Free Shit Friday - Trebuchette

Friday, December 23, 2011



Today's Free Shit Friday offering is a snap together trebuchette manufactured and offered by E&M Labs.

I obtained this awesome piece by sponsoring E&M's founders over on Kickstarter. I'm going to specify that all assembly is required, and abdicate responsibility if the winner takes their eye out during assembly or operation. And get off my lawn.

Da rules.

19 comments:

Steve Buchheit said...

Ooo ooo ooo, me me me. It would be so helpful in my war of the Christmas Lights with the neighbor.

Carol Elaine said...

Oh, man, I so want that, but I promised I wouldn't put my name in for another Free Shit Friday after my embarrassment of jam and apple butter riches.

Be strong, Carol, be strong!

Anne C. said...

I feel guilty for putting my name in when I just won something, but I know a nearly three year old who would think flinging things would be awesome. I think his dad and uncle might enjoy it too.

Anne C. said...

Well, I see that Carol Elaine is more virtuous than I. :\

Janiece said...

Carol, I'll put your name in. This one is special, unlike the jam which is apparently a renewable resource.

Jeri said...

I'm putting my name in, but with a disclaimer - if I win it it will probably be put up for sale on my blog store as a geeky delight for someone to buy. So, if the Random Number Generator would prefer that a deserving person get it who would hug it and pet it and squeeze it and love it to death, and/or use it as a low-tech weapon of X-mas destruction (didja see what I did there?) then randomly avoid picking me. Oh, and Merry Christmas. Do you mind if I say Merry Christmas?

bentsess - what Janiece is probably telling me to get.

Nathan said...

I am sooooooo in for this one. If I win, I promise to post video of the cats chasing (or dodging) various (relatively) non-dangerous projectiles.

ME,ME,ME,ME,ME,ME.

Janiece said...

Jeri, thanks for being honest. I'm going to disqualify your entry - the idea of people reselling my free shit makes me a bit squeamish, as that was not my intent in starting FSF.

Jeri said...

No problem, Janiece. I'm reading a lot of entries and realize the trebuchette will find a good home amongst one of the twisted minds here ;)

ps - if this gets posted twice it's because I responded from the email notification and am not sure if that will come through or not. This newfangled, electronic letter stuff is just gonna be the death of me, by cracky!

Janiece said...

Jeri, you forgot to say "get off my lawn."

Warner said...

This one I'm in for.

Random Michelle K said...

ME! ME! ME!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

(please?)

(dances around)

Trebuchet! Trebuchet! Everyone needs a trebuchet!
Fling stuff FAR! fling stuff NEAR!
Fling a marshmallow in my brother's ear!
Trebuchet! Trebuchet! Everyone needs a trebuchet!

Michael said...

Now that I'm in the right spot...I want it!!!! I can then have mock battles with my Cowapult!!

Carol Elaine said...

Thank you, Janiece! I cannot stay strong in the face of a trebuchette. The fact that it's small means it can travel between my place and HSG's place, so we can torment cats at both homes!

Anne, I'm not more virtuous. If I were, I wouldn't have even commented. I was just deciding if I wanted to put my name in or not - so nice that Janiece decided for me!

Stacey said...

I would love to have this. mr potato head needs a new toy. We promise to let said three year old play with it when he comes over. His aunt, too.

Thordr said...

oh ya, food fight with one of those would be awesome!

vince said...

This is not something I can not resist. If I win, I shall share it with my 7-year-old grandson so that we may have a raucous caucus at his house, annoy his parents, siblings, and dogs.

Juan Federico said...

Put me on the list! OORAH!!!!

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

PHYS-1000 MWF Noon How Things Work
Starts Monday 1/9/2012.

Do I need to say more in adding my name to the queue?

Dr. Phil