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Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 12:37:31
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3237225.stm

This year's bonfire night will be the last before tough new restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks come into effect.

From next year, devices louder than 120 decibels - roughly the same volume as a jet aircraft taking off - will be banned from sale.

They're banning all the good ones. If they take all the really big bangs away we'll just be left with the crappy ones that make pretty sparkles.

What a load of old Kangeroo scrotum.

qcubed
04-11-2003, 12:49:21
well, fuck.

fireworks are the shiznit...

Resource Consumer
04-11-2003, 12:51:10
fireworks rhymes with fuckwits which is a good reason for banning them all

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:10:00
Your pronunciation is fucked wit.

protein
04-11-2003, 13:16:20
I used to cut open fireworks and make rediculous home made big fireworks. You can't let the next generation of children miss out on all that fun. They'll be banning hashish next. :rolleyes:

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:17:16
My old uni housemate did that. If you put them under traffic cones it makes them louder, makes the cone fly 20 feet in the air and land with the cone bit fanned out like something blown up in an Tom and Jerry cartoon.

protein
04-11-2003, 13:19:45
Yeah!

I used to put those French bangers under dustbin lids and frisbees. Awesome fun. We should do more dangerous and stupid stuff at our age.

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:20:51
It's time to start buying TNT.

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:21:04
We're obviously too old and sensible now. :(

zmama
04-11-2003, 13:23:54
M80s would probably do for a start! :cute:

Glad to see you're not dead after all, Venom!

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:29:23
I felt very dead yesterday.

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:31:29
my dad tells me that back in the day the two great firework tricks were

1) throw them under manhole covers where they would ignite any ambient gas and blow the covers off

2) stick them in flint walls where the explosion would create fragmentation bombs

even as a child i remember telling him how stupid and dangerous both of those things were

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:33:18
You guys can live without fire works. You just have to master the technology of the flaming tennis ball cannon.

MoSe
04-11-2003, 13:37:24
Aside S.Siro stadium we have S.Siro horses racetrack.
In-between those and my condominium, a whole block is occupied by the stables, almost behind our backyard.

We once put a rather big one inside a stable gutter (at the end of a pipe coming down from the stable roof) and stopped it up somehow.
The bang it made resonated inside the pipes of the whole gutter system, and all the sleeping horses started neighing in the middle of the night, maybe one hour long.

OTOH, when we were 5-6 we used to stick those small match-sized crackers (those you buy in streaks) inside some frog's ass....

We had yet to develop our modern animalist and ecologist conscience... :cute:

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:38:31
:lol: Sick, sick sick

let us remind ourseleves to keep mr assfirework away from any english newsagents while he's over here

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:40:12
What team plays at S. Siro?

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:40:52
inter milan and their deadly rivals ac

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:41:08
Inter Milan play there, and AC.

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:41:33
gutted

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:41:53
Now I know how Sean feels.

Gary
04-11-2003, 13:42:57
Generally speaking I'm in favour.

The problem we now have is the idiots who misuse them. You know, breaking them apart to create bigger one's in traffic cones ;)


Folk letting them off at inappropriate times, and using them to cause vandalism and injury. And what is the cry from the loud minority to combat this ? Not deal with the offenders, oh no, it's "Let's ban it for everyone" (except official displays :(). The typical easy way to fuck everyone up just because the authorities can't be arsed to deal with a problem properly.

But this is a step back from that, and if it works, might allow us to carry on ridiculing that poor Mr. Fawkes for many a year yet.

OK the 11pm stop is too early. So long as you prevent firework displays being an any time of year thing, one ought to be allowed a firework party up to, say 1am. But by and large, it's a decent stab at the problem.

As a kid I looked forward to the private display in the back garden, run by my parents. May future generations be allowed the same.

BTW that's an interesting article. I wondered why I hadn't seem many jumping jacks in recent years. And bangers, they're banned too ? Gee....

MoSe
04-11-2003, 13:45:21
are you winding me up again? :)

S.Siro is one of Milan (the city) western neighborhoods, whence the stadium took name (recently it got baptised G.Meazza after a 50's Inter and National player)

Mžlan aka AC Milan (the team)
Inter ack Iternazionale FC, or Inter Milan (the city) for brits

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:45:25
I can't believe you guys fell for that. It was a trap for MoSe, but some other fucktards fell into it.

MoSe
04-11-2003, 13:46:29
and when I submitted I hadn't refreshed yet to see the interloping posts! :lol:

fp
04-11-2003, 13:50:15
:lol:

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:50:22
Originally posted by Venom
I can't believe you guys fell for that. It was a trap for MoSe, but some other fucktards fell into it.

We couldn't resist making the joke.

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 13:51:50
"The problem we now have is the idiots who misuse them. You know, breaking them apart to create bigger one's in traffic cones "

You can do that with any firework, not just the bangers.

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:52:00
yeah we aren't fucktards, asshat, we were joining in the joke

Venom
04-11-2003, 13:54:45
You could have done a better job, shit licker.

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 13:56:04
how?!, we picked the two names that would most offed MoSe!

MoSe
04-11-2003, 13:59:53
I learned to cope with cultural diversity, that "joke" is defused.
It doesn't offend me anymore than a maori king mooning queen Lizzy in sign of respect :p

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:00:37
:lol:

Now that's funny.

Lefty Scaevola
04-11-2003, 14:19:05
You weenies have never had proper fireworks battles, with organized sides, protective clothing and headgear, and the most amzing colection of jury rigged projectile devices utilizing altered fireworks. My favorite was the 'nebelwerfer' 6 dozen roman candel set together in a grib at the exit end of a long narrow alley that would have allow approach to our rear areas. Lo and beold, the guy that walk in that ambush was the only one with a pathological fear of little boucing falming balls. He had to go all the way back up the alley with them chasing him. My specialty was making combination of rockets and fire cracker that would drop just beyond walls on what ever was lurking behind.

MoSe
04-11-2003, 14:26:34
you were able to handle them with your right hand tied...

protein
04-11-2003, 14:27:29
We gaffa taped three rockets to a remote control car once. It caught fire after the explosion. Cool huh?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:28:00
Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
You weenies have never had proper fireworks battles, with organized sides, protective clothing and headgear, and the most amzing colection of jury rigged projectile devices utilizing altered fireworks. My favorite was the 'nebelwerfer' 6 dozen roman candel set together in a grib at the exit end of a long narrow alley that would have allow approach to our rear areas. Lo and beold, the guy that walk in that ambush was the only one with a pathological fear of little boucing falming balls. He had to go all the way back up the alley with them chasing him. My specialty was making combination of rockets and fire cracker that would drop just beyond walls on what ever was lurking behind. So you worked at Peenemunde?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:28:42
So what is the occasion for the fireworks???

Lefty Scaevola
04-11-2003, 14:30:17
For unguided terror weapons we mad flying buzz bombs. Tye with thread two firecrackers to the large and very loud buzzing insect cicada and let fly in random direction.

Venom
04-11-2003, 14:30:21
Nebelwerfer is one of my favorite words.

Lefty Scaevola
04-11-2003, 14:32:07
Originally posted by Drekkus
So what is the occasion for the fireworks??? Whenever thaey are availble, Besides New Years and 4th of july, you can always drive to one of the permanent stores.

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:32:58
Originally posted by Drekkus
So what is the occasion for the fireworks???

Laz explained it quite well.

Basically it's a celebration of when some Catholics tried to blow up parliment and we killed their scapegoat.

http://howlingatthemoon.blog-city.com/index.cfm?d=3&m=11&y=2003

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:33:22
Why?

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:34:28
What do you mean why? Why did they try and blow up the king or why do we celebrate it?

http://www.guy-fawkes.com/

protein
04-11-2003, 14:34:53
Originally posted by Drekkus
So what is the occasion for the fireworks???
It's a religion thing. People burn effigies of catholics. TIt's perfectly acceptable because it's an old tradition. Weird.

protein
04-11-2003, 14:35:27
nice typo. :)

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:36:33
Originally posted by Drekkus
Why? Crossposted at Venom.

laz's writing is very difficult to read, it's too english, or complicated, I don't know. But i do get the picture.

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:36:42
Not all catholics, just a specific (dutch) one.

Qweeg
04-11-2003, 14:40:08
Guy Fawkes was Dutch? I thought he was Irish.... is this an Orange thing?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:41:59
Guido??

Tadoooh. T-Gggoooh.

Ehm hallo, dames en heren, mijn naam is Guido, en ik wil het eens met jullie hebben over de mooie dingen van het leven!

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:47:08
Hello ladies and gentlemen, my name is Guido and I will have a one with Julie over of more things of the life.

MoSe
04-11-2003, 14:47:52
..and I want you to meet Julie, who handled my things or what's left?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:48:40
Like there for example, splendid bloemencorso's are where you can look at breathlessly to.

MoSe
04-11-2003, 14:49:20
Originally posted by Drekkus
laz's writing is very difficult to read, it's too english, or complicated, I don't know.

go figure that without reading him I wouldn't have understood KG's newsagents comment...

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:49:27
But of course also headstock music can be a source of joy. Like for example the splendid number ' Yes Sir, I can boogie '

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:50:36
Who switched on the Drekkus random quote generator.

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:50:58
Ehm, but d'r are, ladies and heertjes, d'r are one number, d'r is one number, yes if I hear that, then I go therefore entirely eh, tssssssss. and that number that are called Brazil, know you that?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:51:41
Brazil! (lalalalalalalalŠŠ, lalalalalalalalŠŠ, lalalalalalalalŠŠŠŠ lalŠŠ... drawer drawer drawer drawer drawer...)

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:52:38
I have also have I still for small kindertjes I tales have written and kindertjesverhaaltjes, enne two of those tales will I now to you read

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:53:24
There were once three horses, which thought that they could change the world. Nou, that was much more difficult than them in the beginning thought, because one horse to that said immediately against the other horse of: Nou, with you I will not at all change the world therefore real hŤ? Therefore eh, therefore that did not continue.

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:53:29
Jon Drekkus Jon Drekkus?

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:54:43
Bowl, said the ashtray to Appie against Doortje coverlet, goes along you on adventure? Yes, with you certainly! Therefore eh, which did not continue also.

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 14:55:49
http://www.artiestenweb.nl/hans/tekst1.htm

MoSe
04-11-2003, 14:57:37
Did you bring to england some of his same weed too?

Funkodrom
04-11-2003, 14:59:40
No. :(

Maybe he's smoking that joint we left behind though.

protein
04-11-2003, 15:00:53
I suddenly don't understand anything. What happened?

MoSe
04-11-2003, 15:01:27
here, have a stroke :smoke:

(:eek: you mean only poly has that :hippy: smilie?)

Drekkus
04-11-2003, 15:06:33
The name Guido triggered a Hans Teeuwen reaction. Dutch comedian, little bit sick in the head. The link is about him riding horsey holding a wooden plank, which he used to hit the horse over the head to make it go faster. To get off the horse he hits it so hard it crumbles to it's knees so it's easier to get off. After a week the horse is ready for the hunt, where he and his friends strategically corner the animal in the barn, kick it against the legs until it's on the ground, and then strangle it with their bare hands.
But some people, and he wishes to distance himself from those, find it necessary to fuck the dead horse up the arse afterwards. To him that has nothing to do with sports...

Venom
04-11-2003, 15:43:29
Yes.

zmama
04-11-2003, 15:59:02
How can you get that drunk on such tiny little beers?

King_Ghidra
04-11-2003, 16:14:09
in holland, it's all about quality, not quantity

King_Ghidra
07-11-2005, 11:18:40
Originally posted by Drekkus
So what is the occasion for the fireworks???

deja vu huh

Funko
07-11-2005, 11:29:45
:lol:

Drekkus
07-11-2005, 11:39:40
You expect me to remember 2 year old threads??

Funko
07-11-2005, 11:46:18
You've probably asked it every year.

Vincent
07-11-2005, 11:57:02
Mooi!

mr.G
07-11-2005, 12:01:09
Originally posted by Drekkus
Brazil! (lalalalalalalalŠŠ, lalalalalalalalŠŠ, lalalalalalalalŠŠŠŠ lalŠŠ... drawer drawer drawer drawer drawer...) :lol:

Drekkus
07-11-2005, 12:51:51
Originally posted by Funko
You've probably asked it every year. I have a gold fish like memory, so that's very much possible.

MOBIUS
07-11-2005, 12:54:43
Crary thing is I thought this was a current thread, and with an appearance by Qweeg too!:clueless:

Drekkus
07-11-2005, 12:57:50
Crazy thing is I used the exact same line as I did two years ago.

MOBIUS
07-11-2005, 13:58:58
Coming from you I don't find that crazy at all...:cute: