An Article About Flashaholics in the Huffington Post

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But you can feel that he is a novelist.... making a big fuzz and being overly dramatic on an otherwise dull subject like battery safety. At least we have a reference outside flashlight forums whenever our little hobby is called dull or uninteresting. Maybe we get a Hollywood blockbuster with a title like "flashlight - terror from the charger" starring keanu reeves who dodges exploding flashlight parts in matrix style. Wink

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This article is so funny!  I love the way he wrote it.

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I laughed.  He likes BLF.  Can't be all bad.  When I saw the OP, I thought, "uh-oh".

Anything that makes us laugh, ist gut, Ja?

At least he is learning, to keep twig-n-berries from attaining low earth orbit! Laughing

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Don wrote:

Met a lot of those guys. In the 80's I sold them cameras.

They're all dead.

Some of them from "enemy" gunfire.

Most of them from "friendly fire".

None by ultrafire?Tongue Out

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It has an Anthony Bourdain, tell it the way it is, in your face, don't care if I offend you, you can kiss my arse kind of flavour to it.  Instead of Kitchen Confidential, call it Lumen Confidential if I may.  I like it.

Maybe some of you are taking some of it a little too literally or not reading the whole editorial. He starts off with the shock factor with exploding pipe bombs, insults, while all along he's talking about himself.

He's one of us now.

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gorann wrote:

But thats overshadowed by whole atmosphere of the article portraying flashlights hobby as "most dangerous hobby in the world"...  

"And flashlights aren't really the world's most dangerous hobby"

"the word "dangerous" is appropriate"

both true, he is at no point serious about it being the most dangerous, and I can't see why you can't see that.

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gorann wrote:
But thats overshadowed by whole atmosphere of the article portraying flashlights hobby as "most dangerous hobby in the world"...
Gorann, that's called a "hook".  Loosen your BVDs a few notches!Laughing
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trooplewis wrote:

HA! National recognition for flashaholics ,very cool!

"I now own small flashlights -- no larger than the average human penis -- capable of turning darkest night into vampire-vanquishing day"

Yeah, I think the same thing every time I play with my TK41, very similar Cool

 Shame that BLF did not get a mention...

OMG  PENISFIRE! Quick stomp it out!

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His collection is really BLF worthy, but he is missing a thrower.  I like eh4s posting over at CPF. I wonder how such an article is taken in by non-flashaholics .... well I kind of know by reading tgx78's reaction, but all in all a very entertaining read. Flashaholics will have a good laugh and all beginners are like.... "everybody hit the deck"

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Awesome read.  So well written, funny, yet in reality not a million miles off the mark.   Laughing

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I remember going through all of that too. There was so much stuff to learn about and then you had to ask whether you really wanted to get into the potentially explosive batteries combined with non UL non CE chargers to go with them. Then you think, "I need something brighter" so you go ahead and order all of it.

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haha funny indeed, you have a nice talent visigoth, ty for post/write Smile

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visigoth wrote:

Hope I don't lose too many friends.

"The World's Most Dangerous Hobby."

That was a good read, visigoth. Funny and entertaining with a fair dose of tongue and cheek.

BIGWOOD is right: You are "one of us now"

I wouldn't worry about losing any friends...Smile

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Vectrex wrote:
Man ... I start to think flashaholics aren't as bright as the article would suggest. Maybe this post together with this wiki-link will brighten the darkness.

LOL!  I just had a 6th Sense /Shawshank Redemption moment!  SurprisedLaughing

Never even bothered to look up the details for the OP...

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visigoth wrote:

Hope I don't lose too many friends.

"The World's Most Dangerous Hobby."

Excellent read, and written with a healthy dose of humor - just what I needed !!!

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LOL!  I just had a 6th Sense /Shawshank Redemption moment!  SurprisedLaughing

Never even bothered to look up the details for the OP...

Maybe I should switch my avatar from the green lantern to the riddler then. Wink

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Maybe I should switch my avatar from the green lantern to the riddler then. ;-)
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LOL! What a great, written article. Smile
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Thank you!  Well, most of you.

Yes, I've been hiding in plain view.

Clearly there are some here who don't consider this probing, serious-minded investigative journalism.  But those people are probably interested in dull stuff like revolution and famine.  They can't be helped. 

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Nice article visigoth! quite entertaining.

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This will certainly boost HP's readership.  Their stock will definitely rise for a day or two after this article makes it way through the net.  Normally that rag of the left wing propaganda machine would never be seen on my screen.  Even a dead clock is right twice a day.  Thumbs up to HP on this one in a million accurate articles.

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It was awesome, Douglas and your affection for Solarforce was merely a confirmation  . . . for better or worse, you are one of us.  There is no escape.  I tried a rapid detox for a few months . . .

 

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No, I never found an L2r.  

(And the politics of the Huffington Post are a bit less homogeneous than people might think.  Especially in Canada:  my editor is the wife of the man who coined the term "Axis of Evil.")

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gorann wrote:

I think thats article on the level suitable for some teen magazine in Croatia. 

I mean I dont have high oppinion of jurnalists in croatia neither (Ok this is no journalist, it appears, its blogger, columnist), If I want to read real news about something I go to BBC or CNN (because 95% percent of Croatian journalists fail to answer even half of the questions one newspaper article must address), but this is even below that level, like some school homework. 
Yes he has some talent for writting, but as I said to much of B word in there for me, it seems misdirected talent Big Smile

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Very nice read. The style is standard and you missed the cooking threads - embellishing it would have been hilarious.

How to bake you flashlight thread.

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Excellent story... I laughed, I cried, you know the rest...


 

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ruffles wrote:

Excellent story... I laughed, I cried, you know the rest...

...you peed your panties???

 

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LOL!

Especially this part...

"She thinks I've become financially irresponsible. But money can purchase diverse things, and why should our rent be more important than superior knurling?"

LMAO here Smile

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