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    Happy American Independence Day!!!!


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    Happy America Day, Americans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mn0good View Post
    Happy America Day, Americans!

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    Isn't every day America day? I thought this was just the one where we're allowed to blow shit up.

    Oh and the day we did all that Declaration of Independence stuff a bajillion years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mn0good View Post
    Happy America Day, Americans!

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    i took the kids to see some serious fireworks tonight it was awesome. it felt like they were exploding 5 inches from your face. that, along with some horseradish hummous dip, made the night amazing. patriotic, and amazing. :-)

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    just watched the fireworks going off down the street =) not much for patriotism but still pretty neat.

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    Today only really felt like the fourth at the very end, when I took a group out to go see the big local fireworks show - which was actually pretty neat to watch. All the flashing and booming made me think of cannons and explosives and battle, which made me think of other things, like history and people and ideals... But I didn't think too hard on it all because I was too busy just enjoying the colors and sparkles and movement and music that the girls had blasting from my speakers.

    The rest of the day felt weird in a usual sort of way. Out of normal, and slightly out of balance, but not too unlike what it was supposed to be. Not like a holiday, anyway.

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    About time: there are finally some halfway decent fireworks videos of Nashville's show coming up on Youtube. These are designed to be seen with music (the Saturns, for instance, appeared during the ET theme song, one of the less patriotic musical selections), but it's still fairly cool even without that here. Of course, I'm biased with hometown pride.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=AV6aKjDhiWg
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uQcK1p7L3j0
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ow98iIXT-0


    And the best part of the finale (the least epileptic friendly, as someone from the crowd points out ):
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EGuv6aWdrqA

    Some of those in the crowd are pretty drunk, heh.

    A longer take of the finale, and you can just barely hear the music that's supposed to go with it:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=woB6I4s6UwA
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    Hope everyone had a good Independence day.

    A few pics from tonight... I only got a few I liked due to the smoke along with it being my first time out to photograph fireworks. I kept having to wipe condensation off my lens too...lol












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    I drank nothing but Tennessee whiskey on the 4th. I'm a true American.
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    Happy Lol @ England Day.

    Seriously though, they should stop calling it The Fourth Of July and start calling it by its actual name, Independence Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discojoe View Post
    Happy Lol @ England Day.

    Seriously though, they should stop calling it The Fourth Of July and start calling it by its actual name, Independence Day.
    Seriously. Who knows where this, uncorrected, might lead....

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    Easy question: Do you guys know why American Independence day is celebrated with fireworks?
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean View Post
    Easy question: Do you guys know why American Independence day is celebrated with fireworks?
    Because we like blowing things up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elro View Post
    Because we like blowing things up?
    Nope.

    Think of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Bombs bursting in air....and the flag was still there... meaning during the battle in Fort McHenry when the British blockaded the harbor, bombs and cannons were bursting throughout the night, but the British had not taken the harbor, which is the "and the (American) flag was still there..."
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
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    "Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in."
    -- Confucius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean View Post
    Nope.

    Think of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Bombs bursting in air....and the flag was still there... meaning during the battle in Fort McHenry when the British blockaded the harbor, bombs and cannons were bursting throughout the night, but the British had not taken the harbor, which is the "and the (American) flag was still there..."
    I knew that, but I think my answer better explains why they're still popular.
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    bump

    This is indeed my favorite holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niffweed17 View Post
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    why the fuck is everyone speaking about independence day as if it happened yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean View Post
    bump

    This is indeed my favorite holiday.
    hi Jimbean. nice to see you.

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    I'm rediscovering just how many things I do with my left hand today after burning the crap out of my left index finger last night.

    Still - lighting 5 mortars at once: worth the pain.

    ETA: Ewwww! (Actually, it doesn't hurt today - just has a strange pressure)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean View Post
    Easy question: Do you guys know why American Independence day is celebrated with fireworks?
    Didn't.
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    Yay for the land of pseudo-freedom!

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    Happy 'Try hard not to be Brits' day.

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    4th of July 1946 – Never Forget!

    When the Philippines finally became independent from the USA.
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    I predict 20 years before Australia starts celebrating "Cultural Invasion Day".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsurdEnough View Post
    Happy Independence Day to all the Americans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Grain of a Song of Sand View Post
    I predict 20 years before Australia starts celebrating "Cultural Invasion Day".
    Because globalisation is totally like the countless massacres and injustices against the indigenous Australians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownsandEntropy View Post
    Because globalisation is totally like the countless massacres and injustices against the indigenous Australians?
    What does that have to do with the level of thought control American media and intelligence has on Australia?

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    I'm going to vote for Americans in next election. Misuses Institute Austrian Economics style, lul.

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    The difference between "America" and "USA" is not very well known, either.
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    THIS THREAD IS IRONIC ON SEVERAL LEVELS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfckr View Post
    'United States of America' is kind of a mouthful though, and 'USA' is just an acronym—this is why we just call it 'MURICA (as well as to connote it as a nation of blubbering retards).
    I was not actually referring to the use of 'MURICA in this thread, because this could be seen as an ironic reference to the use of America as a synonym for USA itself. In German, it's very common to say "US-Americans" (especially in formal texts) if one strictly refers to citizens of the USA. We don't say US-America, though, but instead our equivalent of "United States" most of the time.
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