It’s probably safe to say your life will no longer be complete…

…without one of these…

Elon Musk’s $600 Boring Company flamethrower is now up for pre-order – sort of

As my eyesight and marksmanship continues to deteriorate, I foresee possibilities here.

Actually since everything we know about this proposed, er, thing is in the picture, I see big issues. Like the fuel tank must be minuscule and I see no pressure tank at all. So is it a poorly-designed (however cool looking) brush burner with a tiny fuel tank? I can get far better at any hardware for $50.

But maybe I’m taking this too seriously. I hate a tease, that’s all. 😉

h/t to Big Brother.

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12 Responses to It’s probably safe to say your life will no longer be complete…

  1. Mike says:

    This is one item you must be careful with, lest you make a fuel of yourself…

  2. Kentucky says:

    Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

  3. “Enron” Musk had to develop a flamethrower to maintain the acceleration rate at which he burns other peoples’ money. He was doing okay with just gasoline and matches, but with the announcement of the Tesla truck and the new roadster there was no other way to keep up.


  4. Bear says:

    Pre-order. Right. That’s going to be like his Model 3 pre-orders, where he’s only meeting 17% of the production quota.

    Looks like there may be a paintball CO2 cylinder tucked behind that thingie. In which case I’d guess it’ll have about the same range as a Tesla in Canada.

  5. Bear says:

    Wait! It just hit me. These will ship with the Tesla Model 3.

    So you can warm up your batteries enough that they’ll work.

  6. Zelda says:

    Great posts. Guffaw!!!!

  7. MamaLiberty says:

    Such liars… nobody will even make a decent BBQ lighter that can be operated without bionic thumbs. I’ve had to go back to using matches to light the fire in the stove. And they don’t work as well as they used to.

  8. mama liberty,, the matches are a problem but the striking plate on the side of the box is garbage. won’t last through half a box of matches.
    used to be you could buy a wall mounted matchbox dispenser with a sturdy striking plate but the new ones just expose the side of the box so still almost useless.
    looked on lehman’s but no good there either.
    any suggestions , would sandpaper or emery paper work? remember the matches are weaker, too.

  9. Joel says:

    Honestly, I’ve found that strike-anywhere matches are not worth the price unless you really need to strike them anywhere – and even then they usually break before lighting anymore. Seems to me they used to be better.

    Strike-on-the-box matches are cheaper, at least around here, and also much easier to light so the striking surfaces on the box last through a whole box of matches. I use a lot of kitchen matches and haven’t bought strike-anywhere for a long time.

  10. MamaLiberty says:

    When the “strike” place on the box gets too bad, I’ll glue a small strip of sandpaper on it. I’ve done it before many times. I used to have a box of “outdoors” type matches that would light anywhere not actually under water… but I foolishly used them all up long ago and can’t really justify buying any more of them. I don’t camp or hunt anymore. 🙁

  11. Zelda says:

    Ben thanks so much for that information. Modern matches of any kind are a joke. The wood is so thin and soft and brittle and the striker strip is garbage. MamaLiberty, I’ve stocked up on stormproof matches, three different brands, and still have some of the many decades old Canadian (although the box says Made in Australia) Bryant & Mays I started out with which were banned here by EPA or some other government agency. I have REI, UCO and Coughlans right now. They are my goto everyday matches because one does the job. They all say for outdoor use only of course, are made in India, and can by bought reasonably priced on sale. I’ve seen them as high as $10 for just a few but don’t buy at that price. Some have very short wood ends like the Bryant & May’s but you can find brands with longer ends – the REIs are one. The ones I have all need a striker strip but I’ve never worn one out and they can be removed from the box and saved if you use the matches up.

To the stake with the heretic!