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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)   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Oxgangs Brae, Scotland, The City, Press Complaints Commission, Oxgangs  
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15551 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Nov 2012 at 8:57 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-06 09:26:21 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:42:00 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:24:28 AM  
1 vote:

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


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 09:34:01 AM  
1 vote:


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

Gunpowder, treason, and plotz?
2012-11-06 09:24:19 AM  
1 vote:
I guess they'll always remember the Fifth of November.
2012-11-06 09:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:03:42 AM  
1 vote:
That was pretty boring until they all started going off at once. If anything, the misfire improved the show.
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