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Sunday, July 04, 2004

Ahh yes, The Fourth of July. What better of a way to celebrate our nation's independence than getting drunk and blowing ourselves up? Unfortunatley, as fun as fireworks are-- they are about as American as the American flag (most of which are made in other countries). Fireworks actually started in China. In 1777, fireworks were used to celebrate the United States' freedom from Britain-- which actually didn't happen for six more years. Regardless, fireworks fit the American people. They are loud, bright, explode violently, and often find themselves in other people's business (or on other peoples' roofs)-- kind of like us! But perhaps there is a deeper meaning. Fireworks could be a metaphor for the history of America: A fire was lit that forced us to explode from the oppresive control of Britain. We then shot through the wilderness to reach the other side of the nation, where we exploded to become the dazling spectacle of power and beauty we are today!

Or maybe we're all just a bunch of pyromaniacs... Happy 4th of July!


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