Dumbasses and Explosives

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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Bob » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:35 am

I can't remember what we did with the rest of the black powder.
Probably poured it into a pile and lit it knowing the guy I was doing this with.

We wanted to use a double base smokeless powder like (brand and type deliberately not stated) but didn't have anything to thump it with.
God knows what would have happened if we had access to blasting caps.
Even a good old M80 might have done the trick but they were long gone and this is why were were doing this in the first place.

I know a guy who swears he makes awesome home made pyro by putting black powder in a pill bottle and wrapping it with a roll of tape.
I guess if your audience has never tried this sort of thing it could make a good story.
When I tried to explain why I was in disbelief he got aggressively defensive so I just let it go.
My dad had a saying to describe people like that "Rave On Cat Shit, someone will come along and cover you up"
Never really understood it fully but I liked the sound of it LoL

I never played with Roman Candles much.
The older kid next door was holding one in his hand and it backfired into his hand.
Burned him pretty severely.
Burnt bad enough to register in my pea brain.

I bet that car was an expensive lesson.
Did one of your friends nark you out?
Kids don't think through the consequences of their actions.
I wonder if that if what makes a liberal a liberal, they don't think through the consequences.

Sometimes I wonder how I lived through some of the stupid stuff I did.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Kavorkian » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:49 pm

Haha--you guys where on to something. Would have been hella dangerous though.

I did some training exercises with some local PD in one of the small rural towns in the north Georgia mountains at the foot of the Appalachian trail about a year ago on using breaching charges and flashbangs correctly and the stories those guys had on people making crockpot bombs and homemade fireworks was insane. They literally had an evidence room full of homemade explosives.

Man one of them confessed to his parents and rolled over on all of us. I wanted to kill'em at the time. It taught me a lesson though...trust no one when committing crimes....
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Kavorkian » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:03 pm

UnderDude wrote:May 2015. Woke up completely numb on my right side. Packed a bag and drove to the ER. Stroke.....


Damn brother. Hope your on the road to getting better. If there's anything Belle and I can do to help ya out let us know.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Bob » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:56 pm

That is the secret to getting away with stuff.
Trust no one with your secrets.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby UnderDude » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks Kav. Maybe someday they'll actually fix all my medical issues.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Bob » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:40 am

I wish they could grow me a clone to transfer me into.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Kavorkian » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:00 pm

If that was possible bob I would upload myself into an terminator type android.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Bob » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:37 am

Get in line...

I remember when they stopped selling M-80s and Silver Salutes.
I just can't remember why.
It used to be that every fireworks stand had them.

The crap they call M-80s now are garbage compared to what they used to be.

Do you remember the first time you had a firecracker pop in your hand?
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Kavorkian » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:14 pm

Hell yeah I do. I was 8 years old and it scared the shit out of me. You're right though, modern m-80s have an extra ingredient that dampens the explosion. It's nothing like the original.
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Re: Dumbasses and Explosives

Postby Bob » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:42 am

If I was to hazard a guess, it was due to catastrophic injuries.
I have no doubt they would take a finger or 3 off.
I used to hear they were equal to 1/8 of stick of dynamite.


looked it up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-80_(explosive)
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