ireworks Safety? (I blew my F off!)
This video from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission makes me want to blow things up. I know that’s not the point of it, and the guy at the end with no arms makes a compelling case, but shit, that shit looks fun! The 1812 Overture is a nice touch too.
The 1812 Overture is a nice touch too!
I must admit that over he years I’ve had a few close calls with fireworks. Most of those events also included copious amounts of alcohol. Now that I am sober, I tend to leave the pyrotechnics displays to the professionals, but my trip through Indian to New Buffalo last weekend got my powder sack stirring a little bit. First, there’s all of those Crazy Kaplan’s signs everywhere, and then when you hit IN Route 20 in Porter, there’s the Fireworks Mothership… Shelton Fireworks. That’s where I once bought a contraption that launched 16 aerial missiles mounted on a piece of particle board in a launch sequence determined my a common fuse that snaked it’s way across the board, launching a commercial grade firework about every 15 seconds. If they still sell those, and you’re planning on buying one, here’s a tip: make sure that the board is resting securely on something that is larger than it is. I made the mistake of not doing that, and almost killed my own family, the neighbors, and burned down half of my subdivision. We are looking for the audio recap of that from WMVP. If we find it we’ll play it on our 4th of July spectacular next week on the podcast network. BANG!!!