So I’m trying to get myself all het up over American Independence Day this year. It’s not quite working out, and I am concerned.
I’m not worried about my inability to muster the customary excitement over celebrating the birth of the nation that has brought us inventions that add so much to my daily life (Diet Coke, The Federalist Papers, The Colt Single Action Revolver with custom mother-of-pearl inlay and scrollwork.) No, I’m worried because it is The Matchiest Holiday and I am allergic to matchy. When I saw that Herr Karl chose “God Bless America” as the theme for Spring rtw at Chanel, I quivered in my extended-calf boots. The sign of bad things to come.
So what’s the deal? Why do so many people who wouldn’t dream of wearing leprechaun socks in March or heart-shaped dealybobbers on their heads for Valentine’s Day have no problem going all yankee doodle dumbass in giant foam hats to celebrate the birth of the our nation?
Am I an old crabbity crab? Do I hate America, Mom and Apple Pie? Do I kick children and puppies and put eyedrops in the Communion wine? Of course not!* But I want to know what YOU think.
This week Plumcake wants to know:
Do you think wearing red, white and blue on the Fourth of July is a fun way to get in the spirit or is it just cheesy and painfully literal? And for those of you who really want to get into the meaty stuff…Is wearing an American flag disrespectful?
*My lawyer told me to say that.