Posts Tagged ‘fireworks’
…that not all of its viewers are stupid and unaware, as many managed to notice that the 4th of July fireworks PBS ran showed clear skies, not the cloudy ones which existed on the day. PBS is now claiming it ran a compilation of past events to offer a better experience for its viewers. Horse feathers!
Pikes Peak did its usual lively job. London limited the crowd to 100,000, and gave them a marvelous display. Munich and other cities also spent some serious cash on their festivities. Fireworks, cheering, and champagne were in evidence everywhere.
There will be no traditional Fourth of July fireworks displays at some Army and Marine bases this year due to lack of funds. No word on whether generals’ wives and daughters and mistresses will have to forego their boob jobs and face-lifts…
i won’t be watching a grand fireworks display tonight, but there will be one, and I expect I’ll enjoy it as much as the children do. The same problems exist in any size display.
If you still retain any self-control when faced with platters of crisp fried chicken and all the other favorite Southern favorites on display today, you may profit from this essay. Having already failed the culinary test, I prefer this astounding enterprise from Ralph Bennett, or Jeff Jacoby’s piece.
Harvard has produced a study about the Fourth of July which inadvertently points out that liberals aren’t very patriotic, although I’m sure Harvard intended to publish a warning about the hazards of parades on such days. On the other hand, if you have children who need some patriotic education, watch this adorable animated film about a mouse who helps Benjamin Franklin at various key points in the Colonial era, and most notably at the time of the Declaration of Independence. It’s only about 20 minutes and is quite well done. (h/t Michael Potemra)
Or see if you know these 5 things about our special day.