I love the 4th of July. Swimming Pools. Backyard Barbecue. The thirst quenching taste of an ice cold beer at a reasonable price. It doesn't get any better than that now does it? There is only thing I love more than the 4th of July and that is the 5th, 6th and 7th of July when the news stories come out about the mouth breathers and paste eaters, who for some reason thought making their own fireworks was a good idea.
While I'm not a demolitions expert, I don't think I'm out of line when I say making homemade fireworks is never a good idea. Just like jumping off the roof of your double-wide onto a table in hopes of making it on the next "Best of Backyard Wrestling" compilation is never a good idea. That being said, it does cull the herd a bit which is always a good idea.
So as we head into this 4th of July holiday weekend, I thought I'd share some of my favorite homemade fireworks fails for your viewing pleasure. If these snippets inspire just one person to put the gunpowder away I've done my job.
I wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July.
Pay particular attention to the change in attitude of the cameraman at the :28 mark. Contains NSFW language