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To shovel or not to shovel? That is the question.

Get your snow out of Captain's driveway!
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Go back to sleep! You got shoveling to do come daylight!
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It never snows on Planet X.
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It always snows on Planet X. Do you see shemp shoveling?
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2:32 am here. Got 4 inches of snow and more is falling. Up to 15 inches of snow is predicted, mostly for the Eastern suburbs. Shovels are out in the shed. I knew I should have bought that snowblower when I had a mind to.
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Can't it wait until morning?

Maybe if it would help you sleep. Why aren't you in bed already? Insomnia?
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I routinely wake up ~2:00 am for 30-60 minutes. I should go back to bed, even if I just lay there contemplating pointlessly.
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Get to work.
Get the wax outta your ears!

You call the Captain "Captain!"

And you call the rest of us "Boss," you hear?!
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:34 am 2:32 am here. Got 4 inches of snow and more is falling. Up to 15 inches of snow is predicted, mostly for the Eastern suburbs. Shovels are out in the shed. I knew I should have bought that snowblower when I had a mind to.
Don't be putting any of it in my yard!
Damned if you're gonna put your dirt in my yard. You hear me? Now let's get it outta there!
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Got my snow out of Captain's driveway here, Boss. I put it in shemp's yard.

In other news I am ordering up a snowblower.
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ed wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:10 pm
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That was my response for the last two decades.

Until now.
















It's still funny as hell
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Shit, an inline image doesn't quote
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ed wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:10 pm
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That your turkey's drumsticks? :notsure:








Yet I would really like to see some snow. :|
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:34 am 2:32 am here. Got 4 inches of snow and more is falling. Up to 15 inches of snow is predicted, mostly for the Eastern suburbs. Shovels are out in the shed. I knew I should have bought that snowblower when I had a mind to.
I know a guy what can send over a couple of cafones for a very reasonable percentage.
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Witness wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:12 am
ed wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:10 pm
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That your turkey's drumsticks? :notsure:








Yet I would really like to see some snow.
Me too
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Yeah bud I don't sleep for shit either.
There was some tiny ice thingeys on the deck which encouraged the kitty cat to give up her bloodthirsty nightly patrol.
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I got to get me one of these.

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Fid wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:34 am Yeah bud I don't sleep for shit either.
There was some tiny ice thingeys on the deck which encouraged the kitty cat to give up her bloodthirsty nightly patrol.
Our elderly cat liked to keep up appearances by going out on the front porch to hiss and piss now and then. To let whatever other roaming cats know that he's still alive, mousefuckers!
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That a BLM sit-in removal machine?
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Got my snowblower, thus guaranteeing no snow for the rest of the winter.
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Snowblower? Piffle. :evil:


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Found you a manual:

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Snow will be a thing of the past ....
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Got a foot of snow this week. Snowblower did its job. I was only half worn out this time.
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Damn this global warming sucks
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Pfff… Amateur!


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I don't think that size flame would melt snow on a driveway in a reasonable time. It takes an awful lot of heat energy to melt snow - even when that heat is applied efficiently, from below - and with a flamethrower blowing down on top of the snow, only a tiny proportion of the energy applied would be fulfilling the intended purpose - most of the heat would just be reflected into the air. I suspect that driveway was cleared by more normal mechanical means, and the flamethrower was just used to stage an interesting (but essentially fake) video. Certainly I think the title is wrong - the flamethrower would take longer than shovelling, and the flamethrower fuel tank would likely need to be refilled several times.
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Nah, there are a bunch of videos showing this, and it works. And yeah, it is a wasteful use of fossil fuels, but damn it's fun. It's also expensive
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The real problem is it can leave behind the melted snow to refreeze as ice, which is a bad thing
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Can you post an example video that actually shows snow being cleared with a flamethrower?
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In this video we can see that the flamethrower has no noticeable effect on the traces of snow still in the driveway.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The actual videos embedded in that write-up show that it was almost completely ineffective on the small bits of snow he aimed it at - despite the claim in the text that it did actually work.

The other thing to consider is that just pouring certain types of fuel (still in liquid form and not ignited) onto snow might well cause the eutectic mixture of snow and fuel to melt - because it could have a lower freezing point than water. Using car anti-freeze in the flamethrower and not bothering to light it would likely work much better than gasoline or whatever. Ammonia might be good too - though you'd need breathing equipment, and you'd likely be prosecuted for poisoning everyone in the vicinity!
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Got you going, eh?


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Spend a few bucks on a roof rake you stupid bastard!
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