Today it's raining, but this unfortunate weather will not halt the patriotic march of self, Heir, Spare, and even Mr. Johnson as we attend the annual re-enactment of Bastille Day as only Philadelphia can stage it. Some festivals are so campy that they defy description, so it's easier to watch the video below of a previous year (Spare and I are in the crowd somewhere). The projectiles being hurled upon the crowd are packages of our local junk food pastries, Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets.
If you're stuck inside by the weather, and you want to read something astonishing, Google the lyrics of the French national anthem. "The Star Spangled Banner" will suddenly look much better to you.