Since this is Independence Day, every yahoo in the City of Chicago thinks it's great fun to shoot off illegal fireworks. It sounds like Fallujah outside my window. I hate those @#$%&* fireworks, but I am resisting the urge to give today's award to those who launch them.
Instead, I have found a much more worthy candidate. When an especially percussive explosion goes off, a certain car in the neighborhood starts honking its horn. The beeping stops within half a minute. Then another BOOM a few minutes later makes the car honk again.
So today's bastard is the guy who owns that car. Why don't you just turn off the freaking alarm instead of resetting it every time fireworks make it go off? Sheesh.