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Happy 4th! Ben Franklin we Salute You!

Off to Sam’s place in SD for the 4th of July celebration. I would like to wish you all a happy 4th and salute on the most brilliant people ever that amazin’ Ben Franklin. We all know of his overpowering genius and numerous inventions however, my favorite Franklin story reveals what a delightedly mischievous soul he was as well. Although, he was responsible for a great deal of the ideology and content contained within the Declaration of Independence, his fellow Founding Fathers would not allow him transcribe the official document out of fear he would insert a slew “inside” or carefully hidden jokes. Franklin also enjoyed hanging out in the buff and drinking beers with his junto. All hail Franklin, who pretty much invented the American satirical sense of humor aka “Silence Dogwood”, which might be the best pseudonym ever.