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South Carolina father killed after lit firework he placed on his head explodes

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 81July 11, 2024 9:26 PM

Fuck around, find out.

by Anonymousreply 1July 6, 2024 8:54 AM

Fuck the Farage-loving Mail.

by Anonymousreply 2July 6, 2024 8:54 AM

His wife took the video. Oof

by Anonymousreply 3July 6, 2024 8:56 AM


by Anonymousreply 4July 6, 2024 8:56 AM

r4 His wife described him as a "patriot" which to me is a code word for it

by Anonymousreply 5July 6, 2024 8:58 AM

[quote] 'Allen loved this holiday', she added. 'He was a patriot, he was proud of his son and he was excited to have a new daughter-in-law. He was living his best life last night.'

He died doing what he loved.

by Anonymousreply 6July 6, 2024 9:02 AM

And with a cigarette in his mouth.

by Anonymousreply 7July 6, 2024 9:04 AM

MAGAt Darwin Award 2024

by Anonymousreply 8July 6, 2024 9:12 AM

He went out with a bang.

by Anonymousreply 9July 6, 2024 9:21 AM

It sounds like there was just a neck left.

Patriot = MAGA.

by Anonymousreply 10July 6, 2024 9:34 AM

I wonder if the wife filmed the whole thing? Because that video would be worth a lot of $.

by Anonymousreply 11July 6, 2024 9:39 AM

As a kid, my uncles would get really drunk and light off fireworks, throwing strings of firecrackers under people chairs, lighting off roman candles that would fall over all while disregarding surrounding conditions (little kids, my grandma, dry grass, etc). When I think back now, it's amazing no one got hurt.

So given the quality of fireworks people can get these days & all the drunken fools out there, it's not surprising this happened - it's surprising it doesn't happen more.

by Anonymousreply 12July 6, 2024 9:40 AM

Lucky he isn't just a neck hole R12!

by Anonymousreply 13July 6, 2024 9:45 AM

I dated a guy who got drunk on the 4th and ruined one of my shirts by throwing some kind of fireworks too close to me and it left black burn marks on my shirt. I was much younger then, today I wouldn't put up with that shit. I cannot imagine filming your husband and his head exploding in front of his family. They were also celebrating the son's engagement.

by Anonymousreply 14July 6, 2024 9:52 AM

Could this be a weird suicide?

by Anonymousreply 15July 6, 2024 10:44 AM

r15 doesn't sound like it. His wife said she thought he was trying to "show off"

by Anonymousreply 16July 6, 2024 11:00 AM

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 17July 6, 2024 11:07 AM

Stupid shit happens when you are drunk.

by Anonymousreply 18July 6, 2024 11:10 AM

R8, you took the words right outta my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 19July 6, 2024 11:48 AM

Technically, the Darwin Award only applies when you have taken yourself out of the gene pool through stupidity. Which he did not, as a father.

by Anonymousreply 20July 6, 2024 11:51 AM

Hmm too bad I guess. He's not as cute as though as the former Disney world guy who blew his head off a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 21July 6, 2024 11:56 AM

Firecracker Beer

It's got a lot of body but no head.

by Anonymousreply 22July 6, 2024 11:58 AM

My trashy family lived them some fireworks. My mom was fairly safe about it and while she let us handle them at a very young age she also taught us how to handle them. Still I'm shocked we all still have all of our limbs.

by Anonymousreply 23July 6, 2024 12:02 PM

One less vote for his boyfriend trump. However, considering the stupid shit he did to himself, he’s too stupid to vote.

by Anonymousreply 24July 6, 2024 1:25 PM

good riddance

by Anonymousreply 25July 6, 2024 1:37 PM

R21 - Yes! That Disney guy was HOT!!

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by Anonymousreply 26July 6, 2024 1:45 PM

We only wrestle alligators here. We're not stupid enough to put lit firecrackers on our heads.

by Anonymousreply 27July 6, 2024 2:37 PM

As someone who commented on the article put it, "He who goes forth with a fifth on the fourth might not come forth on the fifth." Sad.

by Anonymousreply 28July 6, 2024 2:43 PM

wow, so smart!

by Anonymousreply 29July 6, 2024 2:45 PM

I worked at a children's hospital when I was a teenager.

The burn unit was filled to capacity from late June to the middle of July each and every year.

by Anonymousreply 30July 6, 2024 2:50 PM

The scariest and saddest aspect of this story is that he passed on his idiot gene to another generation.

by Anonymousreply 31July 6, 2024 2:51 PM

British comedian Bob Mortimer was around 6 years old and home alone when he decided to set off some firecrackers in the house, since he was not allowed to go outside until his mum got back. His thinking was the box had the label 'not for indoor use' which led him to believe they would only print that if in fact people set them off indoors all the time.

He burnt the house down but I thought his reasoning was pretty sophisticated for a 6 year old, and he didn't put the fucking things on his head.

by Anonymousreply 32July 6, 2024 2:54 PM

where's his fetlife?

by Anonymousreply 33July 6, 2024 3:10 PM

Blast effect is inverse cube. If you half the distance to an explosion the blast goes up by a factor of 8, says my boyfriend. So I guess his head got extremely blown off. I can't believe were just there watching this shit.

by Anonymousreply 34July 6, 2024 3:42 PM

Years ago, Joe Kennedy II set one of his twin sons on fire with fireworks on the 4th of July.

Not Joe III the former Congressman, it was his brother.

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by Anonymousreply 35July 6, 2024 3:44 PM

Well that's one less vote for Trump this fall.

by Anonymousreply 36July 6, 2024 3:47 PM

r31 there's still time for the children to follow in PawPaw Patriot's footsteps, or uh, headsplatter.

by Anonymousreply 37July 6, 2024 4:31 PM

Oh well.

by Anonymousreply 38July 6, 2024 4:41 PM

R35 - The red-headed one doesn't look TOO bad for being third-degree burned.

by Anonymousreply 39July 6, 2024 4:44 PM

Yeah R36, now that he’s dead he’ll be voting for Biden. Strange how death converts everybody to Democrat voters.

by Anonymousreply 40July 6, 2024 4:49 PM

Recreational fireworks seem to get worse every year. I get having a few simple things to thrill kids. But a week of adults, sans kids, setting them off just to get their kicks, is so fucking lame.

by Anonymousreply 41July 6, 2024 4:52 PM

R39, It was the dark haired boy, Matthew Kennedy.

by Anonymousreply 42July 6, 2024 6:17 PM


Also, I’ve discovered spinach leaves make quite the decorative base for stacked, crust-less tuna sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 43July 6, 2024 6:22 PM

Same thing happened in Redmond, Wash. a guy and his family were setting off mortar type fireworks in a parking lot at 2:30 am across the street from a gas station. He put one on his head and that’s when Darwin called.

And I thought South Asians were too cautious and smart to do shit like this.

by Anonymousreply 44July 6, 2024 6:24 PM

This is a hazard faced by all on Straight Boys’ Halloween.

He was well provisioned - that awesome fitted outfit with matching shoes and top hat, the booze, and killer boom sticks.

by Anonymousreply 45July 6, 2024 6:30 PM

It's very sad but he seemed like a STUPID HILLBILLY

by Anonymousreply 46July 6, 2024 6:31 PM

Last words were "hold mah beer".

by Anonymousreply 47July 6, 2024 6:34 PM

He was a rather stupid hillbilly but I still would have done him.

by Anonymousreply 48July 6, 2024 6:37 PM

Do the warnings specifically say, “Don’t place on head”? I’m sure they thoroughly read the warnings.

by Anonymousreply 49July 6, 2024 7:08 PM

I’m going to guess he didn’t have a high stakes job where people relied on him for his logical prowess.

by Anonymousreply 50July 6, 2024 7:18 PM

"Do the warnings specifically say, “Don’t place on head”? I’m sure they thoroughly read the warnings."

If not, the family should sue.

by Anonymousreply 51July 6, 2024 8:07 PM

[quote]I’m going to guess he didn’t have a high stakes job where people relied on him for his logical prowess.

HVAC serviceman

by Anonymousreply 52July 6, 2024 8:13 PM

“He wasn’t drunk when he did something incredibly stupid” isn’t the defense that wifey thinks it is.

by Anonymousreply 53July 6, 2024 9:03 PM

Scotland would have conquered England had them been smarter around explosives. So one can hardly expect the Scots-Irish iin America to use their heads for anything but blast protection.

by Anonymousreply 54July 7, 2024 2:41 AM

[quote]Devon Staples was making friends laugh with a mortar tube on his head and a lighter in his hand, and he accidentally ignited the firework. Here's why we can all relate to this story.

Can we all relate to his story, though?

by Anonymousreply 55July 7, 2024 7:44 AM

How long until the family sues the manufacturer?

by Anonymousreply 56July 7, 2024 3:34 PM

R56, They’ll sue the government for making July 4th a holiday.

by Anonymousreply 57July 7, 2024 4:27 PM

Closed casket, I presume?

by Anonymousreply 58July 7, 2024 4:27 PM

More people should dress in the red, white and blue on the 4th.

by Anonymousreply 59July 7, 2024 4:39 PM

"He was an idiot, case closed, however, his head is open."

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by Anonymousreply 60July 7, 2024 4:40 PM

[Quote] Yeah [R36], now that he’s dead he’ll be voting for Biden

Basically zero evidence of that happening in 2020, but as usual facts don’t deter Defacto, especially on his weekend mentally-ill frenzies.

The only real evidence of fraud in 2020 were some cases of voting … for Trump, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 61July 7, 2024 4:48 PM

"Closed casket, I presume?"

No, Rico or David will do some excellent work to enable an open casket.

by Anonymousreply 62July 7, 2024 4:54 PM

I hope he's buried in that suit...after all, it's what he will be best known for.

by Anonymousreply 63July 7, 2024 5:13 PM

"The party came to an abrupt end."

No kidding!

by Anonymousreply 64July 7, 2024 5:57 PM

It's stuck to his skin, Bela.

by Anonymousreply 65July 7, 2024 6:41 PM

You know you're a redneck when you've had a relative injured or killed by fireworks.

by Anonymousreply 66July 8, 2024 2:21 AM

yet another holiday tradition that failed to be passed on to the next generation

by Anonymousreply 67July 8, 2024 2:24 AM

[quote]You know you're a redneck when you've had a relative injured or killed by fireworks.

Sad, but true. Also when you've had a relative get drunk and lay on railroad tracks.

by Anonymousreply 68July 8, 2024 2:27 AM

In 2023 8 killed and 9.700 sent to the emergency room by fireworks.

by Anonymousreply 69July 8, 2024 2:30 AM

Fireworks should be distributed free to repug areas every June.

by Anonymousreply 70July 8, 2024 12:08 PM

I have always viewed buying firework like setting your money on fire, I really don't get the point.

I had a friend who's neighbor would buy a shitload of fireworks and set them off every year. One year not too long after the fourth they got evicted from their house for not paying the mortgage and all their stuff was put on the curb by the sheriff while they were not home. People driving by started just taking their stuff so my friend loaded it up on a trailer, rented a storage unit for them, they thanked him but never paid him back and probably didn't pay to keep the storage unit and lost it all anyway. Fireworks more important than a house over your head.

by Anonymousreply 71July 8, 2024 2:50 PM

R71, I've always wondered about the people in my neighborhood. They shoot off tons of fireworks and we don't live in a very good area, to put it mildly. Why are they pissing away money when they can't get out of the hood?

by Anonymousreply 72July 8, 2024 3:09 PM

The video of him on the DM is just him doing this really weird, awkward little shuffle-dance and looking miserable. I guess he felt he had to liven things up.

by Anonymousreply 73July 11, 2024 6:13 AM

I wonder if he’ll be buried in that beloved outfit from OP’s pic.

by Anonymousreply 74July 11, 2024 6:46 AM

as long as his pit bull survived.

by Anonymousreply 75July 11, 2024 6:49 AM

He had hillbilly face and a fat frau wife. I'm amazed that they didn't have at least ten kids.

by Anonymousreply 76July 11, 2024 12:20 PM

at-home fireworks are trashy.

by Anonymousreply 77July 11, 2024 2:18 PM

He kind of looks like a straight guy I used to hook up with

by Anonymousreply 78July 11, 2024 2:28 PM

How stupid would you have to be to put a large rocket filled with gunpowder on your head and think that it's cool and normal.

by Anonymousreply 79July 11, 2024 3:21 PM

Any doubt the wife started a GoFundMe page for the future of their children and burial expenses?

by Anonymousreply 80July 11, 2024 9:12 PM

What is there left to bury?

by Anonymousreply 81July 11, 2024 9:26 PM
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