Let them eat cake indeed!
Don't you think it's just a little hinky that Americans turn July 14 into an excuse to indulge? I guess it's no worse than the crass commercialism of Christmas.
Speaking of the winter holiday of giving, I'm organizing a Christmas in July food drive at the Seattle P-I with the help of Rebekah Denn. I've started volunteering at the U-District Food Bank, and, not surprisingly, the need has never been greater.
So... instead of going out and blowing big bucks on a meal, I'm going to eat at home and take the money I've saved and make a donation. Vive la Revolution!