first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow Stay on target Whoa there, Elon! Why the crazy supervillain face? Oh, right! It’s because you’re well on your way to selling 20,000 flamethrowers. Fair enough!For those of you who’ve been living in a cave or repeatedly re-watching Rick and Morty episodes while you wait for the new season to arrive, Elon Musk’s Boring Company started selling flamethrowers recently. Here it is, in all its incendiary glory:Why would a company that specializes in carving multi-million-dollar tunnels under our cities sell something like this? Musk would counter that question with another question: why not? I mean… the whole thing about The Boring Company is that it’s the other kind of boring. That doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a little good- natured tomfoolery.That, apparently, includes selling the flamethrower to their fans for a cool $500. Times the limited run of 20,000 that’s another $10 mil Musk has added to the company coffers.To clarify, this snazzy-looking little unit isn’t really a flamethrower. It’s more like a tiger torch, so you won’t be using it to cast searing arcs of flame and destruction. You could, however, use it to clear weeds from your sidewalk and driveway, apply roofing membranes, or make S’mores with unmatched swagger.Or, for those of you in management positions, you could use it to remind your employees you’re in charge. Like this: Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Musk was quick to advise, “don’t do this,” naturally.  He added “I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea,” just not so terrible that his company shouldn’t make and sell one.His shopping advice? “Definitely don’t buy one. Unless you like fun.” If you do, then by all means, get your butt over to The Boring Company web store and pre-order one before they’re all gone.last_img read more