I once destroyed a Christmas decoration when I was a kid by running outside to show my dad something, then turning to run back into the house – without realizing that someone had closed the glass door behind me since they didn’t realize I would be back inside quickly. Yeah, that was pretty funny looking back on it. Fortunately, my dad pulled out the super glue and fixed up the horse for me. I still have it today.
Alan Sailer, on the other hand, destroys his Christmas decorations with an air rifle. There’s no gluing these things back together.
What I find most interesting about his hobby is how creative he gets with the shots. Consider the set up for this photo:
Pay attention now.
Rifle fires pellet at razor blade. Blade splits pellet in two. Two halves of pellet wing their way towards a pair of gelatin filled Christmas bulbs.
And timing is set just a little two early.
Although if you look very closely, you can see tiny cracks staring in the light brown bulb as the half pellet just touches the glass surface.
I don’t think he likes Frosty. He also doesn’t limit his artistic destruction to air rifle, but incorporates a ping pong ball cannon for a little diversity.