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Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 am
by Cool Ranch Zorb
I've never been huge on it but there are many federal holidays worse than this

They need to replace Easter and this one with cooler holidays

Get rid of any "patriotic" holiday

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 am
by brent
i definitely understand why people dislike it, but i still mostly like it

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:02 am
by Cool Ranch Zorb
Bbq, food, sun, booze, explosions sounds good on paper

If it had nothing to do with AMERICA I'd be more into it

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:10 am
by A-Ok
Fireworks are for kids and idiots. Pride in america is disgusting and a cornerstone in perpetuating capitalism, surreal consumerism, overconsumption, and the glamorization of striving to live in utter excess.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:15 am
by Cool Ranch Zorb
I'm not huge into fireworks but what

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:29 am
by A-Ok
Still angry at all the fireworks going off all the time. Begrudgingly admit sanctioned park events are fine.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:21 am
by lordofdiapers
Completely stressless holiday you dork

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:22 am
by lordofdiapers
Minus the patriotic bullshit it's basically the perfect holiday

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:43 am
by emotional fascism
Merciel wrote:I like big awesome fireworks shows, especially when they're sponsored as a civic display for the public to share in a big, pleasant public space (that bit always feels very democratic to me), but I could do without yahoos setting off their own amateur fireworks and scaring people's pets and blowing themselves up every year.

I've never been super into summer bbq as a social event (too hot, too much sun, don't like to eat that much meat and I have never cared for the traditional sides except for baked beans) and I'm way too old to have fun day drinking anymore.

So yeah it's a pretty mediocre holiday that appeals to a bunch of the worst people.

It still can't be anywhere near the worst of the major holidays though. St. Patty's is worse for annoyingness. Columbus Day is worse for cheering colonialism. New Year's is worse for reminding you of the failures of your past, the futility of attempting change, the inevitable toll of age, and the swiftness with which your remaining years are eroding. Plus it's always cold and bleak as fuck, which I guess is appropriate, but still makes it an extra shitty holiday.

So those ones are all worse.


having the Mummers in Philly makes NYD extraordinarily worse than anywhere else in the country. also it's usually the last day of a long break to end the previous year for me, so it's definitely the worst holiday, if not the worst day of the year period.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:08 am
by ᶦᵗᵗᶦᵉ ᵇᶦᵗᵗᶦᵉ ᵍᵘᵍᵍᶦᵉ ᵇᵘᵈᵈᶦᵉ
Patriotism is evil convince me otherwise
*Oh I see this has been covered extensively

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 am
by Annie May
America sux

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:49 am
by powderfinger
It was never a big deal when I was growing up; we'd just go to the town's fireworks and that was it. To me it's an excuse to hang out with friends and drink all day. But in my wife's family it's as important as Christmas and there's a standing expectation that everyone should be willing to travel cross-country to get together. This stresses me out every year. One family "must travel" holiday commitment per year - Christmas - is enough for me.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:53 am
by The Dirty Turtle
lordofdiapers wrote:Minus the patriotic bullshit it's basically the perfect holiday


yes

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 am
by The Dirty Turtle
its what a “holiday” should be

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am
by Bob511
The fireworks and parading Shriners and silly dogs were usually amusing, but the way the town swelled from two to three thousand residents to twenty to thirty thousand people for a few days was always a bit much, honestly.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:31 am
by Bob511
Nothing celebrates the soul of America better than every inch of shoulder parked, I suppose.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:34 am
by Eyeball Kid
mcwop23 wrote:this is the only holiday jacksonville (well the beach) does well in non pandemic years

i bet the beach is still a shitshow this year especially since it’s a weekend holiday

This time last year I spent the weekend at my then-gf's place, which happened to be at the beach. The brief time we spent outside on the day of was just a cavalcade of drunken yahoos.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 am
by Eyeball Kid
It's easy enough to avoid most of the worst aspects of the holiday, but assholes setting off fireworks on my street well after midnight when it isn't even the fourth really steams my beans

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:43 am
by mcwop23
Eyeball Kid wrote:
mcwop23 wrote:this is the only holiday jacksonville (well the beach) does well in non pandemic years

i bet the beach is still a shitshow this year especially since it’s a weekend holiday

This time last year I spent the weekend at my then-gf's place, which happened to be at the beach. The brief time we spent outside on the day of was just a cavalcade of drunken yahoos.


the drunken yahoos are the dank

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:48 am
by virtuous
fuck this pro-capialist, pro-imperialist, white supremacist holiday.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:48 am
by dusky
I have fireworks displays filed alongside blue angels air shows.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:51 am
by Tuba Gooding Jr
I've always found it a somewhat lonely holiday. It's like everyone is at some vague acquaintance's bbq, and I'm rarely invited. Perhaps this is just a me problem.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:53 am
by Grumby
who even cares about this shit this year

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 am
by Eyeball Kid
The only explosions in the sky I want is


Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 am
by Eyeball Kid
Grumby wrote:who even cares about this shit this year

A lot of people, I assure you

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am
by Eyeball Kid
With the bars closed here again so many people will be getting wasted on the beach, even more than usual!

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:01 am
by viachicago
been dealing with nightly m80s since may...pretty over "thing go boom!" tbqh!

i wont even be able to sit outside and grill or watch a movie this weekend. shits like being held hostage in your own home

oh and its gonna be no rain and upper 80s in a city thats had 70 people shot last weekend alone, a half dozen of them kids. fuck this dumb holiday.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:08 am
by Eyeball Kid
Man, its been a minute since I've listened to Explosions in the Sky. This shit "holds up".

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:11 am
by Eyeball Kid
I saw them live a couple of times, the second time being in...I think it was in a museum? It was in a city I didn't live in and I'm blanking on the specifics now but it wasn't a traditional music venue.

Re: July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:11 am
by dusky
Eyeball Kid wrote:
Grumby wrote:who even cares about this shit this year

A lot of people, I assure you


also it has not ever warranted caring