Best ways to celebrate July 4th?

A belated Canada Day party   1 vote - 10 %
drink corny beer   0 votes - 0 %
enjoy the intarweb free of Americans   2 votes - 20 %
blow stuff up   4 votes - 40 %
blow stuff up good!   3 votes - 30 %
burn lots of gas   1 vote - 10 %
travel   0 votes - 0 %
wear red white and blue   1 vote - 10 %
get stuck in traffic   0 votes - 0 %
shoot Englishmen   5 votes - 50 %
sleep in   2 votes - 20 %
cook out   2 votes - 20 %
get sunburnt   2 votes - 20 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
 
10 Total Votes
Nearly seven year old needs mean friends by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:04:35 AM EST
"Your bike has training wheels? <nelson>Ha-ha!</nelson>"

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I blame the school by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:07:38 AM EST
it's an unusually small and caring one, where it's common for six graders to be friends with first graders.


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If they coddle them, by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:10:07 AM EST

it'll prevent them from picking themselves up by their own bootstraps later...


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Nearly twelve year old learned some good lessons by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:12:32 AM EST
this year, when her teacher's weren't as proactive as they could be, namely, sometimes other people screw up and you have to work extra hard to compensate.

She also learned to hate Mac laptops and their flakiness and inability to be properly supported.


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"Widget"? by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:24:04 AM EST
I think you mean "Wicket".  But that refers to the playing area for the batsman (including the line on the ground), you are probably on about stumps (3 uprights) and bails (2 horiontals).

HTH!


Ha Ha ha! by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 08:34:22 AM EST
I have trolled you!


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OH NOES by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 09:50:27 AM EST
I FAIL IT.


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There are pics of our party on the interwab by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #12 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 09:58:50 AM EST
where you can see us play cricket. I don't know why the guy named it lemonparty, there were very few lemons there, but search away on google.


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Ah and there I was by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 05:41:32 PM EST
Thinking that you'd put the two receptionists in charge of the cups...


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There was a really funny bit by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 01:31:58 AM EST
Where they couldn't tell whether the goat was a billy or a nanny, so they took some photos of the goat sexing, too. All there for googling.

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Ignorant asshole by debacle (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:24:29 AM EST
Next question?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

WIPO by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:44:05 AM EST
Visit the local phantom fireworks store on your way into PA -- PA residents, oddly enough, can't enter the store (must show ID to get into store), but the stores are all over PA.

Also, re into the wild: fool.

re: beer: full moon (winter type) from the blue moon team is also very good. I enjoy all 3 (that I've found) offerings of theirs.

Your request for access to: by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:46:01 AM EST
"http://www.fireworks.com/locations/pennsylvania.asp"

was denied by the content filter because it is categorized as:

"Weapons"

I'll have to see what's on 219 as I pass the border.


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Doh. by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 07:53:45 AM EST
OK, from 219, that means you'll be near Central PA.. Nuts. Where to from there ?

There's one right off I-90 as you come into PA from NY (and I-90 and Rt 20) (Listed as Erie/Buffalo).

That's prolly the closest. Others are in:

  • Warfordsburg (on MD/PA border off I-70) - Where we go.
  • Matamoras (Off I-84 on PA/NJ border)
  • Easton  (Off I-78, on PA/NJ border)
  • Delaware Water gap (Near I-80, on PA/NJ border)


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re: blue moon options by greyshade (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 10:01:01 AM EST
They had one this spring... harvest moon, perhaps? Had a mild strawberry flavor to it.  It was tasty, but more popular with the ladies than myself.  I'm holding out for the full moon.

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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I'll keep my eye out by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 11:49:17 AM EST
I like the moon line so far.


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RE: Training Wheels. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 11:49:01 AM EST
When I insisted on keeping my training wheels on my bike even though I could ride it perfectly well, dad just raised them up to the point where they hardly ever touched the ground. Trust me, one good confident corner where the training wheel suddenly digs in and dumps her and she'll want them off for good. Sure, it'll scar a bit, but we all need a few more knee scrapes.

Corners, that's the problem by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 12:03:54 PM EST
right now we just ride up and down the sidewalk, with no turns at speed.


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Re: Anheuser-Busch by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 05:36:05 AM EST
How did you come to this realization, when you spent several hours on the pot?  American (mainstream) beer sucks.

Some Michelob products are okay by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 05:54:52 AM EST
so not every Annheuser-Busch product sucks, and Coors does make some okay beers.


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