Topic: 4th of july

The Best TV Marathons To Watch This Fourth Of July Weekend

The Best TV Marathons To Watch This Fourth Of July Weekend

Happy 4th of July weekend, Amurrica! Everyone celebrates being an American in their own way, so if for you that involves firing up the grill and watching fireworks, then that’s cool. But if you’d rather spend the holiday weekend partaking in America’s favorite pastime — watching TV — you should be allowed to do that too. And lucky for you there are plenty of options this weekend. More »

Jimmy Kimmel Has Kids Explain The National Anthem, With Patriotically Hilarious Results

Jimmy Kimmel Has Kids Explain The National Anthem, With Patriotically Hilarious Results

If there’s one thing Jimmy Kimmel’s good at, besides getting Johnny Depp to kiss him multiple times, it’s getting people on the street, especially kids, to say the darndest things about topical issues. Last night, in honor of Independence Day, Jimmy sent a correspondent out to ask some kids on Hollywood Boulevard about the National Anthem, and they unsurprisingly didn’t know much. But they sure were hilarious! More »

10 Things ‘Independence Day’ Taught Me About Independence Day

10 Things 'Independence Day' Taught Me About Independence Day

Ah, Independence Day: The day on which we burn food items to a crisp, dress in only three colors, and set fire to a bunch of explosives, all in the name of celebrating the day a bunch of long-dead dudes signed a piece of very important paper. Incidentally, it’s also the day on which, in 1996, aliens descended upon the Earth and attempted to destroy it. Happily, they failed, thanks to the ingenuity of a few resourceful humans; and now we can use the day to celebrate not one, but two forms of independence. Hoorah!

I was 11 when Independence Day came out, and as you might imagine, I was a rather impressionable child. It seemed to me that there was more to take away from this Hollywood blockbuster than simple entertainment. I studied it carefully, and under its tutelage, I discovered a number of valuable lessons about the true meaning of this national holiday. In honor of 4th of July weekend, I have decided to share my findings with you, Gentle Readers; here are the 10 things Independence Day taught me about Independence Day: More »

Top 10 Posts From Blisstree

Top 10 Posts From Blisstree

Our sibling site Blisstree is wry and service-y in addition to being health-and-eco-conscious. Want proof? Look no further than these 10 great posts from the past week, featuring Liz Lemon, hyperactive fitness guru Lacey Stone and Jessica Simpson‘s vegan-and-visions lifestyle … More »