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Happy Independence Day! BEST UPDATE YET! July 4, 2011

Posted by Michael in AA - Uncategorized, Ducks, Heroes, History, Honor, Humor, Law, Literature, Nature Shit, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Stupid shit, Women Ranting, WTF?.

Hope you are having a great day, and pause a moment to ponder how lucky we are to live in this unique and blessed country.

UPDATE: Cathy’s Flag!

Yummy and Patriotic!

Flag at Casa de Michael

Casa Dave-O.

Happy Independence Day you goofballs.

Important Update!!

Wow! It's Huge BrewFan! (That's what she said)


1. Cathy - July 4, 2011

I love it.

2. Cathy - July 4, 2011

We are unique. We may be the only nation in the history of the world that recognizes that God alone is the giver of freedoms to the individual… and that these freedoms come to us without of any need for religious affiliation or obligation.

3. Michael - July 4, 2011


Please note two new IB Book Club threads immediately below this post for World Without End  and On Basilisk Station  (available free online). They are also linked in the sidebar under Book Club Threads.

4. lauraw - July 4, 2011

Nicely done, Teh Michaels.

5. Russ from Winterset - July 4, 2011

6pm on July 4: You know it’s been a good holiday if you’ve still got 10 attached fingers, 2 functional eyes and no trace of a hangover.

Luckily, I shaved off my beard yesterday morning; so the one fireworks mishap we had only cost me about 1/4″ of a sideburn instead of an enormous patch of facial hair. Those sideburns were a little long anyway.

I’m going to have to bring Mo’ Money along slowly. We found out last night that he really loves the visual aspect of fireworks – but the noise? Not so much. Not so hard to deal with when you’re watching the City of Slater’s big display of “crowd pleasers”, but a little difficult when it’s just me, nephew Brody and niece Tess’ boyfriend launching stuff off the wooden swingset/playset in the backyard.

6. Russ from Winterset - July 4, 2011

I was joking with Brody (he’s 17) that “half this stuff is probably older than you are”, but then I realized that I was right: The last time I bought a big load of fireworks was in ’94 when I was celebrating my first Independence Day in my new house. The rest of the stuff we were using was either older than that batch, or leftover from spending New Year’s Eve “99 to 00” in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

That old stuff is dangerous as all hell due to the fuses loosening up & burning faster. The bottle rockets were OK, but all the firecrackers had hair-trigger fuses & damn near went off in our hands. Luckily, we disposed of all but a few dozen bottle rockets last night so none of us will have to worry about future accidents with ancient fireworks.

7. Pupster - July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Russ, you clean-shaven 10 fingered bandit!

Also, http://tinyurl.com/68av4uo

8. TXMarko - July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day, everyone !!!

*now back to our regularly scheduled programming*

9. osoloco - July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America! Enjoy your 4th!

10. Mitchell - July 4, 2011

Happy 4th everyone! I’m too tired to do much celebrating this year and here in tinder-dry Nevada they don’t let us civilians play with stuff that goes “BOOM!” or flies around. Unless you nip over to the Indian reservation where you can buy all the stuff that other states allow as well as stuff frankly most people really shouldn’t be messing with. Apparently some of my neighbors did indeed do this from the sounds last night.

11. Dave in Texas - July 4, 2011

Critical Update!

12. xbradtc - July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Michael!

13. Cathy - July 4, 2011

Nice flag, Dave.

14. Lipstick - July 4, 2011

Looks like Dave’s flag is bigger….

15. Dave in Texas - July 5, 2011

It does that with a little attention.

16. Retired Geezer - July 5, 2011

Yeah but Michael’s flagpole is more erect.

Did I say that out loud?

17. Michael - July 5, 2011

By way of adding some perspective, those palm trees are about 10 feet tall.

18. lauraw - July 5, 2011

If we’re using the trees in the background as a guide, then Dave’s flag is 25 feet long.

19. Michael - July 5, 2011

Oh hush your mouth.

20. Michael - July 5, 2011

I also wish to point out that you can’t even see the first 8″ of my pole, as it has been plunged into the tightly fitting orifice of a piece of PVC pipe I installed out there by the curb. (I plug the pipe with a synthetic wine cork between holidays.)

21. Dave in Texas - July 5, 2011

I had it made special. 25′.

22. sandy burger - July 5, 2011

Dave’s flag is bigger. And, frankly, better, much like his superior banana trees.

Still, I like the eagle on the top of Michael’s flagpole. In fact, I like it so much, I have to assume Cathy had something to do with it.

Happy 5th of July, internet weirdos. We are so very blessed to live in such a safe and free country.

23. Michael - July 5, 2011

I carved that eagle myself from solid brass.

24. Cathy - July 5, 2011

I also wish to point out that you can’t even see the first 8″ of my pole…

Let’s keep it that way, Honey.

25. lauraw - July 5, 2011

Oh hush your mouth

Hey, I was just trying to ‘add some perspective.’

26. BrewFan - July 5, 2011

Important update added!!

27. Michael - July 5, 2011

Shyeah. Brewfan shows his flag protruding from a dinky little bush, and he thinks anyone will be impressed?

28. Cathy - July 6, 2011

Thanks for flying my flag, Brew.


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