I figured out that we could dispose of much more if I emptied out the cans. Emptying out the cans involves poking a hole in them. Bullets make holes! I have a gun with a new spring kit that needs shooting. What do you think happened next?
I thought I had the spitback problem solved. Cans of baked beans seemed to be the worst actor. But I found out that they do not spit back if you shot them end-to-end rather than in the side.
I was having a blast.
I shot one of those squeeze bottles of mayonnaise. I positioned it just like I positioned the cans...so I can hit it in the end. I hit it right in the cap. The 124 grain hollowpoint transferred some kinetic energy to the mayo, which in turn inflated the flexible polyester bottle.
Empirically, it can be proven that one needs only half of a converging-diverging nozzle when dealing with incompressible fluids. This "nozzle" was pointed slightly upward and straight back at me. Mrs ERJ, ever quick to put a positive spin on events, quipped "Well, at least you smell nice." Between the chortles, that is.
She volunteered to take a picture for the blog. And I might have let her if not for the fact that the ejectia had remained in one blob until it painted a bold, white stripe the length of my scalp. The stripe was one-and-a-half inches wide and ran front-to-rear.
In retrospect, that may have been what prompted the chortles and comment about smell.
Kids: Its all fun and games until the mayo bottle spits back.