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Happy Fourth of July! -- In which various VHS and DVD titles are suggested...

Posted by Eric Brightwell, July 4, 2008 11:32am | Post a Comment

  
 

These chaps have the right idea! 

  



   

Some "Cut & Run" types think it's ok to celebrate such other July 4th holidays such as:

Filipino - American Friendship Day
Day of Agwe - Haiti
Birthday of Queen Sonja - Norway
Commemoration of Jewish Genocide - Latvia
Family Day - Lesotho
Fisherman's Day - Marshall Islands
Independence Day - Rwanda
King's Day - Tonga


   



Macaronis
(pictured above) were the Hipster douches of their day. On July 4th they mocked Yankee Doodle (a Dandy who, naturally, was the arch foe of the clueless, appalling, hideous sartorial abominations, the Macaronis). They erroneously assumed (unfamiliar as they were with understatement) that Yankee Doodle sticking a feather in his hat amounted to him wanting to join their odious ranks. In response he had to regulate. This is his day.

  

The War of Independence wasn't just fought against the teabags. On the western front, the colonies fought a genocidal campaign against the cussed natives. The Shawnee were upset at the Iroquois for having sold land to the English. They organized a resistance but were defeated by the Virginia militia. The Declaration of Independence spelled out the newly independent country's intentions. "…[He] has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." God hates redskins.



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Eric Brightwell is an adventurer, essayist, rambler, explorer, cartographer, and guerrilla gardener who is always seeking paid writing, speaking, traveling, and art opportunities. He is not interested in generating advertorials, cranking out clickbait, or laboring away in a listicle mill “for exposure.”
Brightwell has written for Angels Walk LAAmoeblogBoom: A Journal of CaliforniadiaCRITICSHidden Los Angeles, and KCET Departures. His art has been featured by the American Institute of Architects, the Architecture & Design Museum, the Craft ContemporaryForm Follows FunctionLos Angeles County Store, the book SidewalkingSkid Row Housing Trust, and 1650 Gallery. Brightwell has been featured as subject in The Los Angeles TimesHuffington PostLos Angeles MagazineLAistCurbedLAEastsider LABoing BoingLos Angeles, I’m Yours, and on Notebook on Cities and Culture. He has been a guest speaker on KCRWWhich Way, LA?, at Emerson College, and the University of Southern California.
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