What is the essence of a firecracker? Can anyone explain? What notion drives a man to go out and spend tons of money on something that goes “Pop!”?

I understand the fireworks. The colors, the shapes…I can understand why some people would want to watch that. I mean, people watch reruns of “Seventh heaven” all the time, so why not watch a few colors dancing in the air? We ARE monkeys, after all.

Firecrackers however are beyond my comprehension. There is nothing melodical about the pop. There are no colors. The whole thing is over in under a second. And yet people are wasting money (and limbs!) for them. Another one of those “It`s a mystery!” themes.