An Examination of Independence Day

As the Fourth of July approaches tomorrow, I felt it was best to take a closer look back and really remember what Independence Day was all about:

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve aresolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.[4] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by aCommittee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail

…pass

 

that's what the f--- i'm talking about

that's what the f--- i'm talking about

No silly, not any of that “American Revolution” humbo jumbo, urban legit bullshit, it’s time to examine why 1996’s *masterpiece* of cinema Independence Day is truly a timeless classic, the Transformers or Schindler’s List of our time:

  • Will Smith as a sassy USAF pilot, check
  • Seth Brundle as “Jeff Goldblum” as a Jewish MIT graduate, check
  • Smarmy, fast-talking black kid, always a must for a blockbuster, check

 

yea i pop my collar bitches

yea i pop my collar bitches

  • Strippers, check (bonus points for the annoying stripper getting killed)
  • Data from Star Trek as an Area 51 scientist, check
  • Harry Connick Jr, check (the fact he dies, not cool)
  • Ann from Arrested Development as the president’s daughter, check
  • Randy Quiad….meh

and there’s something else I’m forgetting…

CHECK

 

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