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Fireworks: America’s Worst Pastime*

*Arguably

One of the more frustrating aspects of life is when everyone seems to like a particular activity significantly more than you. For some people, this occurs with food. People respond with a mix of condescension, befuddlement, and downright anger toward a friend of mine who does not like chocolate: “How could you possibly not like the most delicious food on the planet?”

My chocolate is fireworks. Everybody loves fireworks. If you want to boost an otherwise boring activity’s appeal, just mention that there will be fireworks. 

—“What? You don’t like watching minor league baseball? But, there will be fireworks after the game!”
—“Sure, let’s go!” Continue reading