Some kind and generous but gullible soul clicked on my Patreon link so now i feel like I gotta earn it, I gotta post something.
But a dollar will only get you so much. Open your wallets people. The internet’s supposed to make you rich, don’t let me down.
Thank you, and I promise to bring you happiness and joy. Once I sober up.
… is actually a WWII Enigma coding machine. I want luck like this.
Fireworks over NYC. Photo by Andrew Prokos.
July 3rd, 1776, a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail…
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
“You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”
Guest appearance by Dick Clark, back when he was only 230 years old.