[ExI] gnab gib

Stephen Van Sickle sjv2006 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 17:20:09 UTC 2014

How 'bout this:

Fireworks filmed with a drone: http://youtu.be/a9KZ3jgbbmI

Parts of it are like what you have in mind.  It's kind of like taking flack
over Berlin, but from kinder, gentler Nazis who want you to have a nice

On Jul 4, 2014 11:01 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> OK so for the non-USians present, today was our annual celebration of
> American Independence, when we indulge in all the usual patriotic
> conniptions, enough to make one want to load up one’s smooth bore musket
> and shoot a redcoat.  It is all great fun, but even the most hardcore USian
> knows it can get a bit monotonous, always the same thing: fireworks show,
> bombastic music and fiery patriotic speeches with the rockets red glare,
> the bombs bursting in air and so forth.
> I just returned from the local show, where I had a cool idea.
> In modern fireworks shows, the rockets are ignited electronically in a
> preset sequence, to stay synchronized with the music and the speech, both
> of which are pre-recorded, leaving nothing to chance.  So imagine putting
> together the show, then playing the whole show backwards.  Start out with
> the grand finale first, as Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever blasts out its
> dramatic piccolo and trombone coda in reverse, followed by fireworks
> growing farther apart and more lame as the music settles into the more
> sedate America the Beautiful played backwards, all while some
> incomprehensible szheep szhoop fleem blorsh babble comes over the speakers
> and puzzled audience members look at each other, from the oldest geezer to
> the smallest child asking the same question: whaaaat in the helllll???
> Record the whole thing on a digital camera.  Then before posting it on
> YouTube, you reverse the recording.  Now the show is almost right: the
> music is right, the grand finale is back where it is supposed to be at the
> end with the lame fireworks first, the speech is perfectly understandable,
> but you now have all these fireworks doing strange things indeed.  This
> could all be in the double reversed speech: “…and now we shall see a truly
> innovative show, as the clever pyro-technicians from gnaB giB demonstrate
> how they have created fireworks which converge from all parts of the sky
> into a point, then decelerate towards the earth, sucking up sparks and
> smoke, settling into their launch tubes…”   Puzzled audience members make
> comments such as: ???llllleh eht ni taaaahw.
> Wouldn’t that be fun and different?
> spike
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