On the Fine Line Between Patriotism and Tom-Foolery

Mark Twain, Patriotism, and the Fourth of July

Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
-Mark Twsin, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar

What better way to express your patriotism by drinking to much and playing with explosives?

Image credit: Brian Hefele, courtesy flickr