I just spotted this in an AP story - I think it speaks for itself.
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A teenage boy accidentally set himself on fire early Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to siphon gas from a firefighter's car.
The boy was taken to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns on his legs. Police were called to the hospital to investigate the incident and later learned that the 17-year-old spilled gas on his pants while siphoning gas. He then used a lighter to try to determine how wet his pants were and set himself of fire, Hague said.
In other news, I know I've been quite delinquent in updating here for a couple of weeks. I have some things to talk about - the start of baseball season, the Asha Bhosle concert, some cooking, some movies, some music - but I haven't quite been myself for the last couple of weeks and it's been hard to find the energy for blogging. I promise I'll be back soon.