Stop. It.

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Last Wednesday, we celebrated America's independence by setting off fireworks for many, many hours. We also celebrated America's independence the the two weeks leading up to the 4th and are still celebrating.

It's time to stop with the fireworks.

I'm not trying to be the fun-police but how many more fireworks could you possibly have at this point? Isn't the most-of-the-time-mattress-store-but-for-some-reason-they-sell-fireworks-in-June store out of stock by now? I'm writing this on July 9th and I was still hearing fireworks last night.

I understand that the 4th of July was in the middle of the week this year so I can understand setting them off on Friday and Saturday, but what the hell about a Sunday makes you want to make things explode at 11:30pm? Nothing quite like laying in bed and hearing a mortar round go off causing A) My cat to freak out and B) Me to think the world is ending.

I'm also tired of driving around people setting fireworks off in the middle of the street (looking at you, Jimtown). Shoot them off on the sidewalk and let Kid Rock (the god of fireworks) sort out what catches on fire.

And in case you think I'm just a hater of fun and America: I'm not. I just like not hearing explosions go off while I try to figure out what's happening on Westworld.

Also, today (July 9th) is the actual last day to shoot off fireworks without getting the police called on you. However, if you could just not, I'd be OK with that, too.