In America the 4th of July in known as Independence Day and has always been a day of great tradition. A time for drinking Budweiser, eating hot dogs and hamburgers, participating in three legged wheel barrel races, playing badminton, eating watermelon, buying new furniture, smoking pot down at the Mall in Washington DC, and of course watching fireworks right after the sun goes down (while preferably drinking more Budweiser).
I have seen Firework displays in Louisville, KY, New York City, and Livingston, New Jersey, but by far the best place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July is Washington, DC. No contest. There's just something really amazing about watching them go off over the monuments. Makes you feel all warm and patriotic inside.
Be careful about how much you drink while you're down at the Mall in DC though, because the lines to the port-a-johns get insane by the time the fireworks actually start and because there are so many people down there you can't just piss in a bush or behind a tree or on the Lincoln Monument.
Independence Day is a good holiday. Is it my favorite holiday? No. Do I like it? Yes. I would probably rank it right up there with Halloween, but it ain't no Christmas or Thanksgiving.
So while you're all participating in three legged wheel barrel races or drinking Budweiser, take a few seconds and come on over to Corky's log for Captain Corky's First Annual Fourth of July Comment-a-thon! Leave as many comments as you like. I encourage all of my friends from foreign places to participate as well.
The comment-a-thon will go from today until Sunday the 6th which happens to be Max's 1st Birthday. More about that on Sunday. But for now let's get this party started. Quickly.