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post #9166 of 12651
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I don't get why you would conjecture such a conjecture.

Well, you have me there. I'm not sure why either.


Possible clue:
post #9167 of 12651
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I get nothing out of fireworks. I feel somewhat flawed because of this. Oh wait, no I don't.

 

Fireworks are lame. 5,000 pound controlled detonations are not. 

 

RDX/PETN > gun powder

post #9168 of 12651
yawn
post #9169 of 12651
Whoa, high explosives. Are you in the military? Like the Coast Guard or something? I'm a little surprised that you've never once mentioned that fact.
post #9170 of 12651
Sometimes when people spit they say "keptooey." But you don't have to make such a sound to do the act of spitting. I wonder why people make the "keptooey" sound? (My guess is that they want to draw attention to themselves, like people whose cars are unnecessarily loud.)
post #9171 of 12651
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Whoa, high explosives. Are you in the military? Like the Coast Guard or something? I'm a little surprised that you've never once mentioned that fact.

Before I answer that, are you a Buffet fan? That must be a big part of your life and perspectives!
post #9172 of 12651
I don't know how I feel about consumer fireworks. I mean, I like fire and blowing things up and rockets and all of that...

But once you have seen a real fireworks show...why would you ever want to see the shit your neighbor does?
A good fireworks show put on by a big city will be awesome. It will be choreographed and loaded with munitions you can't even come close to buying. Loud bangs, fancy sizzles, and bright colors.

Even if uncle mike throws a grand or two at it, the end result pales in comparison. I'm not saying its not fun to shoot off roman candles and mortars and the like...but the shows end up being pretty boring.
post #9173 of 12651
I don't get spending so much money on fireworks.. and people do that here since its pretty unregulated.

this is what unregulated fireworks look like on new year's eve
post #9174 of 12651
Betimes I get a friend request on Facebook and my first response is to feel sad for the person who sent the request. (Just happened moments ago.) That is because I assume they must have sent the request by mistake, and when they see my acceptance they will say "Oh dammit, I did not mean to befriend him my finger must have slipped." But they will be too courteous to say "Oh hey I'm unfriending you never meant to be your friend in the first place!" And so they continue to be my friend in a spirit of resignation.

I wonder why I think thoughts like that?
post #9175 of 12651
Fireworks are like driving fast; only fun when you're doing it.

Watching fireworks is mildly entertaining, but actually lighting them and orchestrating the explosions is much more fun.
post #9176 of 12651
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

Fireworks shows, after you've seen one, do you ever go out of your way to see another? Is anything really going to blow your yamaka off? I know some simplefolk that drop a couple grand every July on explosives, meh. Light a few bottle rockets and I'm content.

It's very different from watching a fireworks show to actually setting off the fireworks oneself. The latter is a lot of fun.
post #9177 of 12651
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Fireworks are like driving fast; only fun when you're doing it.

Watching fireworks is mildly entertaining, but actually lighting them and orchestrating the explosions is much more fun.

This.

Well, I enjoy watching fireworks as well, but setting them off yourself is way more fun. Good analogy.
post #9178 of 12651
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

I don't get spending so much money on fireworks.. and people do that here since its pretty unregulated.

this is what unregulated fireworks look like on new year's eve
 

That's what the Mission district looks like on the Fourth.

post #9179 of 12651
According to this a stay at home mother is worth a larger salary than a working mother by a large margin:

http://www.salary.com/2013-mom-infographics/
post #9180 of 12651
There are a lot of things in those pictures that I don't get.

Why the hell wouldn't motherhood be a salaried job?

Why is the working mother's 40-hour salary higher than the SAHM? The working mother participates less in every task on the list, which means her salary should be lower than the SAHM, right? (Actually, I know how you get to this difference, but it's a pretty sloppy way to do the math.)

Why does the working mother's salary breakdown show 54 hours of overtime? Shouldn't it be 18?

Why is a woman's "worth" only measured by motherhood-related activities? I mean, this is the only reasonable conclusion I can draw from the fact that "total compensation" is merely a footnote under the calculation of these women's "worth."
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