No, not the latest Poptart
clash, but a swell Australian
phrase used to cast aspersions
on any item of consumer technology - most commonly that ubiquitous device we love to call "television".
scene: Aussie bloke in Acubra and black singlet (beer in hand, of course) slams his meaty paw into the side of his 1986 model TV in an attempt to solve reception issues which are adversely affecting his enjoyment of a game of cricket, angrily exclaiming "Flamin' box a' wires!".