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Dental Repairman in the Office. Superhero in the Garage

Dental Repairman in the Office. Superhero in the Garage

I don’t know about you, but all I got at the dentist was bleeding gums from overzealous hygienists. My dentist has old magazines, but no flamethrowers. I know, I looked. I pretty much look for flamethrowers wherever I go. Don’t you? You never know when you’re going to need a flamethrower. A motorized flamethrower would be even better.

No one at my dentist is a superhero/mild-mannered regular guy, like this guy in the video. He’s one hell of a good brother, too. My dentist is a magician, though. He puts metal in my mouth, and extracts coins from my pocket.

Real Men of Genius. Janitors Always Know How To Get Stuff Done

Real Men of Genius. Janitors Always Know How To Get Stuff Done

Sometimes fate doesn’t send us the hero we ask for. It sends us the hero we need. Florida Man here, the cleverly conveyed custodian,  is just such a man. Let’s face it, his leaf blower vehicle is very efficient. It’s friendly to the environment. It appears to be battery operated, and the build quality is obviously better than a Tesla. It’s not quiet, exactly, but it still makes less noise than that kid next door with the lowered ’89 Honda sedan with the coffee can-sized exhaust pipe. He should patent the design. It might not sell a lot of units, but no matter what, he’s a janitor, and he’ll clean up.

This Guy Gets It. Bring Back the Dashboard Choke!

This Guy Gets It. Bring Back the Dashboard Choke!

Real men of genius stuff right there. I’m not sure which aspect of it I like best. Of course the power plant that’s normally used to cut plants is sublime. The pull rope starter in the wheel well is inspired. The shower liner door panels are the shizzle. But then he goes and takes it up another notch by putting a real, live choke on the dashboard. American cars were much better when they had chrome on their fins and a choke on their dashboard. And ashtrays everywhere. You know, for your gum wrappers.

(Thanks to longtime reader and friend Johnny Glendale for sending that one along)

Now Grab a Shovel

Now Grab a Shovel

Working below your feet is awful. Bending over all day to work on stuff at ground level is bad enough, but if it’s in a trench, and you’re not, it’s ten times worse. This guy’s got it all figured out. You stand in the trench, and you glue up all the bell and spigot joints at around waist level because the pipe is lying on the ground. Then you get out of the trench and crack the whip.

The internet is full of backseat drivers and Monday morning quarterbacks, so the comments appended to this video snarkily point out that the stress on the pipe as it rolls into the trench might cause leaks. Ahem. You see that apparatus at the end of the run? That’s a walking irrigator. The pipe carries water to spray on a crop, not crude oil or natural gas or something. So what if it leaks a bit? It just gets to the roots that much faster.

Now grab a shovel. The easy work is already done.