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How about a big giant something or another with no motor, no wheels and no moving parts to do this or that.

It sounds like another winning idea for Junkyard Wars ( a mechanical engineering show BTW).

I bet you can not find this great idea in the FAQ. I hope we get to build it!!!

Frustration is setting in as you can plainly see.

-- Ron Lesseraux (, April 04, 2001


Ok, I'm having a little trouble visualizing this one. You want them to build a big something that does nothing- but does something? How Zen-like! (But I'm still lost.)

-- Chip Haynes (, April 04, 2001.

You could make it real small but have it do twice as much of whatever it is the big one would do. I think Rita would be a great "Expert" for this one.

-- Glenn Dean (, April 04, 2001.

Wow...government contractors would be awesome at this!

-- Dan Denney (, April 04, 2001.

What a stupid idea. You should be hung, drawn, and quartered.

It needs a hydraulic system powered by a motorcycle engine.

Must I explain everything?...

-- Rick Tyler (, April 04, 2001.

Okay...I'll play...

The hydraulics would make a big wheel spin in the middle of the thing...

-- Dan Denney (, April 04, 2001.

Ron said no moveing parts. Sounds like goverment to me.

-- Rob.Fitterling (, April 04, 2001.

A Big Stick???

-- Joey Falgout (Broadcast Junkies) (, April 04, 2001.

This would be easily won by "Art Attack!"

-- Waddy Thompson (, April 04, 2001.

Um, guys? I work for the government(sort of). Looks kinda hard to me. Mind if I just stand here, lean on my shovel for a moment and think about it? Thanks.

-- Chip Haynes (, April 05, 2001.

If you're going to lean on a shovel,you have to do it by SOP. At least two other people have to be present to supervise.

-- Matthew Kenney (, April 05, 2001.

When you drive by a government construction job, do you know why you see five supervisors standing around and one guy digging? Because if those five supervisors weren't there, that one guy wouldn't dig!

-- Chip Haynes (, April 05, 2001.

That's two supervisors to read the blueprints,one to act as a liason to the supervisor of the work team,one to supervise the worker and make sure all OSHA requirements are met,and another to decide which direction to throw the dirt.They also have a specially designed shovel to save delegateing who leans on the shovel while decisions are made (a shovel with a kick stand).Your tax dollars at work!

-- Matthew Kenney (, April 05, 2001.

Come on, Matthew, you know they don't let us bring the blueprints out in the field. Thankfully, we are non-union, so that helps a little. Meanwhile, all of this civil servant bashing got me thinking: Would digging a hole be a reasonable Junk Yard Challenge? A trenching machine, perhaps?

-- Chip Haynes (, April 05, 2001. about one team builds a trencher,the other some sort of dozer.The competition the next day would be who could move the dirt the A digging (Oops!we lost a team member in all that dirt somewhere!),or team B filling (Ouch!You ran over my big toe!).Of course I think there's more entertainment value waiting for my toast to pop out of the toaster in the morning than digging a hole...

-- Matthew Kenney (, April 05, 2001.

Yeah, this really isn't getting me pumped, either. Last offer: A cable laying machine. It would have to dig the trench, lay the cable in it and cover it up again. Bonus points if the machine plants flowers along the dig line and waters them as it passes along.

-- Chip Haynes (, April 05, 2001.

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