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2014/11/04 19:02:07 (permalink)
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Is it just me who hates fireworks?

Funny how it's deemed OK to make lots of ear splitting bangs late at night, waking kids and shift workers up and scaring the crap out of pets and wildlife for 2 weeks (at least).
 
Maybe I'm just a miserable old git but I see this time of year as incredibly anti-social.

 
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 19:09:00 (permalink)
    No they're ****
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 19:09:58 (permalink)
    Tbh if it was kept to proper displays and one night a year they'd be tolerable (maybe)
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 19:34:23 (permalink)
    Doing my head in....And my poor dog's.
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 19:57:13 (permalink)
    My airedale is terrified of fireworks, so I hate them. Brilliant for the kids though I suppose







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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 20:36:55 (permalink)
    More often than not kids get bored very quickly, it's the kn0bhead Dads who are responsible for hours of the bloody things.

     
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 21:04:50 (permalink)
    i like poached eggs
    Funny how it's deemed OK to make lots of ear splitting bangs late at night, waking kids and shift workers up and scaring the crap out of pets and wildlife for 2 weeks (at least).
     
    Maybe I'm just a miserable old git but I see this time of year as incredibly anti-social.


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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 21:40:27 (permalink)
    Cannot stand them and as I say on here every year, I cannot believe in the nanny state we live in that anyone can go into a store and buy the f**king things so easily.

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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 22:23:44 (permalink)
    Every year I ask myself how on earth they are even legal. Then someone tells me that it's very lucrative for shops and the treasury.
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/04 22:33:19 (permalink)
    Another moronic habit.
    They use it for everything.
    It's a matter of time to start using them on funerals too.
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 10:23:56 (permalink)
    It's not just you!

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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 10:34:40 (permalink)
    I sit on the fence on this as I grew up around them because where my old man lived in France they used to hold the world championships (Yes it does exist) in his little town. So as a result I saw some really cool displays which were frankly an art form. I have been fortunate to see a lot of good displays where its put on for the masses and I think its the right way to go. ****ty little displays and pissed up dads in the garden have no right to lighting them up in residential area's imo. 
     

     
    Then In Switzerland I had this 

     
    Oh and this was pretty special in Dubai 


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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 14:25:04 (permalink)
    I like the new year one in London with the music etc.

    My neighbours are Indian so we get them doing it for Diwali too. Doesn't really bother me because i dont have kids or pets

      




     
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 15:35:33 (permalink)
    Rasputin
    I sit on the fence on this as I grew up around them because where my old man lived in France they used to hold the world championships (Yes it does exist) in his little town. So as a result I saw some really cool displays which were frankly an art form. I have been fortunate to see a lot of good displays where its put on for the masses and I think its the right way to go. ****ty little displays and pissed up dads in the garden have no right to lighting them up in residential area's imo. 
     

     
    Then In Switzerland I had this 

     
    Oh and this was pretty special in Dubai 



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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 16:07:35 (permalink)
    As a kid I used to make home made rocket launchers by blocking up the end of some plastic tubing and dropping lighted rockets down, before firing them out Commando bazooka style... Glory days!
     
    We then decided that if that wasn't stupid enough, we would tape 2 fireworks together, light them, then fire them out the home made luncher.
     
    Stupid really, but fun at the time.
     
     

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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 16:32:00 (permalink)
    Not keen on the way they upset my pets and i ve never seen the fun in a mediocre garden or small local displays since i was a kid !!!
     
    However, one new years eve I felt privaleged to be 600m above Rome on 1 of the 6  mountains looking down on the entire city and beyond and able to witness what looked like an ever changing entire carpet of fireworks from above that must be some 30 miles by 30 miles in depth.....lasting 25 minutes as solid fluid colours.
     
    Millions upon millions of £ up in smoke and to this day i know it to be a magical rare sight !
     
     
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 20:34:00 (permalink)
    I hate them. Tomorrow there will be stories of some poor kid scarred for life cos of them yet again.

    Why they cannot ban them for general sale and make them for demonstrations only beggars belief.

    The strain on the fire brigade must be immense.
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/05 21:38:41 (permalink)
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    As a kid I used to make home made rocket launchers by blocking up the end of some plastic tubing and dropping lighted rockets down, before firing them out Commando bazooka style... Glory days!
     
    We then decided that if that wasn't stupid enough, we would tape 2 fireworks together, light them, then fire them out the home made luncher.
     
    Stupid really, but fun at the time.
     
     


    We were right little ****s too. We used to stick them in phoneboxes and post boxes, and snap the sticks off and set them off.

    Like you say, fun at the time but im quite ashamed now

      




     
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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/06 08:27:58 (permalink)
    Not great for animals. Wouldn't be too bad if it was just one night of the year. It's the fact they drag on for weeks and then pick up again on new year.

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    Re: Is it just me who hates fireworks? 2014/11/10 23:39:04 (permalink)
    Hoodrats launching fireworks at a police car two days ago in London.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fSUnDxaQUa4
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