It's Fourth of July Weekend, a time to toast America and celebrate our nation's independence. Unfortunately for some, "toasting America" means getting blackout drunk on the beach, swinging on a bike cop, and later blowing one's own fingers off with an M-80 (not necessarily in that order).

To ensure that your weekend celebration isn't capped off with a visit to the emergency room, we've compiled a brief list of some of the most ridiculous Fourth of July fails on the web. From beach brawls to fireworks fails, this is a tutorial on how not to go hammer this weekend. Enjoy.