Yay long weekend! That special time when a few idiots, fascinated by loud noises and shiny lights, can hold an entire neighbourhood hostage with their chintzy fireworks displays. I don't hate fireworks, I just hate them in my back yard. Growing up, a fireworks display was something you traveled to and it was put on with some sort of professionalism. Now, anybody can buy fireworks and set them off indiscriminately in any location.
I also seem to remember that selling fireworks was illegal back when I was a kid. When did that change? Why does our nanny state stop short on this one item? I have to wear a helmet, gloves, and knee pads just to change a light bulb but yah sure here are some explosive charges you can set off in your back yard with your kids!