Guy Builds Flamethrower Ukulele Inspired By Guitar in 'Mad Max"
June 8, 2015 9:44 AM   Subscribe

 
I've been wasting my life.
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:44 AM on June 8, 2015 [6 favorites]


For one, make sure you use earplugs.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 9:50 AM on June 8, 2015


Don't forget the long tradition of building flame thrower bag pipes, which was clearly the inspiration for all this Mad Max business.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:56 AM on June 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


The true test is seeing how quickly he resumes playing after being thrown from the truck.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:16 AM on June 8, 2015 [6 favorites]


Perfect for your encore of "Desert Moon". (The Flanking Gerbs will be supporting me on my next tour.)
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:20 AM on June 8, 2015


...making him the Coma the Uke Warrior?
posted by leotrotsky at 10:39 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Maybe the Twee Warrior?
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:40 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hmm.

Laugh at my tiny instrument, did they?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:41 AM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


Fact: nothing bad can come out of Fury Road.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 10:47 AM on June 8, 2015 [6 favorites]


We await the Max Max / P G Wodehouse crossover fanfic where Jeeves adapts Bertie Wooster's banjolele into a flamethrower for use against the post-apocalyptic horde besieging Totleigh Towers.
posted by Major Clanger at 10:54 AM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


Related.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:06 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


...make sure you use common sense

If you're contemplating this, common sense is already the body of a warboy thrown from the rig, broken and dead on the sand, and barely a shiny chrome speck in the mirror by now.
posted by gauche at 11:16 AM on June 8, 2015 [7 favorites]


BTW, scalzi's already posted on twitter, stop sending it to him.
posted by eriko at 11:21 AM on June 8, 2015


Let's set up a cage match between him and the 40W laser guy!
posted by mondo dentro at 11:36 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


An internet friend of mine is trying to convince me to make this. I still have my Mahalo beater uke and didn't know what to do with it, so...
posted by pxe2000 at 11:50 AM on June 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


I quit trying to learn the ukulele a couple of years ago but if my shitty uke threw flames, maybe I would feel like practicing...
posted by palomar at 11:54 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


I pointed this out to some ukulele-playing friends, but sadly I don't think any of them are going to make one.
posted by immlass at 11:54 AM on June 8, 2015


Max Max / P G Wodehouse crossover fanfic

What ho, shiny and chrome!
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:52 PM on June 8, 2015 [4 favorites]


Wonder if you could rig up a resonator uke to shoot flames from the sound holes around the cone?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:06 PM on June 8, 2015


What ho, shiny and chrome!

MAD BERTIE: INCONVENIENT PROPOSAL ROAD
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:09 PM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


MAD BERTIE: INCONVENIENT PROPOSAL ROAD

HELL HATH NO FURY ROAD, EH JEEVES?
posted by gauche at 3:37 PM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


Oh wow, Caleb's on Metafilter! He's one of my oldest and dearest friends, so great to see him here.

The entire time I've known him he's been building completely insane stuff in his spare time. Somewhere along the line someone figured out that they should be paying him to do it.

Some of his other projects:
DIY High Voltage Thor's Hammer
Thermite Vs Laptop: Slow motion destruction
Home made 6 foot tall, fire breathing piranha plant from Super Mario Brothers
What to do with a 10 foot inflatable deathstar? (personal favorite)
Hacked portal gun actually levitates a companion cube

My favorite story from the old days has to be walking into our office at 7am and finding him somehow standing about eight feet tall. He told me later that he'd seen a picture of a werewolf costume that used digitigrade stilts for legs. Inspired, he'd cobbled together a low-budget version by hot gluing some old sneakers to scrap wood. At the time though, all I knew was my boss was yelling "CHECK THIS SHIT OUT!!" and moving towards me. He took two giant-sized steps forward then face-planted into the carpet as the "stilts" immediately snapped in half. Sitting here close to a decade later, my strongest memory of that morning is thinking "yep, just another morning with Caleb".
posted by rosary at 4:09 PM on June 8, 2015 [8 favorites]


Relevant: Pyro Trombone.
posted by TrinsicWS at 5:48 PM on June 8, 2015


Oh, hey! This is my little brother! I'm tempted to get him to work with me on modding my sousaphone.
posted by sourwookie at 6:19 PM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


Bet Ross Ulbricht wishes he'd seen the "Thermite vs. Laptop" video.
posted by Falling_Saint at 7:23 PM on June 8, 2015


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