Be careful this weekend with the fireworks, everybody

Floridians Stock Up On Fireworks To Celebrate July 4th Holiday Weekend
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It’s Fourth of July weekend. And someone out there will end up with four or fewer fingers on one of their hands, thanks to the mishandling of fireworks.

It’s said, but it’s inevitable. It’s an annual reality. Somewhere (or in multiple somewheres), a combination of alcohol, stupidity, and/or hubris will permanently change someones life.

Don’t let it be you.

For those of you who read the site and/or watch PFT Live (or PFTOT or #PFTPM), you’ll know that I’ve spent some time in recent months wondering whether this constant stream of written and spoken words that evaporate almost as quickly as they’re hunt-and-pecked or uttered actually benefits anyone, in the grand scheme of things. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. However, if only one person who otherwise would find himself (or herself) with fewer than two full hands of fingers and thumbs will be a little more careful after reading these words, it’s worth it.

Be careful. If handling fireworks, follow the instructions: Light fuse and get away.

It’s not that hard. And if you can’t accomplish those two things, let someone else light the fireworks while you have a beer, a bourbon, a tequila, a cigar, a blunt, or all of the above.

22 responses to “Be careful this weekend with the fireworks, everybody

  1. And if you’re in an area suffering from drought, maybe don’t light them at all. We have enough wildfires as it is.

  2. lmao @ low iq jpp

    what a loser. he plays a sport for millions and handled fireworks


  3. touchback6 says:
    July 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm
    lmao @ low iq jpp

    what a loser. he plays a sport for millions and handled fireworks


    Yeah, that is suuuuper funny… back under the bridge for you now

  4. Firworks are stressful to pets, veterans and others with PTSD, destroy the environment and are the most monumental waste of money immaginable! It’s a tradition that needs to pass!

  5. touchback6 says:
    July 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm
    lmao @ low iq jpp

    what a loser. he plays a sport for millions and handled fireworks



    I’m fairly confident JPP would choose his life over yours all day every day

  6. themonkeyjoe says:
    July 2, 2022 at 9:28 pm
    Stop terrorizing dogs all weekend


    “and cats!” ~ Peter Criss

  7. Remember it happens every year and it’s not going away. So make plans to have your pets in an area that is safe from fireworks. You’re the owner of the pet, it’s up to you to take care of him or her.

  8. Let it rain on the 4th and the problem is solved…too many idiots who don’t practice any safety and are drunk.

  9. Wise words. I almost blew my hand off in college. I now leave fireworks to the professionals.

  10. The price of fireworks this year should be enough to stop most people anyway. Ridiculous.

  11. I agree Mike my close friend of 50 years blew his fingers off when we were kids. Terrible thing to live with forever.

  12. If you need a reminder to be careful with fireworks.
    Then you shouldn’t get any in the first place.

  13. Fireworks mishaps are no joke. This post is a great reminder I hope that everyone stays safe and shields their pets as much as possible.

  14. I went to high school with a guy who blew two fingers off his hand. I do not mess with that stuff. Ever.

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