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#181 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:23 AM

Still going here. So nutty.

I guess people invested into fireworks to keep the kids at home? Buts it’s been an hour and a half of nonstop fireworks.

 

i think people have caught on to buying fireworks online finally.  has defeated the municipal sale bans.



#182 Sparky

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:29 AM

Lots of fireworks for sale on the reserves.

#183 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:07 AM

Interesting that cops were busting fireworks displays all night. A call would come in, dispatch would look up permits. No permit, police sent out to issue fines.

I got woken up by a few loud ones in the middle of the night but it wasn’t so bad.

Zero kids at the door. Again.

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#184 On the Level

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 08:26 AM

A fellow on my block set up some fireworks at 8 pm but accidentally set some of them off horizontally, so they shot down my street at eye-level. I had a few choice words for him.

 

Growing up our family would meet with the neighbours to pool our fireworks, have a small backyard fire and have hot chocolate.  I remember enjoying that more than trick or treating and it would keep my older siblings interested and with us.  Dad used to use a bucket of sand to make sure things were safe.

 

Like most things today you now have idiots shooting them off where they shouldn't and neighbours complaining that they can hear people celebrating a holiday.

 

Zero kids at the door. Again.

 

I was expecting few but it was fairly busy.  We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had.  Strange given Covid and all...



#185 exc911ence

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 08:47 AM

I was expecting few but it was fairly busy.  We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had.  Strange given Covid and all...

 

It's Hallowe'en, everyone is wearing masks anyway.  ;)


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#186 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:37 AM

Growing up our family would meet with the neighbours to pool our fireworks, have a small backyard fire and have hot chocolate. I remember enjoying that more than trick or treating and it would keep my older siblings interested and with us. Dad used to use a bucket of sand to make sure things were safe.

Like most things today you now have idiots shooting them off where they shouldn't and neighbours complaining that they can hear people celebrating a holiday.


I was expecting few but it was fairly busy. We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had. Strange given Covid and all...

There were a few calls last night of fireworks landing on people’s properties or sparks hitting homes. It’s that kind of stuff that ruins it for everyone.

Rob’s example is why these things are so dangerous in the hands of adults who haven’t developed a sense of adult responsibility. One Roman candle to the face and you’re in serious trouble.

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#187 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 10:11 AM

One Roman candle to the face and you’re in serious trouble.

 

but pales in comparison to the actual roman candle.

 

 

A rumored favorite of the mad Roman Emperor Nero, this method saw the subject tied to a stake and smeared with flammable pitch (tree or plant resin), then set ablaze, slowly burning to death from the feet up.

 

What sets this above the many other similar methods is the fact that the victims were sometimes lined up outside to provide the lighting for one of Nero’s evening parties.

 

 

 

no word if the maple ridge house had roman candles.

 

The display features mannequins in a variety of horror-themed situations, including two being hung from gallows, one being beheaded in a guillotine and one being chopped with a saw.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 November 2020 - 10:17 AM.

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#188 todd

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 05:00 PM

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