Maker Series: Artisanal Firewood | CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire)
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John Croll : i was into this before it got poplar.

Jan Scott : I hate it when people burn common firewood. I insist my firewood have a hint of sage and blueberry. I'm saving some 1962 elm for that special occasion.

Steve Roberts : The ginger-rubbing was a nice touch.

antagonizerr : That was funny as hell. Mostly because it touches so closely on reality, but partly because at first glance, you can't tell if it's real or satire. Kudos.

ryan clarke : I really dont know if this is real or not, I really dont.

zerosonico : I dont have a firepalce, but I just wanted to say that I'm a vegan.

NoPlaceForTheDead : He does good work. Like most of the artisan guys he's always been pretty expensive. In early 2014 we moved into our new house and I wanted something special to christen the fire pit with. I bought a nice bundle of kindling from him for $250. It's a bit more expensive now that he's gotten his name out there a little more. For logs that didn't really cut it as fuel-wood he'd still try to salvage them by whittling them down to the good parts to make his kindling. (I didn't buy fuel logs because even then it was more than I was willing to pay.) It was fantastic. First of all, they lit extremely cleanly and kept a small but strong flame. Since we were using my fire pit we didn't need tinder, but i imagine the kindling pieces I got from him would have taken to tinder as well as they took the lighter. The kindling was burning so nicely and precisely that I almost forgot to put our main logs on. Then I remember I was building a fire and didn't want to put the cheaper logs on. But, the show must continue. The lesser quality logs I had didn't impede the quality of the flame started by the kindling. In fact, I think the kindling flame upped the game of the cheaper logs. The fire kept a nice high quality, stead, hot, strong, flame bundle for a good half hour before the true (lesser) quality of the cheaper fuel logs started to come out. If you have a special event, or just want a treat for you and the family, I'd recommend getting a log or two from him to start your night with. Unless you are Bill Gates, this isn't an all night fuel source for a bonfire. But if you can afford a log, or if he still sells kindling, I say it's worth experiencing at least once.

Mike : The fact that people are taking this seriously is a credit to how great the satire is.

Disco Stu : The best parodies are those ones that get you thinking ''Wait, is this real? Nononono, it cant be. But, maybe?? Nonononono, no way.''

Chris Trory : He was my lecturer in Firewood 101 when I did my B.Sc (Bachelor of Stove Combustion)

MooMofo : I lost it when I saw that $1200 price tag haha

Do you even Rift : not sure if satire or not

Anonymous : This is a joke... Isn't it?? I can't tell! Well played.

Morgan Montz : When he started rubbing it with ginger, I knew.

Dan Wendlick : My guy has been working since 1973 and refuses to advertise.  We get to meet each log before he prepares it.

CATBUG : Possibly the most pretentiously artistic thing I've ever seen.

Jody Baker : This guy really nails the lumbersexual hipster

Scott Denton : This is a Portlandia sketch. I swear.

LoudandDave : Honestly here in Austin this could be a real thing.

Eureka MarUu : I'm gonna start selling "ULTRA Luxury handcrafted ROUGH HEWN" firewood for 1500 a bundle. The difference is that it's all chopped with a vintage axe and left in its all natural state; no drying involved guaranteed. For 2000 dollars a bundle I'll sell you straight logs; nature has put hundreds of years of all natural craftsmanship into every cubic inch.

Brumfield85 : I'm a little concerned that I am unable to tell if this is real or not.

Osiris Malkovich : This reminds me of the "artisanal ice cubes" from a couple of years ago.

Chris Allison : No, this can't be real. It has to be a joke.


spiff2268 : There's a channel that does stuff like this better, but you've never heard of it.

Dankest Elf : Didn't expect CBC to do this level of satire... good on you

cugamer : The best part was when he put the $1200.00 price tag on the wood. But he better watch out. If Whole Foods catches wind of this they'll sue him for ripping off their business model.

Katherine Serven : It's hysterical! I shared the video with a lot of people and they took it seriously. I'm usually a serious person that rarely jokes around, so that made it even better.

Steve Stegmeier : 1st time ThisIsThat viewer - this is so wonderfully done

Pr3ssPl4y : Those who think this is real. I've got a bridge to sell you and it's made of artisanal firewood.

Arensi : King Robert Baratheon?

Arqen Acoustics : We're doing this for real on Vancouver Island, for the kindling niche. While they're making hipster vids, we're reading Elvish manuscripts to discover the perfect grain dynamics for your next wind-weathered, pine beetle-etched Douglas fir fire staff -- finished with a Sitka sap massage and Arbutus pollen rub, applied by wild bees.  Felled by beaver, hauled out by organic grass fed stallions with vibrant testicles. Authentic, artisanal elvin kindling. $10k.

Erik Olson : is this a satire? (please say yes)

waifudestroyer : "I started smoking flame in 2012"

Soulgraven : Can I get this at my Whole Foods? No price is too high.

Patrick Dugan : Guaranteed there are a whole bunch of people wondering "how can I order some?" Probably in Brooklyn...

rocx conner : Wait is this a Satire or real?

Major Pootie : I'm a vegan

locateyourhuevos : I like the apprentice who has to wash the wood by hand in a big soapy tub.

Jamie Holmes : I need to save up for one of those logs there and hear the story that every piece tells.

Silas ofNj : Artisinal Firewood was in back in like 2007. It's SO #Mainstream now.

Jonathan Hartwig : SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

1234567890sunshine : If a tree falls down in the forest and nobody hears it, does a hipster buy its album?

zee339 : 159 haters are gas-fireplace troglodytes

Michael Merrifield : Wow, finally! Local, organic, small batch forest to hearth hand crafted firewood. Are you a woodie?

Ernie Velveeta : I know this is satire, but I can't help feeling that there are some hipsters out there who will get excited over this.

Jack Hudler : Ok this is another video that leaves you wondering; how many takes did it take until the actors could do it with a straight face and not bust out laughing!

Guillaume Keyes : Seriously scared by the amount of people taking this as a real thing

ReevePhotos : Totally fantastic! Do you need an agent on the east coast ;-)