Monday, July 4, 2011

Template for fireworks liveblogging

From 2009, my advice if you want to live-blog the local fireworks show this Independence Day. That year, the Other McCain hosted a cool show in Alabama. I'm sure he'll have some fireworks posts later today.

Adjust the times for your area as needed.
8 p.m. - Dad, can we go to see the fireworks?
8:10 p.m. - Dad, can we go to see the fireworks now?
8:15 p.m. - Dad, can we go to see the fireworks now?
8:20 p.m. - "Okay, okay. Let's go. It will be a while until the fireworks start, you know."

9 p.m. - Dad, when are the fireworks going to start?
9:10 p.m. - Dad, when will the fireworks start?
9:11 p.m. - "They'll start when it's dark enough."
9:12 p.m. - Dad, is it dark enough yet?
9:13 p.m. - "If it was dark enough, the fireworks would have started."
9:16 p.m. - Dad, I've got to go to the bathroom.

If you're attending the fireworks at camp FUBAR, you can add these comments.

9:30 p.m. - "I hear he put the names of some columnists on the side of the rockets."
9:31 p.m. - "Look at that snake-like design. Must have had David Brooks on the side.
9:33 p.m. - "A dud. Musta had Meghan McCain's name."
9:40 p.m. - "What's he saying? No more Rule 5 Sundays unless we hit the tip jar? He'll post pictures of Nancy Pelosi in a bikini instead? Open the wallet!!

If you're watching the firework shows on TV, it's easy.
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NBC - Less talk, more fireworks.
10 p.m. on CBS - "Stars and Stripes Forever, all right! But I do miss Arthur Fiedler."

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