Another cheap thrill  

qship52 64M
187 posts
7/1/2006 4:49 pm

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7/7/2006 9:06 am

Another cheap thrill

Hmm - maybe I only know two of them worth posting?

This one used to be called a 'zilch', for some reason.

Probably works best if you are stoned.

You can do this either (as I remember) with the plastic from dry cleaning bags (the kind that covers your clothes when you get them back), or best, the plastic trees from model airplanes, cars, etc.

Step 1: Get a pie pan and fill it part way with water. Put it on the floor.

Step 2: Somehow hang up part of a model airplane tree (the part that the parts attach to) from the ceiling. Best to use a metal coat hanger, because...

Step 3: Light the bottom of the model parts tree on fire. It should burn with a very small flame, but not go out.

Ok, here's the cheap thrill. Little bits of flaming plastic are going to drip off, and fall into the pan of water. The *sound* is the cheap thrill. You'll either like this or you won't! (But if you have a 13-year boy around, I'm sure it will be a hit).

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
7/1/2006 6:13 pm

Ick!--the smell of burning plastic!

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

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