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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th America-234th Anniversary

Fortune Magazine listed 100 things that American can be proud of to remind us of today, 234th Anniversary of US Independence. The following is the top 25 which I can really identify. As an American, the family is celebrating today with a barbecue ( hot dogs,hamburger and a couple of rib eye steaks) in my backyard and watching my grand daughter swim in our pool with abandon. I hope you all have a safe July 4th. Looking forward to see the fireworks this evening from our front yard from the nearby mall.
(Note: My personal comments are in BOLD)
1. The Internet
Oh yes, invented in the USA -- maybe Al Gore helped.( you would not have read this without #1)

2. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights

3. Baseball
America's pastime…steroids or not

4. Mount Rushmore
Home of the original "your face here" gimmick

5. Food in New Orleans
If you can remember it the next morning( Flip food is better)

6. Rock and roll
Find a Beatles or Stones song uninfluenced by American music. Just try.( I like classical music better)

7. Hawaii
Mauna Kea, Kaua'i…you gotta see it to believe it.(I prefer Marinduque-My Island Paradise)

8. iPod, iPad, and everything Apple

9. Barbecue
Carolina, Mississippi, K.C., Memphis…it's all good.( this is what we are doing today)

10. Ford Mustang
Who needs a German car? We'll take the classic.

11. Wikipedia
This article that mentions a popular fact site is a stub. You can help us by expanding it.( very useful indeed)

12. Buffalo
Because this is a real sentence: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Don't believe us? Check on #11.

13. Slam dunks
Thanks to Doctor J

14. Broadway
If the Lion King ever closes, Cats will come back.(Have seen both and really enjoyed it)

15. Bluebirds
Listen to mine sing ( I have four in my backyard since April)

16. Google
Because no one stands up to China better( I use this almost daily)

17. Mark Twain
The original American bad-ass

18. The national anthem

19. Iced drinks
When will the rest of the world figure this out?

20. Beaches
Cape Cod, Kiawah, Zuma -- ours are better.( Mine is better-Chateau Du Mer-Philppines)

21. Madison Square Garden
A little threadbare but still the biggest stage in America's biggest city

22. Delivery pizza ( sometimes better than chinese food delivery)

23. The Grateful Dead
Long may the followers of Uncle John's Band live on.

24. YouTube
We keep clicking on home videos even after Charlie bit our finger -- again! ( I can not live without it and also HULU movies)

25. The Super Bowl
The parties, the ads -- oh and a sports game, too ( Better and more exciting than soccer)

I am delighted to see items 15 ( Bluebirds in my Backyard), # 16 Google, #22 Delivery pizza and #24 YouTube and most of all #9 Barbecue!

1 comment:

arturbarrera said...

ok, The Capitalism and New York Strip Steak

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