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Monday, February 19, 2018

Rubenerd Show 373: The extinguisher episode (2/19/18)

01:04:49 – A discussion on adequate fire extinguisher deployment. Not to be taken seriously. Also cappuccinos, stomach flu, evenings, evolving vocations, writing, sodium lamp feedback from Chad Bowers, film anachronisms, John Nettles, undesirable bulb emissions, ElectroBOOM, a Kallen anime figure, Cyril Figgis, and other randomness. Audio from Back To Work, Security Now, and Who Ha. Recorded January 2018.

Recorded in North Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released February 2018 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Ruben at 12:29 am filed in Chad,Ruben  


  1. Many, many years ago, in a previous job, I had to go on a health and safety course which included a section on the different types of fire extinguisher, how to identify them and their appropriate uses. All I remember is that the instructor seemed very put out that under then new EU legislation, all extinguishers had to be overall red, with their identification and instruction panels only having a background of the appropriate colour for their type. Apparently, before ‘Europe’ had interfered, it had been the other way round. Could the seeds of Brexit have been sown with that EU ruling? I’ve often wondered.

    Ruben, with regards to your headaches – get your blood pressure checked. You sound as if you have similar symptoms to those I was experiencing when I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with dangerously high blood pressure. Believe me, getting your blood pressure checked would be a good precautionary measure.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — February 20, 2018 @ 6:33 pm

  2. Great advice from Doc. Please take care of yourself, Ruben. A very informative piece on the fire extinguishers, they can be very messy contraptions. I once shot a yellow sulfur like material (actually powder was mono-ammonium phosphate expelled by pressurized Nitrogen) (In the United States we call this type: ABC) all over my Disney Vista Way apartment, after extinguishing a flaming oven.

    I was thrilled to be mentioned or your last show.

    I found a US FDA alert about metal halide lamps that you mind find interesting. (link below) This is the article that I had misremembered as causing X-rays. The second link is an instructable for turning old TV tubes into X-ray generators. My neighbor constructed one of these and used it for x-ray photography. It worked but was frightening to observe in person. He did this in his garage, and we would set the film up and then leave before powering the tube. I think that is how I got the two ideas confused. It may have melted my brain.

    FDA Warning about intense UV radiation from Metal Halide lights:

    How to produce X-rays from old TV or other high voltage tube:

    I hope you will find a solution to your headaches.


    Comment by Chad Bowers — February 21, 2018 @ 8:38 am

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