Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

"Okay, let's see...I've got a tuna salad on wheat, roast beef hold the pickles, shrimp basket....fish and chips.  
Fish and chips!!??
Jesus, Ben, didja even read this thing!?"


To my British friends, no hard feelings.  You guys are the coolest.  Sorry about Madonna.


I say British, but everyone I know thinks English.  But, don't think you're getting away with anything, you Welsh, Scots, and Hessians (aka the 18th Century Rent-A-Cops).


To my Canadian friends, sorry about that whole "we want to invade you" thing.  Twice.  Good for you and Celine Dion it didn't work out so well, huh?


To my French friends, thanks for everything.  And that big whompin' statue in New York Harbor.  Tell you what...you can keep Jerry Lewis for your troubles.


To my countrymen whose ancestors were Loyalists (aka Tories),  thanks for nothin'.  We managed without you.

35 comments:

  1. What's this? An American who knows the French made the Statue? Happy independence day :)

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    1. Ha ha! If you grew up in the northeast of the US; it was drilled into your head.

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  2. Bah we'll ship Celine down to you for good

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    1. No, no, that's okay. Can we hang on to Michael J. Fox, though?

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    1. Back at'cha. I'm sunburned, but I had two beers and a couple of cheeseburgers. So, I'm good to go.

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    1. Hey Ruth...how's it going? Did you bake anything for today?

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  5. I'm with Pat - Celine's all yours and we'll even take Jerry Lewis for your troubles!

    Happy 4th, Mr. P...and just so you know...I miss the toilet pic...it was such a "thinking man's" pose! You know some people drink coffee and that gets "the system" going...I was inspired by you!

    Cheers, Jenny

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    1. Oh...and just so you know...I'm going to make coffee!

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    2. Then add a bowl of raisin bran to that coffee and you...well, let's put it this way. It's a weapon I hope we'll never have to use.

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  6. No problem about the two invasions, all is forgiven. Sorry about burning down the Whitehouse.

    Have a happy fourth of July!!

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    1. No worries. It needed a new paint job, anyway.

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  7. Honestly Al, you guys have made up for breaking away from us with all the help that you provided us in the past so I'm cool with you all and accept the apology, haha. Have a great Independence Day my man, enjoy your BBQ if you're having one.

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    1. Funny how things turned out, huh? We're all one family (even...sigh...the French), but you all are the family I'd most like to share a beer with. Oops, ended a sentence with a preposition. I meant...you all are the family I'd most like to share a beer with because we're friends, too.

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  8. Loved the photo and caption....especially since I just finished watching the whole showtime season of John Adams on dvd.

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    1. He was a cantankerous old cuss with an inferiority complex. But, I admired him. And his hats. Few people know he defended the Brits for the Boston Massacre. I also thought it was kinda interesting that he died on the 4th of July. Without looking it up....did he beat Jefferson by a couple of hours? Or was it the other way around? I seem to recall him asking, "Does Jefferson live?" I wasn't personally there, of course. But, I know a guy.

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  9. I second the part about letting the French keep Jerry Lewis, for whatever reason.

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    1. We don't need him anymore. Eddie Murphy is a much funnier nutty professor.

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  10. Ahhhh Celin Dion, forever and always a cradle that was robbed.

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  11. Too bad she learned to talk though.

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  12. Celine Dion is Canadian? Why don't I know this? Oh, because it's Celine Dion. It's best to not know anything about that woman.

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    1. I think she's from Quebec. So, real Canadians prefer she didn't exist.

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  13. LOL!! I love this, it's so nice for someone to finally apologise for Madonna. x

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    1. Yeah, but...crap, we got her back. At least she waited until she was in Turkey to display her nipple, though.
      ADDENDUM: I'M 53 years old, too, and I don't like seeing my OWN nipples. And not only because I'm a man.

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    1. And then she showed her caboose in Israel.

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    2. No, I'm sorry. It was in Rome. That's alright, then.

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  15. I'd be careful if I were you. Have you seen Madonna's guns lately? She's all muscle, and I'd be afraid to mess with her. Great photo, and very clever how you wrapped the fish n chips! Julie

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  16. I've no doubt Grandma could kick my behind.
    Back in the 80s she could have done anything she wanted to me.

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