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(BBC)   This year's "All the fireworks go off at once, hilarity ensues" brought to you by Oxgangs Brae, Scotland (w/ bowel-loosening video)   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 72
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2012-11-06 08:48:47 AM
My bowels are already pretty loose. No way in hell I'm watching that.

*click*

Great, now I have this morning's french toast, eggs, coffee, and two strips of bacon staring back up at me from my shoes.
 
2012-11-06 09:00:30 AM
Oddly, I feel the need for a cigarette, and I don't even smoke.
 
2012-11-06 09:02:54 AM
That will leave a mark on the lawn.
 
2012-11-06 09:03:42 AM
That was pretty boring until they all started going off at once. If anything, the misfire improved the show.
 
2012-11-06 09:04:31 AM
I'm sure it was not very safe right next to it, but those were very small fireworks. Just rockets and no mortars as far as I can tell.
 
2012-11-06 09:07:58 AM
I like the dude who emerges out of the mess at the 0:44 second mark - ZERO sense of urgency.
 
2012-11-06 09:08:44 AM
The one guy just stood there with his arms folded? I'm not sure whether to be impressed by his incredible bravery or dazzled by his daftness.
 
2012-11-06 09:09:46 AM

Endive Wombat: I like the dude who emerges out of the mess at the 0:44 second mark - ZERO sense of urgency.


I'm guessing that's Michael Bay who was "vacationing" in Scotland.
 
2012-11-06 09:11:22 AM
Some pretty boring ass fireworks.
 
2012-11-06 09:13:43 AM
"I started to suspect something might be amiss once the children caught fire..."
 
2012-11-06 09:13:56 AM
It is understood that £2,000 worth of fireworks were involved.

Amateurs
 
2012-11-06 09:14:06 AM
Where is the guy yelling 'oh shiat get the water ****, bunch of bootleg fireworks" in a heavy Scottish accent?
 
2012-11-06 09:18:09 AM
This year's "All the fireworks go off at once, hilarity ensues" brought to you by Oxgangs Brae, Scotland (w/ bowel-loosening video)

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
If you're not Scottish, you'll crap!
 
2012-11-06 09:19:33 AM
Remember remember the fifth of OH shiat!
 
2012-11-06 09:19:58 AM

BunkyBrewman: It is understood that £2,000 worth of fireworks were involved.

Amateurs


Given how notoriously cheap the Scots are, it's a really big deal.
 
2012-11-06 09:20:27 AM
Ugh, rockets...just say NO, they're trouble waiting to happen.

Stick to using the nice, safe mortars.
 
2012-11-06 09:24:19 AM
I guess they'll always remember the Fifth of November.
 
2012-11-06 09:26:21 AM
Neato! I enjoyed the close shave the cameraman got towards the end. I'm still more impressed with the San Diego 2012 misfire that launched three barges of fireworks all at once, five minutes before the show was supposed to being. Good times. Soiled pants.

/turn down the sound before clicking on that link - the video is LOUD
 
2012-11-06 09:26:34 AM

KerwoodDerby: Ugh, rockets...just say NO, they're trouble waiting to happen.

Stick to using the nice, safe mortars.


Agreed:

i46.tinypic.com

Very safe, unless you are at the receiving end of it.
 
2012-11-06 09:31:46 AM
Apparently at least some Scottish people don't understand that exploding things can kill you.
 
2012-11-06 09:34:01 AM

dittybopper


I guess they'll always remember the Fifth of November.


Gunpowder, treason, and plotz?
 
2012-11-06 09:41:21 AM
Don't fark with the Bar Ox.

/go look it up
 
2012-11-06 09:42:55 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: dittybopper

I guess they'll always remember the Fifth of November.


Gunpowder, treason, and plotz?


Fawkes it.
 
2012-11-06 09:43:12 AM
Wow, that one guy just had zero farks to give.
 
2012-11-06 09:43:24 AM

BunkyBrewman: The one guy just stood there with his arms folded? I'm not sure whether to be impressed by his incredible bravery or dazzled by his daftness.


Yeah, I can't understand why the pyro guys didn't get the hell out of there.
 
2012-11-06 09:44:41 AM
Accidents happen, d'ye ken.
ikilledamaninreno.files.wordpress.com
/biggest breakthrough in kilts
 
2012-11-06 09:45:13 AM
i47.tinypic.com

Fawkesy Lady
 
2012-11-06 09:47:00 AM

MBooda: biggest breakthrough in kilts


That order from Skyron?
 
2012-11-06 10:09:45 AM
my neighbors up the street do that shiat on purpose..
drop a bag in a hundred liter drum and set it off with some gasoline
 
2012-11-06 10:11:16 AM

MBooda: Accidents happen, d'ye ken.
[ikilledamaninreno.files.wordpress.com image 320x180]
/biggest breakthrough in kilts


Oui, Oui.
Upon seeing that dude traipse about in the middle of that simulated carpet bombing,
I could only think of the following words from the great philosophers 'Geto Boys',
and I do quote:

And real gangsta-ass nubians don't run for shiat
'cause real gangsta-ass nubians can't even run fast
 
2012-11-06 10:13:06 AM
The two guys who got my attention were the guy running away on fire and the guy with his giant steel balls watching the thing with fireworks hitting the ground next to him and HIM MOVING TO THAT SPOT AS THOUGH TO SAY "COME ON THEN, DO YOUR WORST!"
 
2012-11-06 10:13:54 AM
I give it 2 out of 5 San Diego 4th of Julys.

At the beginning it was heading for about a 0.2 San Diego 4th of Julys. San Diego set the bar immensely high.
 
2012-11-06 10:14:32 AM

The Quaalude Renaissance: MBooda: Accidents happen, d'ye ken.
[ikilledamaninreno.files.wordpress.com image 320x180]
/biggest breakthrough in kilts

Oui, Oui.
Upon seeing that dude traipse about in the middle of that simulated carpet bombing,
I could only think of the following words from the great philosophers 'Geto Boys',
and I do quote:

And real gangsta-ass nubians don't run for shiat
'cause real gangsta-ass nubians can't even run fast


Or from the Sting song, `englishman in new york`

A gentleman will walk but never run.
 
2012-11-06 10:24:01 AM
FTA: "A rocket at the Pentland Community Centre display misfired and ricocheted into the remaining fireworks, setting them all off at the same time."

i.dailymail.co.uk

/wanted for questioning
 
2012-11-06 10:28:13 AM

blankwhiteboard: /turn down the sound before clicking on that link - the video is LOUD


img16.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-06 10:32:13 AM
So it basically started as a British firework display - understated and slightly dull - then became American for a brief while.
 
2012-11-06 10:42:06 AM
And the Taiwanese say: Amateurs...

The Infamous Beehive Festival
 
2012-11-06 10:46:40 AM
:58 made me shiat a little.
 
2012-11-06 10:48:31 AM
Knows about single-shot fireworks displays:

i.ytimg.com

Unimpressed.
 
2012-11-06 10:49:37 AM
At least in San Diego we set them off over water, so when they all go off at once things don't catch on fire on the ground around the launch site.

Still, pretty cool to watch
/from a distance
 
2012-11-06 11:01:54 AM

Bigman397: Some pretty boring ass fireworks.


Ass fireworks are never boring......
 
2012-11-06 11:06:22 AM

BunkyBrewman: The one guy just stood there with his arms folded? I'm not sure whether to be impressed by his incredible bravery or dazzled by his daftness.


The best part is as he is calming standing there a rocket careens into the fence and explodes in the camera man's face.
 
2012-11-06 11:16:00 AM
That guy in the middle of the video who had shiat exploding all around him was straight up honey badger. A mortor explodes 3 feet to his left and he casualy strolls a couple of feet to the right.

That guy had 0 farks to give.
 
2012-11-06 11:24:28 AM

hdhale: BunkyBrewman: It is understood that £2,000 worth of fireworks were involved.

Amateurs

Given how notoriously cheap the Scots are, it's a really big deal.


Given that you obviously have never been to Edinburgh you don't know that huge fireworks displays are the norm - they're done for everything, from the start of the winter festival, Hogmanay, every night of the Tattoo, last night of the International Festival, and any high days and holidays in between. Just look at youtube for Edinburgh fireworks. The news story here is about a small bonfire in a small suburb, the sort of thing that's organised by a local youth group or church or whatever.
 
2012-11-06 11:35:35 AM

dittybopper: [i47.tinypic.com image 600x451]

Fawkesy Lady


Strangest boner...
 
2012-11-06 11:42:00 AM
Meh, bet it was less dramatic in person than it was on video.

Apparently, someone neglected to foil their quickmatch. And I didn't see many rockets...looked like it was mostly cakes with a finale rack or two.
 
2012-11-06 11:42:52 AM

blankwhiteboard: Neato! I enjoyed the close shave the cameraman got towards the end. I'm still more impressed with the San Diego 2012 misfire that launched three barges of fireworks all at once, five minutes before the show was supposed to being. Good times. Soiled pants.

/turn down the sound before clicking on that link - the video is LOUD


I prefer this version
 
2012-11-06 11:48:51 AM
They were actually just cremating the local town drunk.
 
2012-11-06 11:58:47 AM
This guy has huge brass balls.

i.imgur.com

/Camera person is still a pussy, though
 
2012-11-06 12:02:56 PM

hdhale: BunkyBrewman: It is understood that £2,000 worth of fireworks were involved.

Amateurs

Given how notoriously cheap the Scots are, it's a really big deal.


Bwahahaha!
 
2012-11-06 12:49:39 PM

dittybopper: rem


www.5thavenuecinema.org
Sees what you did there.
 
2012-11-06 01:07:08 PM
"How do we know which one's the Komodo 3000?"
 
2012-11-06 01:16:19 PM

LesserEvil: This guy has huge brass balls.



Either that or he was looking for his pet potato.
 
2012-11-06 01:47:48 PM

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: Bigman397: Some pretty boring ass fireworks.

Ass fireworks are never boring......


Ass fireworks (New window)
 
2012-11-06 02:13:25 PM

Tillmaster: So it basically started as a British firework display - understated and slightly dull - then became American for a brief while.


Premature, dangerous and loud?
 
2012-11-06 02:17:02 PM
cool story, Brae
 
2012-11-06 02:39:48 PM

farker99: At least in San Diego we set them off over water, so when they all go off at once things don't catch on fire on the ground around the launch site.

Still, pretty cool to watch
/from a distance


There's a difference between an electrical issue that screws up the timing of the launches but still puts everything into the sky (San Diego) and a low-level explosion that ignites all the paper in the mortars (this show).
And there's absolutely no excuse for this kind of a fark-up though. It would have only taken a few minutes to unroll some aluminum foil over the row of mortars to prevent this exact thing from happening. Any cakes should be far enough away from the mortars to minimize the same risk.
 
2012-11-06 03:21:29 PM

LesserEvil: This guy has huge brass balls.

i.imgur.com

/Camera person is still a pussy, though



img145.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-06 03:22:17 PM

LesserEvil: This guy has huge brass balls.

[i.imgur.com image 549x348]

/Camera person is still a pussy, though


Watched it like a boss.
 
2012-11-06 03:39:18 PM
My neighbor over yonder has better (read: bigger) fireworks in his backyard.
 
2012-11-06 04:24:24 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Watched it like a boss.


Oh how I detest the saying like a boss. Does that mean this other person was qualified through education or experience to watch this in a way you were not? Is it an assumption that most people who have bosses but no employees make that this person is stupid or dangerously unqualified and somehow managed to be in a higher paying position with more responsibility for no reason?

/I need another onion for my belt.
 
2012-11-06 04:52:20 PM

blankwhiteboard: thisisyourbrainonFark: Watched it like a boss.

Oh how I detest the saying like a boss. Does that mean this other person was qualified through education or experience to watch this in a way you were not? Is it an assumption that most people who have bosses but no employees make that this person is stupid or dangerously unqualified and somehow managed to be in a higher paying position with more responsibility for no reason?

/I need another onion for my belt.


It's a meme originating from SNL, I believe. But you're right, I should've went with explosions. Loud. Good.
 
2012-11-06 05:18:15 PM
is it wrong that I'm slightly annoyed that I had to click a link in the article to see the video of the event in the video section of FARK?

I understand that the video probably needed explanation, hence the article, but some how I would feel a little better if the video of the event was imbedded in the article that was linked. It just seems to me that this particular link would best just posted on the main page, and not cross linked between the main and video tab as the article is formatted out.

but, that's just me I guess..

sorry If I wasted y'alls time.
 
2012-11-06 05:48:04 PM

Cerebral Knievel: is it wrong that I'm slightly annoyed that I had to click a link in the article to see the video of the event in the video section of FARK?

I understand that the video probably needed explanation, hence the article, but some how I would feel a little better if the video of the event was imbedded in the article that was linked. It just seems to me that this particular link would best just posted on the main page, and not cross linked between the main and video tab as the article is formatted out.

but, that's just me I guess..

sorry If I wasted y'alls time.


The video is embedded in the article - the picture under the headline is the video.
 
2012-11-06 06:54:05 PM

Spiralmonkey: Cerebral Knievel: is it wrong that I'm slightly annoyed that I had to click a link in the article to see the video of the event in the video section of FARK?

I understand that the video probably needed explanation, hence the article, but some how I would feel a little better if the video of the event was imbedded in the article that was linked. It just seems to me that this particular link would best just posted on the main page, and not cross linked between the main and video tab as the article is formatted out.

but, that's just me I guess..

sorry If I wasted y'alls time.

The video is embedded in the article - the picture under the headline is the video.


I have no picture under the headline in the article that comes up when I click the headline link. at all..
what I get is a headline, the first paragraph of the article, then a link to see the video on you tube, then the rest of the article.

perhaps it's all sucked up by Adblock on my firefox?
 
2012-11-06 06:55:58 PM
And for that matter... why am I not getting any email updates of commented articles or alerts of people mentioning me? everything checks out on "my fark" to get them...

IM LIVING IN CRAYCRAY LAND!!!
 
2012-11-06 07:20:45 PM

Cerebral Knievel: And for that matter... why am I not getting any email updates of commented articles or alerts of people mentioning me? everything checks out on "my fark" to get them...

IM LIVING IN CRAYCRAY LAND!!!


Your internet is haunted. Have you built anything on an ancient burial ground lately?
 
2012-11-06 07:36:13 PM

Spiralmonkey: Cerebral Knievel: And for that matter... why am I not getting any email updates of commented articles or alerts of people mentioning me? everything checks out on "my fark" to get them...

IM LIVING IN CRAYCRAY LAND!!!

Your internet is haunted. Have you built anything on an ancient burial ground lately?


fixed it! for some reason, thunderbird started to think FARK was spam.. had to retrain it.
 
2012-11-06 07:57:36 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Spiralmonkey: Cerebral Knievel: And for that matter... why am I not getting any email updates of commented articles or alerts of people mentioning me? everything checks out on "my fark" to get them...

IM LIVING IN CRAYCRAY LAND!!!

Your internet is haunted. Have you built anything on an ancient burial ground lately?

fixed it! for some reason, thunderbird started to think FARK was spam.. had to retrain it.


I see what your problem was.....

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 12:24:11 AM
good... very well played!
 
2012-11-07 12:13:31 PM

oukewldave: blankwhiteboard: Neato! I enjoyed the close shave the cameraman got towards the end. I'm still more impressed with the San Diego 2012 misfire that launched three barges of fireworks all at once, five minutes before the show was supposed to being. Good times. Soiled pants.

/turn down the sound before clicking on that link - the video is LOUD

I prefer this version


heh heh heh, I liked it
 
2012-11-07 08:14:14 PM

LesserEvil: This guy has huge brass balls.

[i.imgur.com image 549x348]

/Camera person is still a pussy, though


This.

I'd have probably been in the next county after the initial explosion.
 
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