Do you buy fireworks?
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Not in Reno, Nevada!! It's a felony here, especially with the drought we have going. No "Safe & Sane" fireworks allowed here! Nada!
Nothing anyone can get mad at me about with this post (so it won't be as fun, I know) but for dogs that get spooked by fireworks or really any loud noises, give them a Dramamine or some other motion sickness pill (maybe two depending on size). It's the same thing the vets give to calm dogs down. it can also be used anytime you feel nausea and think you might throw up. (Insert NBC's old "The More You Know!" Rainbow here)
No. Fireworks scare dogs.
@DerekI demand video evidence of that!
You can only buy them in the ACT. They're not really a novelty here anyway since Sydney has fireworks every weekend.
Sorry, no, TNC. It would make for a far more interesting tale if it were. Either that, or that I got in a bar fight with some Panamanian Merchant Marine men in a bar on Bali. Now that would be a cool story. Alas…
No. Sometimes one of my sons does. I like to go see the city-sponsored shows, though.
Good question, TNC!
We are in our fourteenth year of drought here in Vegas. Fireworks at this point are scary. And I have neighbors who do not understand the concept of safe and sane.So, no.
No. When I was a kid, a friend of the family blew his hand off with fireworks.
We always buy fireworks. Not just for the 4th either, but every time we're in SC. We have a huge pile of them in a closet somewhere, better dig them out. USA! USA! WOOOOOO!
man i love fireworks!!!
someone was setting off some on fathers day around here.
Only if Tyrion's in charge.
Actually, in a macabre way, I kind of like to hear stories about fireworks and explosives accidents. I guess it's because I've had so many close calls of my own.
Pyrotechnics, properly employed, are lovely things. They're just chemicals, manufactured so as to deflagrate in a colorful manner.
Now guns, real explosives and high-powered cars…those are really dangerous. And serious tools. Set my head on fire with a welding torch once. You have to be careful with tools.
No and no one should. I wont bore you with stories- true- of blindness or leg blown apart- but no one shld be buying or using them.
No. Had some asshole neighbors (across the street) fresh from Mexico. They set off a ton, debris all over the place, on cars, windows, street, etc. Assholes set their roof on fire.
Charlie… Does any of this explain how you got your nickname?
I live in So Cal, which is one idiot away from burning down to the ground because of this drought. I am completely over fireworks. If I owned a pet, I would probably be murderous about it. They are banned in my city, but a few idiots in my neighborhood are busting them out anyway.
Oh, and apparently I was almost killed as a baby by a skyrocket. So I have been told. I was sitting on my aunt's lap and one went awry, whooshing past my head. Man, I bet that scared the hell out of my mother. To my father's family, of course, that kind of thing was normal. Hell, I've got a distant relation on that side of the family who literally ripped out a guy's throat with a broken beer bottle in a bar fight.
Alcohol and fireworks…not a good combination.
Now that I think about it, letting your child have free access to fireworks, guns and explosives is not a good idea. I really didn't have good parental supervision as a child. I had many close calls.
Around here people set them off all through July. At 3 am, whatever. I've come to loathe them.
Used to. In Washington you can go to the indian reservations and get the good stuff. I had many close calls playing with fireworks as a kid. I inadvertently fashioned a glass shrapnel bomb once, for example. That was definitely an oops moment.
Yeah, you can get into trouble with explosives. Knew a guy who blew off most of a quadriceps with a pipe bomb.
No & I think that some people shouldn't set them off. I was lucky enough to survive Canada day after someone's firework almost hit me & my bf & our dog.
A s Sandybrook said, they are illegal in Florida but that doesnt mean you cant buy them everywhere, its weird. I just took a picture of a large display of fireworks for sale inside Winn Dixie. Apparently you are made to sign some waiver saying you will only use them for agricultural purposes here in St Johns County (for scaring birds away from your crops) but that sure isnt how they are marketed. LOLAll that being said, I bought some sparklers last year and decided not to waste my money this year.
When you're the Opster made a potato cannon and kept firing off at midnight. It wasn't too long after that that some neighbors screamed shut up! That was the end of that.
My nephew is taking the girls to Carowinds or whatever the hell they call that theme park on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina. I am more than certain that he will bring back some sort of pyrotechnic devices.
No. There are shops a short jaunt into PA, but I don't need any cops following me out of the parking lot and back over the bridge.
Ex fiancé & now my adult nephew are both Pyros with elite taste in fireworks. I'm always hooked us up well. The 4th here sounds like a war zone, but looks pretty. Love the smell of that sulfer and BBQ!
They're illegal here
Baby — I am the fireworks 🙂
Also, Mr. Bedinbacher wants his remains in fireworks. He wants them set off at his funeral!
No. Fireworks scare me. I had a teacher who blew his hand off from fireworks when he was young.
It's a bit of a grey area, Violet. They must be for personal use; no selling. Storage of finished product needs to meet certain BATF requirements. Blah, blah, blah. It's just like cooking, but with dangerous chemicals.
I also make my own black powder for my cannon.
@VIP what a catchy little ditty that is ; )
Yes but the good ones are illegal here in NC. We get the puny ones
Whenever I hear "fireworks," I think about this epic lawsuit 🙂
Also, this 🙂
if I was going to be spending time making my own explosives I would save my energy for something more practical…like a meth lab…
Is that even legal? I suspect the local constabulary would be banging down my door if I starred up a firework business in my kitchen.
I did when my kids were little. Add a can of Aqua Net and it's a party! The neighbors had sky rockets from Mexicali one year and we had fun with the cops that night.
@Gator—yeah they actually scare me a little as well….
yeah but mine was broken this year. I should have known better than to put it through the washing machine—stupid dry clean only….
Try to stay far away. Had a bad experience a few years back with a massive bottle rocket that fell over and aimed at me. I swear I thought Al qaeda was shooting at me. Shock and awe!
After that, do you shoot fireworks out of your pointy bra, derek?
naked. it is all very demure…
yes. I run around the streets with those hand held sparklers singing baby your a firework.
I do, Violet. I have tooling for sky rockets, stingers, fountains, aerial shells, etc.
Do you? Really?