Why not pour gas into that gopher hole?

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/10/21/why-not-pour-gas-into-that-gop.html

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I’m all right. Don’t nobody worry 'bout me.

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Approves:

[I like the dog in the kennel that’s startled by the noise, comes out to investigate, looks at the guy and turns back, no doubt thinking “oh, it’s that moron again.”]

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Solved his gopher problem, didn’t he though…

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This post needs a “hold my beer” tag.

:beer: :beer: :beer:

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I think my adblockers think this is an ad. There’s just a blank spot.

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His yard explodes.

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I’m sorry. I do not see the problem. I will be doing this when I get home. For moles.

(NB: I am from small town. For amusement, we threw empty rattlecans into the town trashfire. On a possibly related note–who can remember?–I have had several head injuries.)

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“Facebook user” yep, makes sense.

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The power of petrol is real.

[This guy clearly did not blow many things up as a teen.]

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This video needs sound.

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He could have saved some time in blowing up his back yard if he made a little trail of gasoline from the hole to light.

But throwing matches also works.

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Making his yard Great Again!

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Something I learned a few years ago: You know when you lay a trail of gunpowder on the ground, it does not slowly burn towards towards the other end like in the movies. It is more of a FWUMP! as it flashes to the other end almost instantly.

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Aw man… you spoiled it!

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I was immediately reminded of this 1997 gem from uber-coder Jamie Zawinski,

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.

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BOOM!

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Except in this case he no longer has a gopher problem AND he no longer needs to mow anything.

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It worked just fine. Got rid of the gophers and aerated the soil.

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And doggos now have a playground. It’s a trifecta of ‘winning’!

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