Hot on the heels of Canada Day, it is American Independence Day.
Let's take a moment to celebrate the country that gave the world Woody Allen, American Gothic, Melissa Anderson, Angel, Rene Auberjonois, John Billingsley, Avery Brooks, Ben Browder, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Emma Caulfield, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Daniel Clowes, Gary Cole, Margaret Colin, John DiMaggio, Peter Dinklage, Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku, E, ER, Ex Machina, Firefly, Harrison Ford, Futurama, Ghost World, Seth Green, Ron Gilbert, Terry Gilliam, Andy Hallett, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Hunter, Harper Lee, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsters, Steve Martin, Thomas McCarthy, Mac McDonald, Maurice Mitchell, Nigel Mitchell, Monkey Island, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Northern Exposure, Now And Again, Peg Phillips, Robert Picardo, Phil Reed, Gene Roddenberry, Ned Romero, Brent Spiner, Star Trek, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Brian K. Vaughn, Sigourney Weaver, Billy West, Joss Whedon and Y: The Last Man (among others).
I've been to the USA, but so far I've only seen three of those United States. I'd love to go again and make a start on the other 47...
Here's Hugh Laurie singing 'America', an ode to America from A Bit Of Fry & Laurie:
Happy Fourth of July Americans.