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Two (almost belated) birthdays!

How could I have almost let this day go by without celebrating the birthdays of two historic rebels?

MJR writes to inform me that on this day in 1570, Guy Fawkes was born. Never mind that he was merely a Catholic monarchist; he’s the inspiration for much marvelously modern mayhem. Not to mention well, you know.

And of course April 13, 1743, is the date our own Thomas Jefferson entered the world. Not only was he the grandest writer among all our revolutionaries (Thomas Paine being his only rival), but he’s also,according to Charles Curley, the Patron Saint of the Internet.

So to celebrate, hoist a Samuel Adams brew or the beverage of your choice and enjoy some art:

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