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Posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Dave!It's always difficult for me to come up with something to say on Independence Day. Mostly because one of my favorite Blogography entries is from the 4th of July two years ago. I think it pretty much sums up how I feel about freedom, liberty and all that other cool stuff America is supposed to stand for. The entry also has diarrhea and puking in it, which is always fun.

And speaking of fun, I swear this holiday gets more redneck every year...

Proud American

"Let's get drunk and blow shit up" could one day take the place of "In God we trust" as the USA's national motto (if it hasn't already).

But, of course, we can't forget the flaming balls...

Flaming Balls

Something else all too typically American here is that "Proud American" is proudly made... in China.

Wow am I exhausted.

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  1. borysSNORC says:

    I’ve seen souvenirs in tourist shops here (Australia) that are Made In China! Things like kangaroo purses etc. It’s a sad indictment of the way the world is going, when you go visit a country and the mementos they try and flog you aren’t even made there… So are we surprised that the celebratory items for your national day would be Made in China too… nope – not even a little bit. 😐

  2. Wayne says:

    We picked up some Stealth Bombs (6 breaks! whatever THAT means) and some UFO’s and some super sparklers… and can’t wait to unleash it tonight. We’re on 3.5 acres out of town so we should have no problem, plus it’s been raining a LOT down here in TX.

    So not only does your two-year old entry have diarrhea in it, but that package on the left looks like it’s not far off. Eww. With a slogan like “Maximum Blast” are you sure it’s not a laxative?

  3. ichi says:

    Wow, the last line of the “warning” really hit me.
    “Light fuse and get away.”
    Hahahaha, … wow.

    Yes, I agree with the post.
    This reminds me of the Gain commercials and how they say, “we protect the important colours.”
    This holiday is just something for companies to make money while the government shines for the briefest period.

  4. delmer says:

    Maximum Blast has got to equal Maximum Fun.

    A friend was telling me about some of the salesguys where he works taking a trip to China. They wanted to take gifts for the people they were meeting with and had a challenge in finding something that didn’t say ‘Made in China’ on it.

  5. Amanda says:

    Fireworks scare the crap out of me. Not the big professional shows, the backyard shows.

  6. Laurence says:

    All is made in China !

    Happy Independance Day ! (I don’t know if I say it correctly)

  7. Avitable says:

    I proudly have flaming balls every day of the year.

  8. Lewis says:

    I love flaming shooting balls…..but, what the hell???? “Don’t hold them in your hands”???/ then how am I supposed to do it? All of these years I’ve been screwed up.

  9. Baak says:

    lol Avitable! 😀

    Yep, we’re all Made in China now. If China decides to stop making stuff, we’re toast.

  10. Mocha says:

    I just checked the tag on the back of my neck and it reads “Made In China”. Sad, isn’t it? I didn’t even know my parents had been there.

  11. TJ says:

    Weren’t you supposed to credit the quote about “let’s get drunk and blow shit up” to me?

    I told my son to be cautious. If his balls were flaming, this thing was going to shoot them.

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