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Elon Musk Drops His First ‘Not A Flamethrowers’ Just In Time For Fathers Day

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has finally released its first batch of “Not A Flamethrowers” just in time for Fathers Day.

The first batch of customers picked up their actually-it’s-definitely-a-flamethrower (but for legal purposes it’s technically just industrial equipment) at The Boring Company’s world headquarters near Los Angeles over the weekend.

The company made exactly 1,000 of the $500 flamethrowers and all were accounted for. The Boring Company promises that it will fulfill the more than 20,000 orders it has taken for its Not A Flamethrower — netting it a cool $10 million in revenue — over the next several months.

If you’re really interested in obtaining a personal flamethrower, and don’t want to wait, you can pick one of the original models up on eBay for a “Buy It Now” price of $20,000. If you’re willing to take your chances at an auction, bidding starts at around $3,000. For that price, though, you’d be the coolest dad on the street. Weeds (and possibly your house) would be no match for your (literal) firepower, and there are only a handful of bids.

The devices are meant primarily for home use, and flames shoot forth “only a few feet.” Musk says his Not A Flamethrower should be used primarily for lighting grills and fire pits.

“Flamethrower (obviously) best way to light your fireplace/BBQ. No more need to use a dainty ‘match’ to ignite! If no wood, just drop your flamethrower in fire place! It will generate way more warmth than a quaint pile of logs,” the CEO said on Twitter.

He also suggested that Not A Flamethrower owners abide by the device’s printed directions.

“Please use as directed to avoid unintentionally burning things down. For simple & concise instructions, we drew upon wisdom in great Dr Seuss book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.”

That hasn’t stopped Not A Flamethrower owners from immediately and deliberately misusing their devices, to the entertainment of the Internet.

Musk was, at least, prepared for that inevitability. You can purchase The Boring Company-branded fire extinguishers on the same website where you can purchase the Not A Flamethrower. Those are, however, also sold out.

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