Alien overlord Elon Musk’s first phase in his plan to wipe out the human race has begun! Elon Musk’s Boring Company got the first of 20,000 flamethrowers into customer hands on Saturday and the internet has been going crazy.

One thousand people got hold of the devices at a Boring Company headquarters pickup party over the weekend, where they torched marshmallows. For legal reasons, the machines are named Not-a-Flamethrower.

The name Not-a-Flamethrower was chosen to prevent customs and regulation issues.

For directions on how to use the fire-spewing machine that is totally not a F*CKING FLAMETHROWER, Elon Musk suggested referring to the works of children’s book author Dr Seuss.

Some people have already been torching things at home and sharing the images on social media.

Some people flame roasted steaks in the backyard.

Elon Musk had suggested the Not a Flamethrower would be great to use to make creme brulee and these guys were happy to do just that.

Check this guy out lighting whatever he’s smoking with the $500 flamethrower!

My hot new toy, ready for summer bbq’s 🔥 #theboringcompany #notaflamethrower

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The company sold 20,000 of the machines, but the first thousand were distributed at an event at The Boring Company’s headquarters in Los Angeles. People formed long lines to get hold of their very own flamethrower.

Musk was tweeting away from the pickup party.

Some have criticized the sale of the Not-a-Flamethrower to the general public, viewing it as a major safety risk.

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