08:17:33 PM  
hmm... this is the best pic i have of the TV killing... you can see the blue potato cannon on the bench (for aiming)... it's 7'11" long.

[image from calpoly.edu too old to be available]
2003-04-02 08:17:43 PM  
hmmmmm, i've heard of potato silencers but not actual guns. whats next a cannon that shoots watermelons?????
2003-04-02 08:18:36 PM  
"It can shoot through schools" - Danny Vermin
2003-04-02 08:18:39 PM  
That's a good idea. I'm gonna try to make a watermelon cannon someday...
2003-04-02 08:19:40 PM  
To be fair, should these not be designated cannons?
2003-04-02 08:19:47 PM  
The joys of living in south Florida.
2003-04-02 08:19:53 PM  
Wow...watermelon gun...thats a good Idea Avixxen2....Ill keep that in mind, but maybe cantelope, easier to find a barrel to fit it.

/starts making plans for Melon gun
2003-04-02 08:20:31 PM  

i completely agree... it's idiots like that who will get spud guns outlawed and ruin it for the rest of us.
2003-04-02 08:22:29 PM  
Avixxen2: Some people on fark might be civil/mechanical engineers. don't tempt them, they will build a cannon to shoot the gifted children of singapore's pigs if it's phrased enough like a challenge. I anticipate headline "Farker XXXX dies in tragic watermelon cannon accident" in the coming weeks.
Fortunately, I'm biomedical engineering. We're not REALLY engineers, we just use the title to try to get higher initial salaries.
2003-04-02 08:23:41 PM  

for lack of a better term, that video is crazy go nuts.

2003-04-02 08:23:55 PM  
yep....challenge taken
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