Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Film Series

Summer's almost gone. What better way to spend its last few hours than in the comfort of Evil Editor's Shorts?


Dave Fragments said...


Beverage alert! Beverage alert!

Whirlochre said...

Buy food?

I was already eating it.

Robin B. said...

Fun watching this during the Ryder Cup commercials!

What a hoot with the quasi-subliminal fooshie message. And those eye changes. I'm still chuckling.

As for the rest, an absolute blast.

Now...back to the last match...

Julie Weathers said...

I'm not a chemist, but I don't think diesel if a very good choice for an explosion is it?

Dave Fragments said...

Take my word for it - - never, never, never do what that EE SHORTS talks about. A fertilizer/diesel fuel bomb was what blew in Oklahoma City. There's a few details missing from that NB and continuation. In fact, if you have a bag of fertilizer you should not keep it near the mower loaded with gasoline.

talpianna said...

Julie, this from Wikipedia:

ANFO (or AN/FO, for ammonium nitrate / fuel oil) is a widely used explosive mixture. The oil used is most often No. 2 fuel oil, or diesel fuel, but sometimes kerosene, coal dust, or even molasses.

A more sophisticated variant of ANFO (with nitromethane ammonium nitrate as the fuel called ANNM) was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Improvised bombs made with agricultural-grade AN are less sensitive and less efficient than the explosive-grade variety.

Julie Weathers said...

I understand the ammonium nitrate bomb, but it's my understanding it takes more than a match to set it off.

My boys were four and five when they decided to build a rocket. They got a piece of pvp pipe, sealed up one end with duct tape, filled it with diesel and rigged a fuse. Luckily, the diesel didn't ignite.

Judy said...

Parts I loved:

1. Buy food. Hahahah.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide. Still don't know why it's important.

3. The big boom and red cloud. Terrific!

Dave Fragments said...

I know way too much to make any more remarks.

I used to work with compressed hydrogen and I had to learn about explosions. That's why I never do "worst case" scenarios. The Bureau of Mines was next door to my building and those guys made new explosives for mine work and tested gas and dust explosions. We talked. I will never teach anyone what I learned. At least not unless I have a leash on them or a sure knowledge that they are adults without bad intentions. I won't even smirk and giggle or make smart-assed remarks at explosives stories or jokes.

I will say that your kids couldn't make a liquid fuel rocket without the oxidizer. It's a liquid too.

Julie Weathers said...

I will say that your kids couldn't make a liquid fuel rocket without the oxidizer. It's a liquid too.

Yes, thank God for that.

I wasn't asking for a formula, I was just saying it's my understanding that would take more than a match to ignite.

pacatrue said...

Nice music choice.

It's all I heard of the film because I found myself going into the kitchen for some munchies right near the start. I don't know why.