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Totally Blowing Shit Up Tuesdays!

March 10, 2009

I don't know Tova Darling, but I know she's the one responsible for the "Totally Awkward Tuesday" thing that PooBomber lampooned a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure she's a lovely person and everyone seems to really enjoy playing along with her little awkward game. Why not play along? I thought to myself...but let's do it the PooBomber way. I mean, who doesn't like seeing shit blow up on a Tuesday morning?

Lord knows I do. Why do you think I work in a chemistry lab? Nitric acid makes purdy red clouds when it goes up.

Ever wondered what might happen if you had a finely-ground powder and touched a flame to it? I'm pretty sure comedy would ensue. Let's find out, shall we?

To that end, I give you the following clip to enjoy, over and over again, if you like. It's from one of my favorite shows, Brainiac, which is made by Britain's Sky One. For a deeper, more pleasing experience, I find it helps if you hum Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walk├╝re while this is playing. It adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the 'splosions.

21 comments:

Poobomber said...

You make me so proud, I'd hug you if we weren't men.

Scope said...

Reminds me of the Mythbusters one with the non-dairy creamer and the huge air connon.

That was one of the sweetest fireballs I've ever seen.

Cowguy said...

I blew up a fridge once. It was glorious. Rocketed into the sky like a graceful hippo... on a rocket.

Asphodel said...

Hahaha Brainiac rocks! I just Scope mention Mythbusters, that rocks just as much.

now I'm going to go find a synonym for rocks, ok?

Moooooog35 said...

Poobomber.

Great name for a rock band.

Or my next son.

Shupe said...

:D
Makes me miss the days when I was a wee girl blowing up my favorite firecrackers- FLowers.
Those lil buggers could really catch some air if you left just the right amount of colored powder in them!!!
Awe- the good ol' days!!!
Love to blow up shit!

Some Guy said...

Whee! Look at it go!

words...words...words... said...

That dun be a good'un!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Yikes!! I won't be baking for a long time now.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Boys and their toys...

red said...

I can't watch this at work, but does Richard Hammond still host Brainiac? I LOVE me some Richard Hammond.

Sassy Britches said...

I'm still stuck on "deeper, more pleasing." I guess we all have our hangups.

Giggle Pixie said...

My brother made some stuff that blew up once in our basement using his new chemistry set. I think we both got grounded for that one.
:-)

Chemgeek said...

Too bad Brainiac has been known to "enhance" their explosions for the sake of entertainment. Not that there is anything wrong with making a big explosion for the sake of a big explosion, but the science may not be completely accurate.

But, as long as they keep blowing shit up in a big way, I'll be entertained.

Anna Russell said...

Now I want to blow something up. Where did next door's yappy dog go?

Cora said...

If I wasn't feeling lazy I would link Scope's post about the whale getting blown up right here. But, nah, I'm lazy today. You'll just have to use your imagination. ;-)

Chaka said...

The only thing cooler than explosions is seeing them in slow motion. Nice video and those would be great musical pieces to accompany it.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

I dated a Marine once who said he went into the Corps because they let him blow sh*t up. Now I see what the fascination was. Men apparently like things that go BOOM. :-)
I think the Wagner added a nice touch. Nothing like a little National Socialist anthem to get the Party started (all bad uncouth puns intended.)

Frank said...

Hmmm, I do have a bag of flour and a corner of my apartment that I really don't use anymore...

Got any safety glasses?

Sass said...

I finally got it to work...and I tried to hum along.

But all I could hum was Hail to the Chief.

I have no clue why.

You can analyze that if you'd like.

Nej said...

I made a flour bomb for 6th grade science class...thank you Mr. Wizard!!! The eyes of my teacher, (when I told him what my project was) were HUGE!!!

The best part, they actually let me set it off. Oh how times have changed.