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  • Dame Edna, that ladylike Australian flame-thrower, has used this technique to funny effect over the years.

    A theatrical manifesto: hands off the audience!

  • Log in to Reply rebel4309 (UID#9278) on November 15th, 2009 at 10: 33 pm eye bleach … STAT!! also, where is the tard with the flame-thrower when you need him?

    good morning son | My[confined]Space

  • Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett, Slaten, Coffey and Henry Rodriguez, the flame-thrower whom the Nationals acquired when they traded Josh Willingham to the A's, are likely to claim six of seven relief spots.

    Nationals set to add Todd Coffey

  • I jumped behind a table, Butch loaded and aimed his bazooka, while Hathor hid himself behind Butch and Red stormed into the group of guards with a flame-thrower, shouting some kind of battle-cry.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • Simon did not cook the pie by taking a Clairol foot spa to pieces and rebuilding it again as a flame-thrower, and the pie looked just like a pie – not an Elizabethan shoe.

    The Good Cook: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • He muttered that Red should have been more careful with that flame-thrower.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • This is coming from the GOP flame-thrower herself.

    Palin urges restraint at town hall meetings

  • To clarify: all one needs to make a flame-thrower is a can of hairspray and a cigarette lighter.

    Stuff We Did This Weekend

  • To further clarify: I used my flame-thrower to repel representative Jason Chaffetz when I ran into him at the local Orem, UT Rudfuckers.

    Stuff We Did This Weekend

  • Only a very few women, it was found, could even carry and use a flame-thrower with any effect.

    The Lensman's Children

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  • "In 1943, chemists at Harvard came up with a cheap and simple way to thicken petrol into a gel. Not only was it easier to use in flame-throwers in this non-drip form, but it would conveniently stick to things – wood, metal, flesh – as it burned." - 'London Review of Books', 29 Nov 2007.

    November 26, 2007