15 October 2010 @ 06:33 pm
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Wee Lisaweelisa on October 16th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Well, I'd certainly want one of these if I was an officer aboard a spacecraft and we were directed to check out a derelict alien spacecraft.

Otherwise, bad idea...
Brent "Chip" Edwards: Bad Idea Bearschipuni on October 16th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
...and fifty more uses inside the home, too!
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных водseminarist on October 16th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
1. Burn down the @#$% farmhouse
2. Burn down the @#$% barn...
Amyamyangel96 on October 16th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: 100 FARM USES:
3. Burn out those annoying neighbors
4. Effective against zombies!
classical: blade runner: firestarterclassicality on October 16th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
Re: 100 FARM USES:
5. INSTANT BARBECUE; just add sauce of your choosing.
Singe Addamssingeaddams on October 16th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Re: 100 FARM USES:
6: Fumigate the Outhouse

7: Get a handle on the rat problem.
crabofdoom: naked citycrabofdoom on October 16th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Re: 100 FARM USES:
8. Environmentally friendly spider remover.

9. Raking leaves and pine straw now a thing of the past.
Emmuzkaemmuzka on October 17th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Re: 100 FARM USES:
10. Get rid of the in-laws
11. Arrange an insurance fraud
I joined the Rebel Alliance ironically: spike pretty fire bad - by drankmywarmorwen_peredhil on October 16th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I want one.
The American Girl Who Likes Wearing Beretsmystical_chickn on October 16th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh my god I just burst out laughing. XD
Randyhot_turkey on October 16th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Ooh, that looks like fun.
Ashley!  It's Unisex!randomneses on October 16th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Amyamyangel96 on October 16th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
I find myself hoping that below this was an ad for some sort of firefighting device. This thing may kill weeds, but how do you STOP it once the entire field goes up in flames?
Aegis J. Hyena: Stinky Kirbyaj_hyena on October 16th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
You -don't- --- it was used against rivals, you see... heh.
TeaRoses: Angela by detoxcocktailsrosehiptea on October 16th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
This is probably my second stupid question for today, but how do you burn air?

(I tried google and it was uninformative.)
Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?fynoda on October 16th, 2010 10:14 am (UTC)
Oxygen has to be present for combustion to occur. Hence, you'll never see explosions in space.
TeaRosesrosehiptea on October 16th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
OK, I did know that. But I'm still confused at the "Burns 6% Kerosene, 94% Air" part. Maybe it's just the way they're phrasing it that I don't get.
3cthelion3cthelion on October 18th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
in many cases, liquid fuel does not burn, only fuel in a vapor form. this is why your car uses a mixture of a lot of compressed air and a fine mist of gasonline to combust in your cylinders. a popular experiment in high school science is to put out a match or candle by dousing it with gasoline.

i'm assuming they're saying the same thing here. it's probably more literal than we are used to (car manufacturers would probably get in trouble if they said their normal cars ran "primarily on compressed air"), but it's accurate nonetheless.
TeaRosesrosehiptea on October 18th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ah, OK, that makes sense. Though it looks to me like they're implying that you're saving on kerosene by burning air when actually that's just how combustion works. But hey, it's advertising.

Thanks you for the explanation.
jomadge: House - OMG!jomadge on October 16th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I've seen similar products in modern gardening catalogs.

realpestilencerealpestilence on October 16th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
I bet it's handy for mucking out stalls. Plus, great for starting bonfires for barn-raisings, harvest dances, quilting bees, and other farm funtimes! Just add marshmallows, lol.

Pseydtonne: robotpseydtonne on October 16th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Can I borrow it? I have some kids that won't get off my lawn and I'm allergic to grass pollen.
E♥: Bert Convy: Tee hee!whoseline_wlsc on October 16th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, kill your weeds and everything else in the field! haha I'm interested in what all the uses are...
Pseydtonne: Heyo!pseydtonne on October 16th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
You make it sound like torching a field is such a bad thing. The soot and ash are fertilizer.

"Fire is bright and fire is clean." -Captain Beatty, Fahrenheit 451
E♥whoseline_wlsc on October 16th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that.
jodi on October 16th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
a 1947 classified-style ad in the back of modern mechanix says the following about it:

"Modern Flame Thrower destroys weeds, splits rocks, disinfects, irrigates, 100 practical uses, 4 gal. tank, torch, hose, $22 express collect.Valuable literature Free. Sine Equipment 16S(?) Quakertown, Pa."

and a similar 1946 ad says:

"Kill all weeds with 2000 degree flame. Famous fire gun sterilizes, thaws, incinerates, disinfects. Works like a blowtorch, burns kerosene, mostly air. Economical, safe, sure. Free literature tells how. Write Sine Equipment. S376 Quakertwon, Pa."

another 1946 ad adds "destroys tree stumps" and "heats water in stock tanks" to the list of advantages.

so at least we know some of the 100 uses they meant it for other than burning stuff and burning stuff and burning stuff.
nicolle: coolfaceless_wonder on October 16th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
they call me dangerous d: nostalgiadasia_rockstar on October 16th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't want to see the lawsuits once *this* thing starts malfunctioning!

But seriously, they just don't make zombie- and vampire-repellants like they used to!
infidel in the laundromat: torch girlgotham_syren on October 16th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
What's the big deal? Doesn't everyone garden with a flamethrower?
Pat Bpbrim on October 16th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
My ex-husband had a couple that he got from his dad, but I don't think he ever used them. In Texas they are called "Pear Burners". You run the flame over prickly pear cactus just enough to singe off the thorns but not enough to char them. (Prickly pears don't burn easy, they hold a lot of water.) Then the cattle will eat the prickly-less cactus. Apparently, the cattle love cactus brulee -- he says they would follow his dad and uncle around the pasture, barely waiting for the cactus to cool off to eat them.
Jon Reidcrossfire on October 16th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
baron154baron154 on October 16th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
"Halloween is coming- great for burning the witches who ruined your crops with the evil eye!"
kelp.itskelp on October 17th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
where i live "controlled burns" are quite common to keep the chaparral in check, so this seems pretty useful actually. . not to say that those controlled burns don't occasionally get out of control and start straight up brushfires :/
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