Sunday, January 9, 2011

Okay, this is just awesome...

A couple of friends of mine live in Colorado. Which normally would be of very little consequence (except that Megan is getting married in September - overseas trip for me!!!! :D), if Lyndsy hadn't posted some photos on Facebook earlier today. These photos were of the 16th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss.

Yes, you heard right. Fruitcake tossing. As far as I'm concerned, that's genius enough because I hate fruitcake with a fiery passion and think it should be sent to the deepest pits of hell, along with Christmas pudding. But I digress. Upon going through Lyndsy's photos, it became apparent that the disposal of leftover fruitcake isn't limited solely to using it as a shotput.

Of course not. This is America we're talking about!! No, people build air cannons. And potato guns. And enormous slingshots of the girl-on-The-Amazing-Race-who-got-hit-with-a-watermelon variety. And TREBUCHETS. Seriously, it takes a fair amount of dedication to the cause to build a fruitcake flinging trebuchet.

For the record, this is a trebuchet:
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Yeah. Awesome sauce. Okay, so we're not talking about trebuchets *quite* on that scale, but that's totally beside the point. Because it's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever heard.

Hmm. Perhaps I could introduce something similar here. Wonder if we'd be allowed to run it during Summernats and hurl leftover fruitcake at passing bogans.................. ;)

There's some photos of fruitcake tossing here if you're interested.

K xx

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