Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The FlyMo - The Coolest Lawnmower Evah !

Although virtually unheard of in the U.S. (Most likely because of our excellent law schools), the Flymo Hover lawnmower enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and is still being sold there. The Flymo was available in the States for a short time and I remember seeing a few ads on UHF TV alongside the Popiel Pocket Fisherman and Monkees LP's. I was in middle school and mowed lawns during the summer for money and the Flymo held out the tantalizing promise of effortless lawn mowing, to say I wanted one is the understatement of the year. You have to remember that this was around the same time Star Wars came out and the Flymo was the closest you could come to Luke's landspeeder and it was a good bit more practical to boot (what with it's ability to mow the lawn and all). With spinning blades and the ability to hoover, I think the Flymo has the potential to be an excellent all around anti-Zombie weapon when modified McGruber style.


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