last year, on memorial day, the bastard saw the blue angels fly over jones beach. i thought to myself, we have to be one of maybe 5 countries in the world that when you hear a fighter fly overhead, you look up and not say "oh shit, take cover". tonight, while i was looking out the window of some stranger's apartment on 33rd street and 1st avenue, watching the spectacle of the macys 4th of july explodathon, i thought to myself, we have to be one of maybe 5 countries on the earth that doesn't flich when we see this my hardware go up in smoke. instead we close off the FDR drive and watch it go down while the booze wears off. god bless this crapper we call a country. it's the best crapper of em all.