It is a truth universally acknowledged that black snakes are among the lamest of fireworks, second only to snappers. But when you get everyone's favorite red hot nickel ball involved, things get a lot more fun.

In addition to the dark towers of ash that rise ominously from the hellish inferno below, this clip also features a rare red hot nickel ball escape attempt. Really what more could you possibly ask for? A bowl of M80s? Maybe next time. [Cars and Water]