Food Thread: A Bourbon Slushy, A couple Soft-Shells, And Thou [CBD] | Main | Sunday Night Gun Thread [Weirddave]
May 10, 2015

The Crossguard Joint

Everyone has seen it and written about it already, but I just wanted to add my two cents. I think JJ Abrams is being silly here. As anyone can see, the crossguard joint is impractical. Ostensibly it protects against bogarts whose fingers would burn the moment they grab for it out of turn, or if they tried to take it from your mouth. Seems like a good idea, right? But it's even more risky for the smoker. It could easily burn your fingers, lips, and nose. And, goodness sakes, keep it well away from your eyes. It's dangerous, and Abrams should be more careful about encouraging copycats out in the real world. This thing is just made to look cool for the movies.

Below, however, is a design idea that appears to fix the entire problem. It was originally created and posted by Reddit user "MoonSpider."


Note that it still guards against bogarts, but your fingers and your face are much more safe. And in a joint fight? Well, you have three hot embers to their one. Also, that fancy finger grip holder contains a diatium power cell surrounded by a power vortex ring that provides both more protection and burn time. And it's reusable. MoonSpider really hit on an idea here.

These movie makers need spend a little more time thinking about plausibility and practicality. The crossguard joint takes me right out of the movie experience. I don't want to say "that's stupid" when watching a move; I want so say "that's cool" and accept that the object in question is a real part of the movie universe.

digg this
posted by rdbrewer at 05:28 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s: "236 They (blue locales) can stop looting if they r ..."

Darrell Harris: ""This has been the case since long before even Luc ..."

Bob from NSA: "[i]Why do I want my fridge, dishwasher, or toilet ..."

MichiCanuck: "Download the app to find out if you are compatible ..."

Tom Servo: "It seems to me the plan was to cheat in such a mas ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "You bring a bottle to pee in. Posted by: rickb22 ..."

18-1: "[i]They (blue locales) can stop looting if they re ..."

Ripley: ""Has anybody been able to locate the highway overp ..."

Lizzy[/i]: ">>Your e-books can vanish at any time. Your stream ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (UHVv4)[/s][/u]: "I guess we'll see how 'deadly' the Moronic variant ..."

runner : "* notes hash , laughs maniacally ..."

Quint: "130> Oh believe me, I would never vote for her but ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64