I don’t like that there’s a bit of a twist.>>What‽ How am I bleeding?
>>YOU!! How did that happen?>>I don’t even know how that happened!>>You cut yourself on the PVC pipe! [deep synthetic rumble] [electrical pop]
[gentle vinyl static] [rising chime]
Jason Murphy, just answer me this, is this
your own invention?>>Eh, yeah.>>I mean, technically
it’s the same idea as the,
what was it called, the hot shot–
the pocket shot or whatever that we did? [metallic plink] BRIAN: Yeah!
>>KATELYN: Ooh!>>Yeah, there’s not
a lot of ingenuity to it. I just thought,
you know what? How can we make that
even more evil?>>This is taking all the most
dangerous elements we’ve had before. The danger of all the times that we’ve used slingshots,
whether with ninja stars or with BB shot. [music] [slowed slingshot sound] [foam tumbles and crashes] [foam hits floor]>>And now with giant needles!
Okay.>>It’s a simple build,
I don’t know if it’s going to work but man,
I want to try!>>Okay let’s go, let’s go!>>What I’m going to do,
we’re just disassembling– taking the sling
part of the slingshot, right?>>Yeah.
>>Taking that off.>>I’m going to bet
that you can use I guess, surgical tubing, you could probably use even balloons
or rubber bands for this.>>Yeah.>>BRIAN: We’ve got latex gloves. We’ve got barbecue skewers,
we’ve got soda cans. [slowed snap and pop]>>And then we’re going to take
this little metal clasp…>>BRIAN: I figure we are going to–>>JASON: Oh! You want the metal cinch
really tight. You can only draw it back
this far, right?>>BRIAN: I am going to hold this here.
>>Okay.>>See how hard it is
to pull it one length back.>>Don’t let go.>>No, you don’t let it go
and don’t let it hit me. Does that seem right?
Is there any chance that you would pull this back
and it would like, I don’t know, slip, and smack your face? I guess… any time you have
a rubber-based tension device you run the risk of it snapping
and hitting stuff>>Yeah, absolutely. And you want to
make sure that you get that really, really tight.
>>Yeah.>>Because when I was doing
a few test pulls it came back and
snapped me in the chest.>>Oh really?
>>Yeah. But I didn’t have it
nearly tight enough, like, not even for a moment.
>>[with sarcasm] This is very encouraging.>>It’s going to be fine!>>This is on like that.>>Yeah!>>Oof.
[nonverbal mumbling]>>We should absolutely have protection on.>>Also, this is not
sufficient eye protection I’m going to rely on
the fact that I have goggles and…
and glasses.>>Also probably not
sufficient eye protection. [vinyl crackling] We’re going to go ahead
and put a secondary clasp on here just in case.
>>Redundancy. Smart.>>And that still doesn’t protect us
if say, the… thing tears or whatever, yeah.
>>Rubber snaps, yeah. Okay, so that’s double locked on there.
>>Yeah.>>BRIAN: I feel not so bad about it.
>>Okay! Do you want to give it the first shot?
>>[with trepidation] I guess.>>Just launch it out into the field?
>>Yeah. So here, we’ll take this dull one.
>>Okay.>>Oh my goodness… [sinister laughter]>>I don’t like that there’s a bit of a twist in it.
>>[distracted] What‽ How am I bleeding?
>>[something between “you” and “no”] How did that happen‽
>>I don’t even know how that happened!>>You cut yourself on the PVC pipe! ♪ [bass beat, club music]
[echoing] Roll it back! ♪ Da-da da da da da da ♪>>When did that happen?
[dance beat continues] ♪ You got cut by plastic! ♪
[music fades out] [amused] Yeah you definitely–
you got a paper cut on this. [laughter] You load it like a mortar.
♪ [music picks up]>>>BOTH: Loaded!>>BRIAN: We got one loaded.
>>Yep! All right, here we go.
We are live. Fire in the hole. Three, two… [launch snap] That landed behind us.
That’s probably not good.>>No, it was right over here. [slowed launch snap] [music continues]>>BRIAN: Where?
>>JASON: It hit the tree
and then landed over here.>>Yeah.
I don’t like that it hit the tree. [laughter] Oh you did find it. Two things about this. One, it is awkward that you have to have
your aiming hand work counter to your force-pulling hand [Jason affirms]
and is sort of akimbo
and flying all around. I feel like the perfect version of this
would have something to rest in here, but I’d be kind of like pulling back
and then firing, and I’d have more stability.>>Okay.
>>But I don’t know for our improvised scenario that that would be much of an option So I can feel it
on my belly here. I’m going to–
get that on there, okay. And now… very far away,
I–what, straight up?>>JASON: Sure!
>>BRIAN: Three, two, one. [launch snap] [laughter] It looks exactly like when
Superman throws the crystal from planet Krypton.
>>Does it just–>>It just tumbles
end over end. So, I’m going to bet that there’s a reason
arrows have those feathers on them and that it’s never going to fly
true over long distance.>>Fletching is a real thing.
>>Yeah.>>They’re not just decorative!>>Right.
>>I could have sworn– [vhs ejection]>>BRIAN: All right,
so we got duct tape on here. We’ll see if this does anything.>>Looks a little janky,
but the whole thing is.>>I don’t even know if it’s going to
slide down like that. [Brian stammers] See, I’m afraid I’m just going to
pinch and ruin the fletching now.>>JASON: Maybe.
>>BRIAN: Okay, here I go. Weapon is live. Three, two… [launch snap] It flew straightish.>>Straightish, yeah.
Which is–>>It didn’t tumble end over end.
>>Yeah, that’s an improvement.>>We’ll see if,
for the first time we can get the right side of the weapon to hit. Three, two, one. [slow launch snap]
♪ [music] [high-pitched] Eh?>>Better!
That’s an improvement.
>>Better, better! Part of the problem is I don’t think
we’re getting enough forward momentum because we can’t pull it back far enough.
>>Yeah.>>I guess we could
move this forward and have it be
even tighter at the bottom but I’d prefer to be
farther back.>>Longer, yeah.
>>Yeah.>>So, we found this
curtain rod floating around inside.>>I like it! Cannibalizing things around the house
to make them… dangerous!>>Do you want to try
just firing just this without any pointy bits at the end?>>Let’s try it!
>>Okay. All right.>>What could go wrong?>>[laughing] Welcome to our channel.>>Here we go.>>JASON: Got it? Okay!>>BRIAN: Oh my god. Three, two, one. [slow launch snap] It still,
it just flops sideways!>>Yeah.
>>Okay and I honestly feel like for us to go any farther back,
we really risk this thing flying back into our face. It’s not like a slingshot
where you have something that you’re able to brace yourself. This thing is the thing
that sliced your hand, now imagine it coming at your face!>>So you’re saying, my weapon making skills need work. [with indignation] That’s okay!>>I’m saying,
we need to turn to the real experts, the audience
for their suggestions on this.>>Mm, okay.
>>I think we’re almost on to something, but just the unwieldiness… I’m going to say “Yes,”
to a last ditch prison weapon, pretty much “No,” to anything else, right?>>[with disappointment] Yeah. — CC BY BIZARRE MAGIC — All right.
Back to the drawing board. Back to my Wile E. Coyote Pinterest board of murder.
[Brian cackles]>>I want that to be our real Pinterest board! Wile E. Coyote
Pinterest board of murder!>>I’m going to start it!
[Jason laughs] See, this is more effective.>>Nope, nope!