Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed their Independence Day weekend. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the politics and screeching SJWs to enjoy all the entertaining stupidity that comes with beer, BBQs and fireworks. Like this guy. Who is likely feeling pretty stupid right about now. Appropriately so.
He spotted wasps confabbing in his garage. Rather than laying poison, he opted to kill them with fire. Understandable. Wasps are asshole bees on steroids. Who, among us, hasn’t wanted to set those winged daemons aflame?
Spoiler: it didn’t go as planned…
Freak accident? Methinks not. Maybe this dude just finished watching The Thing and wanted to try some flamethrower moves in his garage.
Mike Tingley from Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, presumably didn’t intend to burn his stand-alone garage to the ground Monday night. He just wanted to clear out some wasps, Grand Blanc Fire Chief Robert Burdette told CNN affiliate WEYI.
[He] set off a smoke bomb inside the structure. Soon after his DIY extermination attempt, a neighbor noticed flames coming out of the garage. By the time firefighters arrived, the building was completely engulfed.
Adding insult to injury, video of the fire shows fireworks going off amidst the blaze. As the flames spread, the fireworks, which were stored in the garage, started to explode in a[n] un-festive display.
At least the wasps are dead. Mission sort of accomplished, captain.
Setting off bombs inside a structure filled with flammables leads to raging fire. And you always thought obvious warning labels were stupid and unnecessary. Jokes on you (and Mr. Tingley).
This guy was lucky to escape with his face still attached and unscathed. His garage and dignity not so much.
You know the saying “Everything happens for a reason?” Sometimes that reason is you don’t understand how explosives work. Or even basic fire. Let this be a lesson to all pyromaniacs with a thirst for wasp blood. Thou shalt not be a dumb mofo with boomity things.
Now back to important topics.