Friday, December 7, 2007

Necessity - the mother of invention...

Everyone who deals with stress at work should have one of these...

That's right folks - a homemade dartboard!!! You too can have a dart board covered with pictures of disgusting vermin, such as rats and French.


You can see our ingenuity at work here - using scotch tape, "T" pins, and *ahem* "used up" pen tubes, we've made a number of darts that fly pretty straight. Earlier models had a hook at the end to facilitate launching them with a rubber band fastened to the end of a pencil. These models were recalled faster than a Chinese toy at Walmart after an instance of the hook failing to separate from the rubber band and near calamity that most likely would NOT have been covered under workers comp.


Here is my coworker demonstrating the proper stance for "Cubicle Darts".



It's funny, but I spend more of my waking hours in this place than I do at home...

4 comments:

Becca Jo said...

So THAT'S where that picture of us went! You are so creative my dear. So is this what you are doing when you say that you had a busy day at work?

georganne said...

I hope you at least appreciate the few waking hours you are at home.

and i'm glad nobody lost an eye.

Becca Jo said...

Nobody lost and eye YET

Scar Belly said...

The "incident" involved the use of a rubber band tied to a pencil, to be used as a "launcher" for the darts. One time, a dart failed to disengage from the rubber band, and then impaled the pencil part of the launcher about 1 inch from my index finger.

I had an epiphany at that moment that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was.