Happy Birthday, America!

While driving a giant SUV may seem to be the most American thing ever and thus an entirely appropriate way of celebrating Independence day, it seems that ever-rising gas prices are making new car sales (particularly trucks and SUVs) tank.

Of course, if you click on the thumbnail below, it does appear that contextual advertising strikes again:

Update: See also the Google ads for this post.

On a more serious note, here’s a great story from the Times about what Independence Day means in Queens (a.k.a. “the most ethnically diverse county in the nation”).

And finally, Guy Kawasaki points us to a really cool fireworks screensaver (Mac version | Windows version) for those of us who can’t get to a fireworks show tonight.