Mexican drug smugglers catapult weed over border fence into US

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63 Responses to “Mexican drug smugglers catapult weed over border fence into US”

  1. benher says:

    Didn’t Wyle E. Coyote try something like this? It would seem that the Acme Corporation is the only winner in this endless war on drugs…

    • Jack says:

      You know technically Levi Strauss & Company is the longest lasting benefactor of the gold rush.

      Makes you think!

      • EH says:

        You know technically Levi Strauss & Company is the longest lasting benefactor of the gold rush.

        Wells Fargo was founded the year before, in 1852.

  2. BDiamond says:

    Is it bad that I find the whole idea funny as hell?

  3. Skillator says:

    A few bucks just made the entire recent Fast & the Furious movie redundant.

  4. Nadreck says:

    What? No cows?

  5. Utenzil says:

    They were apprehended when Border Patrol agents poured a cauldron of boiling pitch on them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they should try a large wooden badger…

  7. Major Variola (ret) says:

    Wait till the unlicensed pharma importers learn about TREBUCHETS.

    And then, rocketry.

    And ballooning.

    I’m in yur base smokin yur weed.

    As a longtime stoner who once tossed Estes rockets into trees in upstate prepubescently, I have oftened wondered why not launch a z of coke or somesuch dense-valuable, its gotta be worth it, even with probabilistic intercept, much like Star Wars icbm intercept.

    Neither an economist nor rocket scientist,
    cheers

  8. Major Variola (ret) says:

    @AT203

    Almost lost it, thanks.

  9. Major Variola (ret) says:

    @BDiamond

    You must flog yourself. The Noodly one requires it. Or not.

    • BDiamond says:

      Yea, I shall punish my too, too solid flesh with a No Yolks Wide Egg Noodle, knowing that He has boiled for my sins and that the sauce is good. Then shall the starchy repast be shared and digested. R’Amen.

  10. irksome says:

    Did they get the idea from Infinite Jest?

  11. irksome says:

    Catapot.

    “It’s called a trebu… a treba… it flings shit, man.”

  12. Anonymous says:

    This seems like an appropriate use of “green” technology to me.

  13. kevinupstairs says:

    Are we certain that this wasn’t some sort of apology from Mexico for the whole illegal immigration thing?

    America doesn’t know how to accept a gift.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I knew that it was only a matter of time before that new partnership between MAKE and NORML got in trouble.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Puff, puff, launch. Manners matter.

  16. bobthecitizen says:

    Now if they had drawn “angry birds” on the packages it would have been truly epic.

  17. rebdav says:

    It amazes me that once moving or consuming drugs comes into play the dimmest bong head becomes Mcgyver crossed with Thomas Edison, not a pretty picture imagining that happening.

    • IronEdithKidd says:

      I’m LMAO at that image. Should’ve stopped at MacGyver, though. Damn near had the win.

    • jackie31337 says:

      Not only that, it seems to be the only way to get Americans to use and accept the metric system. The average American would probably have no idea just how much a kilogram is, but a drug dealer or a supplier is almost certain to know.

  18. HubrisSonic says:

    do they light it first?

  19. Anonymous says:

    ok i was gonna do this if i ever turned into a dope smuggler or something of the like but as i dont think thats ever gonna happen:

    why dont u just get one of those helicopters u can maneuver with ur iphone , attach mirrors to the outside so its hardly visible from the ground, and then fly over the drugs, obv under radar height. ….

    its easy.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Perhaps you should manufacture one and submit your design to MAKE.

    • Jack says:

      ok i was gonna do this if i ever turned into a dope smuggler or something of the like but as i dont think thats ever gonna happen:

      why dont u just get one of those helicopters u can maneuver with ur iphone , attach mirrors to the outside so its hardly visible from the ground, and then fly over the drugs, obv under radar height. ….

      its easy.

      FTW!

  20. gwailo_joe says:

    This reminds me of an idea my friend and I had, sometime after high school around 1995 or so:

    The Resume Trebuchet.

    “In these tough times, it gets harder and harder for your name to rise above the buzz. . .

    What better way. . .than the Resume Trebuchet!”

    Just fill the basket with up-to-date resumes, point at downtown; and let fly!

    of course now that I think about it, one would need some type of exploding shell or dissolving capsule to get all that paper very far at all. . .

    but since we were indeed smoking weed and drinking Seagrams 7 out of the plastic bottle at the time, I suppose we can be excused for not ironing out all of the kinks. . .

  21. Alvis says:

    This would make an awesome smartphone game.

  22. Anonymous says:

    mexico should annex us and canada.

  23. bat21 says:

    Only people who smoke weed would think of something like this.

    • Jack says:

      Kind of makes you think: Maybe all of those asteroids heading towards Earth are just huge galactic bundles of weed some space stoner is tossing to Earth to try and mellow us out from wars and shit. WHOA!

      • brundlfly says:

        There is indeed such a theory already in place: in “The Food of the Gods” by Terrance McKenna he puts forth the proposition that intelligence is directly correlated to the first herders eating the mushrooms off of the cow patties from their herds. Furthermore, this gift of intelligence was “seeded” on this planet, because those particular mushrooms contain an element not naturally occurring on this planet, and only exists here due to asteroids.

  24. ill lich says:

    “You put your weed in there!”

    Lo siento. . .

    “Pones tu hierba alla!”

  25. emo hex says:

    You know the U.S. Post Office could learn a thing or two from this.
    Our mail could be delivered this way, each house could have a large basket
    and the main post office in town would have this catapult . . .

  26. CheechChong says:

    I’m surprised that they did not use this in the movie “Up in Smoke”.

  27. mdh says:

    Cannapult?

  28. lectroid says:

    MYTHBUSTERS!!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    You can rest assured they’re not catapulting a strain of White Widow across the fence. What a waste of time on skanky dirtwee.

  30. bpratt says:

    Wheeeeeeeeeeed!

  31. bassplayinben says:

    Trebuchet

  32. AT203 says:

    This seems like the kinda idea that you come up with when you are high.

  33. Anonymous says:

    They should use a Trojan donkey

  34. Mira says:

    Forget blowing all this money on fences, drones, cameras, etc. Lets just annex both Canada and Mexico and be done with it.

    That way, you can be stoned enough not to really mind the wait, for your nationalized health-care!

    done and done. Probably at a savings. ;)

  35. Anonymous says:

    Have you used a catapult… ON WEED?

  36. oddboyout says:

    They need to watch that pumpkin chucking show for some tips.

  37. mgfarrelly says:

    Feh, that’s nothing. Get back to me when they start using a trebuchet.

  38. OhMeadhbh says:

    i swear i just saw this episode on mythbusters. but why buy mexican weed when you could buy local grown? (she says, supporting local santa cruz county businesses)

  39. Johnny Blaze says:

    Angry Cocaine Birds.

  40. Jardine says:

    The catapult operators and the people grabbing the packages on the other side still both have to be relatively close to the fence. Why not just go up to the fence and toss the weed over?

  41. Anonymous says:

    In 5 years, this model will be perfected, and people will be catapulted right onto a lawn, miles away from the Border agency!

  42. jfrancis says:

    I had a screenplay idea once (who doesn’t) that involved as a plot point a mass driver that could land payloads in a swimming pool much, much farther across the border.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Boing Boing!

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