I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. I usually pray for the safe and discretionary use of alcohol and fireworks. May everyone have a great day and enjoy the freedoms we possess in this society.
On another note (somewhere in the area of cool & stupid) one of my typical high school activities was to have a bottle rocket fight with my friends. It really was a lot of fun, I am sure our parents would have freaked-out if they had known just how close we had come to getting hurt. We tried other fireworks like roman candles, but none of them were as fun as bottle rockets. Smoke bombs were sort of cool, until the area was so smokey that we would get driven out of it until it all dissipated. Bottle rocket fights usually followed up a sessions of playing Dragonquest or watching some cheesy fantasy VHS movie that we had rented for the evening.