...on the Fourth of July. Yes, dekeOlutionaries, it’s time for that yearly celebration of Independence Day here in the good ol’ US of A. So I thought I’d wish you all peace, freedom, and love of history by playing this “Fireworks” episode of Schoolhouse Rock. For those of you who didn’t a) grow up in the 1970’s or b) grow up with the American Broadcasting Company piped into your living room, this little gem is part of a collection that played in between the regular cartoons on Saturday mornings. Schoolhouse Rock insidiously taught us all about history (as well as multiplication, grammar, and science) with catchy tunes and delightful animation, while we were busy eating pop tarts and trying to rot our brains. How many of us can still sing the preamble to the United States Constitution thanks to these crafty edutainers? “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility… (everybody, sing along now!)”
And should you wish to get out your camera out and shoot (pictures) of fireworks this year, here’s a link to last year’s roundup of advice for doing so, wherein I included another tidbit of pop culture from my youth. Once again wishing you all life, liberty and pursuit of happiness in whatever style you like.