(Im)proper Appliance Disposal – C/O Ventura Munitions

Friend of TFBTV, Ventura Munitions, caught my attention with an Instagram video post earlier this week. Enter the scene – a well groomed, green grass lawn dotted with trees and saplings. The air is clear with all the sweet sounds and smells of early summer. And then you notice the appliance – a refrigerator standing about 50 yards away.

Stage left is a man, comfortably dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, with evidence of what looks like a dead “Cat In The Hat” Suess character dangling from his back pocket. Bracing himself against the Y intersection of a tree, the man takes aim at the beige unit that appears to be just grazing in the short grass. Having his target cleanly in his crosshairs, our hunter fires with what he hopes is a fatal bullet, ending the journey that brought these two together.

No, nature (and physics) had other plans for these two star-crossed foes that day. Lashing out in a fiery show of force, the refrigerator strikes back with shrapnel that could have (should have) easily wounded our grey shirted hero. Luckily, Mother Nature saves him with the same tree he’s leaning against.

Is this the last time we will hear from our mysterious hunter? I think not.

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  • BattleshipGrey
  • S Spitz

    At least he was behind some cover.
    Wonder how much tannerite was in that fridge? ?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      The real question is how much gasoline did they put in with the Tannerite?

  • Darren Hruska

    He seemed to learn a bit from Mr. Lawnmower Leg, but maybe not enough. 50 yards is still a bit too close, and that tree could really have a wider profile. Whatever, since he at least kept his limbs, this one may possibly slip past the MSM… hopefully.

    • M.M.D.C.

      Whatever happened to him? He seems to have hobbled into obscurity.

      • Ebby123

        Well he started out with a blast, but it looks like he couldn’t keep his balance well enough to stay in the limelight after that.

        • M.M.D.C.

          He came in with a bang,
          went out with a whimper.

      • Budman

        He’s busy cleaning his shorts.

  • Awww, poor guy got ripped off– he almost won a stupid prize!

    • B-Sabre

      A Darwin Award, or a set of new brown pants?
      Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  • James Earl Jones

    I haven’t ever used tannerite, but I didn’t think it created that much in the way of flames. Am I wrong or did they mix a little somethin-somethin else in there?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      You are correct.

    • Swarf

      First thing I wondered about, also.

      I’m thinking there was some gasoline in that fridge.

    • Tim

      Hey James Earl Jones, I noticed that your gen 1 kel-tec sub2k (beretta mags) is still for sale on GB.

      For realz.

  • B-Sabre

    I was impressed with how the door assumed a very aerodynamic shape as it was launched back at the shooter. Self-forging fragment refrigerators for the win!

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    The thing you need to remember is that this wasn’t just Tannerite. Binary targets leave a distinctive light-orange, or peach color smoke, and very little (if any) flames. What you see above is a fuel-air bomb. Explosives shred, due to their extremely rapid reaction speed. Fuel (like gasoline) needs to combust with air, leading to much slower reaction speeds, black smoke, and more ‘pushing’ instead of ‘shredding’.

    • TheSeaward

      It looks to me to be a binary with a little diesel thrown in to up the fuel ratio. You can’t really have a “fuel-air bomb” in an enclosed space without constantly maintaining the aerosolized fuel. The only fuel that is actually reacting with air is the fuel that isn’t consumed by the oxidizer present in the mixture.

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        Huh, I learn something everyday. Edited my comment.

        • TheSeaward

          No worries.

  • Swarf

    I love that the sapling directly in the path was completely nonplussed by the door.

    “Whatever. I stand right back up.”

  • vwVwwVwv

    He owes his guardian angel a beer or two

    • Flounder

      More like a whole fridges worth of booze.

      • B-Sabre

        Yeah…about that fridge…

        • GaryOlson

          “Darling get me a beer”

          • B-Sabre

            “F*** you, your beer, and your ‘fridge!” *BOOM!*

  • Sianmink

    Serves him right for taking vertical video.

  • Raptor Fred

    EFP just for ME!!!

  • Ebby123
    • ElevenBravo

      Yes, I agree..

  • Gus Butts

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • B-Sabre

      Well, it’s why HE can’t have nice things….

  • int19h

    On the bright side, he made an educational video:

    “And that, kids, is how shaped charges work.”

  • The_Champ

    Only Darwin has a permanent cure for stupidity.

  • MadDog

    Fools and children…

  • CJS3

    Does anyone else think this vid is fake? What happened to the door? How come no video was taken of the aftermath? If I had been the cameraman I would have panned around to show the path of destruction. So would have any other person. Where is that part of the vid?

  • iksnilol

    IG video is down :/

  • Iblis

    I think the “door” hitting the tree was photo shopped in. The door wasn’t smooth in moving, but choppy. The explsion, yes. The door flying straight at him like that, no.

  • Nashvone

    Stage directions are given from the actor’s point of view when looking at the audience. In this instance, Stage Left would be the grassy area and our “hero” would be Stage Right. Down Stage Right to be specific.

    • MichaelZWilliamson

      So, directions came from the grassy knoll?

      • Nashvone

        Sorta. Most everyone has heard of “upstaging” which is willfully drawing attention to yourself. In the theatrical world this is stepping away from the crowd so the other actor turns their back to the audience. In this case, the refrigerator certainly “upstages” the shooter.

  • Gary Kirk

    If you really feel the need to do this to a refrigerator.. There is a better tool…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/195ab5a0519e2144dbde2510bc06e782813ab663db3e0ad4fe033138d7d4cdbc.jpg

  • Martin frank

    Noooooope, dont look right. FAKE

  • MichaelZWilliamson

    Yeah, I believe this is fake because the door neither tumbles nor follows an arc–it flies as straight as a martial artist doing a flying kick on wires in a cheap 70s Chinese movie.

    But it certainly made anti-gun headlines in a lot of press.

    So maybe don’t stage stuff like this, because it isn’t amusing and doesn’t help our cause.

  • Boss

    If it is fake, the guy should get an Emmy. He is able to photo shop the tree hit by the door.
    I have seen a 152 howitzer round blow a large chunk of steel off that flew straight just like the door and chop down a tree that was at least 12″ or better in diameter.

  • jeff

    To be young and stupid and live to tell about it.