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The Fourth of July

july4.jpgIndependence Day! The Fourth of July! The anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, also known as the USA’s birthday! Which we celebrate with the roasting of German sausages and the Chinese tradition of fireworks displays. A lot of people celebrate with a day off work, or even a long holiday weekend. If I were working, July 4th would be just another day. Since I’m not working, July 4th is... just another day. Coming at the end of what turned into a four day weekend for a lot of folks, there have been parties going on for days. Here in southeast Kentucky, those parties involve alcohol and explosions. Ah! You say, beer and fireworks! Hmm, more like moonshine and dynamite, to be honest. And relatives comparing their latest tattoos (I am not m565829-382483-thumbnail.jpgaking this up). And yes, there was beer. Click the little picture to see what kind was served. But what really bothered me was the incessant banjo pickin’. THAT will give you a headache!


I wish you all a HAPPY FOURTH.
I'd like to tell you now
Get a pencil; write this down
I'm gonna tell you how.

Pass it on to all your friends
Just tell them what you heard.july4toon.gif
The way to have a happy FOURTH
Is buy a FIFTH on the THIRD!

Lots of Independence Day quickie jokes.

A cute fireworks movie.

Virtual fireworks display that YOU control!


And another.

Its not nice to tie fireworks to your friends. Especially while they are asleep! (via Arbroath)

Well, he THOUGHT he was going to launch a bottle rocket from his butt.

Maybe we could just stuff a toilet with firecrackers.

Beware the weiner dog! He’s got a Roman candle, and he’s not afraid to use it!

Four Girls Playing Trombones. You’ll like this.

For the full orchestral version of Stars and Stripes Forever, plus a history of the US Military, click here.

Celebrity fireworks displays.

Tips on taking photos of fireworks displays.

You might want to stay off the roads today if youcan. July 4th is the most dangerous date to drive. (Thanks, Ed!)

The Ameican Inventor's Spot is celebrating the freedom to post lists of really weird products.

A Roundup of Independence Day Posts

Carl on the state of freedom in the USA. julypatriot_actssm.jpg

Lucy is heading out on the road.

Kats Knoll on cooking the perfect ribs.

Club Planet gives us holiday factoids.

Genuine on the hazards of firecrackers.


The local constable had just finished his shift one cold November evening and was at home with his wife. "You just won't believe what happened this evening love, in all my years on the beat I've never seen anything like it."
"Oh yes dear, what happened?"
"I came across two lads down by the canal, one of them was drinking battery acid and the other was eating fireworks."
"Drinking battery acid and eating fireworks!!! What did you do with them?"
"Oh that was easy, I charged one and let the other off."



After the massive fireworks display in the Hudson and East Rivers, Bill Clinton was asked what he thought of the spectacle.
He replied candidly, "Wow! That was the best bang since . . ."

Then he realized that Hillary was standing there so he declined to name names.

But above all, lets remember that Independence Day is the birthday of our nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Its a wonderful country, and people all over the world work hard to be a part of it. Could YOU pass the US Citizenship Test? Here’s a sample to check out! I scored 95%. (via Omegamom)july4comments.png

Thought for today: Every year Uncle Earl has a special fireworks show he puts on for the family. It's exciting. And every year, about three-quarters of the way through the show, I have to say the same thing, 'Okay, pick up his fingers and pack them in ice.’ - David Letterman

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Posted on Tuesday, 07.04.06 @ 12:18AM by Registered CommenterMiss Cellania in | Comments12 Comments

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Thanks for the 4th of July greetings & funnies. There sure are some interesting names for beer! And then there are wines like Two Buck Chuck.

I am sitting typing listening to the Alannah Myles song Black Velvet on my new little MP3 player that actually plays WMA files so I can get twice as many on it. I have never had one of these things but think I'll have good use of it on my RV trip that starts Wed. I have 86 favorites on it that should get me to Moscow, Idaho for the Life on Wheels Conference at the University.
07.04.06 @ 01:47AM | Unregistered CommenterDick
LOL - It was a hunch I had when I heard "Cover of the Rolling Stone" while I was reading FTS' postings.

>>And a very Happy 4th to you.
07.04.06 @ 02:07AM | Unregistered CommenterMike Ashley
Happy 4th to you Miss C.
07.04.06 @ 09:09AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter
Loved the roman candle weiner dog. We used to have a dachshund named Daisy. Funny, I was going to suggest that you might want to do an entire post just on dachshunds. there's a bunch of videos at youtube.

Moonshine and dynamite! haha Tattoos! haha

A lot of folks are getting hurt by fireworks these days, so be careful and have a safe and happy fourth.
07.04.06 @ 10:49AM | Unregistered CommenterEd Bremson
Hapyp Fourth to you, MissC, and God bless America...what's <i>left</i> of it, anyway... ;-)
07.04.06 @ 11:51AM | Unregistered Commenteractor212
Happy 4th, Miss C! I sooooooooooo love your blog...thanks for the comment on mine this morning! And...thanks for all these cool links that I'm still checking out! Have a safe week-end and glad to see your blog is up and at'em again! ;o)
07.04.06 @ 01:10PM | Unregistered CommenterDorothy
LOL..enjoy the day off (or off-day, if you have skittish pets). I had a photo to contribute, but nah...too tacky

07.04.06 @ 02:49PM | Unregistered CommenterSkunkfeathers
Gotta be careful when they mix the moonshine and dynamite! Not a good combination at all.

Happy 4th!!!
07.04.06 @ 03:45PM | Unregistered CommenterRachel
I was here last night, but I didn't leave a comment. I came back today. My daughter loved the virtual fireworks. She took over my computer to play them. I had to fight her to get my computer back. This is a very safe way for the children to set off fireworks. ^5. I had so much fun here last night and today. Thanks!
Have a wonderful 4th!

(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one
07.04.06 @ 04:19PM | Unregistered CommenterRaggedy
The videos were a hoot, esp the weiner dog.

A very happy 4th to you! :-D
07.04.06 @ 05:08PM | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Thanks for stopped by my blog today Miss Cellania! Now, how do I go about getting myself a bottle of that Kentucky horse piss? :-)
07.04.06 @ 06:06PM | Unregistered Commenterkonagod
and I sure wish I could avoid typos -- at least for my first comment on a blog!
07.04.06 @ 06:06PM | Unregistered Commenterkonagod

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