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What the fireworks are about

Happy Fourth!

QT takes a  moment every Fourth of July to remember a walk it once took along Devon Avenue in Chicago.
There were stops at a Kosher-style delicatessen run by a Korean and a Filipino laundromat run by an Iraqi.
QT then stopped for slice of Pakistani-style pizza served by a Russian waitress who was reading a Spanish novel in English translation.
“Do you like American food?” QT asked.
“Oh, yes.”
“What is your favorite American food?”
“French fries.”
Happy Fourth of July!

QT Fifth Annual Second Amendment Fourth of July Advisory

If you  celebrate by firing a gun into the air, the bullet will start upward at about 2,700 feet per second.
It will climb for about two miles.
It will come back down at about 300 feet per second.
A bullet traveling at  200 feet per second will penetrate a skull.
All this takes about a minute.
Happy Fourth of July!

Baked on the Fourth of July

E Pluribus Unum
News Headline: “Top 10: Fourth of July recipes.”
Or you can try an 11th .
QT created it for a Fourth of July some years ago after noticing a different special ingredient emphasized in each of seven different meatloaf recipes– fresh garlic, chives, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, Parmesan cheese, pickle juice and mayonnaise.
The question:
What could possibly go wrong if all seven were emphasized at once?
The answer:
From the many ingredients, one meatloaf.
The E Pluribus Meatloaf.
So for your Fourth of July:

3 pounds lean ground beef
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
salt to taste
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 onion (peeled and finely grated)
2 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed)
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons pickle juice
1 handful of Parmesan cheese.
Mix, form into a loaf  and cover with still more ketchup .
Cook at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours, or until done.
Makes nine servings.
Calories per serving: 570.

The owner of a Chicago restaurant informed QT that he liked the meatloaf so much he was adding it to the menu.
And on the menu it stayed.
Well. Until the restaurant closed.
Happy Fourth of July!

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Body Parts

News Headline: “Body parts wash up on beach ahead of Rio Olympics.”
As we edge toward what promises to be our most ill-fated summer event.
News Headline: “Neo-Nazis vow to ‘defend’ Donald Trump supporters at Republican Convention.”
Oh. Right.