Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th

The one day when we get to celebrate folks who actually started a revolution over monetary policy (Franklin, etc) the principles of the enlightenment (Jefferson) the desire to invent a better society (Franklin, Paine, and many others) and just a general fuck you to the British (LOTS of folks.)

It's also a day when we get to hear the work of a fine Russian composer named Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who understood that lots of folks get excited by loud noises.  So he wrote a tribute to the Battle of Borodino and called it the 1812 Overture (embedded at the linked page).  Goes great with fireworks!

Some toons for the day.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the pictures- the irony of America