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Trebuchet April 27, 2008

Posted by Mitchell in Science & Technology.

I finally got around to getting this put together.

You may commence firing when ready.

It went together fairly easily and it looks pretty good. Some of the stuff didn’t fit quite perfectly, but what the hell. I haven’t tried it out yet because the glue has to cure for 24 hours. Sometime next week I’ll take it over to my Dad’s workshop and put a nice stain and polyurethane finish on it.

Now, if I can just find a toy cow…

Hot damn!  These just might work:  Cows.


1. Steamboat McGoo - April 27, 2008

Heh. First thing I looked for on the ‘cow’ site was to see if they had any of the “asshole” or “doofus” category of folks.

That’s a neat trebuchet. I will be hoping for a video of its deadly cow-tossing accuracy.

Run away!

2. Enas Yorl - April 28, 2008

Video – yah, hopefully. My digital camera can do video too, but I’m not sure wordpress supports its file format. I may have to do some youtubery thing and link that.

3. Lemur King - April 28, 2008

How ’bout this: Launch ziplock baggies full of milk. There you’d be launching the *essence* of cow.

4. Steamboat McGoo - April 28, 2008

How ’bout launching itty-bitty cow flops. then you’ll be launching the other essence of cow. (Sorry, LK. I couldn’t resist.)

I bet if you get the video, we can manage to get the format converted. WordPress accepts:

jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt, odt, mp3, mp4, m4a, wav, ogg, mov, wmv, avi, mpg.

I would check your v-camera and see what formats it’ll record in. But I am a doofus….

5. Lemur King - April 28, 2008

McGoo (or is it Goo-Boy? Man, you and your alter-EGO’s) if you hadn’t suggested something I would have keeled over.

Hold on there pardner… I know we can link video but can we upload it w/o the “upgrade”?

6. Enas Yorl - April 28, 2008

My camera records in .avi format, but freeware version of WordPress does not support it. In fact, it does not support ANY video format as far as I can tell. Ah, yes you do have to purchase at least one memory upgrade to get the privilege to do videos. 20 bucks for a year is the minimum. That’s not too bad, and it will give me an incentive to use more of my camera’s features.

7. Lemur King - April 28, 2008

That’s kind of what I thought. However, you could upload it to a file hosting site, and then link it, couldn’t you?

8. Enas Yorl - April 28, 2008

Zups! I edit my comment while you commented there LK.

9. Steamboat McGoo - April 29, 2008

Well, rats. As you guys have probably figgered out, I grabbed that format list from my own WP editor page. And since I have upgraded memory/storage (hey – the porn has to be stored somewhere!) I guess they allow me to do video.

I didn’t know the freeware was video-restricted. My duh.

10. Lemur King - April 29, 2008

I mean, like geez, really, where do they get off putting restrictions on software like that. Don’t my good intentions count for anything against the fact that it’s free?

I don’t believe these people – what has free software come to these days?

11. Lemur King - April 29, 2008

BTW – nice cow selection. Holsteins are my favorites (grew up right next to a dairy farm). They are gentle natured and mostly curious.

So if you trebuchuck a Holstein at someone, it’s a good way to say “Howdy, no foul intended.” You’d rather everyone was in a jolly mood when you go ask for your cow back.

12. S. Weasel - April 29, 2008

Ohhhh…now, THAT is a work of art.

13. Enas Yorl - April 29, 2008

Ohhhh…now, THAT is a work of art.

As opposed to these crappy paintings I’ve been cranking out lately?

14. Steamboat McGoo - May 1, 2008

Yeah! Where’s some more crappy paintings, Enas? 🙂

“So if you trebuchuck a Holstein at someone, it’s a good way to say “Howdy, no foul intended.”

…Only in the Moronosphere could one find such a profoundly idiotic statement. I love it! I wish I’d said it.

I can’t sleep.

15. Muslihoon - May 1, 2008

Fetchez la vache!

Looks like fun!

16. Lemur King - May 2, 2008

Tanx M’Goo.

Pay the heathen in the corner no mind, Enas. I’sa not idiotic, I’sa Moron, me have class. 🙂

17. pajama momma - May 2, 2008

I may have to do some youtubery thing and link that.

That’s exactly how ya gotta do it. I look forward to this.

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