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2012-07-04 03:04:24 PM  
FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.
 
2012-07-04 03:20:37 PM  
At least they went out with a bang.
 
2012-07-04 05:51:28 PM  
Ah, Pelham. A suburb of Lowell, Lawrence & Methuen. Just sayin'.
 
2012-07-04 08:44:08 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.


Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?
 
2012-07-04 08:47:49 PM  
Put down your fire.
 
2012-07-04 08:48:13 PM  
Nuclear fireworks FARK YEAH AMERICA
 
2012-07-04 08:48:40 PM  
My city is actually on a no-fireworks ban, due to the heat wave. That hasn't stopped the bootstrappy individualists who live in the county from buying fireworks. I really hope to read about things burning down in tomorrow's paper.
 
2012-07-04 08:51:08 PM  
The 4th of July brings out the worst in amateur pyrotech wannabees. Made the mistake, shortly after moving to FL, of going down to the beach on the night of 4 July...almost got shot in the face MANY times by drunk retards firing off bottle rockets and the like amongst THOUSANDS of folks in close proximity....that was my last time doing that.

Word to the wise: LEAVE IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS! lol
 
2012-07-04 08:52:59 PM  
It's not even sunset here, and the morons down the street must've burned through two Red Devil Blockbuster Party Packs already.

/And as soon as it does get dark, the truckers across the street will start shooting off the WMDs they bought in Beatty.
 
2012-07-04 08:54:01 PM  
Those toddlers sure are severe.
 
2012-07-04 08:54:15 PM  

WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?


Oopsies
 
2012-07-04 08:56:39 PM  
dumbass, you load, then light
 
2012-07-04 08:57:56 PM  
I'm hoping my neighbor doesn't burn my house down. He nearly hit me in the head with a bottle rocket last night, and bounced another off my roof.
 
2012-07-04 08:57:56 PM  
I like my fireworks like my women , dumb and dangerous.
 
2012-07-04 08:58:31 PM  
Fire burns?
 
2012-07-04 08:58:51 PM  
Didn't we just have a thread about people complaining about a government study of fireworks injuries?
 
2012-07-04 08:59:16 PM  

MAYORBOB: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

Oopsies


Yeah, I hate when that happens.
 
2012-07-04 08:59:50 PM  
Good old "freedom" in the US... let people be responsible and shoot off fireworks. Then, when a bunch of idiots use them incorrectly and blow off body parts, make them illegal. I'm beyond tired of having laws imposed on me, who's never experienced any adverse problems with fireworks, just because a bunch of drunken kooks and under/non-supervised children put themselves and others at risk.

And don't even get me started on "safe and sane"... grew up in CA with that lame-ass shiat and got a real eye-opener on my first road trip to the Midwest!
 
2012-07-04 09:00:39 PM  
My neighborhood will sound like a warzone in about 2 hours.
People love those mortar-launched "rounds" around here.

It truly does mimic the night views of combat, such as the live news on the first nights of the lovely Bush Jr. Iraq war.

*THUD*
 
2012-07-04 09:04:47 PM  
Growing up in NY the only people that had good fireworks were the ones related to cops.
 
2012-07-04 09:06:00 PM  

WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?


You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?
 
2012-07-04 09:06:46 PM  
No bans here in Independence.

Wonder why that is?
 
2012-07-04 09:07:04 PM  
Was the initial "on deck" explosion one of commercial fireworks (what it sounds like)? If so, that's a far cry from "douchebag blows off thumb lighting M80 while drunk."
 
2012-07-04 09:07:05 PM  
We have these to worry about this year. They're essentially floating balls of fire and the stupid state legislature didn't get the bill to make them illegal pushed through in time.
 
2012-07-04 09:08:00 PM  
No one was killed? Damn. I am disappointed.
 
2012-07-04 09:08:02 PM  
This is the first holiday since booze sales around here moved from state run stores (which were always closed on holidays) to grocery stores (which never close) so I expect people to get extra liquored up and really stoopid with the fireworks tonight. I'll be happy if I can pull my beercan chickens off the smoker without getting blown up.

HAPPY INCONTINENCE DAY!
 
2012-07-04 09:08:36 PM  

ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?


You do realize that the other poster was making a joke, do you not?
 
2012-07-04 09:08:41 PM  
Never liked fireworks all that much. Just seems totally unnecessary. On a hot day like today just kick back and drink something cold and relax, stop trying to blow yourselves up.

Or not, whatever
 
2012-07-04 09:10:46 PM  
let darwin thin teh herd out
 
2012-07-04 09:13:00 PM  
Look at all the shiat they are carrying out of the home. Link
 
2012-07-04 09:13:54 PM  
The story I heard from a local was that the mushroom cloud people had stored all their fireworks under the deck where the party was going on. A cigarette rolled between the cracks and set off the pile.
 
2012-07-04 09:14:42 PM  
My dog has a message:

Rark roo!
 
2012-07-04 09:15:03 PM  

CraicBaby: We have these to worry about this year. They're essentially floating balls of fire and the stupid state legislature didn't get the bill to make them illegal pushed through in time.


Gack misuse of "proof in the pudding" penalty 5 yards

"Many people thought it was going too far," Karpisek said of the bill that stalled. "Some people will swear it's the safest thing they sell ... but there's going to be proof in the pudding when a field or someone's house starts on fire because of one."
 
2012-07-04 09:15:21 PM  
Sounds like they're living free...of their fingers.

Reminds me of back when my dad and his friends used to make floating gas bombs on the 4th. They'd take two big (5' or so) balloons, fill one with helium, the other with acetylene, and tie them together. Since acetylene is only very slightly lighter than air, the helium balloon was needed to provide lift. The fuse was a cigarette taped to the acetylene balloon. Yes, that's as dangerous as it sounds. "Don't you kids try this!" Yeah, no problem. We're just gonna go hang out over there...several houses away, on the other side of a very sturdy-looking wall.
 
2012-07-04 09:16:54 PM  
DIAFE?
 
2012-07-04 09:17:11 PM  
Just after 9 pm here in Orlando right now. The sounds of mortar shells and rednecks on my street have me deaf already.

/The lawn "/
 
2012-07-04 09:18:00 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: My neighborhood will sound like a warzone in about 2 hours.
People love those mortar-launched "rounds" around here.

It truly does mimic the night views of combat, such as the live news on the first nights of the lovely Bush Jr. Iraq war.

*THUD*


This is exactly why I'm wearing headphones and listening to loud music right now. I'd rather not hear the fireworks.


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ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?



i322.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-04 09:21:18 PM  
Gack misuse of "proof in the pudding" penalty 5 yards

I've pretty much given up on this. The web mangles a saying and it becomes set in stone.

/the proof of the pudding is in the eating
//not "batshiat crazy" It's "crazy as a shiathouse bat" as in a bat driven nuts by living in a smelly outhouse
 
2012-07-04 09:22:04 PM  

ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?


Really? You honestly think that he actually thought that a thermo nuclear device had been detonated on American soil? That's what you think?
 
2012-07-04 09:22:43 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: DIAFE?


Phoenix rises.
 
2012-07-04 09:23:28 PM  

Altitude5280: Look at all the shiat they are carrying out of the home. Link


The owner of the home runs his own insurance company and he had the fireworks stockpiled underneath the deck from which they were lighting off fireworks?

I wonder if he ever shook his head and said "What was that retard doing" when having to pay out a claim.
 
2012-07-04 09:23:37 PM  
If a fourth of July ever goes by without someone being sacrificed to the fire(work) god, it will be the end for all of us.
 
2012-07-04 09:25:50 PM  
And this is why we can't have fun things....


//Lives in Illinois and real fireworks are a no-no; might shoot eye out
 
2012-07-04 09:26:18 PM  

WhippingBoy: ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?

Really? You honestly think that he actually thought that a thermo nuclear device had been detonated on American soil? That's what you think?


No. I think the person that commented to the original post thinks that a mushroom cloud only results from a nuke, so he called himself making fun of the person that the article was quoting as saying he saw a mushroom cloud by saying "Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of fireworks?"
 
2012-07-04 09:30:15 PM  

ongbok: WhippingBoy: ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?

Really? You honestly think that he actually thought that a thermo nuclear device had been detonated on American soil? That's what you think?

No. I think the person that commented to the original post thinks that a mushroom cloud only results from a nuke, so he called himself making fun of the person that the article was quoting as saying he saw a mushroom cloud by saying "Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of fireworks?"


Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
 
2012-07-04 09:30:21 PM  

Mock26: "I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?

You do realize that the other poster was making a joke, do you not?


"How do we know which one's the Komodo 3000?"
 
2012-07-04 09:33:01 PM  

trappedspirit: If a fourth of July ever goes by without someone being sacrificed to the fire(work) god, it will be the end for all of us.


Quit playing god(s), please.

Thank you.
 
2012-07-04 09:34:09 PM  

T.M.S.: Growing up in NY the only people that had good fireworks were the ones related to cops.


Growing up in Western NY, people just drove an hour or so to Pennsyltucky to pick up fireworks.
 
2012-07-04 09:36:23 PM  

FriarReb98: Ah, Pelham. A suburb of Lowell, Lawrence & Methuen. Just sayin'.


There's a reason people like you care called massholes.
 
2012-07-04 09:39:41 PM  

ongbok: WizardofToast: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: FTFA:
"I heard it sounded like a million gunshots, and I thought maybe they were testing it, and then I saw the huge mushroom cloud and I was like, 'Oh man, that can't be good,'" Taylor Jackson told the station.

No. Mushroom clouds usually aren't good.

Damnit, who launched the nukes instead of the fireworks?

You do realize that a mushroom cloud can happen with any moderately large explosion and don't only result from a nuclear explosion, don't you?


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