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Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?

By johnboy - 11 June 2010 47

The ABC’s got a po-faced story reminding us that not only can you not buy fireworks this year, but if you get caught with them you’re in big trouble:

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the ban was implemented following a number of reviews.

“The ban was eventually considered necessary in the interests of public safety and animal welfare,” he said.

“If a retailer is caught selling fireworks, or any person is caught possessing, using or attempting to purchase fireworks this long weekend, they may be prosecuted and subject to serious penalties.”

I think I might make a sparkler bomb.

(oh yes, double demerits too)

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Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?
troll-sniffer 2:18 pm 11 Jun 10

deye said :

Q: “Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?”

A: “No”

A2: “Yes, definitely”

knuckles 2:15 pm 11 Jun 10

djk said :

Not sure about everyone else’s lives, but mine certainly is improved by the death of fireworks. Queens Birthday was the worst four or so nights of the year for me, 2 dogs barking/howling for hours on end (despite being inside with the TV on full volume) is really not fun. Can only imagine what was happening to other animals who werent being looked after.

Well I have to put up with the neighbors dogs barking/howling most nights of the year. And its not fun either. My dogs never had a problem with fireworks. But then again, I have put time and effort into training my dogs so they are well behaved.

bergamot 2:09 pm 11 Jun 10

DeadlySchnauzer said :

Good riddance to fire works. Spending a night at an animal emergency clinic on a queens birthday weekend forever changed my attitude towards them… truly horrific injuries with so many pets being brought in that they had to have a triage system going.

And before people spout any crap about responsible pet ownership, bring your pet inside etc,
a) fireworks end up getting set off at any time of day or night for a week before and a week after the long weekend.
b) many of the injuries I saw were from people who had done the right thing, only to have their pet panic and bolt into glass/metal protrusions/wire mesh etc. You would be amazed at the amount of damage a panicking animal can do to itself.

Unless you lock your pet in a padded room for 2 weeks its impossible to completely protect them from the noise.

hear hear.

chewy14 2:03 pm 11 Jun 10

Oh well,

i guess i’ll just have to stick to molotov coctails this year.

deye 1:51 pm 11 Jun 10

Q: “Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?”

A: “No”

p1 1:41 pm 11 Jun 10

Hank said :

I heard lots going off last night in the Holt area

Must be over the other side of Holt from me. And my cat seemed more relaxed then normal last night. But maybe he’s used to things blowing up.

MERC600 1:40 pm 11 Jun 10

Good riddance to them. Last year around 2am firecrackers propelled my neighbours mail box over my 6 metre hedge and landed it on my driveway. I only rose about a metre. If the rest of OZ can do without them, so can we.

Funky1 1:37 pm 11 Jun 10

I’m sure there will be lots going off at the “Remember Mully” Bon Fire planned for this weekend right next to his final resting place on Canberra Avenue.

Now if the AFP ever wanted to set up a sting operation to catch alot of bogans and there illegal stockpile of fireworks, that’s what I’d publicise.
🙂

Holden Caulfield 1:28 pm 11 Jun 10

For me, the short answer to the question in the title is yes.

However, I expect Hugh Lews is right, so the long answer is I probably won’t ever find out, haha.

Hank 1:20 pm 11 Jun 10

I heard lots going off last night in the Holt area

djk 1:04 pm 11 Jun 10

Not sure about everyone else’s lives, but mine certainly is improved by the death of fireworks. Queens Birthday was the worst four or so nights of the year for me, 2 dogs barking/howling for hours on end (despite being inside with the TV on full volume) is really not fun. Can only imagine what was happening to other animals who werent being looked after.

Hugh Lews 12:55 pm 11 Jun 10

Trust me, you will hear plenty of fireworks going off this weekend.

They are still being sold. Just out of vans not in shops in Fyshwick.

I’ll check back with you on Tuesday.

DeadlySchnauzer 11:58 am 11 Jun 10

Good riddance to fire works. Spending a night at an animal emergency clinic on a queens birthday weekend forever changed my attitude towards them… truly horrific injuries with so many pets being brought in that they had to have a triage system going.

And before people spout any crap about responsible pet ownership, bring your pet inside etc,
a) fireworks end up getting set off at any time of day or night for a week before and a week after the long weekend.
b) many of the injuries I saw were from people who had done the right thing, only to have their pet panic and bolt into glass/metal protrusions/wire mesh etc. You would be amazed at the amount of damage a panicking animal can do to itself.

Unless you lock your pet in a padded room for 2 weeks its impossible to completely protect them from the noise.

neanderthalsis 11:54 am 11 Jun 10

Just remember kiddies, combustion plus containment equals explosion.

And before building a home made device, just think about how silly you will look on tuesday morning when you turn up to work with no eyebrows (or hands).

p1 11:23 am 11 Jun 10

I love a good sparkler bomb. It is the communal aspect of making them which makes home-made fireworks of whatever sort so much more pleasurable. I wonder if sales of matchboxes and rolls of packing tape will be high this weekend too?

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