In March one year, when I was a little kid, my dad decided it was about time to dispose of our tree. He had the bright idea to stuff it up the chimney and light the thing, and as a goodly percentage of the oxygen in the room was instantly consumed and his hair, face, and eyebrows were caressed by the flames, he thought, "Well, my house is either going to burn to the ground or it is not, and there's not really anything I can do about it at this point."
Watered my tree. The hardwired lightbulbs caught fire.
gif is a lie.
Side note, saving your Christmas tree and then setting it on fire in the summer (outside) is loads of fun
yeah great always loved this logic
11 months of the year - make sure your fire detector works, fire safety, plan your route, don't play with fire, watch yourselves around hot stoves, don't overload receptacles
1 month out of the year - hey everyone, here's your choice - either we get a pine tree that can burn in 60 seconds - a plastic one that can burn in 120 seconds - and just to make sure we're dancing on the edge, we'll cover it with shitty old lights inside this flammable fire hazard in the middle of our living room - and on december 24, we load the bottom of it with more flammable paper, a bunch of plastic, then we'll all get rip roaring drunk
This looks like a sustained flamethrower on the tree also don’t water your fake trees people.
For years, I've hosted a 'first week after the new year' party. Once everyone has had enough time to recover from their new year's hangovers, and break their resolutions, we get together and have a bonfire.
I invited people to bring anything they wanted to get rid of, to ceremonially purge or just to watch burn. We burned gifts from ex-es, old marriage licenses, old work papers, old theater sets, old uniforms, anything people wanted to make go away in a very real way.
One year someone got the bright idea to throw a Christmas tree on the pyre, and the whole thing changed. The next year there were five trees. The following, there were a dozen. Then three dozen. Then...
...the biggest year, we burned seven hundred and sixty-eight trees. It. Was. Glorious.
Now we limit ourselves to a hundred or so, but it's still amazing to watch.
Dry trees are fun trees!
Hey, something I can comment on. I worked at NIST this summer in their flammability reduction lab, with a guy who worked at University of Maryland doing tests like this. There's a tool going up on UMD website to estimate a model of these fires if anyone is interested in playing around with it.
Be careful out there this holiday season. And by "out there," I mean "at home."
Be aware that this is is sped up over 3x.
That's some pretty dry stuff. (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞