I'm hoping my chance at fortune comes way of these water balloon inventions | Mental Poo

Monday, July 09, 2012

I'm hoping my chance at fortune comes way of these water balloon inventions

As you know, I have tried many ways to become rich.

1) My Zazzle store

2) My line of sarcastic/humorous Bitter Baking Company cookies

3) Being a gigolo extraordinaire*

*not even remotely extraordinaire at ALL

But I think what is really going to put me on the map to fame, fortune and an invitation to The Playboy Mansion and/or Bunny Ranch is my latest invention:


I got the idea for these things last year at Busch Gardens, Virginia at something called 'Water Wars' where basically you try to launch water balloons at each other using giant slingshot cages with targets on them.

I came home, and bought the stuff at Home Depot and made TWO OF THESE all in a day for about $100 total. Then I surprised my kids with them.

You can see the original design (without the overhead target area or splash grids as seen in the top photo) in action in this video starring yours truly with an overly dramatic intro:

I've had a few requests for the instructions on how to build these and, as such, I have a full set of instructions including photos, diagrams, a parts list, etc.

My kids and the neighborhood kids LOVE these things, and because they are made of PVC, they are cheap, light, and can be torn down and stored for the winter.

If you're interested, you can purchase a copy of the plans from me for only $5.

That's it. Just $5.

I DO accept PayPal.

Email me at midgetmanofsteel@yahoo.com and I'll send the instructions out to you.

Thanks! And happy ballooning!


Handflapper said...

Your kids are adorable. I would buy a set of plans if I had $5 but then I would need some more money to build the things and who's going to fill up all those water balloons? Not me. And my dogs would eat the balloon bits and I already had one dog die from eating a tube sock and why are you trying to kill my dogs?

Anonymous said...

If I didn't hate water so much, I would love one of these. It's hard enough to get me to shower.

notactuallygod said...

I see you're endearing yourself to the buying public by wearing a Patriots shirt. You might try an "I support John Edwards" political pin to up the appeal there.

Although I have no interest in water balloon launchers I am very interested in purchasing the pogostick camera mount you used for filming -the mount I have now is disappointingly stable and doesn't make me dizzy at all when I watch the resulting video.

Moooooog35 said...

Unfortunately, God, the pogostick camera mount is actually my daughter and she is currently not for sale.

Simone said...

it's so much easier being poor and unknown.

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