May 23, 2006

Hell, who needs all ten fingers anyway?

I got one of the more interesting pieces of junk mail I can remember today: a mailer from Sky King Fireworks. This surprised me because I live in New Jersey, where firework possession is illegal.

What I didn't know is that firework possession is also illegal in Pennsylvania, where Sky King has five stores (including Easton, just over the Jersey state line). However, they can sell fireworks provided the buyer can prove he or she is out of state.

Which strikes me as odd. I mean, if I was a police officer, and I needed to make some arrests, all I would do is follow the cars with NJ license plates out of the store. I mean, am I missing something?

The flyer states that if I buy "just $100" worth of fireworks, I get a free t-shirt. Maybe it's because I grew up where they're illegal, but $100 worth of fireworks sounds like enough to defend yourself against the incoming hordes for a good couple of days. Jeez, that's 16,000 Black Cats once you go for their buy one get one free promotion.

Maybe after I'm done shopping there, I'll stop by one of Easton's fine liquor stores for a nightcap...