Saturday Night 4th Of July Social

Today, as American hero Bill Pullman (not Paxton, that's the other one) once said, is our Independence Day. Well, technically, tomorrow is our Independence Day, and only if you're an American, but still. You know what I mean.

Things are going to be slower than usual this weekend, because it's a holiday and the United States has pretty much shut down in honor of this day of freedom and liberty and fireworks and an excuse for radios to play non-stop John Cougar Mellencamp songs. It's pretty much one of the slowest news days of the year, as evidenced by my RSS feed, which is filled with stories about women calling 911 over their hamsters disappearing and various recycled Michael Jackson stories that I'm sure everyone has read at least 80 times by now. Still, for those of you who are working, outside of the US, or just hanging around, this is an open thread that will hopefully at least give you something to do with your fellow commenters until things kick back in as usual on Sunday morning. As always, let's keep things light and so on and so forth. Here's a song to get you started:





Have a safe and happy holiday, and I'll see you on Sunday morning!

[Image via Natalie Dee.]