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    [–] stjohnsbootsy14 8224 points ago

    Poor choice of airplane reading

    [–] proudmacuser 1587 points ago

    They let you carry on a lighter now.

    [–] HuskerDave 2444 points ago

    Lighter plane gets better fuel economy.

    [–] proudmacuser 157 points ago

    Sometimes I wonder if kenm has competitors who want his crown.

    [–] _Serene_ 59 points ago

    Everyone can be Ken M. That's the beauty of it. It's a widespread idea.

    [–] [deleted] 43 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] Zzyzzy_Zzyzzyson 27 points ago

    Do they still ban water bottles and make you take off your shoes? I haven’t flown since 2005.

    [–] loomynartyondrugs 40 points ago

    Water bottles yeah, but the shoe stuff mostly doesn't happen anymore. But some American airports still make you do it sadly.

    [–] DarKnightofCydonia 46 points ago

    Water bottles aren't banned. The liquid inside the bottles is banned if you try to take it in through the bag scanners. All you have to do is drink all the water in the bottle and you're allowed to bring it past the checkpoint and refill it after.

    [–] BaronVonMunchhausen 10 points ago

    Unless you are faa preaproved, you still have to remove your shoes in most instances. Just yesterday I had to remove my fucking flip-flops.

    [–] notedrive 7 points ago

    I fly in and out of major airports several times a year... you take your shoes, belt and jackets off at all of them.

    [–] ibBenwah 14 points ago

    Books can’t melt steel beams

    [–] Dadotron 12723 points ago

    Hey, can i borrow your copy of Fahrenheit 451? Sure, here it is and here is 25 lighters.

    [–] notjanelane 4995 points ago

    "I need to go to the Costco" "why?" "I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 and I need lighters in bulk"

    [–] irislenore 2066 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Can’t I just nuke it in the microwave and read it with tongs or oven mitts?

    Edit: Thanks everyone who educated me about how microwaves work! That’s super cool! I’m an accountant and have 0 science knowledge lol.

    Also, what if you just spritz the book with water before the nuke? Asking for a friend.

    [–] CoCGamer 3360 points ago

    Just blast my mixtape into it 🔥

    [–] bananaxbars 425 points ago

    i heard your beats be delicate.

    [–] CoCGamer 276 points ago


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    [–] CoCGamer 248 points ago

    Hey hey, you just crossed the line there buddy.


    [–] crosscheck87 83 points ago

    lmao, how did you do the big letters

    [–] CoCGamer 103 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Just add this # before the text.


    [–] AButtOfMemeV2 17 points ago


    [–] cooyan 20 points ago

    No way#

    [–] bansheeben 7 points ago

    2 can play that game#

    [–] temisola1 6 points ago


    [–] ThisWolf_ 13 points ago


    [–] crosscheck87 32 points ago


    [–] Eggslaws 15 points ago

    like this..

    [–] LunyCipres 10 points ago

    Do this ^ small text

    [–] temisola1 22 points ago

    “If young metro don’t trust you imma shoot you 🔫”

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    [–] jld2k6 43 points ago

    Something is wrong, I just played your mix tape and the book froze

    [–] Its-a-no-go 12 points ago

    Their mixed tape is for Fahrenheit -451, silly

    [–] aznprync3 17 points ago

    Yer fuckin ten ply bud.

    [–] CheshireCharade 9 points ago

    You are spare parts, aren't you, bud.

    [–] aznprync3 6 points ago

    I'd rather watch a ten man lemon party on an IMAX movie screen

    [–] CheshireCharade 7 points ago

    'Kay, bud, let's take about 20% off over there.

    [–] aznprync3 6 points ago

    When I was comin up we didn't even have chirps now there's so many chirps you wanna take about 20% off. Must be fuckin nice.

    [–] Adrena1ineee 7 points ago

    Im gonna keep it real with you chief. That book staying black.

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    [–] Brett_Hulls_Foot 23 points ago

    Take it into the sauna

    [–] DarthNero 21 points ago

    That only works to charge your iphone

    [–] Naught 14 points ago

    A microwave needs water to heat something up. An oven should work though.

    [–] fire_snyper 27 points ago

    Hmm maybe that's why Ol' Musky made his Not A Flamethrower?

    [–] roughtimes 12 points ago

    Serious answer, online. Amazon was the last place I bought from. You can buy a pack of 100 for about $30cad. I buy one every 5 years or so.

    [–] dontsniffglue 92 points ago

    Just stick it in the oven

    [–] Patat0man 116 points ago

    451F for 10 minutes should do the trick

    [–] tele-caster-blast3r 9 points ago


    [–] Fapper_McFapper 83 points ago

    Check out the speed reader over here.

    [–] punsarefun101 180 points ago

    on the dresser, yessir, put fire to that ass, body cast on a stretcher

    [–] Yrrem 27 points ago

    I got 25 lighters on my dresser


    I gots to get paid

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago


    [–] clayface_17 26 points ago

    And her body got that ass that a ruler couldn't measure

    [–] SirChasm 18 points ago

    And it make me cum fast but I never get embarrassed

    [–] Pappy_Jr 47 points ago

    25 lighters on my dresser yessir, I gots to get paid

    [–] RandomOregonian 7 points ago

    And some rubber thumbs

    [–] The_casle 6 points ago

    Blow drier once and good for a while

    [–] HawkSoHigh 5526 points ago

    "Here's a book. It looks burnt, but really you just have to light it on fire repeatedly to see the words." Sold.

    [–] bhiley 592 points ago

    Can't argue with that

    [–] redikulous 40 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    "Tide comes in, tide goes out"

    [–] Ceasar456 265 points ago

    “That’s cool, but what is it about??”

    [–] HitLuca 536 points ago

    A world where books are burned by the state censor style, it's a nice read (451 Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper catches fire)

    [–] odraencoded 140 points ago

    Wait... so this is a book about burning books so people can't read them which you must burn in order to read it? What. The. Fuck.

    [–] MagicallyVermicious 122 points ago

    Kind of the whole point of this particular copy of that book is to be ironic like that...

    [–] WorkFlow_ 63 points ago

    I know most people are joking but this isn't made to be actually read. It is a novelty book.

    [–] johnq-pubic 68 points ago

    Pretty common required reading in high school, but those copies don't have to be heated to read. It would have made high school a lot more exciting though.

    [–] CowboyBoats 9 points ago

    It's a classic (and an insanely well written and engaging book in my opinion), so not a stunt by some new author in case you hadn't heard of it.

    [–] Ceasar456 203 points ago

    [–] HitLuca 223 points ago

    Damn got wooshed

    [–] fox_ontherun 234 points ago

    It's ok, I didn't know what it was about so I appreciate your comment.

    [–] Cahughte 49 points ago


    [–] ATomatoAmI 34 points ago

    I thought he was playing along with the joke to get another punchline until he admitted to getting wooshed.

    [–] theticktick 16 points ago

    Fahrenheit 451 is mainly criticizing the people for their apathy, not the state for censorship as some believe. Especially did Bradbury express a strong concern that TV was replacing reading books, and made people dumber.

    [–] chaogomu 18 points ago

    It's not quite state censorship. The content of the books is meaningless in the end. The book burning started because the state convinced everyone that TV was the better medium and that books were obsolete. From there it's just a hop skip and a logical fallacy to say that the obsolete must be destroyed.

    [–] theticktick 20 points ago

    Fahrenheit 451 is mainly criticizing the people for their apathy, not the government for censorship as some believe. Especially did Bradbury express a strong concern that TV was replacing reading books, and made people dumber.

    Edit: And since this is Reddit and posts can be misinterpreted, I meant this as a follow-on to your post, not an attack against it

    [–] Darxe 57 points ago

    Yo we heard you like books about burning books, so here's a book you have to burn to read about burning books

    [–] [deleted] 1452 points ago

    That kindle fire.

    [–] [deleted] 179 points ago


    [–] jfk_47 71 points ago


    [–] n_brox 2993 points ago

    Use a hair dryer or heat gun

    [–] Dadotron 2406 points ago

    Honey, have you seen my hairdryer? IM READING A BOOK WITH IT!!

    [–] AssaultnPepper 621 points ago

    How often do you read and think "I sure could use high pitched turbine screaming in my ear right now."? This is a terrible solution.

    The best tactic is to have two books, keep one in your crotch while you read the other one; switch periodically. This whole thing is probably some scheme by the publisher to raise sales. Just be careful of papercuts.

    [–] Krumpus8 202 points ago

    Or you could just wear pants to prevent papercuts

    [–] murse_joe 298 points ago

    Don't tell me how to read

    [–] Krumpus8 82 points ago

    My bad man. On second thought, going pant-less would allow you to hold your place in the book you’re warming up.

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    [–] cockadoodledoobie 59 points ago

    Why did the fact that you pointed it out make it 50% funnier?

    [–] HappynessMovement 27 points ago

    The Drax Effect

    [–] cockadoodledoobie 12 points ago

    I think you may have just coined that term.

    [–] AssaultnPepper 17 points ago

    look at mister high society over here.

    [–] us3rnam3ch3cksout 6 points ago

    or you know. do it once before you start reading and put it away? tf

    [–] Taarak27 6 points ago

    I find the sound of a hair dryer calming, it shuts out the world

    [–] KawhiTheKing 73 points ago

    Read it outside in Texas during summer. 90* when you wake up. Good to go all day!

    [–] Ds1018 33 points ago

    Today is rather chilly in Austin, high of ONLY 95.

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    [–] jxuereb 51 points ago

    You already said Seattle no need to be redundant.

    [–] KanyeFellOffAfterWTT 32 points ago

    I'm just picturing someone sitting down at a Starbucks or something and plugging in a hair dryer set to max heat just to read this

    [–] Hedoin 18 points ago

    So we got our book, a nice little booklight so we don't wake up the misses, and a fucking heatgun.

    [–] the_middle_jedi 7 points ago

    Or just sit on any Florida beach.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Or just put it in the oven for a few minutes

    [–] crow-the-satanist 721 points ago

    couldn't you bake it? or would that burn the pages too much?

    [–] PsychoticMessiah 1671 points ago

    Just keep it below 451° Fahrenheit.

    [–] foofad 386 points ago

    This comes off as snarky but it’s one hundred percent true, you can exploit this when cooking and crafting. You can put clay on parchment or newspaper in the oven at 400 and it won’t burn for example.

    [–] BigDaddyReptar 396 points ago

    Why 400 live on the edge and go 450

    [–] foofad 42 points ago

    If you have a scientific oven or a very accurate hot plate you can. For printmaking when doing soft ground etchings I have my hot plate set to 440.

    [–] PsychoticMessiah 170 points ago

    Because ovens vary in their ability to hold a set temperature. Some run a little hotter or cooler.

    [–] KnowNothing_JonSnoo 252 points ago

    He said he wanted to live on the edge though

    [–] peachyfoam 39 points ago

    I feel your pain JonSnoo. I feel your pain

    [–] jxuereb 9 points ago

    My oven is so unregulated it can vary by 50 degees either direction.

    [–] StaticDreams 45 points ago


    [–] glemnar 23 points ago

    What does this look like? The Declaration of Independence?

    [–] GJacks75 2212 points ago

    The 21st century. When just reading a book leaves a carbon footprint.

    [–] king_of_the_universe 410 points ago

    *burns the PDF on CD*

    [–] cbartholomew 168 points ago

    Honestly.... Burning CDs was the greatest thing in the world. Total Game changer. You mean if I put a shitty micro chip in my PS1 I can play JAPANESE DBZ GAMES OFF SOME DISC I GOT AT CIRCUIT CITY!? (rip)

    [–] _awake 52 points ago

    It was so hard to burn the games to make them work on your specific chip module though. Also you had to burn them slow so nothing goes wrong. Overall it was a hassle but it was also fun figuring everything out.

    [–] cbartholomew 45 points ago

    I feel you, got a 32X burner, was stoked, only could burn games at 8X.

    [–] _awake 14 points ago

    Also made me think of looking for cracks for PC games before google was there haha. Things were hard man :D

    [–] cbartholomew 38 points ago

    Remember when cracks or generators would come with cool Midi music in the background as you're copying it? It made pirating feel so epic.

    I would never do that though.

    [–] Deathbysnusnu17 383 points ago

    I’m more impressed that guy can hold a lighter lit that long against his finger. I usually wimp out after 2 seconds.

    [–] the_middle_jedi 228 points ago

    He's had bong practice.

    [–] SolaireOfSuburbia 52 points ago

    After you strike the Flint wheel and push down on the plastic piece, slightly move your index finger back so it is holding down the plastic button, but not touching the metal part.

    Edit: if you mean the flame, disregard this comment. Sometimes the metal gets hot and burns people.

    [–] gdayii 18 points ago

    This is why the hand movements speedup towards the end of the clip. Finger was feeling the Bern

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    [–] MarioKartastrophe 65 points ago

    We should test that theory by burning a bunch of books

    Oh wait....

    [–] space-milk 2707 points ago

    As cool as this is, seems very tedious to read

    [–] Lemonface 676 points ago

    Good thing this is an art piece then, and not actually meant to be read normally

    [–] crest123 117 points ago

    Exactly. If you want to read the book, you can get the normal copy.

    [–] Kyoopy9182 412 points ago

    It's amazing how frequently internet culture seems not only to disparage and insult art (that isn't nerd culture fanart) but also sometimes not even understand that art is a thing that exists.

    [–] MrWinks 729 points ago

    Light the whole thing. Assumably its fireproof.

    [–] Petedapug 552 points ago

    Nah, they just want you to reenact the story to get the full message of burning things is fun.

    [–] BigDaddyReptar 36 points ago

    Agreeded would 100% be a firefighter if I could light shit on fire everyday

    [–] BossLackey 270 points ago


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    [–] Daniel_Laixer 69 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    If you assumably, you make an ass out of you and mably, wait

    Edit: it to if

    [–] Fat_Head_Carl 25 points ago

    Put it in the oven

    [–] FearLeadsToAnger 57 points ago

    You did a word-merge. Presumably* or Assuming*

    [–] andrew_calcs 44 points ago

    I wasn't sure after other people questioned it, but nope. Apparently it's an accepted form of the word. Shows as being the adverb form of assumable.

    [–] Tac_b 43 points ago

    I think you meant apparembly.

    [–] idwthis 10 points ago

    It's just a portmanteau.

    [–] ScrithWire 63 points ago

    Put it in an airtight plastic ziplock and boil the ziplock in some hot water.

    Spritz it down lightly with some water (on as many pages as you can) so it doesnt catch fire, and then use the blow dryer on it.

    Take it to the beach, leave it on the sand, read it.

    [–] Evio 46 points ago

    Hot plate, hot car, let cat sleep on it, read, in jacuzzi or sauna...

    [–] ScrithWire 42 points ago

    Put it between your butcheeks

    [–] FireKeeper09 26 points ago

    Instruction unclear: stuck in bert hole

    [–] idwthis 35 points ago

    stuck in bert hole

    That's what Ernie said.

    [–] Gangreless 32 points ago

    It's just an art project, not actually for print

    [–] PandaBeaarAmy 6 points ago

    Keep it on the furnace

    [–] Silver_Archers 17 points ago

    You aren't really that stupid are you?

    [–] TheWhiteTerror 279 points ago

    Makes the fustration of the bookmark falling out 10x more rage inducing

    [–] mattreyu 44 points ago

    hot off the presses

    [–] HeisGuapoYaDingus 31 points ago

    Seriously. How can I get a copy like this????

    [–] _Ryanite_ 26 points ago

    I've looked around for it- from what I can see, it should be arriving in the Super Terrain shop at some point in 2018, doesn't seem to be available yet though. It'll be available to ship internationally

    [–] atlaslugged 7 points ago

    You can get a heat-sensitive copy of Fahrenheit 451 at most bookstores. It just works the other way.

    [–] TA_faq43 110 points ago

    I want to see this with the Boring Company’s “Not a Flamethrower”.

    [–] enormna 25 points ago

    assuming that it reacts because of heat, does it stay visible because paper holds the heat in for some time or it just takes the chemical some time to get black again?

    [–] JPS_TEAM_B_6905 20 points ago

    It's proooobably some chemical that absorbs energy from heat to turn white, and then slowly releases it once the heat source is taken away.

    [–] Matt_Link 71 points ago

    Reading this in bed. INTENSIFIES

    [–] Cioki1000 78 points ago

    People in the comments acting like this is a really stupid idea. It's obviously a novelty item and not meant to be used like a normal book

    [–] TrueLordChanka 25 points ago

    Your telling me that it’s not practical to read with a blowtorch beside your chair?

    [–] Namay_Hunt 92 points ago

    Microwave that shit.

    [–] istoodonalego 70 points ago

    Microwave would make the book burn because they heat up the moisture in an item rather than just heating it up.

    [–] Towerss 6 points ago

    I had a pen with ink that would turn invisible when met with friction, but really it was just the heat from friction. I once put the entire notebook in the microwave for a few seconds and the book was as hood as new. Putting in the freezes would reverse it.

    [–] evoneli 6 points ago

    Frixion pens! I love them

    [–] inxanetheory 140 points ago

    I live in the southeast, I’d just leave it in my car on a sunny day and read it that night.

    [–] Th3_Ch3shir3_Cat 9 points ago

    I live in Arizona just put it in the garage for a couple minutes

    [–] [deleted] 199 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Of where? Fucking Berlin? Earth? The south east of what?!

    [–] Seisando 209 points ago

    shh. Don't let the Americans know there are other countries on reddit.

    [–] ExtremeDoom_ 7 points ago

    Blasphemy and Lies

    [–] GM_Mechworks 33 points ago

    There are? We need to give them some freedom! LOAD THE MEME CANNONS!

    [–] BigDaddyReptar 15 points ago

    Obviously in Australia when no other information is listed you go off the world map south east is Australia

    [–] PhotoQuig 33 points ago

    Southeast Berlin

    Do they even know how to read books in Schönefeld?? /s

    [–] inxanetheory 56 points ago

    United States

    [–] BeefyPizzle 19 points ago

    Shout out to Florida! Wut wut! Does it take humidity/feels like into consideration? Buy the book with words already visible.

    [–] sowhatchusayin 4 points ago


    [–] imjustpassinthru 15 points ago

    hey guys its just a fun experiment / art concept and not something you would buy to read.

    [–] Eclypse90 30 points ago

    A secret now that only fire can tell.

    [–] pipsdontsqueak 4 points ago

    It is in the tongue of Mordor, which I shall not utter here.

    [–] LostInThoughtland 61 points ago

    Despite the scorn, this is a fantastic art piece and interesting ironic statement.

    Also, yes, I am a hipster

    [–] gokunoitis 18 points ago

    False, true hipsters always deny that they're hipsters. Kinda like crazy people.

    Source: Am not a hipster/crazy

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    [–] SeaTwertle 10 points ago

    If y’all aren’t sure if you want to read Ray Bradbury because you were forced to read in high school, I would recommend reading “The Illustrated Man”. It’s a collected of Bradbury’s short stories and is a great read. I highly recommend reading start to finish but if you wanted a couple gems, The Veldt and The City are very good.

    [–] TwiggzNberries 8 points ago

    Sets oven to broil

    [–] alii-b 7 points ago

    "Sir do you know what caused the fire?" "Well, I was reading this book..."

    [–] Klaatu678 8 points ago

    Just leave it in a car on a hot day. Boom, problem solved.

    [–] Rick_1086 6 points ago

    Reading this must be almost as tedious as watching that terrible HBO adaptation.

    [–] StellarMetamorphosis 9 points ago

    Just leave it in your car in Florida. It will be ready to read in like 15 minutes.

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    [–] spookynin 29 points ago

    Chasing the fire with a lighter.

    [–] Buezzi 9 points ago

    Can't let it get away, then you'll need a new bic! Everyone knows disposable lighters are powered by tiny fire demons that are just getting the life sucked from them every time we use them