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So when do the legal explosives legally go on sale?

By MWF 2 June 2009 54

I have family arriving from regional NSW on the coming long weekend. We are combining specialist appointments on the Tuesday with a weekend of legal explosives, seafood and poker.  It won’t be the same without the fireworks.

I haven’t seen any advertising yet. Is there some special date that they can advertise or start selling fireworks this year?

[ED – Better enjoy it, the Canberra Times reports that John Hargreaves is going to try to convince cabinet to go for a ban, which would make this year the last. Except for sparkler bombs]

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BerraBoy68 6:01 pm 03 Jun 09

peterh said :

berraboy, i think that skippy comes from a no fun state where he had to watch “professionals” set off fireworks. Probably never known the joy derived from setting off fireworks in your backyard, and the neighbors and friends coming over for a bbq and bonfire and everyone enjoying themselves immensely. Always quick to point out that I ensure there is a safe zone for the kiddies, sometimes indoors, so that they can watch but not get hurt.

Agreed Peter. A well organised cracker night is loads of fun for the whole family, despite what a few killjoys say. I get woken up in the early hours too sometimes (by the errant cracker going off as well as Ms Berra seeking some ‘quality me’ time – For Skippy: and that’s none of your business even if we do wake you up with the noise!) but I recognise it’s the odd idiot not playing by the rules. I also recognise there’s no point attacking the majority for doing the right thing though.

I’m looking forward to catching up with you and the others tomorrow Peter (as long as skippy doesn’t minds us having lunch together that is)

peterh 5:22 pm 03 Jun 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Skippy67 said :

Don’t worry about me BerraBoy68. Life is great for me too. I get out of the house. I have friends. Just not bogans who love bombs. Only when it’s 2.00 am in the morning and idiots are letting off firecrackers does life lack that bit of enjoyment. Perhaps that’s when your kids see them being let of?? If your life is so full of joy, then perhaps letting go of fireworks wouldn’t be so bad. So get of the house yourself. Maybe even do something constructive? Seriously.

OMG, skippy your so right! How wrong could I have been! I’ll cancel my social lunches tomorrow and Friday, cancel kids soccer all day friday, tell the teams I coach they’re on their own in future,and tell my kids (as well as the other 12 families coming over on Sunday for the annual cracker night) that seeing kids laugh and have fun is a terrible, terrible thing, because it might inconvenience some grumpy bugger up the street for one night a year.

On second thoughts, I think you’re one of those people that simply likes to deprive others of legal fun because you don’t get any. It might surprise you, as your so new here, to know that that I’m normally regarded as quite an even tempered person but you’re attitude and tone severely suck. Stop whining.

Make a reasoned argument backed up with facts and I and others might listen to you.

As for you WMC – Mmmmmmm vegimite massage! And don’t forget the feathers!

berraboy, i think that skippy comes from a no fun state where he had to watch “professionals” set off fireworks. Probably never known the joy derived from setting off fireworks in your backyard, and the neighbors and friends coming over for a bbq and bonfire and everyone enjoying themselves immensely. Always quick to point out that I ensure there is a safe zone for the kiddies, sometimes indoors, so that they can watch but not get hurt.

Skidbladnir 5:06 pm 03 Jun 09

BerraBoy68 said :

I suppose now’s bad time to mention I was a gunner in the Navy. Blowing stuff up with 4.5 and 5 inch shells is incredible fun.

Yes.
Try telling the kids that todays fireworks are nothing special by using the phrase “…If only I could show them the kind of fun I got up to in the Navy with my 4.5 inches…” you’ll probably get arrested.

BerraBoy68 4:56 pm 03 Jun 09

chewy14 said :

Skippy67 said :

Chewy 14. If you need to blow things up to have fun, then you probably need professional help. Or haven’t learn’t how to read. Maybe both.

I suppose now’s bad time to mention I was a gunner in the Navy. Blowing stuff up with 4.5 and 5 inch shells is incredible fun.

BerraBoy68 4:55 pm 03 Jun 09

Skippy67 said :

Don’t worry about me BerraBoy68. Life is great for me too. I get out of the house. I have friends. Just not bogans who love bombs. Only when it’s 2.00 am in the morning and idiots are letting off firecrackers does life lack that bit of enjoyment. Perhaps that’s when your kids see them being let of?? If your life is so full of joy, then perhaps letting go of fireworks wouldn’t be so bad. So get of the house yourself. Maybe even do something constructive? Seriously.

OMG, skippy your so right! How wrong could I have been! I’ll cancel my social lunches tomorrow and Friday, cancel kids soccer all day friday, tell the teams I coach they’re on their own in future,and tell my kids (as well as the other 12 families coming over on Sunday for the annual cracker night) that seeing kids laugh and have fun is a terrible, terrible thing, because it might inconvenience some grumpy bugger up the street for one night a year.

On second thoughts, I think you’re one of those people that simply likes to deprive others of legal fun because you don’t get any. It might surprise you, as your so new here, to know that that I’m normally regarded as quite an even tempered person but you’re attitude and tone severely suck. Stop whining. Make a reasoned argument backed up with facts and I and others might listen to you.

As for you WMC – Mmmmmmm vegimite massage! And don’t forget the feathers!

peterh 10:57 am 03 Jun 09

damn system. wanted to add, bogans with bombs don’t worry about what time of the early morning it is, they can always sleep in later on…

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:57 am 03 Jun 09

Yeah, berraboy and chewie used the last of it getting a Vietnamese sandwich massage. Plus, everybody knows fireworks go better with molasses. And mailboxes.

peterh 10:55 am 03 Jun 09

Skippy67 said :

Don’t worry about me BerraBoy68. Life is great for me too. I get out of the house. I have friends. Just not bogans who love bombs. Only when it’s 2.00 am in the morning and idiots are letting off firecrackers does life lack that bit of enjoyment. Perhaps that’s when your kids see them being let of?? If your life is so full of joy, then perhaps letting go of fireworks wouldn’t be so bad. So get of the house yourself. Maybe even do something constructive? Seriously.

obviously doesn’t have kids. 2am is my quiet down time. If i wanted to let crackers off at 2am, i wouldn’t have any kids, a job, or any other responsibilities….

I let them off in the designated times. my kids are able to enjoy the fun from a very safe distance…

Ari 10:53 am 03 Jun 09

Was that you in the next room last night, Woody.

I was wondering who ordered that vat of molasses.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:22 am 03 Jun 09

You’re in bed at 2am? I’m usually licking ecstasy off teenaged hookers’ navels around then, and our firecracker-filled night of fun has only just begun!

Deadmandrinking 9:49 am 03 Jun 09

What makes people think that banning legal fireworks will get rid of illegal ones?

chewy14 9:25 am 03 Jun 09

Skippy67 said :

Chewy 14. If you need to blow things up to have fun, then you probably need professional help. Or haven’t learnt how to read. Maybe both.

Me haven’t learnt read and rite, that’s unpossible.

Let’s ban everything, so skippy can get a good night’s sleep.

Skippy67 7:35 am 03 Jun 09

Don’t worry about me BerraBoy68. Life is great for me too. I get out of the house. I have friends. Just not bogans who love bombs. Only when it’s 2.00 am in the morning and idiots are letting off firecrackers does life lack that bit of enjoyment. Perhaps that’s when your kids see them being let of?? If your life is so full of joy, then perhaps letting go of fireworks wouldn’t be so bad. So get of the house yourself. Maybe even do something constructive? Seriously.

BerraBoy68 6:55 am 03 Jun 09

Oh and Cheers Ari, that was for the newbie, not you.

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