18 September 2008

[pdx_liff] If The Barbarians Attack Us Via Mount Sylvania, We're Covered

1778.


Why? Because the PCC Science Club is ready with a trebuchet:





Built by Levi Sitts and the members of the Club, more than 6 metres in height, and with a throwweight of more than 380 kilograms of concrete, it throws something ... well, at least 300 or 400 feet. They didn't say. But that's one meaty trebuchet, yo.


But it's so cool that I'll forgive them for using the Algerian font in the titles.


That's trebuchet. NOT catapult. Or, more precisely, all trebuchets are catapults ... but not all catapults are trebuchets.


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4 comments:

stan said...

At the very least, they could have used the font called, you know, Trebuchet.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

They missed an opportunity there, that's for certain.

Levi said...

Well, if it means that much to you, I'll use the Trebuchet font in the next video.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

@levi:oh, yeah!

Just as long as it isn't Algerian. You have no idea how evil Algerian is. There's a whole Flickr group about it.

Trebuchet would also make the whole thing nicely artistically symmetrical.

No complaints about the technology though. Your results are ... shall we say, smashing.