December 31, 2003
my rocket launcher
I have my very own rocket launcher for shooting the kind of fireworks I'm launching tonight. It's an 18" spool of 2", schedule 40 stainless steel pipe, socket-welded to a 4" flange on the bottom. It weighs about ten pounds and it doesn't fall over. If that fucker ever blows up on me, I deserve to die.
I don't need to wrap that one in duct tape.
I had that thing made in a machine shop by somebody I knew from work. He charged me $20 for it, and I've probably fired 500 rockets, bombs and voo-doo balls out of that sumbitch by now. It's all charred and seasoned from use, but it damn sure beats any bamboo or PVC piece of shit the fireworks stands sell. I like my heavy-duty rocket launcher.
I like my heavy-duty rockets, too. I am one hour away from lighting up the sky.
Happy New Year!!!! Hope this year gives you more than you deserve, which is plenty. *kisses*
Happy New Year to you, and all your family and friends.
Happy New Year wishes from Alabama. Hope it's a good one for you and Quinton.
Happy New Year Acidman. I hope you Quenton & his buddy had a great time shooting off your fireworks this evening.
We drove up to Alabama to buy the evil kind of fireworks that aren't allowed here in Florida & had a blast at midnight shooting them off. Kinda showed our ass to the entire neighborhood in the process, but who really cares... ;)
One of the flying helicopter thingies flew @ 150 feet across the street & detonated right by a neighbor's front door. Lights came on immediately & I'm pretty sure that they craped their drawers when that thing blew up because it was LOUD! I went over & apologized so hopefully it's ok. They didn't call the cops at any rate. L O L
Happy New Year, Acidman.
Since you are a connoisseur of fireworks, and other social ordnance, you might be interested in this site. Scroll down for some cool stuff which shouldn't tax the capabilities of someone with the sort of career you had.
If you like things that go boom so much, and your neighbors do as well, why not put on a small show with the "real deal" every now and again?
I don't know what the laws are like down there, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a pyro license and commander a park or some such.
If you think 1" shells are fun, try a few 4" and 6" shells. Now those are fun, and if you can handle sulphuric acid, you can certainly handle Flash Powder and Antimony Sulfide.