America's Independence Day celebrations are rich with family, food, fun and imported explosive pyrotechnics. Y'know, fireworks.
Though fireworks can be a... blast... to set off and even more rapturous to behold from a safe distance, there's so, so much that can go wrong. We're not just talking about the obvious risk of physical injury, either. Fireworks can freak out pets, distract us from our precious smartphones or worse -- some are made to go without fireworks entirely! Just imagine a 4th of July without singed eyebrows, a face full of sulfur-tinged smoke and the personal psychological breakthroughs that accompany having your life flashing before your eyes every time you dodge a malfunctioning Roman candle blast. Actually, don't imagine that. Let these comics do it for you!
Read on for 14 fabulous fireworks fails for the Fourth of July!