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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

 

The Titanic Firework part 1

While wandering the aisles at Blackjack's last year I discovered what could be the most offensive fireworks display ever forged by human hands. While "Titanic" doesn't dive to the same level of the "Exploding Terrorist Heads" set, I think it deserves the top spot for shamelessly exploiting a national tragedy. Sure, the actual Titanic sunk nearly a hundred years ago but isn't a exploding cardboard tribute just a wee bit, well, crass?

Obviously I had to buy it, given my healthy, all-American appreciation for both tacky fireworks and misplaced patriotism. This firework is the most ill-advised patriotic hattip I've seen since either the 9/11 shotglass I found in a NYC tourist shop in 2003 or those coins supposedly forged out of silver found at Ground Zero. "Titanic" served me well as a living room conversation piece until I finally decided to light its fuse this past Independence Day.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here's a video of the display, presented in Quicktime. The images contained within are so incredibly exciting that I've split it into two segments. Click here or on the photo below to watch part one of this thrilling saga.




Eat your heart out, James Cameron.

Check back on Friday for the thrilling conclusion!

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