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Each year here in the Colonies people succumb to bodily
injury while playing with fireworks. The news media teams
up with the fire departments to show safe ways of igniting
the scant few pyrotechnics that cause the least injuries
then turns around to report on some poor soul who lost his
hand in a HMBWT (hold my beer, watch this) stunt.
I propose that the local media keep a running tally,
thoughtfully located in the corner of the TV screen, of the
number of such incidents that day that resulted in bodily
injury throughout the celebration. The continuously
figure could be a fraction such as 7/22 to indicate both the
number of injury accidents and the number of body parts
In this manner the media could quietly, tongue in cheek,
hammer home the dangers of messing about with fireworks
with an honorable mention for the individual who lost the
first finger of the day.
For [2 fries shy of a happy meal]
Get folding! [neutrinos_shadow, Jul 06 2022]
||I think you underestimate the competitiveness of Americans.
||:: [8th], if you're out there? I tried. ::
||Even if the tally wasn't running it would still be digital...
||A paper airplane in flight is still stationary...
With an "A" is "At rest"; with an "E" is ... a mnemonic I haven't
come up with yet...
||Y'know I didn't even know that the word had two spellings... all these years.
There's my something new for today. Thanks eh.
I finally get 'affect' and 'effect' straight and now if I want a stationery bike I need to learn origami.
||Uh... "E" can be embossed?
||The mnemonic is that a stationer is a person, like the
butcher, baker or grocer, and stationery with an 'e' is what
||You can imagine the stationer standing in a little kiosk,
called a station.