I don’t live in America.
I have visited America many, many times.
I’m Canadian so we’re kind of neighbours. Hey neighbour (yes, here in Canada we have ‘u’ in weird places).
Here are just a few random things I love about America:
Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead,
Captain America, X-Files, Heroes,
Family Guy, Star Wars,Deadwood, Community, Revolution,
3rd Rock From The Sun, escalators,
The Addams Family, Mad Men, The Munsters,
Spider-man, Batman, part of Superman, X-Men,
Star Trek, Six Million Dollar Man, Alice Cooper,
Supernatural, Soap, Green Day, The Ramones,
Hell On Wheels, The Misfits, The Carol Burnett Show,
The Bob Newhart Show, Elvis, ER, Get Smart, Firefly,
The Avengers (not the British one), Sonic Youth,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Violent Femmes, Animaniacs,
The Brady Bunch, Nirvana, American Gothic, Smallville,
Angel, cash registers, KISS, Battlestar Galactica,
Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, Maude,
Columbo, Scooby-Doo, Quincy, House, sunglasses,
Murder She Wrote, R.E.M, potato chips, Under The Dome,
Metallica, Pushing Daisies, George Clooney,
8-track tapes, Guns’n’Roses, Love Boat,
The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, Family Ties,
Six Feet Under, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, MacGyver,
Aerosmith, The Beverly Hillbillies, Twin Peaks, V,
Parks & Recreation, Iggy Pop & The Stooges,
Law & Order (you may have gotten carried away there),
Jimi Hendrix, the transistor, Bruce Springsteen,
clothes hangers, ARPANET, Jeopardy!, crayons,Magnum P.I., SNL, Heart, the Cyclotron Atom-Smasher, Hogan’s Heroes,
30 Rock, cotton candy, airplanes, airbags, The Simpsons, Sons of Anarchy,
GPS, New York Dolls, Night Court, Faith No More, Wonder Woman,
Farscape, Jeff Goldblum, The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-O,
John Malkovich,The Lone Ranger, Bill Murray, The Waltons, Farscape,Monk, Rockford Files, Yogi Bear, The Waltons, John Cusack,
Frasier, Terra Nova, The Daily Show, 21 Jump Street, Roswell,
Cheers, Spongebob Squarepants, flashlights, skyscraper, Devo,
Johnny Depp, The Doors, Late Night With John Oliver, Seinfeld,
Vikings, Pinky and the Brain, Cosmos, The Partridge Family,
Police Squad!, All in the Family, Psych, The Twilight Zone,
Happy Days, electric guitar, Gang Green, The Colbert Report,The Muppets, Steve Martin, Sesame Street, Mork & Mindy,
Falling Skies, Dexter, Garfield, I Dream of Jeannie, Bonanza,
George Carlin, Homeland, M*A*S*H, Mystery Science Theater 3000,
I Love Lucy, The Flintsones, Patti Smith, Land of the Lost, Veep,
The Wizard of Oz, Mallethead, Charlie Brown, American Dad!,
South Park, Peanuts, Beastie Boys, nylon, Lie To Me, Talking Heads,
and way way too many great movies, writers, artists, entertainers, athletes, scientists, and others making things better or at least interesting to name…
Ok, you had some international help with some of these, including Canada, but you’re doin’ stuff and I think that’s great…
I could go on and on, but you get the point. Feel free to tell me if I forgot anything, I got tired.
Parts of America are also stunningly beautiful…and many of the people are amazing.
You’ve also done some very, very naughty things, America, which we won’t dwell on today because you’re celebrating Independence Day, and perhaps watching Independence Day between BBQing, fireworks, being patriotic, watching Dead White and Blue the latest AMC The Walking Dead marathon, spending time with family and friends, and drinking (and hopefully not driving).
Like any neighbour there are things we like and don’t like about each other, but mostly we get along quite well.
Happy Independence Day America!!!