He refers to it as a “Go-Kart” in the video’s title. If this is a go-kart, when Sophia Loren is just another girl. An amazing piece of engineering and fabrication.
Well, this is the Borderline Sociopathic Blog for Boys, after all. We applaud all efforts to add jet engines to anything. Your mom’s blender, your Flexible Flyer, your dog, if he’s up for it. However, there’s just one problem here. OK, OK, this gentlemen has successfully built, mounted, and tested jet engines on the back of his electric go kart. So far, so good. They even work, and make the car go faster, which is a bonus with such efforts. He’d get credit from us even if they didn’t get the car to go any faster, just made it look cooler. Or if they were simply there to quick-heat hot dogs or shish kebabs when you’re pulled over for eight hours to recharge. Everything is right up our alley, as they say. There’s just one thing: I dare you to freeze the video at nine seconds, and look at the way this guy holds a pen. I’m sorry but that’s where I bail out. No one who holds a pen like that is to be trusted with jet propulsion calculations.
We’re all currently busy not sitting in the stands. Everything sport-like is closed down. I heartily approve, but not as a temporary measure. They’re thinking of having the NFL play in empty stadiums so you can watch it on TV and sneeze at home. But your couch is just the stands. We should refuse to go back to the stands, period.
These fellows in the video aren’t watching racing. They’re racing. Hell, even quarantined kids racing on their gaming consoles are doing something, instead of just watching something. Everyone should build go karts if they can (it’s not that hard, I’ve done it), and race them. We should all play baseball with our neighbors again. Amateur sports shouldn’t pay. All the ringers should be sent home from college, to let students play against each other again. Drafting college kids to play professional sports should be banned. Let pros fend for themselves.
Let’s do things, not watch things. We did it before. We can do it again.
Why isn’t this “a thing”? If it is a thing, I didn’t know it’s a thing. If it is a thing already, I apologize for not knowing it’s a thing. If it’s not a thing, I demand that it become a thing, pronto.
Honestly, axe throwing is a thing. Escape rooms are a thing. Talking on social media about pizza or tacos like they were caviar and Dom is a thing. They’re not nearly as cool, if you will, as ice kart racing. Of course the video is from Russia, where they have ice on July 4th at noon. But gentlemen, we cannot afford an ice kart gap!
(Thanks to longtime friend of the BSBFB, Charles Schneider, for sending that one along)