June 30, 2004

How long 'til the FBI's knocking on this guy's door? Who needs heavy military gear when you can make your own flamethrower out of a little PVC tubing and some plumbing bits?

From the link itself (which is the SA forums, BTW, so don't bumrush the show all at once...) "Like any red-blooded, masculine man of the male gender, I love PVC weaponry. You should too. If the concept of heading on down to the local Home Depot and transforming $100 worth of random pipe bits into a killing machine doesn’t appeal to you, you’re a goddamn pansy." Pretty damn cool...

  • Wow. That's awesome. Although, I would think you would want to make it out of less-meltable materials. Also, you’re probably sane and will live significantly longer than I will. Nonetheless you disgust me, and I take comfort in the knowledge that your obituary will be nowhere near as humorous as mine. I am saddened that my life, although no doubt longer than his, will not be nearly as cool. And I thank God that we have wonderful people like this around. They certainly keep things more interesting for the rest of us.
  • I'm confused. Making a weapon that is designed to inflict the worst of injuries on people is cool, whereas videos of shitting on and then eating dead kittens are uncool. Am I the only person left in the universe with a balanced sense of perpective?
  • Let it go, Skrik. If I could do it (and even ignore your description of the video I refused to watch), you can, too.
  • But what if you could shit flame?
  • But what if you could shit flame? Ever ate Mexican?
  • Ever eat Red Savina?
  • Ever ate Mexican? mexican?
  • Maybe thats why Mexican hasn't been around for the last couple of months - Sullivan ate the poor bugger.
  • He fell in a hole because his Tokyo Toilet Map lied to him/her.
  • Awesome. But I do wonder how stable it is in terms of not backfiring and turning the user into toast. In any case, such a device could prove to be quite useful once Sigourney Weaver's Aliens find their way to Earth.
  • Well, I guess I'm a pansy. And pansies are really pretty, and some of them smell really good since they're related to violets. And I was glad when the site wanted me to register, so I didn't have to read I can only assume, in my ignorance, is yet another paranoid boy-thing. Aw, look ,I'm sorry to be so judgemental, but this day's porn and violence posts seemed to build up. If this was just flames for fun I could pass it by on normal days. Or, is this becoming the norm?
  • path, you just have to scroll down to see the cool pix. No registration needed. skrik, there's a BIIIG difference between some guy bashing together a dangerous and cool toy, just to see if he can do it, and making crap/snuff films. I seriously doubt this fella is running around his neighborhood roasting kittens. He probably just likes to tinker.
  • And when the Russians/Greys/Bilderbergers invade, I wanna live next door to this guy.
  • path, building this kind of things can be pretty dangerous, but so are fireworks, archery, fencing and martial arts. This guy seems pretty harmless (from a safe distance). And what zedediah said.
  • path, looking at the pictures, I think this guy has actually built what amounts to a plastic model of a flamethrower. Mind you, the scale seems a trifle larger than the model kits of aeroplanes and ships and such I used to delight in as a kid. Also, if the thing does actually work, it has to be a one-shot deal, not a practical weapon, unless dripping molten plastic on something/someone is the objective.
  • this: not a model. having flipped throug the thread with sick fascination and growing dread, I have to say these are the (in my opinion) best comments: 1. "I'm in Iraq and there's temporary plumbing being installed [which which he could make a flamethrower too]....I know a place where there's a old Mig graveyard...I know someone would see me lighting a plane up tho. I'd make an attempt if I knew I wouldn't get shot." 2. "Anyways, awesome work. Things like this justify burning witches at the stake."
  • I think it's very cool. When he gets a girlfriend, she'll be suitably appalled.
  • This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. I'm looking forward to reading the followup story when this guy is rushed to the hospital with third degree burns. How does one even think that making a flamethrower is a good idea? Police, fire, destruction... nothing good can come from this.
  • It's not about hurting anyone. It's about the power rush that comes with the ability to majorly hurt someone. Besides, as Beavis said, "Fire is cool!" I want one for the same reason I own several fully functional broadswords. I feverently pray I never encounter a situation where I have to use them, but they're still fucking cool.
  • is this a 'boys and their toys' thread?
  • Yeah. This inspired me to continue with my personal railgun project.
  • Pfft, cruise missiles baby!
  • "or whether you just want a single missile to mount on your SUV as a roof ornament -- I'm your man. " The best reason yet to go out and by that Touareg I've had my eye on.