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Fire starters

Mount them adjacent to Fire Extinguishers
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Have hours of fun starting and then extinguishing fires in public buildings
slippyfist, Aug 28 2007


theleopard, Aug 28 2007

       [marked-for-deletion] Not a invention, arson.
skinflaps, Aug 28 2007

       Isn't arson setting fires and then watching them burn? This is for fun, and ends with you putting out your fire.
slippyfist, Aug 28 2007

       No, arson is illegally setting stuff on fire. You don't have to watch. Setting someone else's stuff on fire would be arson. Setting your own stuff on fire in a place where fires are not allowed would be arson. Setting your own stuff on fire to harm another person, or to commit fraud would be arson. Basically if a crime involves fire, it is arson.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 28 2007

       Pencil Erasers   

       Put them next to pencils.   

       Have hours of fun drawing and then erasing pictures of fire extinguishers.
theleopard, Aug 28 2007

       Silly kitty, you forgot the 'public buildings' part
slippyfist, Aug 28 2007

       I'm not allowed out in public buildings.
theleopard, Aug 28 2007

       Just wondering, is it also a crime to extinguish a desired fire? I would think that in cave man times, this was the bigger offense.
phundug, Aug 28 2007

       apparently years ago if your fire went out, you'd go next door and borrow some - a bit like a cup of sugar these days.
po, Aug 28 2007

       [phundug] I think that would fall under "Incitement to Riot"
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 28 2007

       Dress yourself up as a building, then set fire to yourself first, to convince me that I should find this amusing.
xenzag, Aug 28 2007

       Fire starters are Widely Available in supermarkets over here, often alongside handy bundles of firewood. But until public buildings routinely install fireplaces, not seeing the advantages of this idea.
DrCurry, Aug 28 2007

       Dr. , 'hours of fun' of course
slippyfist, Aug 28 2007

       I think I was eleven or twelve at the time, having a sleep over at a friends when me and my buddy decided it would be great fun to dare each other to drop a lit match into the dry brush and see which one of us would let it go the longest before stamping it out.
I can't remember who won, but after the first couple of acres of farmland got torched and the all the neighbors came running it sort of lost its appeal.

       I picture a similar or worse fate for these "hours of fun" of yours.   

       //Basically if a crime involves fire, it is arson//   

       Awesome, someone tell that to the next LA lawyer who goes to jail for smoking crack. I'm sure the penalty for arson is less than that for using narcotics.
Custardguts, Aug 29 2007

       If you put a building out, has it only been half arsoned?   

       A house once collapsed into a disused mineshaft. The subsequent breaking of gas pipes caused a fire. The investigator on the scene said that the fire had been started deliberately. Apparently he couldn't tell his arson from a hole in the ground.
marklar, Aug 29 2007

       I'm letting this idea stay in spite of the MFD because I think it's different from just "arson"; it would work (for me, at least) as a prank or a piece of conceptual art.
jutta, Dec 14 2007

       thank you jutta   

       Your the only one that got the joke
slippyfist, Dec 14 2007

       //apparently years ago if your fire went out, you'd go next door and borrow some - a bit like a cup of sugar these days.// That's lovely, [po]. Sadly, even the sugar thing seems a bit quaint now; you're more likely to "borrow" some internet from your neighbour's wifi if your internet goes out. (Not you specifically, [po]).
spidermother, Nov 12 2011


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