Tuesday, July 04, 2006
ooh and aah and all that shit
Where is the best place you ever watched a fireworks display?
Fireworks are legal in Indiana which is only a hop, skip and a jump from where I live. So for the next week I will have to listen to people light off block busters in my parking lot.
My wife is a big fan of the Thunder Over Louisville display, Its the biggest one in this part of the country. It kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival every year. It does nothing for me. I associate fireworks with patriotism not Barn Swallow reindeer games.
My friend's Doug and Celine, who have been married almost a year already, host an annul 4th of July barbeque that climaxes with an amazing view up on a roof of three simultaneous firework displays over New York City. This display will have you whistling the Star Spangled Banner every time, even if your a pinko- commie-atheist meathead.
That leades us the Captiol of all firework displays. Washington DC of course. Hands down it's is the best. First of all you can spend all day down at the mall protesting anything and everything you want. There are tons of bands to listen too as well. When I lived in DC even I personally participated in one or two of these protests. There is nothing, nothing more mesmerizing then watching the pretty lights and loud bangs over the Washington Monument. It's also alot of fun to stagger back to the Metro for the ride home.
Public Service Announcement: Please be responsible when setting off Jumping Jacks at a summer camp. First of all it's lame to set off Jumping Jacks during the day because you can't see the pretty colors. More importantly, never set off Jumping Jacks into a field of dead grass or you could be putting out a fire with the top half of your Tae Kwon Do uniform. And Finally as a result of lighting off fireworks at a summer camp, Its most likely gonna be you who gets loaded into the cannon and fired next.