Enjoy one last taste of winter with the Packard brothers and their “meat cannon”
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Spring has more or less sprung in Milwaukee, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back on the long, ugly winter that was. For most of Milwaukee, the last four months were a time to hunker down, curse the weather, and contemplate our place in a cold and uncaring universe. For the tireless Packard brothers, however, it was a time to rig up a high-pressure “meat cannon,” stuff it with flank steaks and the occasional chicken leg, fire it in the general direction of a basketball backboard, and hope the vegan-unfriendly treats landed in a grill. To each their own, we guess.
In a video entitled “Grilling in Wisconsin: Meat Madness,” brothers Jack and Nick Packard pay tribute to long Wisconsin winters (and March Madness) by blasting assorted meat products across a driveway, off a backboard, and (sometimes) onto an awaiting grill. The so-called “meat cannon” is basically a jumbo-sized air-pressure potato gun, and has the ability to launch a Cornish game hen at over 150 psi up to 50 yards. And who says Milwaukee is hurting for innovation?
The brothers Packard are no strangers to batshit video stunts. Their “All-Star Bowling Trick Shots” series has been a big hit for Funny Or Die (one video features stars like John Goodman and Adam Scott pulling off nigh-impossible rolls), and their “Pass Me A Beer” clip found them bouncing cans of Old Milwaukee off of trampolines and fishing them out of Lake Michigan. Check out the duo’s latest stunt below, but please don’t try it at home.