Yeah, they’re illegal in some parts. They’re definitely illegal in my neck of the woods, and I’m fine with that. Another wildfire like last year’s, and I don’t know that my poor asthmatic lungs will recover. Yet, for those of you fine folks who love controlled explosions that work properly about 85 percent of the time, Phantom Fireworks is making their push for this weekend’s Independence Day celebration.
Phantom Fireworks is one of the nation’s largest firework retailers, and you can score great deals through this Deal of the Day, by simply visiting the Phantom website. If you find a showroom or temp location nearby, you’ll certainly get more bang for your buck here, than you will at most roadside stands. Yes. Pun intended.
I’ve shopped Phantom before on road-trips, and I believe the only thing I enjoyed more than the products available at the firework superstores were the employees and all of their knowledge.
I always get a kick out of the fact that fireworks sales never seem to suffer during a recession. People love to put fire to powder, watch it fly and explode. Admittedly, this is the reason I needed to offer a reminder to buy fireworks for your 4th of July celebration. I miss them like crazy, and can see myself going a little overboard the next time I have an opportunity to buy them for personal use.
For now, I need to live vicariously through you. You people living in moist, green surroundings, where high humidity equates to low fire danger! Do it up right for me…please.
One of my most intelligent friends would grace us with a sparkler creation he renamed “Box of Death.” It’s something I highly recommend. I know you think sparklers are tame, but take about 4 boxes worth of sparklers, put all the flaming ends together, then cram them into one sparkler box and light the cardboard on fire. This is great fun, cheap and makes sparklers enjoyable for both children and adults.
In all sincerity, wear some form of eye protection. Having an old buddy who lost an eye to a rogue bottle rocket, safety glasses are $5 – $10 well spent.
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