Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Diversion of the Day, 12/10

 

A guy decided to roast his turkey by building a flamethrower drone. A drone. With a flamethrower.

God bless America. Quick culinary tip for the home chef: When roasting a turkey with a flamethrower drone, brining is essential to maintain moisture. (A pre-flamethrower spice rub is also a nice touch.)

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  1. BrentB67 Inactive

    Clearly we need the flamethrower drone because the fire pit isn’t getting it done. Excellent.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 4:43 PM PST
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  2. Profile Photo Member

    It was done by a teenager from Connecticut. Maybe he can go to Yale and add the much needed diversity in the drone-flying-flamethrower-wielding category.

    Interesting, though not surprising, the ACLU of Connecticut is quoted as seeking drone regulation, although I don’t know what civil liberty was implicated. I’m not sure why cooking with a flying flamethrower on your own property should be illegal and setting fire to my neighbor’s property without permission is already illegal.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 4:46 PM PST
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  3. Ontheleftcoast Member

    I really liked

    Quinn the Eskimo:It was done by a teenager from Connecticut. Maybe he can go to Yale and add the much needed diversity in the drone-flying-flamethrower-wielding category.

    Interesting, though not surprising, the ACLU of Connecticut is quoted as seeking drone regulation, although I don’t know what civil liberty was implicated. I’m not sure why cooking with a flying flamethrower on your own property should be illegal and setting fire to my neighbor’s property without permission is already illegal.

    I really liked the cognitive dissonance in the article you linked.

    David McGuire, policy and legislative director for the ACLU of Connecticut, said the video highlights the need for new laws.

    Because nothing says “civil liberties” like new laws banning stuff.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 4:50 PM PST
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  4. Bereket Kelile Member
    Bereket KelileJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    There’s an idea for next year. Maybe I’ll just decide not to deep fry it after all.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 4:55 PM PST
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  5. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Quinn the Eskimo:It was done by a teenager from Connecticut. Maybe he can go to Yale and add the much needed diversity in the drone-flying-flamethrower-wielding category.

    Interesting, though not surprising, the ACLU of Connecticut is quoted as seeking drone regulation, although I don’t know what civil liberty was implicated. I’m not sure why cooking with a flying flamethrower on your own property should be illegal and setting fire to my neighbor’s property without permission is already illegal.

    Another reason for us to leave Connecticut.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 5:00 PM PST
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  6. Randy Webster Member

    I want one. The drone, not the turkey.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 5:13 PM PST
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  7. GrannyDude Member

    Bereket Kelile:There’s an idea for next year. Maybe I’ll just decide not to deep fry it after all.

    Deep fried turkey is actually pretty yummy. Also, you can deep-fry the pies afterward (after my trip to Texas introduced me to Warm Fried Pie, I decided my traditional baked pie was due for an update…it worked pretty well, though maybe I’ll drone-fry the pie next year, too…keep in touch, Bereket…we might need to exchange recipes…)

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    • December 10, 2015, at 5:37 PM PST
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  8. John Walker Contributor

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: A guy decided to roast his turkey by building a flamethrower drone. A drone. With a flamethrower.

    But it takes so long! America is all about instant gratification—fast food! We need to be thinking about Project Plowshare to do it right. Three hundred million turkeys cooked to perfection in a microsecond. Ballistic delivery to your home within minutes.

    “Look out, kids—incoming!”

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    • December 10, 2015, at 5:40 PM PST
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  9. livingtheLoneStarlife Inactive

    So, has the kid received an invitation to visit his fellow drone fan in the White House?

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    • December 10, 2015, at 5:56 PM PST
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  10. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If you used that for duck hunting the bird could be cooked before it hit the ground.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM PST
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  11. Kay of MT Member

    Was there anything left of that bird fit to eat?

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    • December 10, 2015, at 6:25 PM PST
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  12. Fred Cole Member

    Wouldn’t it taste like lighter fluid after?

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    • December 10, 2015, at 6:42 PM PST
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  13. Concretevol Thatcher

    Fred Cole:Wouldn’t it taste like lighter fluid after?

    It would taste like freedom you commie. :)

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    • December 10, 2015, at 6:47 PM PST
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  14. James Gawron Thatcher
    James GawronJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon,

    Wait till this kid gets on the Iron Chef.

    https://youtu.be/NIhQSpfsSOo

    I like this kid. He’s got the guts now he’s got to go for the style.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • December 10, 2015, at 6:58 PM PST
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  15. Ned Walton Inactive

    Nothing like the smell of napalmed turkey in the morning!

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    • December 10, 2015, at 7:17 PM PST
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  16. Ontheleftcoast Member

    If you loaded the flamethrower with 151 rum, that might taste OK.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 7:45 PM PST
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  17. Profile Photo Member

    It make take a while to make the turkey taste its best. I doubt there are cookbooks for turkey using a flying flamethrower. Someone has to be the pioneer for the rest of us.

    Deep-fried turkey and trash-can turkey probably weren’t perfect on the first go around, but now they are traditions.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 7:47 PM PST
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  18. Profile Photo Member

    Ontheleftcoast:If you loaded the flamethrower with 151 rum, that might taste OK.

    That’s the spirit!

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    • December 10, 2015, at 7:49 PM PST
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  19. Bereket Kelile Member
    Bereket KelileJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Kate Braestrup:

    Bereket Kelile:There’s an idea for next year. Maybe I’ll just decide not to deep fry it after all.

    Deep fried turkey is actually pretty yummy. Also, you can deep-fry the pies afterward (after my trip to Texas introduced me to Warm Fried Pie, I decided my traditional baked pie was due for an update…it worked pretty well, though maybe I’ll drone-fry the pie next year, too…keep in touch, Bereket…we might need to exchange recipes…)

    Deep fried pies?! I have no idea what to make of that. But, strangely, I’m curious.

    I’ve had deep fried turkeys every year for several years now so I’m right there with you. When it comes to the marinade I tend to do something different every year, mainly because I never write it down. It keeps the ideas fresh though. I’d definitely be interested in what recipes you’ll be using.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 8:18 PM PST
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  20. Paul Dougherty Member

    Fred Cole:Wouldn’t it taste like lighter fluid after?

    I love the taste of napalm at thanksgiving, it tastes like… victory.

    Someday these holidays are gonna end.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 8:32 PM PST
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  21. Paul Dougherty Member

    Problem is the turkey is too small. What is needed is something on the order of Black Rhinoceros on the spit.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 8:35 PM PST
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  22. Hammer, The Member

    well, obviously I’m being “that guy,” but my first thought was that that would be one horrible tasting bird.

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    • December 10, 2015, at 8:41 PM PST
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  23. Annefy Member

    Because no great story starts with: “Here, hold my salad.”

    p.s. By brother builds drones for various alphabet agencies. He had one a few years ago with a 135 lb payload. All I could think of was how awesome it would be to hike to some God-awful, inaccessible spot, and have that baby deliver dinner and a few brewskis on ice.

    Next Gen Aeronautics

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    • December 10, 2015, at 9:38 PM PST
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  24. Titus Techera Contributor

    I think that drone is going to attack the NYC Fed & go to sleep there. I’m not sure, but that’s the picture I’m seeing-

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    • December 11, 2015, at 12:09 AM PST
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  25. jonsouth Inactive

    Bereket Kelile:Deep fried pies?! I have no idea what to make of that. But, strangely, I’m curious.

    McDonald’s sold them for a long time… and still do in some parts of the world. Haven’t had one for a while, but I remember them being good.

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    • December 11, 2015, at 4:31 AM PST
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  26. Dave of Barsham Member

    Quinn the Eskimo:

    Ontheleftcoast:If you loaded the flamethrower with 151 rum, that might taste OK.

    That’s the spirit!

    I see what you did there….

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    • December 11, 2015, at 4:35 AM PST
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  27. Vald the Misspeller Inactive

    Ontheleftcoast:If you loaded the flamethrower with 151 rum, that might taste OK.

    Or if you just load yourself with the 151, you won’t care what the turkey tastes like.

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    • December 11, 2015, at 7:42 AM PST
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  28. Penfold Member

    G_D bless America. Hell Yeah!

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    • December 11, 2015, at 8:12 AM PST
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  29. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Is this Kosher?

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    • December 11, 2015, at 8:40 AM PST
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  30. Paul Dougherty Member

    JimGoneWild:Is this Kosher?

    If:

    1.) ko·sher [ˈkōSHər]- The best thing ever.

    Then yes.

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    • December 11, 2015, at 8:47 AM PST
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