Yet He Was Surprised By The FOOM!


Yes you read that right. If it sounds familiar to some of you that’s because it is. Since I started to carry on the When Guns Are Outlawed schtick from weaponsman I thought I would give this a try as well. Hopefully you all will tolerate my lesser imitation of another of Kevin’s regular weird news traditions and perhaps even enjoy it. If this is too much an affront to you please speak up in the comments. If you like it, please let me know in the comments.


Sources say a man was killed in a fireworks accident in Newark overnight.

It happened at 168 Pacific St. Sources tell News 12 the 23-year-old man was holding the fireworks close to his chest when it blew up in his hand and caused internal injuries.

At 23 year old, I’m guessing booze had something to do with this. An urge to show off while drunk, friends around and likely the opposite sex mixed with explosives make for a deadly combination. Why he would be holding it close to his chest/face is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure, He won’t make that mistake again. I doubt an M80 to that face did much for his complexion anyway.

Reports indicate it was an M-80, a powerful firework designed by the military to simulate explosives and gun fire.

Oh yes, the legendary M80. Infamous for its ability to maim or kill the careless or foolish. I have had occasion to set some of these off before and they are every bit as dangerous as their reputation indicates. I never heard the bit about being used by the .mil though. Perhaps a reader who knows about the simunitions used by the gubberment will let us know in the comments. My older brother would often bring various booby trap and artillery simulators home with him after his 2 weeks of national guard summer training and they did impress me with how powerful and honestly dangerous they were.

In New Jersey, only smaller fireworks like sparklers are legal.

When guns are outlawed.. Just shows that even in a state like NJ where nearly everything slightly dangerous is illegal. there are still ways for idiots to kill themselves.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released.

Fireworks. are still explosives and need to be treated with all the care you would use with any other dangerous thing. Mixed with booze and the urge to show off makes them a surefire way to potentially rearrange facial features.


  1. I’m good with the concept. It honors Kevin and that’s a good thing.

    And as for pyrotechnics, a guy in my unit had two fingers missing from his left hand. An instructor had thrown a grenade simulator into his pit during a night defensive exercise. Those things are dangerous as hell and he was lucky not to be killed.

    • I have heard people claim they are equal to 1/4 stick of dynamite, would you say that is about right? I am not so sure about that since dynamite is pretty damn powerful

  2. Would love to know where he got the “M80”. Which i doubt that it was. I could see a mortar or something like that doing that kind of damage, but to my knowledge, the M80 hasn’t been made in decades. After hitting up all the reservations that do sell fireworks, i have never seen a legit m80 for sale.

    And it’s a good attempt, and I encourage you to continue, but Kevin did have a “way” of making me snort coffee out of my nose when I would read his blog. Damn I miss that guy. But keep it up, you’re on to something.

    • Cotto,a few sites sell M-80 and larger husks for those that want to educate themselves on how a M-80 was created,is not for actual manufacture!

      I do agree that M-80’s/cherry bombs ect not prevalent like they used to be due in part folks would now probably get charged for terrorism for selling them and also,as we get older,connections fade away.

  3. Shawn,first off,you are doing Kevin and FOOm justice!As for 1/4 sticks,they are bigger then a M-80,just trust me on this.I know a guy a few decades back whose girlfriend downloaded some recipes for him while she was in college(great girlfriend but this guys friends said not brightest move!).

    Said guy while not wanting to blow up the neighborhood ect. thought a little brewing/a model rocketry wire system/a primary ect. would be cool for 4th of July,said guy at least had the smarts to do first test in a old sandpit they dirt biked in a lot.I will say the guy while happy with results had a bit more FOOM then anticipated,after test run he ran his hand across nose(still there,just wondering)looked at other friends and said while good info. that was the end of the “demolition crew”(@ least for time being).

    No fingers/eyes/limbs ect. were harmed in this demonstration due to a little though(and a lot of luck!).

    Hmmmmmm…..,the 4th is only a month away!

  4. The gods of the copybook headings strike again.

    “Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?”
    ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭6:27‬ ‭NASB‬‬


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