Okay, I don't want to sound like a party pooper, but I have to say that I hate, lothe, despise with a passion those people who shoot off fireworks (most likely illegally) in places where it isn't appreciated... like right in front of my house!!!! It's not even the fourth yet and the pyromaniacs on my street have already taken to ignighting explosives at the most inopportune times (aka when I'm trying to sleep>:P Curse the the ancient Chinese for having brought into the world such an abomination as fireworks! I'm sorry, call me unpatriotic if you want, but fireworks are nothing but noisy, smelly... noisy wastes of money that allow grown men to act like immature children and catch things on fire. They pollute the air, send debris (litter!!!) sprawling all over neighbors yards (and poor, defenseless, vegetable gardens), scare the pee out of my dogs, and keep me up at night (thank the lord for ear plugs!) -not to mention all the people that get hurt every year. Sometimes I wish people would just be considerate, law abiding citizens and leave the fireworks to the pros (because the pros don't set them off right outside my bedroom window!) Bah Humbug!!!!!!!! Can't we celebrate without recreating the Revolutionary War?