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Gary
Gary Dork
7/2/16 8:22 p.m.

It's 9:15 here on the East Coast on Saturday night, July 2, 2016. The fireworks in my neighborhood are phenomenal. How are yours?

DrBoost
DrBoost UltimaDork
7/2/16 8:31 p.m.

Annoying.

Gary
Gary Dork
7/2/16 8:37 p.m.

Meh, maybe. But patriotic anyway. Possibly the Famous Grouse scotch I'm sipping adds to the ambience.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/2/16 9:10 p.m.

A few here and there.

mapper
mapper HalfDork
7/2/16 9:28 p.m.

Our dogs are not happy.

tr8todd
tr8todd Dork
7/2/16 9:58 p.m.

Just got back from the fireworks in Halifax. Tomorrow night is Middleboro, and then Monday is the parade and fireworks over Plymouth harbor. Its good to live in America's hometown.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
7/3/16 7:40 a.m.

Town I live in decided to shoot off fireworks last Thursday night at almost 10pm. Sat night was very quiet. Oddly so.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltraDork
7/3/16 7:44 a.m.
tr8todd wrote: Just got back from the fireworks in Halifax. Tomorrow night is Middleboro, and then Monday is the parade and fireworks over Plymouth harbor. Its good to live in America's hometown.

I've done the fireworks in Plymouth many times, always awesome. Seeing them from the beach (or from a boat) in P-town, also great.

The random, neighborhood explosions without warning........make me a little twitchy. I suppose it's some mild PTSD.

slowride
slowride HalfDork
7/3/16 8:00 a.m.

Someone set off a huge bomb at 3:45 AM in my neighborhood. Either that or a car exploded.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/3/16 10:28 a.m.

Anyone loose a finger in your town yet? There's always someone, somewhere, molding their fingers into permanent gang signs.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/3/16 7:06 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed:

Every year local fire departments blow up countless watermelons to distribute the video to local television stations. It's senseless violence that's not needed, like a watermelon blowing up in 2016 is going to look any different then it has in previous years.

slowride
slowride HalfDork
7/3/16 7:36 p.m.

I just returned a runaway dog that jumped onto my deck. He was about a mile from home.

dropstep
dropstep Dork
7/3/16 7:43 p.m.

Last night and tonight already. Annoys me a bit.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
7/3/16 8:02 p.m.

Third straight night of various neighbors setting of fireworks. The dog seems unfazed as we sit on the porch watching TV.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/3/16 8:42 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift:

Fire fighters have to get their explodie fix somehow.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/3/16 8:47 p.m.

A neighbor child, looked to be younger than middle school, was just taken to the hospital in an ambulance with a JPP type injury. All I can honestly think is that Darwin has failed. I feel bad for him, but his parents and grandparents who were present can't get a harsh enough punishment. I suggested tof one of the responding officers that CPS be contacted for his siblings in the home.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/3/16 9:35 p.m.

A couple of booms and bangs tonight.

Dogs were a little more agitated than usual, but it could also be the armadillo that's been visiting the yard. (They know.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/3/16 9:37 p.m.

I think someone just fired off a mortar or something.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
7/4/16 4:25 p.m.

Last night they were firing them off between 9:30-11... not exactly what I want to hear after working 12 hours and having to wake up at 5:30 in the morning.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
7/4/16 6:01 p.m.

Yeah. Y'know some of us idiots need to be at work at 6 am Tuesday. While normal people are partying and having fun, I'm trying to get some sleep.

Nick (picaso) Comstock
Nick (picaso) Comstock UltimaDork
7/4/16 6:08 p.m.

I haven't heard a single one all weekend.

Gary
Gary Dork
7/4/16 9:35 p.m.

So it's 10:30 on the Fourth. It's been pretty mild in our neighborhood. A few illegals getting off (fireworks, that is). I think Saturday night (the 2nd) was the craziest around here. Anyway, it's patriotic, and while I can empathize with with the pet owners and the people that have to get up at 5:00 am to go to work, it's only once a year to celebrate our Independence.

92dxman
92dxman SuperDork
7/4/16 9:59 p.m.

More firecrackers Sat and Sun going off early in the afternoon more than anything.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/5/16 6:21 a.m.

Surprisingly, our neighborhood was not too bad last night. We live in one of the few areas around where you can shoot off fireworks and some years it reminds me of a cross of Beirut with Iraq.

This year, the dogs and I was asleep by 11 and slept through the night and the fireworks were occasional vs constant.

oldsaw
oldsaw UltimaDork
7/5/16 6:47 a.m.

Columbus, OH had it's official fireworks display on the 2nd; I watched from a few miles away in Grandview Heights.

Locally, the 3rd had more action because the neighbor two doors down had a family reunion and all had come cocked and loaded. I'm looking at you Larry... Larry and one of his kin were in a competition with another group a block away. The fight to see who could shoot the farthest and last the longest was stymied by the clock, not by a lack of enthusiasm or supplies.

The town's display went off last night on cue despite rain and was louder and bigger the Larry's stuff the night before but didn't last nearly as long. That wasn't a bad deal for all things living nearby.

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