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Nothing says "my idea is better than
yours" than the barrel of a rocket
Any person with 500 croissants
and proper license is eligible to
purchase a custard propelled rocket
attached to a can filled with
gunpowder, stones and broken
glass, all with the halfbakery logo
ofcourse. All of the ingredients are
affordable thus allowing anyone
with a small sum of money and a
pyrotechnics license (and possibly a
few more) to have this wonderful
device of persuasion.
::Caution:: It is asked that you
kindly remove any halfbakery decals
from your grenade launcher when
taking it out in public.
'Cause you all asked for it
Jutta, feel free to delete this anytime. [sartep, Oct 05 2004]
Custard Propelled Rocket
[sartep, Oct 05 2004]
[po], your etymology sounded like nonsense to me, but Etymonline confirms it! Semi-related: How does everyone here pronounce "decal"? [notexactly, Mar 18 2018]
||We've got a few pyro pros here... Why limit it to the *first* to obtain 500 buns? Shirley there will be others.
||We can make a whole catalog of rewards, like Marlboro proof-of-purchase products without the risk of lung cancer.
||Can it be custard-propelled instead?
||May I ask; where does the word 'decal' come from? I realise what a decal is, but I just can't work out what the word means - presuming it's short for something?
||decal is short for decalcomania (French) I am told.
the art or process of transferring pictures and designs from specially prepared paper (as to glass)
||That's funny; I looked up the etymology of "decal" just the other
day, because it was bugging me. Originally (before the "mania"
part), it seems to have been a metaphor from the way a heel may
come unstuck from a shoe.
||In the UK, people usually say "transfer" instead. At least, they did
back when I was sticking them to Airfix models.