But, If We Ban Leaf Blowers...

What happens when "uncle Boredom" stops by for a visit.

I ran across this video on The Daily What website. Given the leaf blower controversy plaguing Orinda, I had to chuckle as I watched.

The Daily What's comment was quite amusing, too...

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but this leaf-blower-powered office chair was clearly raised by its fun uncle Boredom.

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Robin Goodman December 01, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Cat says: "Pretty much like the argument about leaf blowers on this site: going around in circles!!"
Quiet Orinda December 01, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Well done Kenny! We'll have to host this on the new (soon to be released) Quiet Orinda website. We also have some video of a car detailing shop inside a multi-level parking facility, with gas blowers being used to "dry" off the washed cars (what a reverberating racket they cause). Oh, and one more novel use, also on video: blowing freshly-fallen snow off walkways and driveways. Perfect for those formerly-tranquil Tahoe neighborhoods - now everyone can enjoy the "music" year-round! There's just no end to the applications for this wonder invention!
Robert Strauss December 01, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Here's America's phallic extension of the leaf blower. Let's hear it for the Rodenator!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l60g8DjwqYE&feature=endscreen&NR=1
Chris Nicholson December 01, 2011 at 05:33 PM
I am convinced. Leaf blowers CAN be harmful to humans.
Quiet Orinda December 01, 2011 at 05:54 PM
An especially intense blowing day 'round your neighborhood today too, Chris? Several horticulturalists here mounting a Sisyphusian struggle against the continuously falling leaves and the 40-knot winds...
Chris Nicholson December 01, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Love allusion and the imagery. Good one. I would agree to a ban on blowers on days when winds are expected to gust over 60 mph.
X December 01, 2011 at 07:03 PM
I really debated about posting this one. I hope neither side of the issue was offended. It just seemed like the whole topic needed a bit of humor so folks could pause, take a breath & share a laugh together.
X December 01, 2011 at 07:08 PM
As an aside, my dumb trick of the day was when I was a teen & along with my friends we'd make home made blowtorches out of aerosol cans like AquaNet (do they even sell that anymore) or PAM. I once burned an enormous hole in my mother's new carpet. Neither she nor my father were impressed or amused. I seem to recall a discussion of military/reform school.
Tim Davis December 01, 2011 at 07:09 PM
I laughed like crazy, especially when BlowerMan nearly plastered himself against his garage wall
Kathleen December 02, 2011 at 06:37 AM
Kids will always find a new way to get high (speaking of the video, Kenny, not your shenanigans).
Chris F. December 02, 2011 at 04:26 PM
I was trying to listen to the news this morning when I was disturbed by the sound of a blower, completely baffled why this noise was so loud I jumped up to investigate and I found someone using a blow dryer in the room next to me..I propose an all out ban on blow dryers, Extremely loud (deafening)blowing hair, dander dust all around houses through out our town... Anyone wanna back me?
Danielle December 02, 2011 at 04:38 PM
No thanks. Inside your home you're on your own. It's the outside blowers, the ones affecting LOTS of people, that I'm more interested in curtailing.
CJ December 02, 2011 at 07:05 PM
I think a good pair of elbow guards and a helmet of some sort and you are golden!!! This weekend will be fun.
CJ December 02, 2011 at 07:06 PM
And well done that was DD. I just discovered a new sport.
Quiet Orinda December 02, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Well-put, Danielle! Bravo....


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