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#1 "There was nothing in the pyrotechnics that went wrong--it was the electronics."
Reassuring to some, I suppose, but the end result is the same.
Hey, doesn't a certain Frank G live in San Diego?
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-05 14:21||
#2 yeah. That's what you get when you hire a NJ firm...
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-05 14:29||
#3 And the lowest bidder, no doubt.
For the record, I was in no way implying, hinting, or suggesting a conspiracy, plot, or scheme involving Frank and/or the many, often secretive, divisions of Haliburton. Sometimes an explosion is just an explosion. (nudge, nudge. wink,wink)
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-05 14:41||
#4 As a public services the Fireworks Program was compressed into less than a 1 minute time frame. This allowed the spectators time to take care of more important things like Facebook, Twitter, Tweet, Chirp, etc.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2012-07-05 15:04||
#5 We had something like that happen at Wiesbaden AB one 4th of July. One of the fireworks started a grass fire that quickly set off the rest of the fireworks. It was about 2/3 of the way through the show, so it wasn't a complete disaster, but it was unusual.
#6 A friend of mine that I worked with in the early 1970s was on Guadalcanal when the Japanese guns hit an oxygen and acetylene cylinder dump of ours. He said that it was quite a show. Only problem was that the cylinders were launching themselves many hundreds of yards all around, which made watching quite dangerous.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-07-05 15:33||
#7 Any implication that Halliburton Employees like fire or find it amusing to make things blow up is completely true. utterly false.
The fact that I now work for Schlumberger has no bearing on this either:p
Posted by Silentbrick - Halliburton Lost Drill Bit Division 2012-07-05 15:48||
#8 Mud pumps, we needs'em.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-05 16:37||
#9 In my experience, there's not a rig on the planet that doesn't need new frigging mud pumps.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-07-05 16:52||
#10 "This is very uncommon,"
Not what she says.
Always promising a big show.
They get their fireworks off in one quick bang.
Totally unsatisfying for everyone else.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-05 16:56||
#11 Whhahaha....time to head to the dog house Brick.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-05 17:16||
#12 Schlumberger, that's a good gig. Pros.
Posted by newc 2012-07-05 17:20||
#13 Yes, although their current training cycle leaves a bit to be desired.
Still, it got me down here to Houston.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-07-05 18:05||
#14 Heard the fireworks all went off 5 minutes before the show was to start. and lasted only 15 seconds. AKA "Premature Explosions".
Posted by Lumpy Ebbinetle5253 2012-07-05 19:11||
#15 Can't even light a firecracker..
Posted by crazyhorse 2012-07-05 19:59||
#16 Silentbrick In my experience, there's not a rig on the planet that doesn't need new frigging mud pumps.
That's my experience too. New ones, bigger ones, or both.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-05 20:08||
#17 But those frac boats - THEY'VE got some pumps!
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-05 20:14||
#18 So, Silentbrick, you've moved from being a minion of the evil Cheney empire to working for the French? My, how the mighty have fallen.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-05 20:19||
#19 "Still, it got me down here to Houston."
Was down there last winter on business.
Bet the weather's different now. ;-p
Is this a permanent move, or just temporary?
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-05 20:41||
#20 It's probably permanent. The Brick has been lured to Houston by a dastardly female who is bent upon entrapment.