A BOX of fireworks is shown in a fireworks venders tent Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. July Fourth fireworks are a mainstay summer tradition for Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions ease, but the megadrought gripping the West means the colorful sparklers and exploding bottle rockets could be seriously dangerous. Some state and local leaders are banning them or pleading with people to skip lighting them at home this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

A Month’s-End Associated Press (AP) Photographic Celebration Of: BOX

in Hmm Weekly
on July 1, 2021

IT’S ALMOST JULY 4, a day when We The People are encouraged to celebrate Independence. Less than a week before that, however, is the final day of Junewhich means The Brick House’s monthly allotment of Associated Press photos is dissolved. If we don’t use up those images, they don’t roll over to the next month, and that’s a complete waste of good Associated Press imagery pixels, not to mention The Brick House’s operating expenses. It is DOWNLOAD OR DIE.

Hmm Weekly has been placed in charge of burning those unused subscription photos. This month we invite you to contemplate: BOX.

A restaurant with an eye-catching sign, Jack in the BOX, is shown in Los Angeles, Nov. 1970. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
A BOX full of paracetamol tablets to be distributed to recipients of COVID-19 vaccines is kept on a table at the Jamyang Choeling Buddhist Dialectic Nunnery near Dharmsala, India, Saturday, June 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
An electoral worker sanitizes his hands after delivering ballot BOXes to a polling station in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, June 20, 2021. The country is due to vote in a general election on Monday, the centerpiece of a reform drive by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
FILE – This Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo shows a cable BOX on top of a television set in Philadelphia. Not that long ago, the clunky cable BOX looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on BOXes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some BOXes obsolete. But today, the vast majority of customers still need to rent a BOX to get full service from cable providers, and those BOX-replacing apps remain elusive. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
A Beijing university student sits bound in a cardboard BOX as the strike for democracy continues for the third day in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Tuesday, May 16, 1989. The BOX indicates he cannot use his hands so he cannot eat. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)
Joe Owens typifies the reaction of some folks around Clinton, Tenn., on March 29, 1938, to the new life under the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He has an electric ice BOX, but he still pumps water from an old-fashioned cistern. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)
Bees gather on a rail in the BOX of sports agent Scott Boras during the Los Angeles Angels’ Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 9-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
An Afghan mujahedeen fills a BOX with an ammunition belt holding anti-aircraft shells in Sarobi, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 1989. Afghan traders are complaining and threatening to take action against the Peshawar-based Afghan rebels, who have fired on government troops along the strategic main highway which leads to Pakistan, closing the road to commerce. (AP Photo/Lena Kara)
Workers pass by a BOX of tomatoes at the sprawling Central de Abastos market in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 10, 2008. In response to the recent salmonella outbreak, major Mexican tomato growers have stopped shipments to the United States while U.S. authorities investigate the outbreak. The tomatoes are being sent to Mexican markets, where they will be sold at a lower price. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Demonstrators stand around wooden BOXes with people inside during an Earth Day mock funeral at Logan International Airport, Boston, Mass., April 22, 1970. The group held a rally protesting the airport’s air pollution, expansion and the coming of the supersonic jets. Fifteen demonstrators were arrested when police charged them with blocking foot traffic in the lobby of the airport. (AP Photo/Boston Herald)
Customs Commissioner Carol Hallett, center, describes the 1,080 pounds of “China White” heroin packed in shipping BOXes on display at a press conference in San Francisco, June 22, 1991, as “enough heroin to supply the nation’s addicts for a month.” Four people have been arrested so far in what is said to be the largest heroin bust in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Olga Shalygin)
Fans at Boxing Match – This fan, at right, wore fancy hats to watch heavyweight championship fight in New York’s Madison Square Garden, March 8, 1971. (AP Photo). NOTE: While we are generally delighted with many of the more ancient AP captions, the lack of ID on the Queen of Soul needs to be addressed, as well as the ID of her companion, which, thanks to an appeal on Twitter (hat tip to @almameek), turned out to be Aretha Franklin’s manager/husband/reported abuser Ted White.
A Cormorant peeks from a banana BOX, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1991 in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, its temporary home at a Jubail center to save and rehabilitate birds coated by oil from war-related spills in the Persian Gulf. Critical cases among birds taken to the shelter are force fed to increase their strength, then cleaned of the oil that has killed wildlife throughout the region of the spills. (AP Photo/John Gaps)
Mahatma Gandhi pictured sleeping around April 23, 1930, at an unknown location. (AP Photo)
Mounds of garbage continue to accumulate in London’s West End as the strike of the dustmen continues, Oct. 7, 1969. (AP Photo)

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