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Evil Muppet

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Trebucheting For Freedom.
« on: December 09, 2005, 07:57:06 PM »

This is kind of a combination of several interests and ideas that I have had. 

As you know a trebuchet is a medieval throwing machine.  http://www.trebuchet.com/   I made a small one a few years ago with the intent on using it to launch road kill into the town jerks yard.  Yes, I have seen Monty Python more times than what is considered healthy.  The one I built was very flimsy and was good at throwing rocks into the barn and that was about it.  I wanted to build a good decent one ever since.   

Well for a long time I've been wanting to have my own Tea Party.  But instead of throwing Tea into a harbour, I figure why not just throw politicians into the harbour.  Afterall, what did the tea ever do to me?  Its the politicians that are screwing me over. 

And what would be better to throw a few politicians into a harbour than a trebuchet?  (There was some fool in the news a while back who died when he missed a safety net after being hurled by one in the UK.)  You would be able to chuck them pretty far out there if you had a big enough one. 

So here is my idea.
1.  Build a nice big Trebuchet.  A FAT (Floating Arm Trebuchet) is the coolest one. 
2.  Seek sponsorship and Sell advertising space on the side of it because we are good capitalists.
3.  Make a bunch of dumbies.  A few old suits from GoodWill Stuffed with Income Tax forms and stuff.  You can buy masks of most of the big politicians out there.  GWB, Bill and Hillary, Condi, Arnold.
4.  Mount it on a trailor and drive half way across the country in the Trebucheting for Freedom caravan.  Help advertise and spread the gospel of freedom.    
5.  Have a nice protest where we launch the dumbies into the harbor, river, lake, large mudpuddle.  Have a fun festive time.
6.  have a few smaller ones which can be used to hurl cheap promotional material at the crowd.  Everyone loves a free t-shirt or hat.
7.  Party the rest of the night away.     

This would be awesome because it is completely unique.  burning flags, draft cards have been done before.  Everyone does signs.  I don't think anyone has ever launched the effigy of a bunch of politicians into the harbour with a medieval seige machine before. 

That's my idea. 
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fourthgeek

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Re: Trebucheting For Freedom.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 08:01:39 PM »

I've always had a fascination with siege weaponry, myself. :)

I would recommend a mangonel instead of a trebuchet, but to each his own.

Of course, what you are suggesting IS litter. You'd have to launch the bureaudolls onto private property, with the owner's consent.

Not a bad idea, but I don't know how effective, or cost-effective, it would be...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005, 08:23:31 PM »

I don't mind breaking a few stupid laws.  I am sure they could charge me with a lot more than littering.  Failure to have the proper permit, zoning laws, failure to file an environmental impact statement.  I'd have to figure out which laws I might be violating and then go break them.  althought I would hate to lose a perfectly good Good Will suit and mask.  Send someone to go and get it afterwards. 

I have no idea about cost-effective or efficient but it sure would be fun.     

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