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Instead of building bridges at great cost to the public
purse, we have decided to add a little fun to the process of
crossing rivers and chasms, using a massive trebuchet and
Drive your car onto the specially designed platform (similar
to a shipping container skid) and the
friendly staff tighten
the tie-down straps and fit your 'chute.
Lots of creaking and groaning as your trebuchet tensions
up and you and your family tighten your seatbelts, then
FaDoomP! ThwaaaannnG! Whoosh!... eerie silence...
THOOMP! and a "gentle" return to Earth on the far side, in
the specially cleared landing field.
The crew rush out, unstrap you from the skid, furl the
parachute and pack it for the return trip, treat any bruises
and abrasions, top you up with a hot, sweet drink to
alleviate shock symptoms and you go on your way.
||//and you go on your way// More likely,
everyone'll immediately want to do it again in the
||I hadn't thought of that. I suppose you're right,
||That has to be one of the funniest sentences
uttered in all of mankind's history, [21Q]. I laugh
every time I hear or read it.