Today is the birthday of America! Also my wife! Last year I found an old bicycle and re-painted it for her. As everyone knows, bicycles need names. Mine is "Danny the Champion of the World". I named Mary's after one of her favorite Dickens' characters: "Little Dorrit".
I leave you all with a patriotic quote from children's author and all-round smartypants, EB White:[1. Thanks to Cheryl Klein for the quotes]
"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time."
And while we're at it, something from Mark Twain:
"God created war so that Americans would learn geography."
I might add that this is also why God created Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Do it, Rockapella!