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Garbage Cannon

Garbage gone in a flash!
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Hi I am new to this website and have had this idea for quite a while.

Its in your backyard for getting rid of excess garbage. Just point it randomly and fire! It will land somewhere a few kilometers away and no one knows where it came from.

Then you can go inside and watch TV instead of worrying abbout your garbage.

hugeboofhead, Sep 30 2007

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       I baked this once and got in a lot of trouble. Really funny story, but i'll save it. Anyway,welcome to the Halfbakery, [hugeboofhead] !!! (+)
Shadow Phoenix, Sep 30 2007
  

       I'd rather have my own rubbish in my own bin than someone else's in my garden.
po, Sep 30 2007
  

       I think I prefer to have my own garbage strewn about to other peoples. I mean, I don't have fishheads, empty DDT bottles, and used hypodermics in my trash, but I can't say the same about the people down the block. And they throw enough crap in my front lawn as is. Big stinky fishbone (delivered by cannon) for you.   

       Oh, but welcome to the halfbakery anyway!
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 30 2007
  

       Be sure to remove any documents stating the orignator's name and/or address.   

       /point it randomly/   

       Warning: aim away from face.
Texticle, Sep 30 2007
  

       Baked, during Medieval times, with trebuchets and assorted refuse including corpses.   

       With a big enough cannon, you could launch garbage into orbit or beyond.
nuclear hobo, Sep 30 2007
  

       Welcome to the hb(-)
Voice, Oct 01 2007
  

       I like how irresponsible it all is!
quantum_flux, Oct 12 2007
  

       Then, randomly, it re-rains back in your yard.   

       I guess if you shuttled the garbage enough it would slowly disintegrate thus eliminating the need for landfills.
cyber_rigger, Oct 12 2007
  

       Wait wait wait. Try this: Everybody has one of these cannons installed in their back garden. However, rather than firing them randomly, a team of highly skilled engineers (read: pirates) calibrate your cannon to fire and directly hit the local landfill site or pick up point where a large lorry will be diligently awaiting a bombardment every Tuesday at 11am. A compactor forms the rubbish into a single launchable item cutting down on debris.   

       One peril remains to this wonderful idea: never cross the streams.
theleopard, Oct 12 2007
  

       a horrible idea. only a huge [boofhead] would come up with something like this. : )   

       welcome to the HB anyways.
k_sra, Oct 12 2007
  

       I think this idea would work if you lived in a really small country, maybe something like Andora. They could fire all their garbage into France or Spain (or possibly both on an alternating basis). ++ from me (cos everybody hates the French).
Brett-Blob, Oct 15 2007
  

       I was thinking it would be possible to launch your trash into space (or perhaps it would dissintegrate on the way up there).
quantum_flux, Oct 15 2007
  

       [21Quest] Je fais des excuses, mon amie.
Brett-Blob, Oct 16 2007
  

       // Je fais des excuses, mon amie // I hope that does actually mean 'I'm sorry' (to our French and Francophile community). If not, then I also apologise for the crummy French . . . damn you MSWord translation facility.
Brett-Blob, Oct 16 2007
  

       I think there was some unpleasantness with the British sinking the French navy during WW2 (after France was invaded by the Germans), and of Agincourt.
Brett-Blob, Oct 17 2007
  

       //armor held to the mud by suction // Sounds like someone's baking a new idea . . .
Brett-Blob, Oct 17 2007
  

       I don't know about hating France but you can't help but feel cornered being English when the Scots, Welsh and Irish all think you're scum. Can't they just let 300 years of persecution lie?   

       As for the French, based on my sketchey knowledge of European history, I reckon it's the one country that the English have been at war with for a longer period of time than any other in the World. Possible cause for antipathy?
theleopard, Oct 17 2007
  

       //I especially don't get why so many Americans hate them//   

       personally, je love the French, but truth be told the French have made an art out of hating Americans. there. i said it.
k_sra, Oct 17 2007
  

       David Foster Wallace wrote this in his book Infinite Jest, sort of. They walled off a whole state (like Connecticut or something, I forget which one), gave the next state north to Canada as a buffer zone, and started firing dumpsters of trash into it from miles away. (I might have my NE geography messed up, apologies, I really just don't care that much about where all those pesky little East Coast states are)
oxen crossing, Nov 25 2009
  

       [hugeboofhead] obtained the user account on September 30 in 2007.   

       [hugeboofhead] created this idea on the same day, and then between November 25 - 30 annotated on three other ideas.   

       [hugeboofhead] then promptly dropped from sight, and was never heard from again.
normzone, Sep 23 2016
  

       Perhaps he landed randomly after a disgruntled recipient loaded him into a garbage ca... well, perhaps not.
whatrock, Sep 23 2016
  
      
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