posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 09:53 AM
First off, happy 4th.
I think there are a few mundane reasons for celebrating the 4th kind of becoming passe. First is the fact that fireworks probably don't interest kids
much anymore. In the '70s you had basic TV, radio, some very early video games and stuff like that, so fireworks were a lot more of a spectacle. They
were something to break up the same-old-same-old. Now, kids have so many distractions that unless they're fairly young, it's just not as exciting.
Also, the '70s were the time of the bicentennial. 200 years is pretty exciting, even the years leading up it and after. So, I think there would be a
lot more talk about history because of that. After something big like that, other 4ths might just seem like turning 34, or something. Sure, it's
another birthday, but what's the big deal.
You'll still see history specials on TV and folks wishing you a happy 4th, so don't let that ruin your holiday.