Happy 4th of July! Don't Blow Your Balls Off


If you're in the city, no fireworks. If you're in the country, knock yourself out, but get drunk afterward, not before, have a hose ready, and clean up your shit when you're done.
looking forward to holding my dogs hand all night.
Our half-Canadian household was pleased to hear the young people of the CD celebrating Canada Day on Tuesday with fireworks. And also July 2nd. And June 30th, come to think of it.
I don't care if you blow your hand/balls/head off. I DO care if you light someone else's home on fire.

So, if you're the only one who can get hurt? Knock yourself out. The world needs a few less stupid people.
Noise is imposition . . . explosive noise is violent imposition.
The more sophomoric idiots that blow their balls off, the better we will all be.
What is it they say - humans aren't the only animals on the planet, we just act like it? Your right to play with minor explosives ends where every other creatures' right not to be terrified and endangered begins.
I know someone who was badly burned by regular sparklers, bought from a proper store. He was lighting the sparkler for his little girl to hold, and it exploded in his hand. I've never been near consumer fireworks since.

Some of the talent appearing at Kent's Lake Meridian prior to the Fireworks Concert:

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
The Female Fiends
Indie Pop band that will make you dance

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Dylan Jakobsen
Alt country from Seattle!

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
LeRoy Bell
One of the most talented musicians in the Northwest!

Full schedule:
Yay but knock it off after midnight.
anyone who votes no can go on and git out.
I feel kinda bad for those with animals who get agitated by fireworks. Then again, it's not like fireworks are the only sudden loud noises in the world, so hopefully you've got a plan to help keep them calm. I'm fortunate that my cats don't give a shit.

@4 Mostly, you just get more stupid people missing a finger. Unless the chemical reaction is:

stupid person --> non-stupid person + severed digit

Which could happen, at some level.
There's nothing any of you can say that will make me put down this lighter.
Whose dog will Lisa Dank steal this year?
Chinese fireworks are made in China with all the trappings of Chinese quality control. In other words, if the wrapper looks okay, they ship. Take that into consideration when handling them.
What could be more American than blowin' shit up?

Yeah, over-eating, maybe ... but over-eating and then blowin' shit up is definitely the American Way.
I don't necessarily have a problem with fireworks on the Fourth. What gets my hackles up is fireworks on the 29th, 30th, First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth. Go fuck yourself forever if you pull that shit.

I'm very gratified that my new neighborhood so far seems to lack that particular breed of asshole.
@19, in past years we had a butthead neighbor who shot off two or three bottle rockets every night for a month after every fourth. So fucking annoying. Just shoot your load and stop, ugh.
@10: Agreed.
Hey, Murricans--if you don't care about bothering your neighbors and your neighbors' pets, how about supporting our PTSD-suffering vets and holding off on the un-scheduled nearby explosions?