illustration by Samara Pearlstein
Go forth, cat-friends! Eat barbecued meats (or vegetables, if that’s your thing)! Observe colorful explosions! Refrain from blowing off any of your own extremities! Consume many beers, although not in combination with the aforementioned explosions! Release a rehabilitated bald eagle into the wild! Put every red, white, and blue piece of clothing that you own on your body! Throw a baseball back and forth with some people, realize you will never get paid to do this thing, then go inside and put on the Tigers game! AMERICA!!!
And a special Happy 4th of July this year from Ramon Santiago, who just recently officially became a US citizen. Unlike you, Ramon Santiago IS getting paid to throw a baseball back and forth with some people. It is a lovely thing. Go Ramon. Go Tigers. AMERICA!!!