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July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Yes, today's the day we celebrate America's removal from our (then) Empire. Britons everywhere are revelling in Socially Acceptable Racism (it's the Americans and the French; anything else is out of bounds) and swapping stories of war-related retardation and Massive Weapons of Destruction.

On a slightly more sensible note, it's somewhat worrying how many Americans ask Brits online if we celebrate today and Thanksgiving. Either they're stupid, or they're celebrating a holiday and they don't know why...

Also I saw a stand-up recently who commented on the irony of Britons complaining about Americans acting like they own the world. The trouble with that is that Britain did own the world.


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