1. Did you think I was going to play with an idea I blogged about for months and then decide not to do it? You underestimate the lure of AMERICA and FIRE. We went to Home Depot last night and got all the grilling things! We grill tomorrow!

2. Something to treasure, from The Toast: The Pitch Meeting for Animaniacs. I could pull any of the lines from it for a quote but yeah, this sums it up:

EXEC #1: How will kids feel when they watch this show?

THE ANIMATOR: Disconcerted. Unmoored. Hyper-stimulated. Amused to the point of terror.

3. “Amused to the point of terror” is probably also going to describe how grilling goes. Let’s enjoy the hell out of this long weekend.