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2010-11-02 1:45:16 PM  
Please don't let the invisible fire burn my friend!
 
2010-11-02 2:06:24 PM  

Sybarite: Please don't let the invisible fire burn my friend!


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First thing I though of as well
 
2010-11-02 2:50:16 PM  
What? I couldn't see anything.
 
2010-11-02 3:04:40 PM  
Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?
 
2010-11-02 3:11:18 PM  

ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?


They sure as hell do at Moonshine School.
 
2010-11-02 3:56:10 PM  

ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?


Holy shiat, this! It even rolls off the tongue better than "flail like a tard and fan the flames."
 
2010-11-02 4:08:10 PM  
Ummm...yeah, happy birthday subby.

Wait till you see all the stuff you'll learn at TWO!
 
2010-11-02 4:10:39 PM  

ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?



Does that work with the rocket-fuel they probably use in race cars?
 
2010-11-02 4:12:24 PM  
I thought this was a Monty Python sketch at first.
 
2010-11-02 4:14:11 PM  
Invisible Fire is your younger emo brother's new favorite band
 
2010-11-02 4:14:44 PM  

RockIsDead: Ummm...yeah, happy birthday subby.

Wait till you see all the stuff you'll learn at TWO!


You must've had one farked up childhood. Although if I knew my kid would be a fark troll one day I'd engulf him in invisible flames as well.
 
2010-11-02 4:22:39 PM  
Tornado + Fire + Methanol = Invisible Fire Tornado
 
2010-11-02 4:40:18 PM  
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Hey marshal, smell that?
Smell familiar? Smell like you?
It's 'cause you're on fire!
 
2010-11-02 5:17:16 PM  
The narrator wasn't clear- is it possible to see these flames?
 
2010-11-02 7:06:41 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?


Does that work with the rocket-fuel they probably use in race cars?


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't rolling help deprive the fire of oxygen? That should work on most if not all fires as far as I know. At the very least it's a better way to say "Hey! I"m on fire!"
 
2010-11-02 7:10:30 PM  

davideggy: HellRaisingHoosier: ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?


Does that work with the rocket-fuel they probably use in race cars?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't rolling help deprive the fire of oxygen? That should work on most if not all fires as far as I know. At the very least it's a better way to say "Hey! I"m on fire!"


You never know. Perhaps taking off your helmet and jumping up and down wildly is a valid approach.
 
2010-11-02 7:13:28 PM  

No_One_Special: The narrator wasn't clear- is it possible to see these flames?


LOL. No shiat.

I'm confused, and the narrator wasn't really helpful. Where the flames visible, and could anyone see the fire?
 
2010-11-02 7:34:20 PM  

INeedAName: Tornado + Fire + Methanol = Invisible Fire Tornado


Newsletter. Yours. Give.
 
2010-11-02 7:55:09 PM  
What invisible fire may look like:

.
 
2010-11-02 8:05:22 PM  
Saw that when it happened. Lawn......you...........off.
 
2010-11-02 8:07:12 PM  

pudding7: No_One_Special: The narrator wasn't clear- is it possible to see these flames?

LOL. No shiat.

I'm confused, and the narrator wasn't really helpful. Where the flames visible, and could anyone see the fire?


And how much does this free weekend cost?
 
2010-11-02 8:10:36 PM  
There IS a protocol if you're burning from an invisible (alcohol) in racing.
The guys that were slapping their hands on their chests were signaling they were on fire.

Sometimes panic DOES set in however.


/Former track marshall
 
2010-11-02 8:42:32 PM  
I don't know if they still use alcohol in indy, but they certainly still use alcohol based nitro in drag racing. That stuff really is dangerous.
 
2010-11-02 9:10:50 PM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: There IS a protocol if you're burning from an invisible (alcohol) in racing.
The guys that were slapping their hands on their chests were signaling they were on fire.

Sometimes panic DOES set in however.


/Former track marshall


Interesting. I would think jumping around like a manic flapping arms all over would only serve to feed oxygen to the fire. A far better signal I think would be to get out in the open where everyone can see you and roll around on the ground.

Also, I thought everyone knew the dangers of race fuel, but this thread proved me wrong.
 
2010-11-02 9:19:41 PM  
Why didn't anyone have infrared goggles? Surely someone would have thought "What should we have on hand in case of invisible fire?"
 
2010-11-02 9:47:55 PM  
Life_is_a_carnivore:

REALLY? i wonder why the sign for fire is slapping your chest instead of stopping dropping and rolling. i'da thought that was like the international sign for choking, although i suppose if you're stuck in the car you can't do that...


oh, and i bet invisible fire looks like the vision-warpy hot air over a grill.
 
2010-11-02 10:06:01 PM  

Sybarite: Please don't let the invisible fire burn my friend!


you sir are the winnar!!
 
2010-11-02 10:26:27 PM  

ne2d: Don't they teach "stop, drop, and roll" in race car driver school?


Let's set you on fire and see if you remember.
 
2010-11-02 11:13:01 PM  
I still think it was bees.
 
2010-11-03 12:06:24 AM  
Did the voice-over mention that the flames were invisible and could not be seen? I may have missed it..

Also, is "extinguishant" a word?
 
2010-11-03 12:22:17 AM  
RockIsDead
Ummm...yeah, happy birthday subby.

Wait till you see all the stuff you'll learn at TWO!


Hell, think of all the things he'll learn at age eleven!
 
2010-11-03 12:54:09 AM  
Ok. I'll be the arsehole. Was that legit or not?
 
2010-11-03 1:12:40 AM  

Rock_Strongo: Ok. I'll be the arsehole. Was that legit or not?


From what I gather, it was. I've seen an alcohol fire (you can do it yourself by putting some hand sanitizer in a cup and lighting it) and all you see is the distortion in the air from the heat, and that stuff burns HOT.
 
2010-11-03 1:26:45 AM  

Rock_Strongo: Ok. I'll be the arsehole. Was that legit or not?


It was. Five people were injured. Nobody was seriously hurt, though Rick Mears needed plastic surgery on his face afterwards.

The fuel rig was to blame. It began pumping before it was actually attached to the car, spilling onto the engine.

/could have been a lot worse.
 
2010-11-03 2:06:04 AM  

Daobaz: I thought this was a Monty Python sketch at first.


I thought of that as well. This SHOULD be a Monty Python sketch!
 
2010-11-03 6:24:06 AM  
Like I said, 'Panic does set in'.


Standing as calm as possible (!!) patting your chest and rotating in a circle is the protocol for alcohol fire.
Rolling on the ground MAY interfere with the rescuers view of you.
 
2010-11-03 6:56:46 AM  
I think they add stuff to make it burn in colors now, don't they?
 
2010-11-03 8:11:13 AM  

toyotaboy: I don't know if they still use alcohol in indy, but they certainly still use alcohol based nitro in drag racing. That stuff really is dangerous.


nitromethane is more dangerous than the methanol, and indycar 'went green' for marketing purposes and switched from methanol to ethanol [and lost about 10% horsepower in the process - ethanol is a boondoggle]

nothing scarier than a fire in the pits where refueling is allowed.

now THIS is a fire in the pits. (new window)
 
2010-11-03 10:58:27 AM  
My friend's dad was burned pretty badly this way. Didn't stop him from racing, but you'll just have to trust me that you'd rather not have the permanent damage to your face from an oh-so-hilarious invisible fire.
 
2010-11-03 12:13:46 PM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Like I said, 'Panic does set in'.


Standing as calm as possible (!!) patting your chest and rotating in a circle is the protocol for alcohol fire.
Rolling on the ground MAY interfere with the rescuers view of you.


This is policy where I work as well. Plus of course you have other cars moving around. Rolling around the ground and somewhat out of sight is basically asking to have your ass run over. You've much better standing near the fire crews and signaling them. The flame retardant suit you have on will offer some protection.
 
2010-11-03 12:54:20 PM  
30 year old news is 30 year old news.


/remembers seeing that live
//it was awesome
///MY lawn, not yours
 
2010-11-03 2:48:42 PM  

dougfm: I still think it was bees.


Tommy Boy - BEES scene
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2010-11-04 1:54:57 PM  
Race car drivers? On fire? That's just so terri -- zzzzz
 
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