Happy Bastille Day, France

Today is Bastille Day in France, which is sort of a French version of the 4th of July except they shoot Jerry Lewis DVD’s into the air instead of fireworks.

Every July 14th, Bastille Day celebrates that day in 1789 when French citizens, angry at Kings and Queens keeping political prisoners in the Bastille prison, stormed the place and released the prisoners, where they were then free to go off and drink wine and be rude to tourists.

Happy Bastille Day, France. It’s only appropriate to celebrate by listening to the Rush tune “Bastille Day.”

Author: Doug Powers

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