Tune in Friday to learn how to extinguish a tire fire.
Ah, male Americans. They get stuff done. But not only do they get stuff done, they get stuff done with whatever they have handy. Some use starter fluid, because they have starter fluid. Others use WD-40, because they have WD-40. I’m sure they’d try any fluid they have handy if they run out of that stuff. If it smells like a manicure parlor, spray it in there and let er rip.
Why do people climb Everest? The original answer to that question was, “Because it’s there.” True enough at the time. But so many people have climbed it at this point that they’ve worn steps all the way up it. There’s a Starbucks at the top. If you ask me, it’s not really “there” anymore. Legions of people in spangled Gore-Tex have worn the “there” right out of it.
Of course if I tried this, my shins would look like James Bond’s bedpost in no time. But these dudes know how to use an axe properly. Knowing is half the battle. The other half is knowing how to sharpen axes. The chopping is just busy work after that.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve made videos. Stop motion videos like this one, too. I’ve also worked as a mechanic’s helper back in the day. So I’ve done everything you see in the video. Well, it’s more accurate to say I saw it done while I swept the floor, anyway. I’ll let you in on a little secret.
That’s Mac Sabbath. They’re a self-described “Drive Through Metal” band. Back in the day, when English was still a thing, and we didn’t verb all the nouns, and we knew where the apostrophes went, we simply called this a novelty act. I’m sure the band would come at me with knives if I called them that. People take their fun seriously these days. I’m sure the band and their fans think this parody is trenchant somehow. A scathing disquisition of the fast food restaurant industry. I’ll grant that it’s certainly a brand of dumb fun.