4th of July – pop culture style

Happy 4th of July! Hope your day is filled with cookouts and fireworks. The weather just might hold out here today, which would be a real miracle.

In honor of the day, here are a few Independence Day related pop culture items to kill some time while you are waiting for some dogs and burgers to cook on the grill. Have a great holiday (and to my international readers, Happy Thursday)

  • Obviously no 4th of July roundup would be complete without a reference to the movie Independence Day, which opened 17 years ago on July 3rd

Remember when Will Smith guaranteed box office gold?

  • The band Chicago’s song “Saturday in the Park” takes place on the 4th of July. Here’s a remix:




  • Happy Independence Day from The Muppets


  • The folks over at the Huffington Post have put together a playlist for this weekend
  • Here’s a little presidential as told by a five year old, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

I may have to get that LEGO set!

  • Entertainment Weekly has all the TV marathons that are going on today
  • Active military and veterans can go see White House Down for free today. My review is here.
  • This pretty much sums up American patriotism (NSFW):


  • And finally, it isn’t the 4th of July if I don’t listen to this song (this one goes out to all my sorority sisters):


Happy birthday America!!!!!!!!


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