Happy Independence Day to all my US brothers and sisters out there. Oh, and, um, Happy Wednesday, I guess, if you happen to be international.
On the off chance you’re all gung-ho about blowing stuff up but not so keen on US History, Scalzi managed to dig out the YouTube Schoolhouse Rock video that explains it all. Plus, there’s a catchy tune! So, if you’re generally known as Bevis or Butthead, or you’ve otherwise demonstrated a lack of commitment to your History education in the past, go now and behold the lesson.
Then you can blow stuff up.
I, for one, am full of grilled sausages, potato salad, and beer. There has been much consumption of summertime foods, lighting of colorful explosives, and, well, sweating. Don’t look at me like, it was well over 90 degrees all day. That’s what happens. In my case, I look like the Wicked Witch after the bucket is pour over her.
Anyway, I’ve had a full day and it’s time for a little relaxamatin’ before bedtime. But I wanted to make sure to wish everyone an awesome Independence Day. Sure, ‘Merica has her problems, but it’s still the best country in the world to blow up decorative explosives in the middle of the summer. And if that don’t make you proud, there’s something wrong with you.
PS: We also made homemade ice cream today, which is a family tradition. And let me tell you, not only is homemade cookies and cream (with real Double Stuf Oreos, natch) awesome in a way grocery ice cream can’t touch, it’s about as difficult to make as it is to fall off a log. Who wants a scoop?