Yeah better me than someone else I guess!
Sometimes the strap trick works .. if I'm lucky. Sometimes just slapping bead sealer around the bead is enough to get it to hold air for just that split second to push the bead out. But, every so often I get ones that I fight with and sweat my ass off over for an hour with straps, sealer, funky positions on the floor ... when ether would've solved the problem in 1 second flat. When I get one that looks like it won't seat, I don't even play around with it anymore. I grab the can of starting fluid and my Mapp torch. BOOM - done!
Haven't got brave enough to use a lighter yet.
Good idea with the wood splitter. That certainly has the power!