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Badger Trebuchet

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Oddly, some people seem to object to emptying out unwanted badgers and using the remaining skin for clothing.

As a concession to this point of view, BorgCo engineers have produced the first purpose built badger trebuchet.

The device is used to fling a dead* badger** high into the air, whereupon an array of chinless, braying tweed-clad idiots blast away at it with 12- bore shotguns, having paid huge fees for the priveledge.

*If not dead, then heavily sedated, otherwise they wriggle out of the sling.

**If badgers are unavailable, will work perfectly well with cats.

8th of 7, Oct 12 2012

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       Badger is quite tasty, if turned into ham. Therefore, given a use for both the inside and outside of a badger, is this strictly necessary?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2012
  

       Why did I not think of this, I actually have a trebuchet at home!   

       I will need to seriously gear it up to cope with a 15-17 kg Autumn badger (apparently they fatten up for winter), but this is definitely doable.
PainOCommonSense, Oct 12 2012
  

       as my ideas include raccoonapults and ferret mortars, both live at both ends of the traverse, I officially yawn at this idea.   

       <yawn>
FlyingToaster, Oct 12 2012
  

       Ssshh, I smell Borg shite.
4and20, Oct 12 2012
  

       _ _ _ _ _ _ _ trebuchet ie car trebuchet, rhino trebuchet, priest trebuchet, dog trebuchet, ship trebuchet, = zzzzzzzz. Very dull....... goes back to sleep as bone flicked through air joins pile.
xenzag, Oct 12 2012
  

       Ok so throwing badgers and shooting at their carcass is ok, but wearing them for practical purposes is bad. Got it!
PainOCommonSense, Oct 12 2012
  

       Hey, the Newfies have a city called Badger, so...   

       Badger badger badger Badger badger badger Badger badger.   

       Mushroom! Mushroom!
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2012
  

       Shouldn't that be "Badger badgers Badger badgers badger badger Badger badgers Badger badgers badger"?
Wrongfellow, Oct 12 2012
  

       //...If not dead, then heavily sedated...//   

       This I like! They could be used as the sole source of ammunition utilized by two opposing armies on the field of battle! Ideally, the badger would snap out of his drug-induced fog somewhere in mid-flight! I envision hundreds of thousands of badger-bombs flying through the air toward opposing combatants! Badgers not effective upon landing would be re-sedated and loaded right back into the trebuchet for the return flight!   

       You are awarded one Badger Bun. [+]
Grogster, Oct 12 2012
  
      
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