Saturday, October 25, 2008

Maybe I should rethink this...

In trying to film myself shaving in the style of The Bay, I blew up my bathroom... Now I have a mess of burnt shaving cream to clean up. I suffer for my art. Look for the video in the coming days.

Update: Great, I have burn marks on the ceiling that won't come out... Bye bye security deposit!

Update 2: Ok, I can't resist posting this now:

11 comments:

phishbone23 said...

Dude, that slo-mo was great!! You could totally see the fluid dynamics from that perturbation!

DrX said...

Dude, that is fuckin sweet. I had company tonight, so I couldn't talk too much longer. But really, bravo.

If you do this again (heh), make sure you keep the camera a little higher up so you see the full height of the explosion...

kevthegreat said...

I never thought the explosion would be that impressive! I wish I was zoomed out a bit more. Oh well, it's still awesome.

DrX said...

I suspect the explosion was greater than what we normally see because of all the suds in the sink. The bubbles probably stored more, larger pockets of hydrogen than you would get with clean water. You don't normally get a fire like that.

How loud was the bang?

Also, you're pretty lucky the sink was full, and that the sodium stayed in the middle. Just before the explosion it floats because of all the gas it's giving off, and so the water would have shielded the force of the explosion, and redirected it upward. If it had floated over to the side of the sink, you probably could have broken it if it's made of any kind of ceramic...

kevthegreat said...

Yeah, I have no doubt the shaving cream increased the effect. The bang was fairly loud, no more so than a small firecracker, though. I actually left the bathroom and shut the door as soon as I put the sodium in there since I wasn't sure what would happen with the shaving cream. Yeah, looking back on this, I really didn't think it through all that well...

becky said...

So you knew to get yourself the hell outta there because of what might happen, but still chose to do it in a rental apartment with your brand new camera. Genius!

kevthegreat said...

I was more afraid of getting covered with shaving cream and water than expecting a flaming inferno. That's why I left the room. And I covered the camera with a plastic bag so it wouldn't get wet. I thought it through a little, at least...

Megan said...

VERY glad that the pilfered explosive is no longer in Dr. Xs hands and is hundreds of miles away from Baby X. Also hoping she inherited my common sense as it seems to be lacking in at least some of the Udwary clan..... (Becky is, ofcourse, the exception...)

kevthegreat said...

I don't know about that, Megan. I believe it was Becky's idea to play "Houdini" during which she managed to escape from a chair tied with ropes at the expense of a broken nose. Us Udwarys have plenty of common sense, but little respect of our own morality, I think...

DrX said...

I think you meant morTality, as I am a very moral person. :P

becky said...

That was totally not my idea.. I believe that Dan had just learned how to tie knots in the boyscouts and wanted to try them out. I take no responsibility for my crooked nose.

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