1. Wait, what do you want to do?
2. Are you okay? I don’t want to seem patronizing but I know you’ve been going through some stuff and I just– I guess I just want you to know that I’m here for you. Not to be weird. We all go through stuff. So..
3. So, you want to make a lighter from a bubble gum wrapper? You don’t want to just go get a lighter? Like, ugh, again I don’t want to be patronizing, but are you maybe practicing this for some time in the future when you won’t be able to just go get a lighter?
4. I don’t know what kind of time that would be. You tell me. You’re the one watching this video, you’re the one who called me over to help you put together your battery bubble gum lighter. What are you trying to do? Tell me the truth!
5. Ugh, I’m sorry. I’m just worried. You can understand that this is a weird thing you’re doing? I just want you to be okay. All right, let’s start the video.

Huh…uh…okay! I mean, we are all going to prison now I think, but we’ll have each other! AND OUR LIGHTERS! (Via ViralViral.)

Comments (15)
  1. I don’t think that’s so much a “lighter” as “thing catching on fire from a power source.” I mean, I don’t smoke regularly and so maybe I am not the most skilled at lighting a cigarette, but I wouldn’t want to try with that thing.

  2. As a Minnesotan, I already knew this. We are required to pass the MacGyver Preparedness Exams in order to become adults. My cousin has been stuck at 17 for like three years now.

    • I really miss my old office job. No one gave a care what I did so long as I got my work done, and I didn’t have much work, so I watched a good three seasons of MacGyver on Youtube while working there.

      • My roommate at the time was in a long-distance relationship, and if I was watching MacGyver at home while she was on the phone with him, when Mac started making something, I used to make her stop the conversation, let me tell her boyfriend all the things Mac was using, and the boyfriend had to try to guess what he was intending to make.

  3. Not gonna lie – if I weren’t at work right now, I’d already be trying this out.

  4. It’s nice that they have arts and crafts for the prisoners.

  5. I assume there’s a prerequisite class called “How to Make Prison Scissors”

  6. Sometimes you can’t find a lighter, even though you have like 30 of them all over the house, and maybe last night you can’t remember ALL the details, but you left the house with a lighter and came back without one. All you know is, that makes you the loser, because the winner of the Biclympics is the person who comes back with the most lighters that they did not have the night before. And maybe you just want a damn cigarette without having to put on pants.

    I’m just saying, I could see some use for this.

  7. I don’t understand. It’s been a few years since I smoked, but why am I just not using the stove top? I can definitely find a hair tie.

    • There are no stoves in prison Messica, be a little more sensitive please.

      • Fair point. Which I guess makes my question; why am I learning to do this now, when I could just use the stovetop, because in prison surely someone will show this to me? Like, after I deal with more pressing problems of adjusting to prison life?

        • I think VG is preparing us to go to prison with all these strange tutorial videos. Then WE can be the teachers of the tricks like gum wrapper lighters and how to use a wire cheese slicer to killer someone, and it will endear us to the other prisoners and make us a person of status and value. Thanks for sparing us a shanking VG!

  8. This is great, but I only get to bring one survival item when I go on “Naked and Afraid”. Am I supposed to bring gum, a battery, or scissors? I don’t think they’ll let me bring all three!

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