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(WTOP)   On Christmas Eve, as your children are tucked in waiting for Santa and you and your hubby make a special romantic time together, try not to think too much about how your Christmas tree may be about to send you all to a fiery death   (wtop.com) divider line 43
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2013-12-18 11:34:44 AM
No need for me to worry. No kids, no spouse, and no tree.

Oh dear god, so lonely...
 
2013-12-18 11:36:25 AM
IDIOTS!!!!
Don't you know that's why they started recommending displaying them upside down so the sap flows throughout the rest of the tree making it almost impossible to catch fire?!??!?!


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2013-12-18 11:36:28 AM
Some people get off on risk-taking.
 
2013-12-18 11:37:09 AM

MightyPez: No need for me to worry. No kids, no spouse, and no tree.

Oh dear god, so lonely...


theorderoftheironphoenix.com
 
2013-12-18 11:38:05 AM
Better than a burning bush.
 
2013-12-18 11:38:34 AM
Absolutely terrifying.  That man's combover I mean.
 
2013-12-18 11:38:59 AM
I'm not worried.  My tree doesn't know where we keep the matches.
 
2013-12-18 11:39:04 AM
Hahaha, atheism strikes again.  No death trees in my house!
 
2013-12-18 11:39:08 AM
Fake tree, so the only death I have to worry about is the risk of it crushing me to death as I try to shove it in the attic on Jan 4th (+/- three weeks)
 
2013-12-18 11:39:09 AM
Alternatives:
Don't leave the tree lit overnight.
Don't buy a real tree.
Don't buy a tree.
Don't celebrate Christmas.
Don't have a family.  If you do have a family, sell them into slavery. Profit!
 
2013-12-18 11:39:14 AM
I was at a cookout at a friend's house on New Years once, and he had a big bonfire in the back yard.  At one point he brought out the Christmas tree and tossed it onto the fire.

It was freaking *unreal*.  The darned thing went up like a nuclear bomb.  From 20-30 yards away the heat was unbearable.  If one lights up inside the house...it's game over, man.
 
2013-12-18 11:39:28 AM
when i was a boy i used to like to play with gasoline.
Fooooom!
LOL!

Then one year my cousin made some extra money cutting and selling Christmas trees and he gave me one.

It was April when I finally hauled it into the back yard, and where I live April is burn month.
so I got the matches.

Foooooom!
LOL!

i don't play with gasoline anymore.
 
2013-12-18 11:40:04 AM

dj_spanmaster: Alternatives:
Don't leave the tree lit overnight.
Don't buy a real tree.
Don't buy a tree.
Don't celebrate Christmas.
Don't have a family.  If you do have a family, sell them into slavery. Profit!


I already said I was an atheist.  Jeez.
 
2013-12-18 11:41:58 AM

uncleacid: Better than a burning bush.


www.artificialeyes.tv

Unless it's this kind of burning Bush.
 
2013-12-18 11:42:10 AM
So what I got from that article is idiots can kill themselves and their families. This is different from any other day how?

Wife and I decided no decorations this year. No kids, and we won't be home on Chtistmas day. Didn't see the point.
 
2013-12-18 11:42:45 AM
thanks grandpa..

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2013-12-18 11:42:50 AM

ChipNASA: IDIOTS!!!!
Don't you know that's why they started recommending displaying them upside down so the sap flows throughout the rest of the tree making it almost impossible to catch fire?!??!?!

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Smarter folks recommend a fake tree. No needles sticking you in the foot. No sap. No water mess. No hassles getting it in and out of the house. Just unbox. Snap together. Decorate. Take down. Box back up. Xmas over.
 
2013-12-18 11:43:45 AM
This is why I prefer no fir
 
2013-12-18 11:44:12 AM
I just trimmed my pommel horse with lights.
 
2013-12-18 11:44:19 AM
People underestimate the risks of Christmas trees.  A famous Princeton economist was killed this way back in 2005.
 
2013-12-18 11:45:34 AM

imtheonlylp


thanks grandpa..


That's Uncle Lewis.
 
2013-12-18 11:49:41 AM

Ambitwistor: People underestimate the risks of Christmas trees.  A famous Princeton economist was killed this way back in 2005.


Wow... this happened on Feb 8th.  The Christmas tree caught fire on Feb 8th.
 
2013-12-18 11:51:51 AM
If that cat had nine lives, it just spent 'em all.
 
2013-12-18 11:52:34 AM

ikanreed: Hahaha, atheism strikes again.  No death trees in my house!


Actually... not having a tree is the Xian thing to do.

The bible specifically says to not follow the pagan practice of bringing evergreen trees into the house...


But then... when did xians ever follow ALL the bible instead of just the bits they like?
 
2013-12-18 11:52:48 AM

ristst: I was at a cookout at a friend's house on New Years once, and he had a big bonfire in the back yard.  At one point he brought out the Christmas tree and tossed it onto the fire.

It was freaking *unreal*.  The darned thing went up like a nuclear bomb.  From 20-30 yards away the heat was unbearable.  If one lights up inside the house...it's game over, man.


My relatives up in Maine save their Christmas tree every year for the big family beach bonfire during the summer.  So they let it get REALLY dry under cover with the rest of their firewood, then toss it on, and you can see the resulting inferno from space.
 
2013-12-18 11:56:23 AM
i just wrap lights around my pole for the holidays and share that joy with others.

No, I don't celebrate Festivus, why do you ask?
 
2013-12-18 11:57:02 AM

finegrit: If that cat had nine lives, it just spent 'em all.


Squirrel!
 
2013-12-18 11:57:17 AM
 
2013-12-18 11:57:31 AM

Yanks_RSJ: ristst: I was at a cookout at a friend's house on New Years once, and he had a big bonfire in the back yard.  At one point he brought out the Christmas tree and tossed it onto the fire.

It was freaking *unreal*.  The darned thing went up like a nuclear bomb.  From 20-30 yards away the heat was unbearable.  If one lights up inside the house...it's game over, man.

My relatives up in Maine save their Christmas tree every year for the big family beach bonfire during the summer.  So they let it get REALLY dry under cover with the rest of their firewood, then toss it on, and you can see the resulting inferno from space.


...unusual, because it's otherwise very uncharacterisic for people from northern New England to throw their garbage into their back yard.
 
2013-12-18 11:58:23 AM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Ambitwistor: People underestimate the risks of Christmas trees.  A famous Princeton economist was killed this way back in 2005.

Wow... this happened on Feb 8th.  The Christmas tree caught fire on Feb 8th.



Oh. Well then he still had some time. Easter had not yet arrived.

Sincerely,

My Neighbors
 
2013-12-18 11:59:32 AM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Ambitwistor: People underestimate the risks of Christmas trees.  A famous Princeton economist was killed this way back in 2005.

Wow... this happened on Feb 8th.  The Christmas tree caught fire on Feb 8th.


I think I see the problem... maybe...
 
2013-12-18 12:00:06 PM
Oh... and subby in 12 years of marriage have never once had "romantic time". (On Xmas eve)

Usually too exhausted by time actually get to bed... that and my wife is frigid anyway... ;p
 
2013-12-18 12:01:55 PM
The type of fire that results when you have a dry and dead forest where most of the evergreens still have the dried out needles on them can be awesome in their ability to destroy.  There are instances where these fires burn so hot as it actually sterilizes the soil, resulting in all sorts of problems in the forest for decades to come.
 
2013-12-18 12:04:48 PM
We flock ours in Asbestos.
 
2013-12-18 12:08:03 PM
Get a live tree in a pot.  Smells nicer, doesn't dry out, looks good in the garden the rest of the year.  We've gotten five years or so out of each of our last three trees, before they get too big to bring in the house.
 
2013-12-18 12:13:14 PM

uncleacid: Better than a burning bush.


That's hardcore. Most people just use a razor.
 
2013-12-18 12:26:49 PM
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2013-12-18 01:37:09 PM
230 fires a year and they always act like it's a pandemic.  I'd bet in most of those cases it was serious Darwin level stupidity like trees with ignition sources near by (candels/fires/etc).


HeadLever: Ah, a small crown fire.   Here is the same thing on a 'forest' scale


Is that fire being starved of oxygen?
 
2013-12-18 01:37:43 PM
 
2013-12-18 01:57:54 PM

vudukungfu: I just trimmed my pommel horse with lights.


Mine prefers butter and a bucket of oats.
 
2013-12-18 02:06:22 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: imtheonlylp

thanks grandpa..


That's Uncle Lewis.


he was someone's grandpa.
 
2013-12-18 02:13:16 PM
So...fire turns trees into festivus poles?

See, in pre Christian Europe, the Yule tree was OUTSIDE, and thus not a prob with candles and ornaments and such. It was the dayum XTIANS that made pagans cuth the living tree down and take it inside for immolation purposes. The yule trees were flat outlawed. Then appropriated and renamed.

Xtians love cutting trees...lookit what happened in old Uppsala.
 
2013-12-18 08:09:43 PM
Speaking of Yuletide religious flame carnage:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Company_Fire
 
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