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(KHOU Houston)   Gun powder + fireworks + glue gun + scissors + flare gun + tampering = bad idea   (khou.com) divider line 53
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2013-12-29 08:16:57 AM
OMG GET RID OF YOUR SCISSORS NOW!
 
2013-12-29 08:18:33 AM
Nice job Darwin
 
2013-12-29 08:20:43 AM
I almost read that last one as tampon.
 
2013-12-29 08:21:54 AM
Lazy reporting. Why didn't they interview the guy he asked to hold his beer?
 
2013-12-29 08:22:46 AM
i1079.photobucket.com
This isn't one of your church picnic flare gun firings Flanders...
 
2013-12-29 08:23:05 AM

pueblonative: I almost read that last one as tampon.


Now you mention it, those powder bags for the artillery pieces and the really big guns do sort of look like tampons...
 
2013-12-29 08:24:06 AM
When I was a kid, I would glue shut the ejection charge end of Estes model rocket engines. They got real explodey, but they were also hundreds of feet away.
 
2013-12-29 08:25:19 AM
That headline is retarded and lazy..

"Warriors shirt + addiction + gold paint + brown bag + inhalation = Bad idea"
 
2013-12-29 08:25:46 AM
2guystalkingmetsbaseball.com
 
2013-12-29 08:27:42 AM
Is this why Texas doesn't want evolution taught in science class?

/So how's that 'Texas' tag coming along?
 
2013-12-29 08:29:38 AM

Laobaojun: Is this why Texas doesn't want evolution taught in science class?

/So how's that 'Texas' tag coming along?


I always thought it was because evolution makes Neandrethal Jesus cry.
 
GBB
2013-12-29 08:33:40 AM
TFA"I've heard cannons fire and this was as loud or louder than that," said neighbor J. R. Ewing.

It's true, everything IS bigger in Texas: Explosions, belt buckles, assholes, and idiots.
 
2013-12-29 08:35:09 AM

GBB: TFA:  "I've heard cannons fire and this was as loud or louder than that," said neighbor J. R. Ewing.

It's true, everything IS bigger in Texas: Explosions, belt buckles, assholes, and idiots.


Unfortunately, shiatplant safety regulations seem to be an exception.
 
2013-12-29 08:35:43 AM
Some stupid with a flare gun....
s28.postimg.org

This is now playing in your head...
 
2013-12-29 08:37:45 AM
Sounds like Saturday night.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-12-29 08:38:42 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-29 08:47:36 AM
What kind of lunatic uses a hot glue gun with fireworks?
 
2013-12-29 08:52:30 AM
Texas.
 
2013-12-29 08:57:17 AM
FTA: "Authorities said they found gun powder, fireworks, glue gun and scissors inside the home."

Well, hell.  If we are just going to list random things that were found inside his home, I'm sure they could have some up with a more interesting list of items.
 
2013-12-29 09:03:57 AM
So, John Cook dies at the end.
 
2013-12-29 09:12:19 AM

Click Click D'oh: FTA: "Authorities said they found gun powder, fireworks, glue gun and scissors inside the home."

Well, hell.  If we are just going to list random things that were found inside his home, I'm sure they could have some up with a more interesting list of items.


Only a terrorist would have that combination of things inside theri house!
 
2013-12-29 09:25:43 AM

doglover: What kind of lunatic uses a hot glue gun with fireworks?



The blowed up kind.
 
2013-12-29 09:32:13 AM
doglover


What kind of lunatic uses a  hot glue gun with fireworks?

I've done it on at least two occasions. I had some 2" firecrackers with those crappy paper/powder fuses. After several duds I got some cannon fuse, put a hole in the middle of the firecracker, inserted about an inch of fuse and sealed around it with hot glue. Bonus: the cannon fuse was waterproof. No problem although I did use welder's gloves the first couple. Also used hot glue to seal  the end of some homemade m-80s.

/this was many years ago.
 
2013-12-29 09:33:14 AM
woooooo-wee!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-29 09:55:16 AM
Where's your drill sergeant, men?
 
2013-12-29 10:05:48 AM
"Hey, y'all, watch this!"
 
2013-12-29 10:15:19 AM
What was he trying to do?
 
2013-12-29 10:20:19 AM

doglover: What kind of lunatic uses a hot glue gun with fireworks?


Many, many, many professional fireworks have some parts of the assembly done with hot-melt-glue.

And professional pyrotechnicians will also use h.m.g. when setting up the fusing and blackmatch/quickmatch for shows,
  particularly set pieces.

The temperature of h.m.g. is *way* below the ignition point even of black-powder.
 
2013-12-29 11:11:11 AM
Hot glue guns sometimes catch fire. This article has excellent safety rules when it comes to using them in pyro manufacture:http://www.skylighter.com/ fireworks/hot-glue-gun-safety.as p
 
2013-12-29 11:21:03 AM
GILLIGAN!
 
2013-12-29 11:22:25 AM
CLARKSON!
 
2013-12-29 11:27:10 AM

patchvonbraun: professional pyrotechnicians


Look at my question again, padwan.
 
2013-12-29 11:34:12 AM

doglover: patchvonbraun: professional pyrotechnicians

Look at my question again, padwan.


What exactly is a hot glue gun going to do to fireworks, or anything flammable for that matter?
 
2013-12-29 12:14:36 PM

Notabunny: When I was a kid, I would glue shut the ejection charge end of Estes model rocket engines. They got real explodey, but they were also hundreds of feet away.


You can also put some black powder in front of the charge and glue the nose cone on. Not that I ever did that...
 
2013-12-29 12:16:15 PM

www.macroevolution.net

The Darwin is pleased.

 
2013-12-29 12:18:16 PM
What a way to die at 52. That is like choking on Lego at 40.
 
2013-12-29 12:51:27 PM

I. R. Rottweiler: Notabunny: When I was a kid, I would glue shut the ejection charge end of Estes model rocket engines. They got real explodey, but they were also hundreds of feet away.

You can also put some black powder in front of the charge and glue the nose cone on. Not that I ever did that...


I never did that with M80s, and never scared the neighbors so much they called the cops
 
2013-12-29 12:55:00 PM
Last words, "VALHALLA, I AM COMING!"
 
2013-12-29 12:59:32 PM
He was just a good ol' boy... never meant no harm.
 
2013-12-29 01:07:21 PM

queezyweezel: doglover: patchvonbraun: professional pyrotechnicians

Look at my question again, padwan.

What exactly is a hot glue gun going to do to fireworks, or anything flammable for that matter?


Who exactly is your baseline if you think professional pyros are sane? The Tick?
 
2013-12-29 01:22:01 PM
Teahadist in preparation of attack in Washington DC, blows himself up, real good, before he could commit his asinine crime.
 
2013-12-29 01:36:30 PM

I. R. Rottweiler: Notabunny: When I was a kid, I would glue shut the ejection charge end of Estes model rocket engines. They got real explodey, but they were also hundreds of feet away.

You can also put some black powder in front of the charge and glue the nose cone on. Not that I ever did that...


You can also do that, then build a shoulder mounted launcher, especially fun with the ones that are made to look like military missiles, like a DIY shoulder launched SAM.

. . .not that I did that one either.

/Damn, model rockets were fun.
//Parents would have shiat themselves knowing half the stuff I was doing with them.
 
2013-12-29 01:43:19 PM

doglover: queezyweezel: doglover: patchvonbraun: professional pyrotechnicians

Look at my question again, padwan.

What exactly is a hot glue gun going to do to fireworks, or anything flammable for that matter?

Who exactly is your baseline if you think professional pyros are sane? The Tick?


Granted, being a professional pyrotechnician is perceived as a "risky" job, and yes, you're more likely to meet a horrible end or get injured in the course of your work than, let's say, iOS software developer.

But (anecdotal evidence isn't "data", etc, etc) I've known many professional pyrotechnicians, both theatrical/movie, and
  "display".   I wouldn't describe any of them as "insane".  They all still had all their fingers, etc.

Yes, there's *some* risk that an h.m.g. dispenser could overheat, catch fire, and ruin you day/life, if you're using it
  in a pyro lab for doing assembly work.  But, again, that risk isn't from the glue itself, but rather from a very rare
  unexpected event.  Most modern h.m.g. dispensers use a PTC heater element--they can't, due to their
  semiconductor physics, overheat.  I once left a dispenser on for *days* in an isolated spot to see if it suffered
  any ill effecs.  Nothing.  The only thing was that the bits of glue stuck to the tip turned a dark color, but that was it.
  The thing still works *years* later.

Many activities carry above-average risk.  So, you understand and mitigate the risk factors as best you can.
  Using h.m.g. is one of the lower ones in the stack.  The biggest hazard in running a pyro lab is not knowing
  what you're doing, and not being able to adequately identify risks.    That's where the "hold my beer and watch this"
  type of pyro activity gets its well-deserved reputation for providing entertainment for Darwin...
 
2013-12-29 01:44:17 PM

Silverstaff: I. R. Rottweiler: Notabunny: When I was a kid, I would glue shut the ejection charge end of Estes model rocket engines. They got real explodey, but they were also hundreds of feet away.

You can also put some black powder in front of the charge and glue the nose cone on. Not that I ever did that...

You can also do that, then build a shoulder mounted launcher, especially fun with the ones that are made to look like military missiles, like a DIY shoulder launched SAM.

. . .not that I did that one either.

/Damn, model rockets were fun.
//Parents would have shiat themselves knowing half the stuff I was doing with them.


As a non sequitur, I'd like to thank retired Officer Rogers of the Stockton PD, who knows the difference between bad kids doing bad things, and stupid kids doing stupid things. Great guy. And, yes, the eyebrows grew back, and yes, I still have both eyes and all my fingers.
 
2013-12-29 01:48:58 PM

Laobaojun: Is this why Texas doesn't want evolution taught in science class?

/So how's that 'Texas' tag coming along?


It's still evolving, as it isn't as advanced lunacy as FL.
 
2013-12-29 02:12:40 PM
You can kill a lot of zombies with that super combo weapon.
 
2013-12-29 02:18:21 PM
www.digitaltrends.com''nuff said.
 
2013-12-29 02:21:42 PM

lack of warmth: Laobaojun: Is this why Texas doesn't want evolution taught in science class?

/So how's that 'Texas' tag coming along?

It's still evolving, as it isn't as advanced lunacy as FL.


I'm sure some Farker could design one... intelligently.
 
2013-12-29 03:32:11 PM
Some stupid with a flare gun,
Spreads your face all around.
 
2013-12-29 05:01:52 PM

lack of warmth: Laobaojun: Is this why Texas doesn't want evolution taught in science class?

/So how's that 'Texas' tag coming along?

It's still evolving, as it isn't as advanced lunacy as FL.


Texas tags are not specific enough.  Texas has a very wide variety of events.  Some of them are lunacy.  But then, I've noticed a lot of states (and provinces) with a fair and proportionate share of their own lunatics.  Texas is big, so its proportion is big.

We need a Darwin tag, however.
 
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