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July 4th is a garbage holiday, I hate it

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:21 pm
by Eyeball Kid
Really the stupidest of the major holidays

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:22 pm
by garbiel
love burger
love fireworks

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:25 pm
by vivian darko
a great day to demand your city defund police

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:25 pm
by Eyeball Kid
I know in NYC and whatnot they've been dealing with fireworks for a bit now but here in provincial Jacksonville, Florida, it hasn't been a thing until tonight, as there are stupid assholes setting off fireworks in my neighborhood

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:26 pm
by rap and country
vivian darko wrote:a great day to demand your city defund police


yeah this is american

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:26 pm
by mancubz
yeah i hate america (. v happy to have different citzenships available rn) but i love bbq and fireworsk idk it's like the only good thing about america

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:31 pm
by dusky
hate America hate fireworks hate fucks

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:34 pm
by Eyeball Kid
Yes I also hate this country

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:42 pm
by Eyeball Kid
Jacksonville's loose "reopening" can't even been factored into people being bored. Yeah, bars were closed again but there's still plenty of ways to get drunk in public so miss me with all that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:47 pm
by Hieronymus Kush
July 4th was only cool when we had Will Smith blockbusters to wash down the burgs

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:51 pm
by guaranteed mediocrity
Eyeball Kid wrote:Really the stupidest of the major holidays

st. patrick's day way worse imo

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:04 am
by loaf angel
i like 4th of july. the colors remind me of bomb pops

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:04 am
by mancubz
i mean we'll all be singing patriotic jams like "god save america" and "party in the usa" but other than that i want to forget abou country

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:05 am
by loaf angel
blue raspberry, lemon, cherry. what's not to love

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:08 am
by mancubz
all three, esp when freezerburnt and sold by a pervert in a van

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:10 am
by ill sinner
going to be awkward to see if people pull out their american flag rompers this year

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:11 am
by mancubz
rompers usually suck to have to pee in biu t if you can pee IN / ON the flag?? helllllll yeah

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:11 am
by Autarch
hate america but the 4th is basically ideal as a holiday format. just chilling and having a good time. it's what holidays should be to be. relaxing/fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:28 am
by Stuntman
Definitely the worst holiday as a kid. The fireworks were always cool but you had to sit through a boring barbecue with all of your mom's drunk friends before you got to go and see them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:13 am
by garbiel
I can really appreciate the various adult holidays more
new years, thanksgiving, 4th always sucked as a kid but now
now I can just fuck around and drink all day it kicks ass

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:17 am
by Merciel
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.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:22 am
by garbiel
seems to me that really the 4th falls into two camps, from this thead.

Pro 4th of July: alcoholics
Anti 4th of July: other

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
by port
I was going to make potato salad and corn and cut some watermelon. Need like one more vegetarian thing. I usually love fireworks but I’d give anything for a quiet night.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:38 am
by garbiel
"bbq" tofu is delicious and very easy to make

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:46 am
by port
Oh that’s a great idea, duh.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:22 am
by ill sinner
just another day for alcoholics. alcoholism isn’t just drinking all day sometimes GABRIEL

lame ass holiday to celebrate turn the flag upside down if you do

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:40 am
by Stuntman
Yeah I don’t need some holiday to justify all the empty beer cans on my desk.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 am
by unome
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.


Well said

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:03 am
by Slay Da Pink Fleshy Beast
I still enjoy this big dumb holiday. I have a lot of good memories as a kid watching fireworks, playing table tennis with my uncles, and having burgers. I went back two years ago with my son to so he could meet the other side of his family. One of the best days we had there was on the fourth. The last three years have been a complete nightmare but I will not let these years tarnish the pride I have for being American.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 am
by mcwop23
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