Five months ago Elon Musk's Boring Company sold a whopping 20,000 flamethrowers — to the public. Because apparently there's a necessity for that kinda thing. Buyers picked up the first thousand Saturday afternoon.
Retailing for about $500 a piece, the Boring Company Flamethrower was marketed as "not a flamethrower" in order to skirt "regulatory/customs rules enacted to inhibit transport of anything called a Flamethrower."
First 1000 Boring Company Flamethrowers being picked up today! https://t.co/hBMp5fGzAB— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1528573358.0
Excited customers were finally able to get their hands on their purchases this weekend, and social media flooded with pictures of people wielding flamethrowers. Of course, they aren't actually devices that can shoot fireballs at your enemies. They're really just fancy torches that sport a large flame. If you ever plan on excavating an ancient tomb or something, one might be worth the investment.
Musk said they were "great for roasting nuts." I think we all know there are some warning labels coming in that department. On Saturday he tweeted a picture of a couple showing off their new toy...right above their baby's stroller.
Nothing makes your baby more zen than a few gentle puffs of a TBC Flamethrower https://t.co/HewJf66hh2— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1528573741.0
"Thanks for saving me one," one delighted customer tweeted.
I wasn't joking about that tweet I sent earlier thanks for saving one for me @boringcompany 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔫 https://t.co/q2xCnmNRPb— 🎙ashley ✨#pride 🏳️🌈 (@🎙ashley ✨#pride 🏳️🌈)1528578184.0
This guy drove 39 hours so he could be first in line.
Dennis Dohrman #1 in line after 39 hour drive from NC, collects his boring co flamethrower. https://t.co/LBzVWOjenN— Sarah G McBride (@Sarah G McBride)1528571353.0
Musk also tweeted the terms and conditions for the not flamethrowers, and they honestly make me want to buy one. They are corporate, legalese prose at its finest. Musk said that his company "drew upon wisdom" in the classic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham in drafting them.
At least they're straightforward and easy to understand.
Terms & conditions for “Not-a-Flamethrower” Please use as directed to avoid unintentionally burning things down. F… https://t.co/ge9P9XW1Cp— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1528580180.0
Gotta be the greatest Terms and Conditions ever written @boringcompany @elonmusk https://t.co/XHsmzAXm7w— Raymond Wong📱💾📼 (@Raymond Wong📱💾📼)1525972462.0
Not sure if heckling people with flamethrowers is a good idea, though.
☑️ flamethrower ☑️ roasted marshmallows thanks @elonmusk https://t.co/725sGGsXE8— Brownies & Lemonade (@Brownies & Lemonade)1528581925.0