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Christmas Tree Rocketry 29

Posted by samzenpus
from the tree-launch dept.
An anonymous reader writes "It's after Christmas, so what do you do with your Christmas tree? Turn it into a missile, of course! From the creators of 'Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling' (video) comes a new epic: the flight of the XMS MissileToe."

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Christmas Tree Rocketry

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  • Love the music (Score:4, Interesting)

    by radiumsoup (741987) on Monday December 31, 2012 @11:33AM (#42432769)

    Post-battle FF7 music, made me smile. :) /nerds are awesome

  • All your presents are belong to us!
  • by JustOK (667959)

    I was expecting more missile tow.

  • It`s after Christmas,...

    Um, no it's not there are twelve days of Christmas, it ends on the 5th of January!

    • by arth1 (260657)

      Um, no it's not there are twelve days of Christmas, it ends on the 5th of January!

      20th day Yule is traditionally when the tree goes down in Fennoscandia. At this point, it's still being decorated with more bags of nuts and sweets.

    • Christmas begins on November 1st (when retailers toss aside the Halloween decorations for the Christmas ones), continues until January 1st (when they begin to focus on Valentine's Day), and makes a brief resurgence in July. Thus, Christmas has about 92 days and takes up a quarter of the year.

      • by sconeu (64226)

        Where do you live? I started seeing some advertisements for Xmas just after Labor Day!!!!

      • Not anymore. They already will have some Christmas stuff out in September/October. The amount of Halloween stuff exceeds it until Nov 1, when all the Halloween shelves switch to Christmas stuff.

      • by Tim99 (984437)
        And our Local supermarket has had Easter eggs on display since December 29.
  • by MDMurphy (208495) on Monday December 31, 2012 @12:24PM (#42433253)

    The build up and payoff was about as satisfying as "Bambi Meets Godzilla"

  • Maybe he should have kept that tree around. It's still 351 days until Christmas and people already have all their lights and decorations up! Just look around. Christmas is starting super early this year!
  • by jfdavis668 (1414919) on Monday December 31, 2012 @01:18PM (#42433751)
    The tree is now just 100ft further out in a field. It didn't get turned into something useful.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      I assure you the tree was briefly recycled into a short lived rocket decoration implement.
      The resulting waste might need to be recycled too but that's a new problem ;-)

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      The tree is now just 100ft further out in a field. It didn't get turned into something useful.

      On Dec 26th, every "Christmas Tree" got turned into "Last Year's Christmas Tree". A few days/weeks after that, every "Last Year's Christmas Tree" got turned into "Mulch".

      Unlike all the other trees that completed said transition, this tree had an intermediate stage, in which it got turned into something awesome.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      The tree is now just 100ft further out in a field. It didn't get turned into something useful.

      Sure it did. Now it's the neighbor's problem.

  • For values of "new" approaching "posted 7 months ago".

  • They still have to throw the tree itself away...

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