Breaking away from England was the best thing to ever happen to these United States! Yes siree! Oh wait. What language am I writing this post in? English! EEK! Um, well so much for getting away from the rule of those Anglos right? It's not like we need them anymore anyway! So we kept their language! BIG DEAL! Hmmm...the #1 album in the U.S. is by Coldplay, a British band! Shoot. This independence from Britain is not holding up very well. The greatest and most admired musical group of all time? The Beatles! And once again, they're English too! All the superb actors and actresses like Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine, Ian McKellen, etc; they're all from the U.K! And highly regarded writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen; they're all bloody English too! The narrators and supreme scientists on nature/ecology shows are almost always British! The U.S. wanted nothing to do with the monarchy back in the 1770s, yet Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II are the subjects of endless fascination these days! What gives man?! We're not so independent after all! We still look up to the U.K. at all times! Take yer Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and James Bond and shove it up yer arse!
Of course, the British are just as dependent on us as well for cultural influences, so I'm just being silly and tongue-in-cheek in this discussion. I hope you all have a terrific Fourth and an awesome weekend. I will do my best to enjoy mine. Here's a video clip and patriotic theme song to one of my favorite current modern day cartoons: