Pinoys love a show and there’s no better evidence than our annual war zone celebration — New Year’s Eve! Every year, we get to have loud bangs from firecrackers, mixed in with a bit of added gunfire to fill the evening. Mix that in with a sprinkling of alcohol induced stupidity and we have a superb deadly party!
Gunfire, stray bullets killing people. I guess gravity is one of the less than well-received lessons in school for some people. Appealing to these dumbasses won’t do much. They can’t even appreciate gravity and accept the fact that there’s no handgun, yet, that can propel a bullet to reach escape velocity. As of this writing, I think there are already some victims of stray bullets coming from indiscriminate discharging of firearms into the air. Last year, some kids died from those stray bullets. I pray that the dudes who fired those weapons last year won’t fire their guns again this coming December 31st. If they do fire those things, I hope they won’t hit anyone this time.
Firecrackers, loud noises and bangs, that’s a from a borrowed Chinese tradition of scaring away evil spirits. Less evil spirits, less bad luck, But hey, when people accidentally die from these explosives, aren’t we adding to the restless spirits that roam the night? That’s if you believe in restless spirits. I am sure dogs and cats won’t appreciate the explosions, though. And one more thing, with all explosives we’ve set off over the years, I think the evil spirits have already circumnavigated the globe and are actually on their on their way back here. So, good luck with that.
Just a quickie thought, why don’t we just invest in a giant bomb to drop like the New Year’s Ball in New York? That way, we meet the quota of dead people and loud noises in one mega drop. That’s the ka-boom we’ll remember for one year.
- Manila police test ‘Napoles,’ ‘Yolanda’ firecrackers (newsinfo.inquirer.net)