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(WKYC Cleveland)   Fourth of July festivities start a day early as one man gets his arm blown off while carrying bootleg fireworks to his truck   (wkyc.com) divider line 47
    More: Scary, Fourth of July, Kevin Skubic, extremely critical condition, trucks, explosions  
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2013-07-03 05:27:20 PM
If there's one thing I am sure of after growing up in a trailer park in WV and now living on the edge of the hood in Baltimore: Dumb people love big BOOM. When you couple this in with a complete lack of foresight, this kinda stuff happens.

For example...

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/multim edia/galleries/historicalphotos/ x 2066790/Gallery-1996-Scottown-Ohio-fir eworks-fire-kills-nine
 
2013-07-03 05:40:32 PM
Police arrested Jones and charged him with manufacturing explosives, unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance, illegal assembly of chemicals/explosives, and possession of criminal tools.

s3.roosterteeth.com
 
2013-07-03 06:05:01 PM
Hooray freedom!
 
2013-07-03 06:07:38 PM
If good fireworks weren't illegal, this sort of thing wouldn't happen.
 
2013-07-03 06:09:49 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 06:10:20 PM
i.imgur.com

Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it.
 
2013-07-03 06:11:11 PM
Damnitsomuch!
 
2013-07-03 06:11:21 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: If there's one thing I am sure of after growing up in a trailer park in WV and now living on the edge of the hood in Baltimore: Dumb people love big BOOM. When you couple this in with a complete lack of foresight, this kinda stuff happens.

For example...

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/multim edia/galleries/historicalphotos/ x 2066790/Gallery-1996-Scottown-Ohio-fir eworks-fire-kills-nine


Yup. I concur having lived in Western Maryland. People in this area love blowed up shiat and duct tape.
 
2013-07-03 06:14:50 PM
Ta Da!  Give him a hand folks!
 
2013-07-03 06:15:06 PM
When bootleg fire-anglosaxons are outlawed, only outlaws will have bootleg fire-anglosaxons.
 
2013-07-03 06:15:16 PM
That reporter could light me up.
 
2013-07-03 06:16:20 PM
At least he died doing what he loved.

What's that?  He's not dead?

At least he lost an arm in the blast, is at risk of losing his other arm, along with an eye, and is also suffering from severe burns doing what he loved.
 
2013-07-03 06:17:12 PM
Akron, the Dinwidduh of the North.
 
2013-07-03 06:18:20 PM
"Suddenly detonated"


Huh?
 
2013-07-03 06:20:56 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: If there's one thing I am sure of after growing up in a trailer park in WV and now living on the edge of the hood in Baltimore: Dumb people love big BOOM. When you couple this in with a complete lack of foresight, this kinda stuff happens.

For example...

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/multim edia/galleries/historicalphotos/ x 2066790/Gallery-1996-Scottown-Ohio-fir eworks-fire-kills-nine


I think this is where I tell the story about how my dad and his welder buddy used to launch acetylene bombs back in the day.  They'd get two huge balloons, fill one with helium, the other with acetylene, tie them together, then tape a lit cigarette to the acetylene balloon.  "Don't you kids try this!"  No worries there.  As soon as they started prepping the supplies for this insanity, we'd start heading down the block until we had several houses and a brick wall between us and them.  Somehow, they managed to pull it off without burning off all their hair.

The actual FOOM explosion was less exciting than I expected but the fireball was neat.
 
2013-07-03 06:24:14 PM

Bslim: "Suddenly detonated"


Huh?


As compared to slowly detonated. Much like a campfire slowly detonates under my marshed mellers.
 
2013-07-03 06:25:08 PM
At least he'll have one to remember.
 
2013-07-03 06:28:31 PM
In before the "amateur homemade fireworks is a great hobby" crowd.

/yes there are safe ways to do it, there are also safe ways to cook meth.
 
2013-07-03 06:32:38 PM
TFA: Police still don't know why the fireworks exploded. Skubic's girlfriend had been smoking in the minutes before the blast. Police are also considering whether static electricity may be a cause.

Buying homemade fireworks is already a little sketchy, but smoking anywhere near fireworks, especially homemade ones, seems completely idiotic.
 
2013-07-03 06:44:51 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: TFA: Police still don't know why the fireworks exploded. Skubic's girlfriend had been smoking in the minutes before the blast. Police are also considering whether static electricity may be a cause.

Buying homemade fireworks is already a little sketchy, but smoking anywhere near fireworks, especially homemade ones, seems completely idiotic.


It seems he avoided Darwin's clutches. This time.
 
2013-07-03 06:52:32 PM
Darwin wishes he blew off his balls instead.

/technically Darwined is the best kind of Darwined.
 
2013-07-03 06:56:51 PM

jtown: Wall_of_Doodoo: If there's one thing I am sure of after growing up in a trailer park in WV and now living on the edge of the hood in Baltimore: Dumb people love big BOOM. When you couple this in with a complete lack of foresight, this kinda stuff happens.

For example...

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/multim edia/galleries/historicalphotos/ x 2066790/Gallery-1996-Scottown-Ohio-fir eworks-fire-kills-nine

I think this is where I tell the story about how my dad and his welder buddy used to launch acetylene bombs back in the day.  They'd get two huge balloons, fill one with helium, the other with acetylene, tie them together, then tape a lit cigarette to the acetylene balloon.  "Don't you kids try this!"  No worries there.  As soon as they started prepping the supplies for this insanity, we'd start heading down the block until we had several houses and a brick wall between us and them.  Somehow, they managed to pull it off without burning off all their hair.

The actual FOOM explosion was less exciting than I expected but the fireball was neat.


Try using a basketball.
 
2013-07-03 07:06:37 PM
Masturbation just got boring
 
2013-07-03 07:11:56 PM
"Police still don't know why the fireworks exploded. Skubic's girlfriend had been smoking "

Jesus Christ

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2013-07-03 07:13:17 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Buying homemade fireworks is already a little sketchy, but smoking anywhere near fireworks, especially homemade ones, seems completely idiotic.


I came here to say that. Seriously, smoking around explosively flammable substances just doesn't sound like a good idea.

/take the warning labels off everything and let stupidity solve itself
 
2013-07-03 07:17:42 PM
Is it too soon to have a National Conversation about illegal fireworks?
 
2013-07-03 07:24:48 PM
Static electricity? I seriously doubt that. More like he had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. But hey, that's one way to quit smoking; blow both your arms off.
 
2013-07-03 07:29:19 PM

Bslim: "Suddenly detonated"


Huh?


Probably had a lit cigarette in his mouth while he was carrying it.
 
2013-07-03 07:29:26 PM
My FIL is a Chemical Engineer (retired) & a member of the Pyrotechnicians Guild.

The wife tells me he made awesome fireworks when she was a kid.
 
2013-07-03 07:32:03 PM
I'm guessing that most stories that include the phrase "homemade fireworks" don't end very well. Well, for the people involved. For Fark, it's a comedy goldmine.
 
2013-07-03 07:42:37 PM

namegoeshere: Darwin wishes he blew off his balls instead.

/technically Darwined is the best kind of Darwined.


Tell him what he's won, Vanna!

www.freedomsphoenix.com
 
2013-07-03 07:44:32 PM
Was he at this July 4 party?

cdn.breitbart.com
 
2013-07-03 07:49:19 PM
Acetylene balloons that just went FOOM? Guess he did not have the oxy mix right. My buddy and i used to do that at the impound yard where we worked. One normal sized balloon knocked over the dispatcher's cup and set off car alarms two blocks away.
 
2013-07-03 08:09:09 PM

Ruthven13: Acetylene balloons that just went FOOM? Guess he did not have the oxy mix right. My buddy and i used to do that at the impound yard where we worked. One normal sized balloon knocked over the dispatcher's cup and set off car alarms two blocks away.


Last year in a town about 80 miles from me, a school employee got in his vehicle one morning where he'd stored a portable oxy/acetylene rig the night before (which was leaking/on/messed up/whatever.) Apparently he was able to get in and get the door closed before before the mix in the cab ignited. It blasted the cab completely apart rolling up strips of metal kinda like the old sardine cans you opened with the key and slinging the pieces for a couple of blocks. Windows were broke for several blocks, the bricks came off the side of two of the closest houses, and they found meat from the guy in surrounding trees. One of the EMTs said he looked like a biology class doll where it's a person on one side and the layers peel back as it goes around to the other side which was raw skeleton and air underneath.

His family pulled him from the vehicle and started to do CPR before they realized the extent of the damage. :/

http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=719889
 
2013-07-03 08:32:18 PM
Shiat don't just suddenly explode.  No to the scary tag.
Yes to
i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 08:57:55 PM

ElLoco: Ruthven13: Acetylene balloons that just went FOOM? Guess he did not have the oxy mix right. My buddy and i used to do that at the impound yard where we worked. One normal sized balloon knocked over the dispatcher's cup and set off car alarms two blocks away.

Last year in a town about 80 miles from me, a school employee got in his vehicle one morning where he'd stored a portable oxy/acetylene rig the night before (which was leaking/on/messed up/whatever.) Apparently he was able to get in and get the door closed before before the mix in the cab ignited. It blasted the cab completely apart rolling up strips of metal kinda like the old sardine cans you opened with the key and slinging the pieces for a couple of blocks. Windows were broke for several blocks, the bricks came off the side of two of the closest houses, and they found meat from the guy in surrounding trees. One of the EMTs said he looked like a biology class doll where it's a person on one side and the layers peel back as it goes around to the other side which was raw skeleton and air underneath.

His family pulled him from the vehicle and started to do CPR before they realized the extent of the damage. :/

http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=719889


Ugh. Suddenly I'm not hungry.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:00 PM
too much time on facebook has caused me to look for the LIKE button on this post
 
2013-07-03 09:14:30 PM

fanbladesaresharp: Static electricity? I seriously doubt that. More like he had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. But hey, that's one way to quit smoking; blow both your arms off.


Never have I felt so conflicted about simply smiling
 
2013-07-03 09:42:06 PM

Sgt Otter: Police arrested Jones and charged him with manufacturing explosives, unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance, illegal assembly of chemicals/explosives, and possession of criminal tools.

[s3.roosterteeth.com image 480x360]


He had Penal Code 267.3 in the trunk of his car!
 
2013-07-03 09:45:55 PM

jtown: I think this is where I tell the story about how my dad and his welder buddy used to launch acetylene bombs back in the day. They'd get two huge balloons, fill one with helium, the other with acetylene, tie them together, then tape a lit cigarette to the acetylene balloon. "Don't you kids try this!" No worries there. As soon as they started prepping the supplies for this insanity, we'd start heading down the block until we had several houses and a brick wall between us and them. Somehow, they managed to pull it off without burning off all their hair.

The actual FOOM explosion was less exciting than I expected but the fireball was neat.


We did it with the oxy/acet mix. MUCH more boom for your buck. Fill the balloon (the long ones) tie it off, soak string in lacquer thinner, light and run.

I did this to a sandwich baggie once and lit it off close to me. Never again. My hearing was badly distorted for three days and never did recover all my hearing from that.
 
2013-07-03 10:09:26 PM

doglover: If good fireworks weren't illegal, this sort of thing wouldn't happen.


What in the hell are you doing running around these worrisome areas without wearing your badge? Are you nuts?!

Get back in there where it's safe.

/Your "dum as cum" drawing was worth way more than five bucks to me. Thanks.
 
2013-07-03 10:18:24 PM

ElLoco: http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=719889


Eh. Pics or it didn't happen.

ama-cdn.comama-cdn.com

You can play Where's Waldo with the steering column.
 
2013-07-03 10:43:17 PM

ElLoco: ElLoco: http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=719889

Eh. Pics or it didn't happen.

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You can play Where's Waldo with the steering column.


I'm guessing...still in the guy's colon?
 
2013-07-03 10:52:26 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Approves.

/obscure?
 
2013-07-04 02:47:22 AM
The victim has been identified as Mr McGreg.
starsmedia.ign.com
 
2013-07-04 08:00:18 AM
Money under mout runnin'.....
 
2013-07-04 08:45:14 AM

saturn badger: jtown: I think this is where I tell the story about how my dad and his welder buddy used to launch acetylene bombs back in the day. They'd get two huge balloons, fill one with helium, the other with acetylene, tie them together, then tape a lit cigarette to the acetylene balloon. "Don't you kids try this!" No worries there. As soon as they started prepping the supplies for this insanity, we'd start heading down the block until we had several houses and a brick wall between us and them. Somehow, they managed to pull it off without burning off all their hair.

The actual FOOM explosion was less exciting than I expected but the fireball was neat.

We did it with the oxy/acet mix. MUCH more boom for your buck. Fill the balloon (the long ones) tie it off, soak string in lacquer thinner, light and run.

I did this to a sandwich baggie once and lit it off close to me. Never again. My hearing was badly distorted for three days and never did recover all my hearing from that.


At least you're not the guy who blew himself up in front of his kid's birthday party. Injured his kids, too. Happy Birthday, Son. BLAM! (PDF)
 
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