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 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

First of all I would like to wish AMERICANS a happy fourth of JULY. Have you witness over the years any tragic events concerning all those fireworks, firecrackers and cherry bombs going off on this holiday. Years ago a friend of mine's kid lost two fingers because he didn't get that cherry bomb out of his hand quick enough. In my neighborhood I believe around 1990, do to a large amount of fireworks going off, a house burned to the ground, I think someone died in it, This made the newspapers in New York, Any stories to tell?

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I bet you're a riot at funerals, dan the man.

"Hey folks, did you hear the one about the guy who died? He's burning in hell. AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! Just kidding, of course, but it's funny to imagine, isn't it? I mean, Joe did love to barbecue, so it would be pretty ironic if he were burning for eternity. Besides, it would serve him right for cooking all those dead animals. [joke ha-ha]"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Were you joking? Well after that fire in New York it did create a public awareness of the nuisance of firework and firecrackers in the city. What appeared to be one of the most successful attempts at law and order occurred in the 90's in the BIG APPLE when in decades previously the city on the 4th sounded like a world war, by the mid to late nineties on JULY 4TH suddenly like a new world, it was incredible how quiet it had become and for the most part has remained that way since. Personally never could see the need for firecrackers, sure fireworks done in safe manner is pretty and enjoyable for the eyes. Anyway that sentiment did become the thoughts of the NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT in the past 2 decades. Go watch it with the giant crowd over the bay at night. Stop tossing cherry bombs everywhere and annoy people.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I bet you're a riot at funerals, dan the man.

"Hey folks, did you hear the one about the guy who died? He's burning in hell. AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! Just kidding, of course, but it's funny to imagine, isn't it? I mean, Joe did love to barbecue, so it would be pretty ironic if he were burning for eternity. Besides, it would serve him right for cooking all those dead animals. [joke ha-ha]"


Mitchell, if I ever make it to San Diego I'm buying you the beverage of your choice.

In the meantime, groove:

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Don't knock it guys. I performed dozens of the voiceovers for these for the Halloween/Guy Fawlkes season every year in the UK:









Ardmore Advertising that was. 'Very generous.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 12:04 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Look out belowwwwwwww....

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I'm dead serious, dan the man.

Looking forward to it, Phelps.

William, I want you to read me a bedtime story. Every night.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

We had a ton of fireworks both Thursday and (especially) Friday night, and the bombs-bursting-in-air seemed to go on and on and on. When I was biking this morning residue from the pyrotechnics was all over the street and sidewalk -- we have a fire department and also a police station barely a block away, but they seemed quite indifferent to it when it was all going off! Luckily no fires in MY neighborhood, though I had checked to make sure my big fire extinguisher was handy!

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I bet you're a riot at funerals, dan the man.

"Hey folks, did you hear the one about the guy who died? He's burning in hell. AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! Just kidding, of course, but it's funny to imagine, isn't it? I mean, Joe did love to barbecue, so it would be pretty ironic if he were burning for eternity. Besides, it would serve him right for cooking all those dead animals. [joke ha-ha]"



I've got a better one! Our house was struck by lightning some years back and burned down! The neighbors stood around and laughed like hell! To this day, the question "do you remember the day the @%$%$'s house burned down" cannot be asked without all of us disolving in laughter!.

Just kidding!

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I'm dead serious, dan the man.

Looking forward to it, Phelps.

William, I want you to read me a bedtime story. Every night.



It might turn out like this one, Josh, the game's not out yet ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNmyLaxLVmQ&feature=youtube_gdata


I really totally cocked up the American accent here in at least three places (no playback in that session) but nobody at Auntie Beeb seemed to notice:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetry_ccea/natureandwar/anarrowfellowinthegrass/revision/1/


I'm just realising how many of these things are hidden around the net.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Thanks for the clips, compadre. I was thinking more along the lines of the Brothers Grimm wink, but what a cool gig.

I wasn't able to get the clip to play in the second link, but I'll try again later.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I really totally cocked up the American accent here in at least three places (no playback in that session)

No worries. We North Americans aren't very good at emulating you guys - enter Van Dyke, Pitt and Zellweger, especially Pitt and Van Dyke, but especially Zellweger big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am riding a bike I go over a cherry bomb, off it goes. I go flying off the bike and get run over by a truck, I am now paralyze in a hospital bed. right now JOSH is in hysterics in front of the computer[ha-ha] true story but it didn't happen to me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Here ya go dan the man, this should feed your bloodlust:

http://www.local10.com/news/15yearolds-fingers-blown-off-while-popping-fireworks/26819668

They should have read McCrum's CV-disguised-as-a-post and avoided this misfortune. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Again in lite manner there is probably a bit of misunderstanding. My simple reason for listing such a thread is to bring out , enjoying things in life is fine and good but do it with caution. But what would this BOARD be if people can't create some conflict, i guess? Thanks Williams for those ad's. Where is the eternal misunderstanding lie? Simply, everyone has different viewpoints on getting through this life with terrible events going on around us all the time. even during so call, happy or celebrating events. THAT'S LIFE. Because we all look at things a bit different or some extremely different, using words like morbid, disgusting, sad, happy, perverted etc etc all comes down to taste. With as always the great statement, don't yell fire in a crowded movie theater. Enjoyed the holiday. But I am also not a blind fool. Everything in this life has a bit of two sides to it.If one has had a personal close event on these events then you might think longer about people who are not going to be cautious. Most bikers going to the STURGIS RALLY will make it back and forth safely. However they keep on telling the bikers on your long trip when on the road, wear a helmet, Every year somebody didn't take that advice and becomes a victim on the road with head injuries that kill them. Would you say a person who simply warns them and bring s that point up morbid? I don't think so.So PLEASE IF ANYONE OUT THERE IS GOING ON THAT LONG TRIP INVEST IN A HELMET, IF YOU CAN AFFORD THAT MOTORCYCLE, YOU CAN AFFORD THAT HELMET.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete

 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


Oh my, I am at a loss for words. Trust me, does not happen very often. Or I can simply emulate what my two 20 somethings say "WTF?"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Rexor   (Member)

"WTF?"

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/california-man-blows-hand-loses-fingers-fireworks-accident


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-loses-hand-3-fingers-fireworks-accident-article-1.1857221



-Rex

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Those newspaper articles are just a trifle of all that happens every year. First hand events are bad enough and God knows how many have these incidents. The new York city police department I am sure years ago have a nice list. But first hand, a few more, my girlfriend' cousin lost one of her eyes when one of those firecrackers went off in his face. A friend of mine have his ear severely punctured from one, never could hear the same again etc.

 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Looking forward to the Thanksgiving 3rd degree burns Frozen Turkey Hot Oil Bomb thread. Okay not really.

 
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