The 4th Comes Early

June 28, 2007 at 10:32 pm 7 comments

My family does fireworks at everything. Birthdays, weddings, three day weekends, you name it. Here’s a video of us celebrating Baby Boy’s first birthday with a bang. If you can guess the state that permits the sale of these low grade weapons, you win a fondue pot I never opened from my wedding that has been sitting on Craigslist for many weeks. Employees, interns, frequent guest contributors and family members are ineligible for said fondue pot.

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Entry filed under: Fond Memories, JL's Posts, Travel.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lemare  |  June 28, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    I forgive the Chinese for Mao’s Cultural Revolution merely because their ingenuity made fireworks possible.

    I exercise great restraint in not divulging the glorious state of the union in which you speak.

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  • 2. Lowdogg  |  June 29, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Georgia.

    You can also buy them in Fl, but it is illegal to set them off unless you are “authorized.”

    Also South Carolina.

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  • 3. Joey  |  June 29, 2007 at 10:47 am

    LeMare–you of course knew that I would begin hyperventillating and cursing hysterically when I saw that you’d forgiven China. Please remember that it was the ingenuity you speak of that the Revolution was intended to stamp out. “Let a hundred flowers blossom,” did not mean, “Gentlemen, light your spinning fireworks!” It meant, “Think freely, please, so that our secret police can find you more easily.”

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  • 4. lemare  |  June 29, 2007 at 11:01 am

    spoken by a true “capitalist running dog,” joey.

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  • 5. Jana  |  June 29, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    I think it is unfair that family members are exluded. I think for bonus points, we should guess which scream goes with which family member….

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  • 6. Joey Burton  |  June 29, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    I prefer, “Paper-Tiger Reactionary.”

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  • 7. Massimo  |  July 1, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    There will be fireworks for all when the revolution comes. Especially bottle rockets. Lots of bottle rockets.

    Reply

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