Iron Man Jr.
August 27, 2009 5:15 PM   Subscribe

Everitt is a pyro.
posted by boo_radley (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
missing whatcouldpossiblygowrong tag.
posted by empath at 5:24 PM on August 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


"pyro" is borked and links to this thread.

UNLESS YOU MEANT THIS THREAD IS ON FIRE
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:25 PM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm taking this opportunity to link to Ignis Solus because it's awesome.
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:27 PM on August 27, 2009


Empath: the most intruiging thing to me is Everitt's timeline; outlining a "3.0" system on paper, and then never being heard from again.
posted by boo_radley at 5:34 PM on August 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


that is so cool. also it seems like the cliche set-up for a comic book hero or villain.
posted by selenized at 5:35 PM on August 27, 2009


Hadouken! I love it. I'm afraid I don't see a long, prosperous future for this guy's fingers, though.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:39 PM on August 27, 2009


boo_radley: his youtube channel says he last signed in 4 hours ago. But agreed - it is curious what could've happened in the last 5 months.
posted by ish__ at 5:40 PM on August 27, 2009


I saw this linked somewhere earlier this week, and while my first reaction was the obvious "This is insanely stupid and will end horribly" I have to admit that the idea of building one has been sitting in the back of my mind like a bad decision waiting to happen.
posted by quin at 5:48 PM on August 27, 2009


And this is definitely the best time for him to dress up and become a super hero/villain.
posted by Chan at 5:53 PM on August 27, 2009


it reminds me of an article in the Globe and Mail last week, about kids like that and the wonders of reconstructive surgery. here it is. it's a cool read.
posted by spindle at 6:01 PM on August 27, 2009


Did I see unburnt fuel squirting out of it for a second or so at about 1:41 on the pyro link? Yeah, I'll bet he has less skin soon.
posted by jimmythefish at 6:01 PM on August 27, 2009


See also Interpretive Arson's Fire Fingers (pic), which strike me as better all around.
posted by pombe at 6:07 PM on August 27, 2009


Two automated flame-producing devices strapped to BOTH of his hands so that in the event he really needs to remove one he will sear that hand with the other device. Brilliant.

This guy isn't Pryo, he's Lex Luthor. He's conducting an experiment that will end with all his hair falling out (or worse) and he'll blame the guy who saved him for his disfigurement.
posted by mistersquid at 6:11 PM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Butane? A real man would use gasoline.
posted by digsrus at 6:11 PM on August 27, 2009


You know, the first thing I thought when I saw this was "How does this guy justify his design choices?" Good thing he cleared that up in the third video.
posted by Dia Nomou Nomo Apethanon at 6:33 PM on August 27, 2009


This is just awesome.
posted by JDHarper at 6:33 PM on August 27, 2009


I would like to posit that anyone who's experienced a self-induced third-degree flash burn would probably have second thoughts about doing this.

I like how when I was watching the videos I kept thinking, "Surely he has a good reason to do this... Surely there is some sort of work or chore this would help with," and then I watched the last link and, nope, it's just to be like a comic book character.
posted by Liver at 6:39 PM on August 27, 2009


That's pretty cool. But I want to see him fire them while he's somersault-jumping a dirtbike over a pit full of cobras, wearing nothing but a cape and a g-string.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:51 PM on August 27, 2009


Surely there is some sort of work or chore this would help with

Things I would use this for:
-Disposing of leaves from my yard
-Lighting cigarettes for trusting friends
-Smores
-Dog training
-Flashlight alternative
-Drying spills
-Clearing paperwork off my desk
-Insect repellent
-Bigger insect repellent
-Haircuts
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:02 PM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


-Snow Removal
posted by boo_radley at 7:13 PM on August 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


- With both fists making metal index-and-little-finger horns, rocking the fuck out in epic style at concerts
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:17 PM on August 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


I predict this guy has a reality tv show in the near future. Week after week he will slowly build out his superhero costume using his engineering skills. In the season finale he blows himself up just before his first patrol. His agonizing death and last words are reserved for a webisode.
posted by humanfont at 8:22 PM on August 27, 2009


Did I see unburnt fuel squirting out of it for a second or so at about 1:41 on the pyro link?

Seemed purposeful: he got it on the ground in a circle, then ignited it.
posted by kenko at 10:29 PM on August 27, 2009


This is the nerdgirl equivalent of the 17 year old buxom blonde who not only contributes accepted patches into the Linux kernel, but also fights crime in spandex on her nights off. Handsome, young man who has given himself superpowers through his intelligence and craft? Yeah. Evil points: he could, if he wanted to, set the football team on fire.

I had to settle for locking the quarterback in his own locker... this, I couldn't compete with.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:09 PM on August 27, 2009


Takes one to post one.

this is pretty awesome.
posted by Busithoth at 11:40 PM on August 27, 2009


Surely there is some sort of work or chore this would help with

Spy checking.
posted by Cyrano at 4:01 AM on August 28, 2009 [9 favorites]


dag I miss you dudes :\
posted by boo_radley at 9:23 AM on August 28, 2009


Dude. Firebending.

YES.
posted by pts at 11:51 AM on August 28, 2009


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