Being seriously drunk might be an adequate defense, depending on what you're blowing up with the fireworks. Exploding a goat (or a ferret) will be permitted 24/7/365, but please have the courtesy to invite everyone to come and watch.
As your Emperor, I will bad Cilene Dion songs. Celine will be permitted to live - if she agrees to never sing again. All copies of that Titanic theme song will be loaded onto a large cruise ship that will then be rammed into an iceberg so we can all watch with joy as it sinks.
Someone set of a tiny little pack of firecrackers at about 5:30 this morning. Couldn't have been more than 12 in the pack and it lasted less than 2 seconds. Kind of makes me wonder that the hell is the point of getting up that early just to set off so few.