(Photo Credit: Vehicle Virgins/YouTube)
(Photo Credit: Vehicle Virgins/YouTube)

Have you noticed that “poking things with a hot knife,” is a trendy thing to put on YouTube right now? I don’t get it either. Actually, I find it offensive to knives. And heat. Especially when they’re used to violate this most sacred car—an E39 BMW M5.

I know: “It doesn’t matter, he’s going to replace that bumper anyway.”

I but just... why. Why do this?

I know: “For the clicks.” And I’ve fallen right into the honey pot of a tantalizingly disturbing video thumbnail.


Hopefully this dude held his breath while he melted paint and plastic into noxious gas. And, at least there wasn’t any gasoline vapor lurking behind this bumper... I’m pretty sure my old Scout would immolate if I so much as flicked a match in its general proximity.

Please stop with the fire poking.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL

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