Friday, July 04, 2008

[The Life of Shaun #245] Happy Fourth of July!

As most of you know, today is Independence Day (though no one calls it
that), the day Americans celebrate liberating themselves from a
tyrannical, oppressive regime that would eventually bring about
insufferable social standards such as the freedom to marry whom you
love, a true separation of church and state, a vigorous multi-party
system, an integrated world view, and worst of all health care for all
its people, regardless of ability to pay. Thank goodness we broke
free from that! God ble$$ America!

To help with the festivities, the British Museum is holding an
Americana fest with free American beer (I guess this means Coors or
Bud, eh?) and then I will be heading to an American (themed?) dinner
with visiting ex-pats Todd Martin and Schnookums, and resettled Ex-
Pats Mary Keany and Natasha (who is bringing along a token Limey for
us to tar and feather).

After that, it's out into the wild streets of Soho for pre-Pride
revelry (they are smart here - they do Pride on Saturday) where much
non-American beer will be had.

Perhaps Americans will vote themselves out of the current tyranny in
DC and we can truly celebrate next year. Remember to register to
vote!

Obama '08!

Cheers,
Shaun
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