Talk:1794: Fire

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This is probably the first time I have ZERO idea what the comic is supposed to mean... -- 17:02, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Seems to be a reference to the way fire departments measure fire intensity: 17:12, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The joke being that because its an alarm factory its 50,000 alarms, the amount of physical alarms on site, as opposed to the alarm rating given by the fire commander 17:14, 3 February 2017 (UTC) MrMX

Not sure the alarms have to be functioning or "set off" to be relevant, they could just be alarms, in whatever state, that are on fire. 17:24, 3 February 2017 (UTC)Fred -- Could even be burglar alarms, or medical alarms... Though 50.000 fire alarms that actually somehow simultaneously catch fire is funny. 19:25, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

"We didn't start the fire" :-) Keybounce (talk) 18:44, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Billy Joel also sings "An Innocent Man" in which he reiterates through the chorus "I am an innocent man". "We Didn't Start the Fire" is clearly the most relevant, but this is a nice extra little tid-bit. 20:42, 3 February 2017 (UTC)