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July 6, 2011 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Mommy, what's it like to be a firework?

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posted by dersins (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
So that's what my hopes and dreams look like.
posted by stormpooper at 10:07 AM on July 6, 2011


Ah, Youtube comments never disappoint:
What? A ban just before the 4th? What horrible state do you live in?
Yeah, because it's not like there's been horrific droughts and unbearable heat in large swathes of the US, leading to extreme wildfire dangers (and in fact, already plenty of wildfires). Being able to light off fireworks is obviously way more important than not having your block burn down.
posted by kmz at 10:07 AM on July 6, 2011


Kinda looks like every other hobby rocket.
posted by smackfu at 10:09 AM on July 6, 2011


Hmm, that looked less like "owning the night" than I'd been led to believe.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:09 AM on July 6, 2011


That's what it's like to be the carrier vehicle. The firework gets to explode into light. You'll need some more drastic measures to know what that is like.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:22 AM on July 6, 2011


Kate Bush thought it sounds like this.

and now, shooting into the night...
posted by elendil71 at 10:23 AM on July 6, 2011


Mommy, what's it like to be a firework?

Vertiginous, apparently.
posted by maryr at 10:52 AM on July 6, 2011


Yeah, because it's not like there's been horrific droughts and unbearable heat in large swathes of the US, leading to extreme wildfire dangers (and in fact, already plenty of wildfires). Being able to light off fireworks is obviously way more important than not having your block burn down.

Let's see, what would Arizona do...

I was really shocked to see firework tents in Tucson this year for the first time ever.
posted by atomicmedia at 11:02 AM on July 6, 2011


Mommy, what's it like to be a firework?

"Well dear, someone comes along and sticks you in the ground so you can't get away, then they light your feet on fire which causes you to go shooting in the air, shrieking from the terrible pain the whole way, then when you get as high as you can, hundreds of feet above the ground, your fear overwhelms you explode, sending burning pieces of your shattered body in every direction. And the people on the ground say 'Ooh' or 'Aah'. Any other questions?"

"no."

"Ok then, Good night. Don't have bad dreams."
posted by quin at 11:13 AM on July 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


I've been sad all day. This made me very, very happy.

Thanks MetaFilter.
posted by foggy out there now at 11:50 AM on July 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


You're all wrong. I have it from a very reliable source that it feels like:

1) A plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again.
2) So paper thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in
3) Buried deep. Six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
posted by Debaser626 at 1:43 PM on July 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Brilliant! Needs more Werner Herzog narration.
posted by honest knave at 2:23 PM on July 6, 2011


I'm not clicking on this until someone assures me there won't be anyone trying to rhyme "boom" and "moon."
posted by straight at 8:16 PM on July 6, 2011


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