May 23, 2002
10:40 AM   Subscribe

Pen Spinning was cool, but now there's ZippoTricks!
posted by TuxHeDoh (12 comments total)

Going strictly by the URL, I'd guess muckster's link is NOT work safe.
posted by luser at 10:52 AM on May 23, 2002

Dude. DUDE!
posted by gwint at 10:57 AM on May 23, 2002

Is anyone else having troubles viewing the AVIs? I could see a few of them and the rest are just black screens.
posted by starvingartist at 11:38 AM on May 23, 2002

I only tried one AVI. It made me feel inept (rightfully so), so I just gave up after finding one I could do... Heh, "the wife beater".
posted by Dark Messiah at 11:50 AM on May 23, 2002

Best. Link. Ever.
posted by Sinner at 11:59 AM on May 23, 2002

second that.
The 'Buick' is cool. related is how some people open the smokes from the bottom. simple. to keep the grease from the filter. (dont grab the pack, dig for the smoke) One can have a lit, grease free smoke with only one hand. The kids will love this link.
posted by clavdivs at 12:25 PM on May 23, 2002

I used to do a few zippo tricks a decade ago, but it's neat that the web has kind of codified these tricks and provided an impetus for creating new ones.

Now if only Zippo tricks actually got you laid...
posted by insomnia_lj at 12:43 PM on May 23, 2002

Aww dude, that's cool. Now I have to start smoking!
posted by MJoachim at 12:43 PM on May 23, 2002

I have some lovely scorch marks in my bathroom as a testament to what happens when your friend tells you he wants to try this really cool Zippo trick he heard about where he pours the fluid into his hands and lights it thinking for some-damn reason that this won't burn his flesh causing him to yelp comically and they shake his hand trying to put the fire out and end up flinging globs of flaming lighter fluid all over the place.

Ah, good times...
posted by Cyrano at 1:41 PM on May 23, 2002

Sounds a lot like my college roommate right there, Cyrano. Performed the trick outside, though, so no in-house scorch marks to speak of. And the friend with the camera panicked instead of capturing the shot, too, so no photographic evidence, either. So much for even the best laid of plans....
posted by youhas at 1:53 PM on May 23, 2002

I used to have quite a repetoire of Zippo Tricks. My best Zippo trick was losing them. I must have lost ten of the damn things in one way or another. My favorite was leaving my Zippo perched on a pack of Luckies on the dash when i went to the ATM...came back and shut the door...the Zippo fell into the heater/defogger vent, never to be seen or heard from again.

I even lost the commemorative square Zippo (though it may have been a good thing, as anyone who tried to carry one of those things in their jeans pocket could tell you.)
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:05 AM on May 24, 2002 [1 favorite]

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