July 4th, 2012

4: Is It the Fourth? BOOM! Blister Juice!

Is there no room anymore for true pyros in contemporary 4th of July celebrations? A and B reminisce about Fourths past. Plus they discuss the “feel” of the holiday and historical precedent in American attitudes towards taxation. Then they go all tangential talking about the ironies of safety and anarchy on the modern highway. And other stuff. Anzo keeps changing the subject and Brave keeps interrupting. Jerks.

Links:
Interesting 2010 report on fireworks from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
I’m Just a Bill (Schoolhouse Rock)
More info on why Britain taxed the American Colonies
U.S. car fatalities by year (B’s estimate of 45k is high considering a decline in recent years)

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