The Fifth of July

The Fifth of July is the day that, in America, is the Fourth of July. This means I get to wake up and regard my internet feed as it fills with people I don’t know, telling me things that probably aren’t true about a place I don’t live. Imgur has been ripe for such conversations lately, in which of late I’ve been told that only Ron Paul Libertarians have a moral outlook on life, that the USA was the only force present on D-Day, that China is going to invade America, and that bacon was invented in Texas, all of which runs so close to the line of self-parody I’m not sure I can really regard it all as ironically over the top. It had me thinking that the internet culture is perhaps too used to unsubtle excess, indulged under a label of irony.

On the other hand, every time I go to try and say something on this blog, I feel like I’m either telling people things they already know, expressing no new idea, or I’m just providing a mouthpiece to an idea everyone is already sick of.

Happy Thursday.


  1. Many of us already know it, no idea is new, and if we were sick of it we probably wouldn’t bother reading it again here. None of that is to say you should avoid sharing. Share! Always and forever.

  2. I’ll be your mouthpieces. If you know what I mean. …. ……


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