Make your 4th of July complete

Here in the U.S., 4th of July is starting early this year thanks to all the extra patriotism in the country. So, even if you are not a U.S. citizen, you probably cannot help but feel the excitement in the air. Yes, that is excitement you feel; it is my solemn-- yet exciting-- duty to inform you what you are feeling.

Thanks to my good friend (and creative genius/patriot), Taco the Wonder Dog, who is going to college in the fall and just got back from Europe, you can now patriotize your 4th even more with this Flash animation that he made a year and a half ago.

Here are the instructions for use:

  1. Open your computer’s volume control widget. Taco is a creative genius, but he is also a dog and he hears things differently. The sound may be louder than you might be used to, but it is nevertheless essential. So you probably want to have one hand on the volume while you watch.
  2. Click here:
  3. Don’t be scared! It is a bit confusing if you are not as patriotic as you could be, but watch the whole thing and keep an open mind as to what America means to you.

I think I just contracted a severe case of epilepsy. Wait, wait, no, that was just my spinal chord trying to cause my brain to explode.

That’s some crazy shit, Matt.