And, as tradition demands, here’s my annual dosage of Stan Freberg and friends with Billy Mays’ wonderful orchestra… Enjoy!:
♫ Stan Freberg: Shoot If You Must (Tyne Daly)
♫ Stan Freberg: America! America! (all)
Today we are obliged to give our Nation a ‘high five’ (up high – down low!) and give the old girl a kiss and a break, if only for a day! With all its faults and screw-ups it’s still a Great land of Beauty, Majesty and Promise… And, as infuriating as she/we can be, I love her still!
“I have often wondered at length if the sun on the back of the President’s chair is rising or setting. Today I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is a rising and not a setting sun.” – Benjamin Franklin (upon the signing of the U.S. Constitution)
Let’s all hope so, Ben!
(Franklin was later overheard wondering “So where’s my free beer and when do we get paid?”)
Happy Fourth of July!
(now let’s go get stoned and blow some shit up!! WEEEEEEEE!)