Ok, well, that was almost a week ago already, but whatevs.
I can’t help but get all choked up when I think about Prez Bill Pullman getting all angry about the alien invasion and giving us a new reason to celebrate in early July. I mean, what do you think of first when you see fireworks: guys in white-haired wigs drinking tea while crossing the Potomac or Will Smith giving some flying aliens the business?
Anyway, sorry I missed it, but I was consumed by a poptart ice cream sandwich, deep fried everything and funnel cake.
If you think my family has gone all gangsta and those are new code names for the twins and Frank, you’d be wrong. Well mostly wrong. I think I’m going to call Frank Funnel Cake from here on out. You heard it here, first. You’re welcome.
The important thing is that when Will Smith rescued us from the Aliens and then Honest Abe went and gave the vampires a one way ticket to oblivion, they left us with the most sacred of Holidays: Independence Day.
We eat terrible food that should put us all on the brink of death, drink beer like it’s water and sit outside with little-to-no sunscreen and talk about how freaking awesome we are as a nation. After sitting in the sun for hours, getting more dehydrated than gas station beef jerky and depriving our brains of valuable oxygen, we decide that is EXACTLY the time we should start playing with pyrotechnics.
Put that all aside, I think it is important to remember and to celebrate the birth of our nation. A time when the outcome could’ve gone either way, but we joined together to fight any way. There was no time to consider losing.
I love that small towns and large towns and everyone in the middle still find a way to celebrate this day. It will be a sad, sad day if we ever stop remembering the day that brought our nation together.
Oh Yeah: Mad props to the teachers who now have to battle fictional revisionist history that portrays Abe Lincoln as a vampire slayer. Talk about uphill battles… Kids these days…
I have a feeling that Will Smith couldn’t be prouder.
Happy birthday, America!