Just a short message:
We have once again survived another 4th of July celebration and I hope that the damage was minimal. If you’re reading this with the same 10 toes and fingers that you had on July 3rd, then you are to be commended.
July 4th is the day we celebrate Independence Day from the British and their oppressive dental hygiene policies.
Independence Day has taken on a more personal meaning to most of us after September 11, 2001. One old but well-established tradition on July 4this the annual celebration of future Darwin Award candidates who choose to combine alcohol, fireworks and a need to shoot them from such unusual places as one’s crotch and in some cases, between the, ummm, lower cheeks.
Believe me, there are apparently plenty of those guys around. Fortunately, as I read over the reports from the holiday period, I did not see any “blown up finger” reports or other reports of missing body parts due to holiday activity.
Of course, there were plenty of reports of drunks running down the road shooting bottle rockets from their hands. But as a group, they apparently said “no” to fireworks tucked in places that should not be associated with words like “explosion” or “well-involved, out-of-control fire.”