Sunday, September 1, 2013

This Machine Void In MA/NY/MD/CO...

Yankeefried sends in this interesting story:

The Philadelphia 76ers unveil the world’s largest T-shirt cannon
Attending an NBA game is full of unique and overwhelming experiences, from noticing players not paying attention during timeouts to video-board interviews in which the team's cheerleaders discuss their favorite foods. One of the most popular bits of in-arena entertainment is the T-shirt toss, which finds mascots and hype-team members throwing or shooting very thin, oversized, sponsored T-shirts to rabid fans. It's a new tradition right up there with the Kiss Cam, giving away fast food for scoring milestones, and playing songs from "Watch the Throne" during possessions.

Just look at this monstrosity:

(pic from link)

That is a high capacity assault T-shirt cannon right there. Specifically prohibited by law in Massachusetts, New York, and now Maryland and Colorado too... No honest NBA franchise needs to hurl more than 10 t-shirts at a time, right?

Or does the fact that it's a double barrel T-shirt cannon make it okay?

That is all.

7 comments:

Old NFO said...

It says your team is sucking if you have to shoot THAT MANY T-shirts at a time... Just sayin...

Joshua said...

Just thinking of the rapid fire THOOMPH-ing fills my heart with joy. Also liking tha name

Borepatch said...

What Old NFO said.

Ritchie said...

Heard that one of these babies just blew up at a game, injuring someone in the leg. Most likely the operator.
Is compressed air. Is not safe.

Samuel Suggs said...

its a revolver you know that right? I think they took direct inspiration from this http://i.imgur.com/ATGPEP9.jpg

Samuel Suggs said...

probobly whipped up bye a gun loving member of the enginerring department. also why cant I post HOT LINKS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Ross said...

"New" tradition? Where has this turkey been? The Worcester Ice Cats were doing it 10-15 years ago - I have to assume that other teams did it too, although I admit, I have no data on that.

IIRC, they also gave away fries at area McDonalds the day after a win and did other promotions. I kind of liked them; they gave a small-town feel to the games. [queue "Cheap Seats" now...]