The Great Fireworks Fail of 2012

Now, THIS is my kind of fireworks show. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much nobody else’s:

That’s the result of a massive mishap in San Diego and Coronado, where the annual Big Bay Boom fireworks show at Glorietta Bay experienced a “technical glitch” that caused all of the fireworks on three barges — ALL of them — to go up within 15 seconds.


What’s weird is that, about at the same time, I was up the coast about a hundred miles, watching fireworks on TV (hey, I gotta get up early), and telling my wife that it would be funny if they just put all the fireworks on a barge, got everyone off of it, and set it all alight at the same time (“A Tribute to Nuclear Weaponry”), with one big mushroom cloud and the whole thing over in seconds. I didn’t think someone would actually DO that, even inadvertently. At least nobody was hurt.

And at least they got fifteen seconds of entertainment.

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