Every year on this date I try to present a photo that captures America in a nutshell — or in a 64-ounce cup, as the case might be (here are the ones from 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008). This year’s shows a mural that was painted in Detroit two months ago by the Atlanta-based street artist Sever. Gotta find out if he’s ever done any uni-related work.
That depiction of Captain America is more or less what I should be looking like by the end of today (except you can substitute a beer for the Big Gulp). Got a major feast planned for the back yard: steak, spareribs, and clams on the grill; jerk chicken, short ribs, and leg of lamb in the smoker. Now let’s just hope it doesn’t rain.
The comments are open, so feel free to chat amongst yourselves. Everyone have a great holiday (i.e., try not to lose too many fingers when playing with the fireworks). And if you happen to be in the company of an Englishman today, kindly pass along my annual Independence Day rallying cry: In your face, Redcoats! — Paul