Last year I decided that it was entirely appropriate to celebrate this historical day by wearing a union flag t-shirt around town (the British version, not the rebel southerners version). Whilst most of the locals looked at me as if I was stark raving mad, a few laughed, quite a few bought me drinks for having the courage to wear such a t-shirt, and lots of chicks wanted to hear my cute accent . I feel the need to do a repeat performance this year. For those locals who might be disgusted that I should wear such a flag with pride this year my discussion points include: The original colonists were social misfits, often ultra-religious. It was only the later colonists that were business orientated. All colonists had to go to church every day to be lectured by their minister and colonial governor where dissention was not approved of (so not much change there then). It then took them 200 years to learn to stand up for themselves. They only got independence with the help of the cheese eating surrender monkeys blockading a port. They have forgotten most of the lessons they learnt from guerilla warfare. If the British army of the era was so poor why do they have celebrate an ex-British Militia Colonel on the dollar bill? (Washington). Of course they won independence, they were mostly retired british army soldiers fighting mostly mercenaries. They started the whole fight over taxation without representation and still have it now you vote for a member of the electoral college to vote for the president on your behalf. You shouldnt drink Samuel Adams beer, after all if he thought you could make tea by chucking boxes of it in Boston harbor, how does he think you make beer? Have I missed out any other important historical facts? By wearing a t-shirt am I dropping my dress standards too far and I should dress more like John Bull with a union flag waistcoat and carry a cane to cuff the rebels with.