How Not To Celebrate the 4th of July

Fireworks BellyOne of our favorite 4th of July traditions actually takes place after the holiday is already over, when the idiots, drunks and pyromaniacs start uploading their near misses with fireworks to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. While fireworks are a wonderful part of the holiday tradition they are still dangerous, and should be left to the professionals. Or at least the sober members of your party. We’ve assembled some of our favorite videos from the past to show you how not to end up in the emergency room this Independence Day.

Please don’t try any of this at home.

And you wonder why he had to spend the holiday alone?

Sometimes having friends isn’t a good thing either.

Your butt is not the proper launch pad for explosives.

Seriously, who started this tradition?

It NEVER ends well.

This laugh is what you call a slow burn.

At least stupidity is gender neutral.

And not an exclusively American problem.

Remember folks, your car probably isn’t paid for.

Who needs eyebrows?

Remember what we said about the butt? It goes double for the face.

And the big finish.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July everyone, and if you happen to get video of a fireworks failure send it to [email protected] so we can include it in next year’s list.