Friday, July 06, 2012
fireworks fail, updated
I was pleased to hear from my correspondent in Utah that the Poulsbo/Bainbridge Island fireworks fiasco (see below) was not the only such mishap this year, and that the big leagues are just as vulnerable to premature splodings as smaller towns and obscure hamlets.
And with bigger consequences. This happened in San Diego, where a technical glitch (rather than an idiot with a gun) set off all of the city's fireworks at once on the fourth, condensing an 18-minute show into 15 seconds.
The Atlantic Wire has the story and ran this photo, which is a lot less spectacular than what one might hope for. It looks to me like the top of Albert Einstein's head.