04 July 2007

Happy Birthday, USA!

Forget all the Scooter Libby crap for one day. Instead, cross that Peachtree finish line. Feast on hotdogs and 'cue and cold beer. Ooooh and ahhh over fireworks. Wave some tiny flags. Enjoy the day with family and friends. Remember what makes this country good.

And take a couple of minutes to listen to Marvin.


Jasper Johns: Flag (1954–55)

Happy Independence Day!

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15 Comments:

At 7/04/2007 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

Have a fabulous day today! We shall expect tales, oh yes we shall.

And happy birthday to your big old awe-inspiring country!

 
At 7/04/2007 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Have a snappy firecracker day!

 
At 7/04/2007 01:33:00 PM, Blogger chelene said...

Happy 4th, Beth! Enjoy your extra day off. :)

 
At 7/04/2007 02:33:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I'm taking your advice and ignoring politics for a day to enjoy all the stuff that makes this country great. Have a good one, Beth!

 
At 7/04/2007 02:33:00 PM, Blogger Moxie said...

Happy I.D. to you and yours, too!

Be sure to declare your independence from something today. I have been doing this for years now. Stay tuned for a blog post on this topic...

 
At 7/04/2007 03:52:00 PM, Blogger blog Portland said...

That's my all-time favorite rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Check out the video when you get a chance.

 
At 7/04/2007 07:18:00 PM, Blogger Mountjoy said...

I KNEW there was more to it than just that Will Smith movie...

 
At 7/05/2007 12:55:00 AM, Blogger lulu said...

I just saw this flag at the national Gallery last week. Or a very similar one; he made a lot of flags.

 
At 7/05/2007 08:56:00 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Wow! The US is a Cancerian, like me!

Hope you had a terrific 4th Beth!

 
At 7/05/2007 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

Beth, I also chose to take a moment yesterday, while sitting on my porch with an ice cold beer, to remember all of the things that make this nation great. Although we have lunatics at the wheel right now, I'm looking forward to when we pull over and change drivers. We are still a nation with many freedoms and cultures and opportunities. Even though we feel pressured right now, all is not lost and we need to remember what is good.

 
At 7/05/2007 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I love it that the first two comments are from Canadians!

BARBARA: It was a wonderful day: a drive through the North Georgia mountains, then the evening on my deck, watching my town's fireworks display.

TANYA: It was a great day; thanks!

CHELENE: I am. I'm spending the afternoon cocktailing, watching movies, and dining with my Beloved Ex.

CHRIS: It helped to forget about Scooter & Co. for a day, didn't it?

MOXIE: Ooooh! I can't wait to read that post!!!

 
At 7/05/2007 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

BLOG PORTLAND: I started to upload the video ... but I can't get videos at work, dammit, so I went for the simple MP3 for similarly work-challenged kids. THANKS for the link!!!

MOUNTJOY: I love that movie! I get the chills every time Bill Pullman says "THIS is our Independence Day."

LULU: I think I uploaded the MoMA version. Isn't the National Gallery fabulous? I could live in the East Wing.

DAN: Do countries exhibit horoscopic traits? That's a bit scary ...

TENACIOUS S: At least we live in a country where we have the opportunity to make a political change. I hope folks don't forget this come November 2008.

 
At 7/05/2007 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Moxie said...

Hey Beth - Have to comment on your comment to Dan. Yes, countries do have an astrological chart that's based on when they were founded. Astrologers can construct charts for pretty much everything. Studying charts of countries, cities, and events is called mundane astrology (funny name, eh?).

And thanks for your comments on my post - I was very touched. You rock my blog world. And you may absolutely steal the idea next year!

 
At 7/06/2007 12:04:00 AM, Blogger jewgirl said...

I hope you had a fabulous 4th, dollface. you're right... it was worth walking away from scunt libby for the day.

 
At 7/06/2007 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

MOXIE: Isn't it great that we can connect with other fabulous, smart, like-us babes via the blogosphere? And I'm already working on what to get all independent on for 7.04.08.

JEWGIRL: It was fab forgetting about that Scuntface and his nasty pals.

 

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