It seems that nobody can just leave well enough alone when they've got a guitar controller. Tricked out Xmas displays are so 2009; today's nerdy tinkerer prefers to light up the night with raw, elemental fire.

We wish to hell the video was sharable, but the image below sets up the basic idea: using a secondary line to control sizable jets of flame as you work through classic Activision- or Harmonix-approved rock like, say, "War Pigs."* Go check it out—the solo, just past the 2:00 mark, is a wonder.

This is fire.
  • Chris Marion
  • This is fire.

Detailed instructions follow the video. We want to see these on every block by the end of 2011.

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* We have determined using science that there is nothing funnier than a 12-year-old girl who has never heard it before take a run through the vocals for "War Pigs" on Rock Band.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.