When Elon Musk isn’t busy changing the world with electric cars, solar cells and reusable rockets he is busy with his side business, accurately named The Boring Company.
Not because the company is dull. The Boring Company bores really big bores (and they cannot lie). Sometimes these big bores are called tunnels, which are great for alleviating traffic in heavily congested areas. Except Boston. But that’s not why we’re here.
The Boring Company also makes $500 flamethrowers. Yep, tunnels and flamethrowers. And people love ’em. The company somehow surmounted the old ennui to report that they sold 10,000 flamethrowers within 48 hours to not be exact.
The Boring Company is based out of California which hasn’t banned fire – yet. But they’re working on it!
Democratic State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (seen above practicing his smile) wants to protect the children by banning The Boring Company’s flamethrower.
Mr. Santiago tweeted “If this is a joke, then it’s a terribly insensitive one given that we’re coming off of the worst wildfire season in history. Either way: NOT FUNNY. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.”
From the videos I have seen, the $500 flamethrower appears to have a range of about two feet. From Jeremy, who used to work for Elon, “he appears to have purchased a sense of humor.”
Not sure a little propane flame is going to cut it, though, anyway. If I was in the market for a flamethrower, which I was earlier this year, I would have picked up an Ion Productions XM42, which I did.
XM42 review is pending but I can tell you its range is 30 feet. Not boring at all.