Fireballs: not just for the apocalypse anymore

September 4, 2007

fireballs.jpgYoung men douse rags in gasoline and hurl fireballs in a blazing night-time inferno. You are watching:

a) Torch-waving villagers chasing Frankenstein’s monster
b) Spartans going after their enemies in the 2006 movie 300
c) An out-of-control 1920s Ku Klux Klan rally
d) An annual church-sponsored festival in El Salvador

Yeah, I got this one wrong, too. But reportedly serious injuries are kept to a minimum, and presumably somebody remembers to tell the small children they shouldn’t try this at home. I still think I’d feel safer with the torch-waving gothic villagers. Lindsay Claiborn reports:

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Big deal. They also do that every year in Detroit.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

I could think of worse things they could be throwing at each other.. Like water balloons!!

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

Wreckless: Throwing gasoline-soaked rags at one another.
Dangerous: Throwing the whole truck.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive