Going with a bang — 8 Comments

  1. I remember as a young teenager nicking my parents soda syphon gas cannisters and taking them to school. Would wedge them in doors in the boys loos and leave a lighter burning under them. When they went off it was like the yanks flying B52 missions, shrapnel everywhere. Cringe when I think of it now, dangerous as hell, feckin idiot!!

    As an aside, were’nt soda syphons just the biz in the 70s, high tech and all that! 🙂

    • Why didn’t I think of that?  Damn! 

      There were the old soda syphons – glass bottles with a little lever at the top [a splash of tonic in your gin, sir?] and then there were those yokes that came out in the 70s – the Soda Stream where you fizzed up a bottle of water and then added a flavour.  Those canisters were quite big and would have made lovely little bombs.  I don’t think they sell them any more though.  Alas alack.

      • You can buy them at Argos in the UK. Excellent to fizz up cheap plonk and make it drinkable.

  2. Thank you for reading MY blog. I’d like you to know I read every post you make. I find them very funny. Love them. But I have a complaint. I can let people know on many blogs I follow, that I “like” what I read, by simply clicking “like”. Then they know I read it and am keeping an interest. You have no “like” button. So, in the future, I shall type in “like” as my comment.  Thanks for your amazing blogging record – a post a day!  That’s really something.

    • I have been a constant visitor to your place for a long time.  See the “Other Links Latest” over on my sidebar?  I am, I confess, crap at leaving comments though, not just on your site but on every site [other site owners, please note?].

      I had a “like” button of sorts for a short while but I scrapped it in the last round of site-trimming.  Anyway Herself said it made me look desperate, which was great coming from someone who is desperate for “likes” on her Farcebook page!

      • “Like” 


        Oh no – I think “like” is simply an affirmation that you paid attention. A quick way of letting someone know you called.


        This post might appear twice as I erroneously? replied to the email notification – sorry.

  3. Once upon a time I let off a cherry bomb inside a metal garbage can and made myself scarce. It sounded like all hell broke loose. It was fun watching the police swarm in, searching all over the place and finding nothing.

    These days I prefer a 40MM grenade launcher but I can’t get my local guns and ammo store to sell me one. Can’t for the life of me think why.

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