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chained_bear commented on the word ballistic root vegetables
I vaguely recall having a huge long Wordiesque conversation about punkin chunkin', but I would have suspected it were on that page, and 'tisn't. Hm.
September 29, 2009
bilby commented on the word ballistic root vegetables
It was the end of October, the beginning of November.
The air was cold and clear and I said, Boys listen here,
I think I can make a punkin fly.
John said, Cannot. I said, Can too.
So we put that punkin in a bucket, swung around, away it flew.
John said, No fair. We said, Hell, it's in the air.
So the challenge was made and the gauntlet was laid
To build a machine to power a punkin through the air.
John said, Springs are the way to go. Bill said, I don't believe so.
It's Punkin Chunkin time again.
Come on, all you neighbors and friends.
I'll show you how to make a punkin fly ... rain, snow or blow.
Them punkins are gonna go!
- William and Dawn Thompson, 'Punkin Chunkin Anthem'.
September 29, 2008
Are you familiar at all with punkin chunkin'? They have a website too. I like mangold hurling much better, but still--in the annals of vegetable pitching societies, you really can't avoid mentioning punkin chunkin'...ing.
December 6, 2007
I'm desperately researching the history of the shot putato.
sionnach commented on the word ballistic root vegetables
See also mangold hurling.
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