Skip

Coming soon in Teriyaki!
November 7, 2006 2:03 PM   Subscribe


 


This is a hoax, right?
posted by mathowie at 2:18 PM on November 7, 2006


The toll-free number goes to voicemail that thanks you for calling Season Shot, so my vote is not hoax.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 2:22 PM on November 7, 2006


Pepsi Blue
posted by DragonBoy at 2:24 PM on November 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Are you related to I Love Tacos?
posted by fixedgear at 2:26 PM on November 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


time to take up huntin'
posted by Stynxno at 2:27 PM on November 7, 2006


A natural progression from depleted uranium and white posphorous. I predict serious weight gain among U.S. troops in Iraq.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:31 PM on November 7, 2006


I ate wild duck once. There were these little dishes next to each plate, as I learned, for you to drop any birdshot into.

I guess it's not uncommon for people to lose teeth when they eat like this.

But yeah, I don't see this as a hoax.
posted by bardic at 2:36 PM on November 7, 2006


Best if you just wound them with the birdshot, and finish them off with the flamethrower.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:38 PM on November 7, 2006


But what if you just wing it and you have to break the birds neck? Do you settle for an under-seasoned bird or blast again just to give it more flavor?
posted by bob sarabia at 2:42 PM on November 7, 2006


Very clever. I've heard of non-lethal salt-loaded shotgun shells -- in fact my grandpa had an amusing tale of being on the receiving end of a salt-loaded shotgun shell while being chased off a farm. I imagine peppercorns and rock salt might be enough to fell a duck.
posted by StarForce5 at 2:47 PM on November 7, 2006


Dude, Michael Madsen in Kill Bill knocked Uma Thurman out with rock-salt shells.

/as a godless librul, everything I know about guns comes from movies.
posted by bardic at 2:55 PM on November 7, 2006


"I wasn't trying to kill him officer, I was just trying to KICK HIM UP A NOTCH, BAAMMMM!!!!!!!"
posted by ernie at 3:12 PM on November 7, 2006 [3 favorites]


Next up, deodorant laced buckshot for skunks and your more slovenly co-workers.
posted by IronLizard at 3:19 PM on November 7, 2006


Simpsons Cue: "Dad, [ducks/coworkers/women] won't like being shot in the face."
posted by anotherbrick at 3:23 PM on November 7, 2006


Awesome. Now I just need to see about getting some .44 allspice rounds made up.

As a contentious cannibal, I believe in hunting my own game. You know, to make sure it doesn't suffer unnecessarily. But I'm also a firm believer that most meals can be made better by the judicious application of the right spices and flavorings.

This will certainly speed things up.
posted by quin at 3:23 PM on November 7, 2006



This is a hoax, right?


My initial response, as well. It just seems to weird to be real, but it also seems very elaborate to be a hoax. More than that, the payoff is a bit small if it is a hoax. It would read as a great setpiece in a Vonnegut novel, though.
posted by The God Complex at 3:34 PM on November 7, 2006


I can see it as a gag-gift for your favorite hunter thing. I mean, millions have been made on dumber ideas.
posted by bardic at 3:43 PM on November 7, 2006


I don't think it sounds dumb at all. Biting down on birdshot is not a lot of fun.

From the FAQ, though, looks like it doesn't actually exist yet. I'm thinking this is some individual inventor's brainchild, who hasn't yet figured out the funding, manufacture, or distribution parts.

I wonder whether he's going to have trouble with the FDA. Is it food? Or a weapon?
posted by ook at 4:02 PM on November 7, 2006


I see no reason to think this isn't real. It isn't a bad idea, even.

What's relevant and possibly exciting, for me, is not the flavor-while-killing angle so much as the not-filling-food-with-lead angle. I'd love to see some flavorless, inert, biodegradable shot that's as deadly (to the bird) as lead. Anybody?
posted by mistermoore at 4:10 PM on November 7, 2006


Oh, I guess rock salt kinda fits that bill.
posted by mistermoore at 4:12 PM on November 7, 2006


Lead shot is the only thing one may remove from one's mouth while dining with the Queen, so this could mean one less obscure etiquette rule to commit to memory.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:29 PM on November 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


I wish someone would shoot me in the face with something tasty.
posted by squidfartz at 4:44 PM on November 7, 2006


This fits perfectly with my idea of retrievers wearing Hibachi backpacks.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:02 PM on November 7, 2006


I Love Tacos. I Hate Lead Shot in My Tacos.
posted by mullacc at 5:16 PM on November 7, 2006


Oh, I guess rock salt kinda fits that bill.

Well, as mentioned, you can't really kill a human with salt-shot. I really doubt you could kill a bird with it either. Although I'd like to find out.
posted by bob sarabia at 5:30 PM on November 7, 2006


Great idea, if it's real. But shot is more of a problem in rabbit and hare in my experiece - can you kill them with salt too?
posted by jack_mo at 5:31 PM on November 7, 2006


Well, as mentioned, you can't really kill a human with salt-shot. I really doubt you could kill a bird with it either. Although I'd like to find out.

OK, this guy is not quite a scientist or someone I'd hang out with, but he did do a Mythbusters-style test on salty shotshells. I figured the problem was that the salt would melt, since cordite burns at 2000C and salt melts at 800C, but what it evidently comes down to is that rock salt lacks the mass necessary to move fast enough to penetrate skin/cardboard.

So somehow Holm and Feig have created little flavorful balls of mass that can penetrate feathers/fur. I don't trust other peoples' taste enough to believe that I'll enjoy their flavor combinations, but I am completely intrigued by the very concept.

Dude, can I make my own?!
posted by mistermoore at 6:26 PM on November 7, 2006


28 comments in already and nobody has dropped the "two birds with one stone" line? seriously?
posted by hypocritical ross at 7:23 PM on November 7, 2006


but what it evidently comes down to is that rock salt lacks the mass necessary to move fast enough to penetrate skin/cardboard.

Yeah, i knew that part already. I've actually been shot with salt from a pistol before. It stung like a mother fucker. I guess the same would be said for a small animal?
posted by bob sarabia at 7:26 PM on November 7, 2006


The toll-free number goes to voicemail that thanks you for calling Season Shot, so my vote is not hoax.

So... ?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:06 PM on November 7, 2006


I've actually been shot with salt from a pistol before. It stung like a mother fucker. I guess the same would be said for a small animal?

It would have to be a really big pistol to fire small animals.
posted by kcds at 4:14 AM on November 8, 2006


I agree with Alvy Ampersand. Anybody can change their voicemail greeting to lend credibility to something, so the phone number doesn't prove or disprove anything.

I saw this at Strange New Products yesterday; the author there seems to think it may be a hoax as well.
posted by etoile at 9:07 AM on November 8, 2006


Actually, I just didn't get the post.
Either it's Pepsi Blue, or one really lame hoax.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:16 AM on November 8, 2006


« Older Oops, she did it again.   |   Enough Rope with Andrew Denton Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post