Blowing stuff up… quietly.

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I know the 4th of July is supposed to be about blowing stuff up with loud explosions, but since I didn’t buy any fireworks from the guy I saw selling them in the Universal City subway stop, the closest I came was blowing bubbles.

The other day at Bed, Bath & Beyond, I fell under the spell of the Hover Bubble, a battery-powered bubble making contraption. The packaging claimed I’d be able to make “super miracle bubbles” with “no dipping.” I thought it would be fun to play with at my friend’s 4th of July party, and it sort of was, once we got the hang of it. Looking over my photos just now, I realized that while bubbles by themselves are pretty, using the Hover Bubble makes people look kinda retarded.
(A few more photos are here.)