The Slate Guide to Quarantine Summer
Fireworks and beach trips are overrated. Here’s how to update your old traditions for the very untraditional months ahead.
The dirty dish Olympics
Tokyo 2020 is done. But you can go for the gold all summer as you attempt to fill the dishwasher in record time!
New game: I once ate there!
This new game is sure to fill you with nostalgia—and a rumbling stomach—as you attempt to count all the restaurants where you once ate a meal.
Big fireworks celebrations are probably out. But isn’t homemade always better than store-bought? Just mix up a batch of flour and gasoline, light a match, and enjoy the pyrotechnics!
Swim without getting arrested
Pool hopping has never been so exciting as you charge from one neighbor’s backyard pool to the next, trying to cool off before the shotgun appears!
Make your own beach
If the French can do it on the Seine, you can too! Order a truck load of sand and have it dumped in front of your house. You’ll be the envy of the block! And the neighborhood dogs!
Nothing says summer like the ole corner drink stand. This year, just toss lemons, ice cubes, and half a cup of sugar at passersby. So refreshing!
-- Josh Piven