Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare

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by John Austin
     
 

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With the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for

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With the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project are provided, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters—build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery, wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive “bomb,” and convert champagne party poppers and pen casings into a three-barreled bazooka. Finally, plans are provided for a top secret concealing book to hide your stash, as well as targets—cardboard critters, big-headed aliens, and zombies—for shooting practice. Never let your cubicle, home office, or personal space go undefended again!

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"One must assert dominion over their desktop. Between the instructions provided in John Austin's book and access to your company's office supplies cabinet, you need tolerate no threat to the security of your cubicle."  —William Gurstelle, author, Absinthe & Flamethrowers and Backyard Ballistics

"We love this MacGyverization of office supplies, and the book is probably the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has nothing, or the cubicle monkey in your life."  —Charlie Sorrel, Wired.com

"Mini Weapons is the Holy Grail: a beautifully illustrated guide for making all manner of miniature munitions, from slingshots and catapults to mines and bazookas, with supplies that can be found in any household, office, or classroom."  —Gizmodo.com

"Learn how to build an arsenal of weapons from office supplies and junk-drawer items in an effort to annoy your coworkers, family and friends."  —Draft Magazine

"Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out."  —Wired Magazine

"These inexpensive ideas are fun for all ages and can inspire the kid in all of us."  —Appleton Post Crescent

"Take your cubicle wars past the archaic stage of just spitballs and elastic bands with John Austin's book, Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction."  —OhGizmo.com

"Nothing inside that will land you on the FBI watch list. (We dont think)."  —Urbandaddy.com

Wired.com
We love this MacGyverization of office supplies, and the book is probably the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has nothing, or the cubicle monkey in your life.
Gizmodo.com
Mini Weapons is the Holy Grail: a beautifully illustrated guide for making all manner of miniature munitions, from slingshots and catapults to mines and bazookas, with supplies that can be found in any household, office, or classroom.
Draft Magazine
Learn how to build an arsenal of weapons from office supplies and junk-drawer items in an effort to annoy your coworkers, family and friends.
Urbandaddy.com
There's nothing inside that will land you on the FBI watch list. (We don't think.)
OhGizmo.com
Take your cubicle wars past the archaic stage of just spitballs and elastic bands with John Austin's book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569768303
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
465,101
File size:
10 MB

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William Gurstelle
One must assert dominion over their desktop. Between the instructions provided in John Austin's book and access to your company's office supplies cabinet, you need tolerate no threat to the security of your cubicle. (William Gurstelle, author, Absinthe & Flamethrowers and Backyard Ballistics)

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