Fireworks: exploding balls of color, light
and sound that humans have used for centuries to celebrate holidays,
festivals and whatever else they want, including birthdays, coronations
and a yearly reminder that WEBN is still relevant.
But their origins lie in something a bit more violent.
There will be a moment on July Fourth in
which you realize that it might be too hot to be day-drinking outside.
Then things will get hazier and you’ll eat too much before passing out
all sweaty during or shortly after some nearby fireworks spectacle.