Happy 4th of July, my fellow Americans.
Have a Freedom Eagle
And this show will be creeping out your kids and your kids’ kids. That is what it means to be a “classic.”
Back in 1899, one Edward C Berners of Berners’ Soda Fountain in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, found a way around the then Blue Law of forbidding serving soda water on Sunday. (Ice cream sodas were all the rage back then.) Instead of adding soda water to an already scooped up serving of ice cream in a glass and then adding chocolate syrup, he just skipped the soda water altogether. Leaving the ice cream covered in plain syrup. Turned out it was a hit. Soon everyone was doing the same thing, calling it an “Ice Cream Sundae” and adding their own twists such as the cherry on top. The rest is yummy history.
Recently, once again the government has been thinking about trying to get the American public to give up their small note paper money for coins. (Mostly because coins last longer than paper therefore in the long run it’s cheaper to produce.)
But we, as a whole, are stubborn as mules. We just don’t want to make the switch. Yes, I know most other nations use dollar type coins. The Loonie, the Euro, the 100 Yen coin, but, we could not care less. We hate coins. Unless we are collecting them or playing Quarters.
Sorry, for the lack of updates. I caught a nasty virus on my computer which has made it difficult to get anything done.
Have heart, I am working on it. Hoo boy, I am working on it.
In the meantime, if you could, would you drop me a letter telling me your favorite little American things? I really would love to hear what you have to say.
your friendly neighborhood
One very heavy Queens, New York accent + Walken’s natural cadence = AWESOME! Seriously, I want his voice to be my ringtone. “C’mon, don’t be ah schmuck. Pick up, yah have a cawwwllll.”
The Gullah language is a creole language spoken by African Americans in the Sea Islands and the coastline regions of the South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida. (It’s also called, “The Sea Island Creole” for this reason.)
However, despite this small regional block, some of the Gullah words, such as “goober” for “peanut” and “cooter” for “turtle,” have managed to bleed into the rest of the South and are used by everyone there.
Insert your own joke of, “A monster from South New Jersey that isn’t name Snookie? Shocking!” here…
With a city of over eight million people and that’s not including the tourists, things have to be fast in this town or else it will never be done.
For example, you want to get to the Sal’s Doughnut Emporium in Flatbush before he sells all the glazed? Well, you better hurry because a couple of hundred other people have the same idea as you do.
For some the games are just an excuse to have tailgate parties. They don’t even care who is playing. Just who is cooking.