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Psihala 01 December 2017 04:09 PM

Man trying to imitate TV show sparks massive N.Y. inferno, mayor says
 
An inferno that destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen buildings in a city in upstate New York was sparked by an amateur bladesmith who apparently was trying to imitate something he saw on TV, officials said.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cohoes-...th-mayor-says/

DawnStorm 04 December 2017 03:16 PM

I mentioned this to DH--he's a big fan of Forged in Fire. No, he will not be trying to forge metal! He's always been fascinated with blacksmiths and their work.

GenYus234 04 December 2017 03:21 PM

If he does, he should check out the local community centers. Ours offers a number of fun classes like bladesmithing, casting, glassblowing, pottery, etc.

Also, successfully forging a blade based on what you learned from the show is going to be like performing a criminal investigation based on what you learned from crime dramas.

DawnStorm 04 December 2017 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GenYus234 (Post 1965709)

Also, successfully forging a blade based on what you learned from the show is going to be like performing a criminal investigation based on what you learned from crime dramas.


:lol:

What, crime dramas sacrifice accuracy for a storyline?! :p;)

Say it ain't so!

Richard W 04 December 2017 03:44 PM

Come on, if people couldn't solve crimes based on watching crime dramas, then the Ping Pong Pizza gang would never have been brought to justice...

Dr. Dave 04 December 2017 06:23 PM

I am in fact a doctor, but I am not a surgeon. I was thinking of expanding my practice and doing surgery based on TV shows. No good?

Dr. "Residency Shmesidency" Dave

GenYus234 04 December 2017 06:53 PM

Make sure you practice your "pound on their chest" technique, it has saved hundreds of fictional lives.

Also, I'd keep a quantity of Bic pens about your person for emergency tracheotomies.

Dr. Dave 04 December 2017 07:06 PM

1. Precordial thump is actually a thing, but it is not recommended now except for very specific circumstances. Also you DON'T SHOCK ASYSTOLE ("flatline").

2. If I get drafted when we go to war with N. Korea, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

DawnStorm 05 December 2017 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Dave (Post 1965753)
I am in fact a doctor, but I am not a surgeon.

Dr. "Residency Shmesidency" Dave


No, it's I'M A DOCTOR NOT A SURGEON JIM! :fish:


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