Mark Frauenfelder at 10:31 am Tue, Dec 18, 2012
But if you hit a cigarette with a hammer and try to heat up a rod of iron with it, it doesn't work (Via BIOTV).
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or “how to light a cigarette by repeatedly bashing a steel rod with a mallet until really hot”
Hey, good for him. A lot of smokers aren’t in good enough shape to do that kind of cardio.
Sure, it sends a socially irresponsible message, but this video is about a guy who listens to Nine Inch Nails and lights his smokes by pounding an iron rod on an anvil. If that’s not badass, I don’t know what is.
NIN makes everything badass.
This is the badassest thing I saw today, with or without NIN.
In before people denounce him for smoking… oh shit, too late.
See, if it was a medical marijuana joint, boingboing would be supportive,,,
Apples and oranges, but I hear ya.
What do you mean? Smoke of ANY kind is bad for the lungs, throat and circulatory system. It’s just medical cannabis has a much better tradeoff than tobacco
Also most people don’t smoke 20-40 joints per day.
Then they’re doing it wrong.
someone has to tell them that having a steady hand when shooting video is as essential as having a steady hand when just shooting.
They make these things called, um… Tripods and er, Monopods… that some say provide the necessary camera stability.
Bupkis! I say. Back in my day, we used a rock. And if we didn’t have a rock, we used a cactus. But that really wasn’t a problem, because photography wasn’t invented yet. It was only when the wearing of onions on the belt fell out of favor did people turn to photography as a hobby…
I thought that’s what the blowtorch was for.
Maybe he forgot that he is surrounded by forges
“I got it.”
Dude, you kinda got it.
Works in the wind and rain, too.
The iron on iron seems to work as well as flint on steel.I see a backpack anvil on the horizon.
It’s the repeated reshaping of the rod (you DID notice he was rotating it a quarter turn every time he struck it, no?), which provides the friction that heats it up.
Nice that you have seen the process,would that you had seen the humor.
Sorry, I had just come from my Sarcasmaholics Anonymous meeting, so I was a little sarcasm-deaf.
I should have gone for irony.
The Thor energy solution.
That’s one badass way to light a cigarette. But it’s gonna be a real pain to use that method when you’re at a rock concert and they play your favorite ballad. Just sayin’.
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