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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 840 times:

Well, its that time of year again.

Fireworks nite is not till the 5th, over 2 weeks away, and so far this evening over 20 fireworks have gone of in the park opposite my house. Some even went off at 2am this morning.

I just dont get why fireworks are sold so soon and to people so young. Last week one of was set off directly opposite the house. All the kids were from next door the little gites. Set it off, ran across 4 lanes of traffic casuing one car to slam onhis brakes, and ran itno thte house shouting and laughing.

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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 819 times:

Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
Well, its that time of year again.

Fireworks nite is not till the 5th, over 2 weeks away, and so far this evening over 20 fireworks have gone of in the park opposite my house. Some even went off at 2am this morning.

I just dont get why fireworks are sold so soon and to people so young. Last week one of was set off directly opposite the house. All the kids were from next door the little gites. Set it off, ran across 4 lanes of traffic casuing one car to slam onhis brakes, and ran itno thte house shouting and laughing.

The best prank i pulled was tying mice to rockets and watching the things explode into several pieces about 20 feet over head...



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 793 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
The best prank i pulled was tying mice to rockets and watching the things explode into several pieces about 20 feet over head...

Well you are a sick bastard then  Yeah sure

Dan.



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 766 times:

They probably are Diwali fireworks. Diwali is on October 21st.


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User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 757 times:
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Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
The best prank i pulled was tying mice to rockets and watching the things explode into several pieces about 20 feet over head...

That is disgusting. I hope you aren't being serious!


User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 749 times:

Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
and so far this evening over 20 fireworks have gone of in the park opposite my house. Some even went off at 2am this morning.

Yeah what a pain in the A** they are.....They start weeks before Bonfire night, and carry on for days afterwards ! nice to watch though!

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
The best prank i pulled was tying mice to rockets and watching the things explode into several pieces about 20 feet over head...

Christ I had to read that twice to believe what it said! Surely you're not being serious ?? Are you ?? Shame on you if it's true (putting it mildly)

Claire


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6334 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 743 times:

They are Diwali fireworks. My next door neighbours set them off every year and it looks great! Living near London's highest natural point is an advantage as you can see all of London and the surrounding areas displays.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
The best prank i pulled was tying mice to rockets and watching the things explode into several pieces about 20 feet over head...

 Silly LMFAO!



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 735 times:

Just curious, but what's being celebrated in the UK in two weeks that involves fireworks?
Obviously, our "fireworks day" is July 4, Independence Day. They're illegal in many parts of the country now for various reasons. They still sell them around here but one has to go out to the towns on the outskirts of the city before it's legal to shoot them off. We used to go to a remote park down by the Missouri River and shoot them off over the water.  

[Edited 2006-10-20 10:56:22]


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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8446 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 721 times:

a few years back my friends and I decided to let one off in an old washing machine. I thought it was a good idea to close the lid while the little whistle things were shooting out. Yep.. Alcohol and fireworks are a good combination.

User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 721 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 8):
Just curious, but what's being celebrated in the UK in two weeks that involves fireworks

It's bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes Night, to remember the attempt to blow up parliament by people that have nowadays been rebranded Catholic Terrorists.

Kieron747

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a failed attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics to kill King James I of England, his family, and most of the Protestant aristocracy in a single attack by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening. The conspirators had then planned to abduct the royal children, not present in Parliament, and incite a revolt in the Midlands.

The Gunpowder Plot was one of a series of unsuccessful assassination attempts against James I, and followed the Main Plot and Bye Plot of 1603. Many believe the Gunpowder Plot to have been part of the Counter-Reformation.


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

[Edited 2006-10-20 11:42:23]

User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 10):

Thank you, sir!  Smile



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 11):
Thank you, sir!

You're welcome. In England, you grow up with this stuff! The fate of Guy Fawkes being a particularily gruesome story, especially when you're a young kid!

See:

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

and

Until 1870, the full punishment for the crime was to be "hanged, drawn, and quartered" in that the convict would be:

Dragged on a hurdle (a wooden frame) to the place of execution.
Hanged by the neck, but removed before death (hanged).
Disembowelled, and the genitalia and entrails burned before the victim's eyes (drawn).[1]
Beheaded and the body divided into four parts (quartered).
Typically, the resulting five parts (i.e., the four quarters of the body and the head) were gibbeted (put on public display) in different parts of the city or town to deter would-be traitors. Gibbeting was abolished in England in 1843.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging%2C_drawing_and_quartering

Kieron747


User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 700 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 12):

Wow, full-on brutal! Nothing worse than we've done over here though. The fireworks here are to simulate the sounds of war.

Independence Day - USA

Quote:
Despite the genesis of Independence Day, it is largely uncommon for Americans to express anti-British sentiment on the day or to view it as a celebration of anti-colonialism (it is also unusual to remember the aid given to the Americans by European powers such as France and the Dutch Republic). Indeed, most Americans today consider the United Kingdom a close ally. Rather than specifically as an opportunity to commemorate the end of British rule in the 18th century, contemporary Americans generally perceive the holiday as a celebration of the USA itself and the political values that motivated the United States Declaration of Independence, including the explicit principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 694 times:

I hate fireworks with a passion. It's burning money - if you have money to burn then fine, but I certainly don't.

I mean, would you take a £10 or £20 note out of your wallet and burn it? I don't think so...

Adam


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 692 times:

Absolute pain in the arse if you ask me.... Why people feel the need to set them off till the wee hours on a weeknight is beyond me!!

Living in Southampton which is notorious for it's large cruise ships departing on a daily basis, each one of them has a firework send off. We're not just talking about a few either, we're talking about a full on display! Fireworks combined with the foghorns isn't a nice sound!!

Rant over,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 688 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 15):
foghorn

Oh you've met AerospaceFan have you?

 Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 662 times:

I love fireworks. I enjoy watching them, and really have a good time setting them off. I draw the line at buying them. I refuse to burn my own money.
Luckily I have enough stupid friends that don't have a problem burning their money. BJ Alan, also known as Phantom Fireworks happens to be based in my Township. That makes it easier to know somebody with access to some pretty cool stuff. Living out in the middle of nowhere also helps with not annoying the neighbors. I don't have any.


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