Tuesday, July 05, 2005

fish go boom


the sacrificial watermelon, the Cove, Staten Island, July 4th.

to commemorate (is that enough m's?) this Great Nation's independence--& we're still independent, you've got to hand it to those forefathers--we, as i mentioned i might, drank ourselves wobbly, ate outside in the waning summer sun, & exploded things.

one such thing was the sacrificial Independence Day watermelon, carefully carved, thoroughly blown up (pop quiz: how many M80s does it take to blow up a watermelon?), & burned with...some ceremony, anyway. like "oooh, look it's turning black" & "aaah, the watermelon is angry."

thereby demonstrating that the youth of today (don't look at me like that, i still qualify as "youth") is a credit to the homeland. as it were.

12 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

ye old standby Hello seems to still be working.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

The youth of today! Desecrating a perfectly good watermelon...I weep for the future!

2:06 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

oh, we ate quite a bit of it first...with rum in it...

3:55 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Rum...yum!

6:22 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

Black, angry watermelon... does it really get any better on a hot summers night? I think not! =)

10:24 PM  
Blogger banzai cat swam up to say...

Is actually creepy-looking. Like Jack o'Lantern, he of Ichabod Crane fame. Brrr.

5:16 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

mmmmm i like explody thingy-ma-bobs...

10:11 AM  
Blogger Jaxe swam up to say...

Awesome photo! At first glance I thought it was a psychotic Jack O'Lantern (like banzai) with fire flying out of its eyes in rage! Then I looked closer and clarity hit me. But, it is incredible what fire does to distort things... Um, 4 M-80's?

j

1:09 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

no, just a big rocket. we pulled off the stick and lit it upside down in the watermelon. ka-boom.

btw, mortars don't quite do the job.

5:13 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

whenever i see a watermelon i think:

"I carried a watermelon?!!"

how's that for placing myself in time.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Urizen swam up to say...

Great shot!

8:05 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

sorry i missed da watermelon

10:44 AM  

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