the czech don’t mess around when it comes to pyrotechnics. on new year's eve we went to old town square to see the fireworks. at one point, i was walking through the crowd with some hot mulled wine. i saw an opening and thought, 'oh, that's convenient.' i had just entered the clearing when two bottle rockets suddenly flew skyward to my right and a loud explosion went off somewhere on my immediate left. i spilled some wine on my hands and made some sort of painful 'ahh!' noise.