Friday, March 9, 2007

The Beer Launcher

Need experience catching metallic, flying projectiles? Afraid to miss even a minute of Desperate Housewives? Thirsty for a beer, but that long walk from the couch to the kitchen gets you down? Well fling those blues away! Now you, too, can enjoy the simple delight of the Beer Launcher:

Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070308/ap_on_fe_st/beer_tossing_fridge

Video:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/445498/robotic_beer_launching_refrigerator/

Official website:
http://www.duke.edu/~jwc13/beerlauncher.html

Command your new robotic frig to toss a beer from up to 20 feet away. Your can of carbonated brew will be lifted from the cool insides of a mini-frig, rolled off of a loaded magazine into a throwing arm, and catapulted right to your waiting hands. Quench your thirst, wow your friends, and get stinking drunk, all while sitting on your ass in the comfort of your La-Z-Boy.

But wait, there's more! Order in the next 10 minutes and you'll also receive a remote-control keychain. With the click of a button, this modified car-fob commands your Beer Launcher to load a deliciously cold beverage, adjust the angle and direction of the launching arm, and lob a 12 oz elixir to you and your pals. Fire! Pop. Fizz. Glug glug. Ah!!! Airborne alcohol never tasted so good!

Order now!

3 comments:

Angry Lab Rat said...

Thanks to my friend, K.O., for suggesting this topic.

Maggie said...

I see some obvious design improvements needed:

a) its too loud. If you are watching a ripping game AND want your beer, then the launcher either shouldn't be near your TV or should be waaaaay quieter.

b) well c'mon, the service this would provide surely couldn't live up to the price it would cost? Gimmicky yes.

But hey, no need to wait for commercials anymore!

Angry Lab Rat said...

Maybe the cost is worth it if you don't have legs...

Of course, you could always just put the mini-frig next to your couch!