Profile of slingshot champion


21 Responses to “Profile of slingshot champion”

  1. snagglepuss says:

    Lizardman…You’ll Put Yer Eye Out, Kid.

  2. cha0tic says:

    My Grandad said he used to go poaching with a catapult* because it was easy to knock roosting birds off a branch as they were silhouetted against the sky. It was relatively silent so didn’t disturb the other birds. Or the game keeper. He also said that he knew someone that could turn a tap on using a catapult.

    *Catapult is British for Slingshot.

  3. the_boy says:

    so that’s what happened to Dennis the Menace!

    (that dog at the end? totally the menace part)

  4. Takuan says:

    keep meaning to master the classic sling.

  5. obdan says:

    THAT was friggin’ awesome!

  6. Anonymous says:

    According to this site:

    He passed away in February of 1994, may he rest in peace. He seemed like an awfully nice guy.

  7. joelhousman says:

    I apologize for the double post. I posted as anonymous and then decided to make an account. According to this blog, he passed away in February of 1994. The wiki Nazi’s over at Wikipedia apparently deleted his wiki page in 2008 because he was deemed ‘insignificant’ (grrrrr).

  8. joelhousman says:

    Just found this too. A quote from Rufus in a newspaper a week after his appearance on the Tonight Show.

  9. beneditor says:

    I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a news item as much as this – and I can’t really explain why. Anyone else?

  10. Anonymous says:

    That is so cool. I dunno why. It just is.

  11. Joel Johnson says:

    He seems like a nice guy to spend a few hours with.

  12. deejayqueue says:

    Looking at those Pepsi cans that’s got to be mid-80′s at best. I bet he had some great stories to tell. I’m glad at least he got to tell a few of them on camera for posterity.

  13. el3mo says:

    Slingshots have been making a bit of a comeback. I know a couple of people who are really into it. Some of the newer wrist-rockets even have laser sights on them.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m no biologist, but was that some Japanese Beetle whoopie?

  15. The Lizardman says:

    Wow, makes you want to grab a slingshot – which would likely end in major shortcoming induced disappointment for me but I’d still be proud to buy one from him. I wonder if he is still around.

  16. FoetusNail says:


  17. Alan says:

    Jes lahk shootin’ womp rats back in Beggar’s Canyon!

  18. Blaine says:

    The whole ‘make the weed fall to the right’ was more than I could take.

    That was super, super cool.

  19. elk says:

    Totally (mr howdy) spooked by the single frame flicker of a dog at the very end. Please don’t do that. Please.

  20. rAMPANTiDIOCY says:


    mark refers to him as “the late,” so, presumably he’s dead.

  21. Takuan says:

    sumbitch, thet good ole boy, he got the moving zen

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