I want to know what everybody’s deal is with fun snaps. There seems to be this obsession with them. Not that I think it’s wrong, but I just want to know. Call me curious. Well, call me Dave, but I’m curious too.
I will explain. I wrote a post a while back talking about the time that I unwrapped a bunch of boxes of fun snaps and dumped the contents into a plastic bag trying to make a bomb because I was in 7th grade. As I explain, it blew up (silver fulminate is extremely unstable) and nearly blinded/deafened me (no real injury, just scared the crap out of me and the ringing in my ears was terrible). This turns out to have been an extraordinarily popular post for me.
I wrote another post recently about how people keep coming across my post about selling my girlfriend’s laptop while they are searching for “selling girlfriends.” As it turns out, that is not my most popular post. Well, neither is my fun snaps one. I don’t want to be misleading here. My first most popular is my post on the Hyatt suicide in downtown Denver at 268 hits, followed by my post about [content removed by special request] at 198 hits, but closely behind is my fun snap post at 163 hits. This is much more than the 96 hits for my post about selling my girlfriend’s laptop.
What’s the deal here? Fun snaps suck. Sure, we all have fond childhood memories of these from back when we were too little to use any other fireworks. Sure, perhaps parents are still concerned about whether they are safe and search for information regarding that (despite the fact that fun snaps are available in virtually even the most fireworks restrictive communities). Still, why are so many people searching for fun snap related posts?
I don’t get it. They’re fun, for about a minute and a half. Much more than that and they’re boring already. Even the nostalgia factor doesn’t last long.
People, if you found this blog by searching for fun snaps, man up. Tell us why you were searching for whatever it was fun snap related that got you onto here. I want to know. Please explain.