Friday, June 30, 2006


I recall the old days when, as one commentator put it, you'd buy fireworks from a roadside stand and receive a safety lecture from some lanky guy who was missing a couple of fingers.

Hard as it is to believe, not all states permit the easy sale of explosions and I live in one of the risk-adverse ones. That's why this video of some real Americans setting off a huge amount of firecrackers created a certain longing for my childhood of cherry bombs and Roman candles.

I only wish they'd set them off at somebody's living room.

That would have been neat and daring.

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