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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:13 pm

You might be a spudgunner if:

-You are bitter because school keeps you from building that piston gun you wanted to try out (true)

-At least five families have moved out of the house next door because of the constant "experiments" you undertake in your backyard (also true)

-You paid special attention to the "gas laws" section in your chemistry class, hoping you could learn something to better your next pneumatic (again, true)

-You were disappointed when you found out that you already learned it all from your "experiments" (disappointingly true)

-You actually went and looked up the equations for energy transfer of the release of compressed gas, because you were bored (sad but true)

-Upon a site failure, you check spudfiles every five minutes to see if it's back up yet (really sad but true)

-You angrily returned to your local hardware store to return a faulty air chuck the very day you bought it, because you're having withdrawals

-The store would not accept your faulty air chuck, so you went home, took it apart, and fixed it yourself, in a rush to shoot before it got too dark (lest the seizures start!)

-You have to explain to your neighbors the technical legality of your pneumatic cannon, as it is classified as an "airgun" by state law

All true, somewhat unfortunately.
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Unread postAuthor: Navigator7 » Sat May 02, 2009 5:00 pm

- If you are 54 years old and can relate to every item on 19 pages of this website.

- You errantly find the topic of spudding on wiki and you know most of the contributing writers.

- You dream about building a R/C projectile.

- You think Pumpkin Chunkin would be a grand sport if it weren't for the silly bio-projectiles.

- You've witnessed cans of beer, Gatoraide bottles and other common projectiles unleash destruction unlike anything few have ever seen.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat May 02, 2009 5:17 pm

Navigator7 wrote:- You errantly find the topic of spudding on wiki and you know most of the contributing writers.

Good, then you can tell me who the little cock is that keeps vandalising it.
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Unread postAuthor: jmccalip » Sat May 02, 2009 6:30 pm

sputnick wrote:
I once sat down on the floor in the very narrow plumbing section of my hardware store and took time to figure out the various volumes of all the fittings. paper, pencil clipboard and calculator, the whole 9 yards out there with me, I then took pictures of all the fittings! :wink: all the employees think I have some form of mental retardation now,


Haha, I've done almost the same thing before. Except I just had a dial caliper and some paper, but still. :lol:

It was funny when I was in home depot trying to explain to the employee that I needed a 3 foot section of shd40 PR PVC. So he points to the thin wall drain stuff...then the cellular core...and then I finally found out they only sell it in 10ft sections. That's why I make the extra trip out to a proper hardware store. I cannot go in there without being helped by 5 people in 5 minutes who actually know what they're talking about. Also, the store has a much better selection of plumbing and hardware.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sat May 02, 2009 6:42 pm

Regarding wikipedia I go on it every other month to clear random crap off it.

The links section especially seems to spawn much woffle such as MY PAGE ON HOW TO MAKE A SPUDGUN or BUY YER SPUDGUNS ERE.

Some day when I think they're not looking I'll kick half of it into the bin.
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Unread postAuthor: Navigator7 » Sat May 02, 2009 7:05 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Good, then you can tell me who the little cock is that keeps vandalising it.


Sorry there, Ragnarok.
However, attributing the term "little cock" might be a bit much.

It is definitely someone with a barrel to chamber ratio waaay out of whack.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat May 02, 2009 7:16 pm

@sputnick - sooo true

I've always tried to find good excuses when buying fittings and stuff.. I think that most shopkeepers are now used to my behaviour.. either they know what I am doing (more or less) or they don't care since they know that I am not trying to steal anything and I buy stuff regularly

but one lady at the 1 dollar store is still very suspicious.... well anyone would be if some guy would visit your store twice a week and ask 'do you have marbles?' and uttered something like 'dammit!!' when you replied 'not yet' :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat May 02, 2009 8:12 pm

Navigator7 wrote:- If you are 54 years old and can relate to every item on 19 pages of this website.


And you maintain your interest in the hobby even after all this time, good to see you're still lurking ;)
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Unread postAuthor: jmccalip » Sat May 02, 2009 10:32 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:@sputnick - sooo true

I've always tried to find good excuses when buying fittings and stuff.. I think that most shopkeepers are now used to my behaviour.. either they know what I am doing (more or less) or they don't care since they know that I am not trying to steal anything and I buy stuff regularly

but one lady at the 1 dollar store is still very suspicious.... well anyone would be if some guy would visit your store twice a week and ask 'do you have marbles?' and uttered something like 'dammit!!' when you replied 'not yet' :wink:


Haha, I can relate. I get all my fittings at a plumbing supply store where there is only a counter and they get the parts for you. Well, if someone takes my order and doesn't know me, they always try to convince me to get DWV instead. I spend $50 on 3 and 4" fittings and they keep telling me DWV is cheaper, you don't know what you're doing, ect.
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Unread postAuthor: geniusbomberman » Tue May 26, 2009 9:59 pm

YKYASG if: you can explain that five pound sack of potatoes when you only went to the store for milk.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic_2.0 » Tue May 26, 2009 10:22 pm

when your bedroom floor is covered in various pipes, pipe fittings, projects you're working on, and plans for other projects you wanna build. (been there)

when you're at work and you get into trouble for zoning out cause you we're thinking about a new bbmg design. (done that)

when you spend 45 minutes in the plumbing section of Lowe's walking back and forth trying to find all the parts you need while building it in the cart to make sure it will work. (yea)

you get excited when people throw away old milk jugs, tv's, boxes, dryers and anything else you could possibly shoot at.

when the plumbing guy is standing back watching you work on the pipes under the sink cause you know how to put them together better than he does.

you stay up for hours on end at night workin on a project sayin "just 30 more minutes" every 30 minutes.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Wed May 27, 2009 1:38 am

Hooooly s**t! I just threw in a hugeass lip of Copenhagen!!! Anyway,

might be a spudder if: You worry about the future and start thinking about how you can justify spending hours on end, even skipping meals, when you one day have children to look after.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 27, 2009 2:12 am

boom_o_matic_2.0 wrote:when your bedroom floor is covered in various pipes, pipe fittings, projects you're working on, and plans for other projects you wanna build..


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when you're at work and you get into trouble for zoning out cause you we're thinking about a new bbmg design.


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you get excited when people throw away old milk jugs, tv's, boxes, dryers and anything else you could possibly shoot at.


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you stay up for hours on end at night workin on a project sayin "just 30 more minutes" every 30 minutes


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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed May 27, 2009 2:26 am

That last one has gotten me into trouble with the wife more than once....
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 27, 2009 2:38 am

Brian the brain wrote:That last one has gotten me into trouble with the wife more than once....


Ah, but think how many other offspring projects you would have completed without the distraction ;)
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