From the Department of Just Don't Do That
Speaking of uniquely American solutions, this just in from AP:
Fire officials in New Bedford, Mass., say a man using a blowtorch to melt ice on his back porch ended up setting his house on fire, causing up to $30,000 in damage.
Kruger says the man was using a torch hooked up to a 20-pound propane cylinder. He got too close to the building's wood frame and ignited the vinyl siding. The fire quickly spread into the building's second- and third-floor apartments.
And the moral of the story?
The petroleum-based economy really is not sustainable!
Replace vinyl and propane with wood and salt plus pick-ax -- no problemo!
NOTE Damn. What's that crackling sound? Light posting from me today!!!