Yay! 2013 4th of July Fireworks!

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Seven years, my friends. Seven years of hopping in the car late at night, driving up I-5 to Vancouver, Washington, running The Gauntlet™ (45.1 MB), and visiting Blackjack Fireworks to check out the colorful, poetic, lost-in-translation, Corel-driven beauty of the latest fireworks packaging.

To catch up, please enjoy 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Here’s to more good stuff, because I’m…

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This year, we’ve got…

Confusion

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Spectacular Clip-Art

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Eric Clapton’s Dream Realized

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Literal Nightmares

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A Revealing Answer (iStock Photo)

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Copyright Infringement I’m Sure, But I’m Not Sure What From

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Copyright Infringement I Do Recognize

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I Don’t Doubt This For A Minute

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This, On The Other Hand, I Doubt Very Much

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Military Surplus

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For When You Want the Not-Quite Best

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David Lynch’s Dream Realized

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Irony

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Monkeys

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The Sword from Hell (Which is Totally Awesome and Will Cause So Much Injury)

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And Resigned Exasperation

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Last but not least, I leave you with the most incredible marketing claim ever made (I’m going to use this someday):

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See you next year!

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