Thursday, December 01, 2005

Mythbusters Killed by Zeus

There wasn't a new episode this week (they're apparently on break, at least through December)...

but they did make an appearance on the onion.

12 comments:

allison said...

well, i watched something either last night or the night before where they tested the durability of steel toe boots and bottle rockets. it wasn't my favorite episode

jiggs said...

AP, did you see the one where they were firing guns into a pool to see if going under water would help protect you from gunfire?

That one was awesome.

The steal toe boot/bottle rocket one did suck. The whole time Tasty and I were sitting there thinking, nothing about the bottle rocket thing is going to work.

TastyMcJ said...

the thing that was lame with the water rockets was that they could have gotten it to work with a little extra planning.

I would have done a scale test based on the gameshow myth, dismiss it, and then build a kick ass launch system to send Kari into the SF Bay.

Then I could rescue her, and have 10 million of her babies.

Lee Ann said...

I saw that one!

allison said...

what i can't figure out for the life of me is why they couldn't get the little bottle to shoot up but when they used the 5 gallon water jug it flew up like 40 feet. it just looked so clunky....but then to my suprise it shot up.

Science has never been my specialty. I had to take intro-biology twice at ASU and then tried geology b/c i thought I was going to get to look at diamonds and rubies all day. BIG mistake.

I won't even get into chemistry. what the hell is a mole anyway?

slappy said...

Mole: (n.) small underground furry critter.

Allison: Are you a Sun Devil? Or is it a different ASU?

Jiggs: Saw the guns - very cool. Who knew a 9mm would have better penetration through water than a 50 caliber rifle? Also, attaching a rocket to a dummy in a swing set to make it go 360° is awesome.

Me: Hee hee, penetration.

Booty J Patrol said...

Speaking of bullets going through things:

http://www.ammoman.com/gunshots.html

allison said...

yep, i went to Arizona State in Tempe for 5 years. Went right after high school.

slappy said...

Ah, another Pac-10 alum. A friend of mine out here at grad school did his undergrad at ASU. For a while I tried to get him nicknamed "Sparky".

jiggs said...

booty: that coke can pic on that link is pretty cool:

http://www.ammoman.com/images/cola2_2.jpg

Slappy: speaking of rockets, did you see the one where they made their own big ass rocket? They were trying to use civil war era technology.

slappy said...

No. I am sadly behind on my Mythbusters viewing. Is it out on Netflix yet?


word ver: juddawl: Jewish drawl.

Lilly said...

The firing guns into the pool was GREAT! The one with the steal toe boot has still not been shown on Discovery Denmark [or maybe I've missed that episode? Nooo! That's impossible ;-) ]

Next new episode here [on Sunday] will be some Xmas Special mythbusting stuff. You guys seen that one yet?

If they do not manage to bust the myth about Santa, I'll be sure to ask him if he could bring me Tory this Xmas....