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Let The Crowd Decide

All the fireworks launched over the 30 minute period of the planned show or all at once?
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Before every fireworks show the announcer should do that vote thing where they use a decibel meter to gauge the crowd's reaction.

"Ok, who wants to see the show as planned? It's about 30 minutes and set to various classical music pieces, carefully choreographed and beautifully executed."

Crowd: "Yaaaaaaay!"

"Ok, got the reading on that. Who wants to see us shoot 'em all off at once?"

"YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY! ALL AT ONCE!!! ALL AT ONCE!!! ALL AT ONCE!!!"

"Allllll righty then, I don't think we need to check the meter on that one. Ok, let 'er rip!"

Now it might not turn out this way every time, but it would be nice to have the choice.

And as that is probably my last idea for 2015, wishes for a happy New Year to all the wonderful Halfbakers. May most of our ideas be bunned in 2016.

doctorremulac3, Dec 28 2015

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       “Okay, now who thinks we should invade Poland!”
Ian Tindale, Dec 28 2015
  

       As a group, or one by one? (Happy New Year doctorsoandso.)
blissmiss, Dec 29 2015
  

       [Ian] I think that's what's called overreaction.
pashute, Dec 29 2015
  

       Besides, you haven't even annexed Austria and the Sudetenland yet ...
8th of 7, Dec 29 2015
  

       and Franz Ferdinand have instead formed a supergroup with Sparks — now known as FFS.
Ian Tindale, Dec 29 2015
  

       So the poor old ostrich died for nothing ?
8th of 7, Dec 29 2015
  

       //you haven't even annexed Austria and the Sudetenland yet// You don't have to wait for that, do them all at once why not?
pocmloc, Dec 29 2015
  

       //Okay, now who thinks we should invade Poland!//   

       Actually, now that you mention it, it does sound quite tempting. I mean, I can sort of see how the Germans, after a few beers, would have seen it as something to do.   

       On the other hand, if we _did_ decide to invade Poland, is it one of those things we'd feel embarrassed about the next morning? Or would we just be faced with a bunch of very pissed-off Poles asking why we'd invaded, with no really good explanation?   

       Ah, fuck it. THere are some things that you just have to do, even if they're going to look like a bad idea the morning after. OK, I'm on for invading Poland. Anyone else coming?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 29 2015
  

       Wait. Which way is Poland?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 29 2015
  

       Over there, just follow where the barrel of your panzer is pointing.   

       You have to have enough forces - infantry, armour, artillery - and the corresponding logistical support. Not as easy as you might think.   

       If it was as simple as getting together your mates from down the pub, handing out a few armbands, camo jackets, and an AK47 each, well, everyone would be doing it.
8th of 7, Dec 29 2015
  

       That is where you are wrong.   

       We've hatched a cunning plan. While all the Poles, Syrians and Eritreans are piling up against the fences at Calais, we're going to nip in and occupy their countries.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 29 2015
  

       The Germans will sue you for breach of copyright...
8th of 7, Dec 29 2015
  

       " Chorus: "We are the chorus and we agree. We agree, we agree, we agree."
popbottle, Dec 30 2015
  
      
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