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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.)Published in General
Clearly we need the flamethrower drone because the fire pit isn’t getting it done. Excellent.
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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I really liked the cognitive dissonance in the article you linked.
Because nothing says “civil liberties” like new laws banning stuff.
There’s an idea for next year. Maybe I’ll just decide not to deep fry it after all.
Another reason for us to leave Connecticut.
I want one. The drone, not the turkey.
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…)
So, has the kid received an invitation to visit his fellow drone fan in the White House?
If you used that for duck hunting the bird could be cooked before it hit the ground.
Was there anything left of that bird fit to eat?
Wouldn’t it taste like lighter fluid after?
It would taste like freedom you commie. :)
Wait till this kid gets on the Iron Chef.
I like this kid. He’s got the guts now he’s got to go for the style.
Nothing like the smell of napalmed turkey in the morning!
If you loaded the flamethrower with 151 rum, that might taste OK.
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.
That’s the spirit!
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.
I love the taste of napalm at thanksgiving, it tastes like… victory.
Someday these holidays are gonna end.
Problem is the turkey is too small. What is needed is something on the order of Black Rhinoceros on the spit.
well, obviously I’m being “that guy,” but my first thought was that that would be one horrible tasting bird.
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.
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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-
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.
I see what you did there….
Or if you just load yourself with the 151, you won’t care what the turkey tastes like.
G_D bless America. Hell Yeah!
Is this Kosher?
1.) ko·sher [ˈkōSHər]- The best thing ever.
I was think more of the other way, you know, like kosher kosher.