December 01, 2009

Llama PSA

As has become tradition, the Family Robbo went off to visit my brother and his lot in the wilds of North Carolina for Thanksgiving.

The Brothe has been engaged recently in removing a chain-link fence from his back yard. While most of it is now gone, the shafts of the gateposts still stand near his basement door.

No doubt you are asking, "Tom, what can one do with such gatepost shafts until one gets around to levering them out of the concrete in which they're embedded?"

Well, I will tell you.

What you can do is use them as mortars for launching bottle-rockets. Granted that your shots will only go straight up, but on the other hand the tubes produce a most satisfying thwunk!! sound upon firing, and the concentrated gunpowder smoke pouring out of the top can be savored like the bouquet of a fine wine.

Posted by Robert at December 1, 2009 11:02 AM | TrackBack

When I was in college, we had a length of shower curtain rod about 4 feet long that was known on the dormitory floor as the "Fifth West Space Administration" (Fifth floor West Dorm being the floor I lived on).

Using this as a targeting mechanism for a bottle rocket, you could hit a spot about 150 yards away with pinpoint accuracy.

Posted by: ChrisN at December 1, 2009 08:21 PM
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