Why would you want to do this?

He gets that question a lot from women. He says.

Wow, that was cool.

Comments

  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    October 28, 2009

    “World Champion Anvil Shooter” – not many people have that on their CV, or even want to :)

  2. #2 mk
    October 28, 2009

    “World Champion Anvil Blower-upper” is a little more accurate.

    And yes, that was cool!

  3. #3 Kammy
    October 28, 2009

    I’m an odd girl cuz I love that stuff. Explosions are pretty damned fun. Something about combustion is just thrilling. Speaking of, did you see the Ares launch today? It was spectacular. :)

  4. #4 orion
    October 29, 2009

    There’s a world championship for anvil shooting?

  5. #5 Tony P
    October 29, 2009

    Now that is spectacular! Yes, I’m male and I immediately understood it.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    October 29, 2009

    Kammy, yes, I saw Ares, that was cool.

  7. #7 natural cynic
    October 29, 2009

    You can bet your bottom dollar that Adam Savage would love it [and more than Jamie, too]

  8. #8 cpsmith
    October 29, 2009

    It is really spiffy, but it does look like a Darwin Award waiting to happen.

  9. #9 stripey_cat
    October 29, 2009

    Female here, and my thought was “wow, where I can I do that for myself”. Things that go kaboom are *fun*, regardless of the gender of the observer. In fact, I’m just about to email this to some (mostly female) friends.

  10. #10 GaryB
    October 29, 2009

    My wife loves that stuff as much as I do. There is only one thing more fun than watching other people blow shit up.

  11. #11 Stephanie Z
    October 29, 2009

    I think what this guy doesn’t understand is that women aren’t asking him why he’d want to make explosions. They’re asking why he’d want to compete with anvils when he could be blowing up all sorts of stuff whenever he wants.

  12. #12 becca
    October 29, 2009

    First I thought “why wouldn’t you want to do this?”
    and then I thought “Why wouldn’t you want to do this with a roadrunner around?”

  13. #13 infamous
    October 29, 2009

    It is really spiffy, but it does look like a Darwin Award waiting to happen.

    …kinda like this?

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