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Sam Bee: The Spy Who Loved the NRA; Watergate; Comedians in Cars with Dissidents Getting Coffee

The View: Will Socialists Divide the Democratic Party? (LOL Meghan McCain)

Whoopi threatens to ring the Stop Screaming bell to get mad dog Meghan to stop barking at nothing, but Meghan does not stop. She insists that Democratic Socialist European countries cannot be compared to the U.S. because they are small, but Venezuela can, something Thatcher said about "don't take my money," various nonsense.

Samantha Bee, Full Frontal: London Welcomes Trump

I was bitten by a centipede this evening.

It was a big centipede. I want to cry but refuse to do so. It bit my thumb and it really hurts. If I never post here again then I am dead because the centipede murdered me. I'm at my dead Japanese mother-in-law's house for Obon, the summer festival for the dead, and my husband at first didn't believe my cries about the giant centipede, but as in any horror movie that which seems impossible is real. He killed it. Then he said his mother was probably reincarnated as a centipede and was waiting for months to be able to bite me. Seems about right.

4th of July. A list of good American things.

It goes without saying that things are bad now. But there are good things!

Quilts. Yard sales. Going barefoot outside. Chewing gum. Running through lawn sprinklers. Ice cream trucks. Lemonade stands. Thrift stores. Free concerts in the park. Free gift with purchase. Serve yourself. Bumper stickers. Costco. Frisbee. Mason jars. Front porches. State fairs. Slumber parties.

Drive-ins, drive-thrus, take-out, doggy bags. Free refills. Barbecue potato chips. Candy bars. Ranch dressing. Big salads, salad bars. Happy hours. Rocky Road ice cream. Root beer floats. Cream soda. Sloppy Joes. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Popcorn balls. Caramel apples. Granny Smith apples. Dungeness crabs. Bing cherries. Wild rice. Cranberries. Peanut butter. Corn on the cob. Buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup. Ham and pineapple pizza. Turkey. Deviled eggs. Pumpkin pie. Buttermilk fried chicken. Banana splits. Eating with your hands. Eating fruit without cutting it up first. Cracker Jacks. Animal Crackers. Blue corn chips. Rice Crispy Squares. Diner slang: cold mud (chocolate ice cream); cow food (salad); nervous pudding (jello); dog soup (water).

Vaudeville. Broadway. The Marx Brothers. "Stormy Weather" (Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, the Nicholas Brothers). The Wizard of Oz. Singing in the Rain. Show Boat, "Old Man River." On the Town. South Pacific. Porgy and Bess. West Side Story. A Chorus Line. Balanchine's "Agon" (Arthur Mitchell and Diana Adams). Martha Graham. Bob Fosse. Robert Joffrey. Agnes DeMille. Judith Jamison in Alvin Alie's "Cry." Aaron Copland. Benny Goodman's "Sing, sing, sing." Billy Holliday's "These Foolish Things." Glen Miller's "Over the Rainbow." Louis Armstrong's "St. James Infirmary." Bessie Smith's "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag." John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." Tap dancing, break dancing.

Edward Hopper's "Night Cafe." The Chrysler Building. Chicago's skyscrapers. Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house. Andy Warhol. Jackson Pollack. Robert Motherwell. Googie architecture. Water towers. Billboards. Mark Twain. Henry Miller. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Gertrude Stein. Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Anita Loos's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine." Garrison Keillor's "Leaving Home." Bill Bryson. M.F.K. Fisher. Jack London. Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast."

Levis 501 shrink-to-fit button-fly jeans. Overalls. Jean jackets. Cut-offs. Bandanas. Cowboy boots, cowboy hats. Hanes T-shirts. Moccasins. Ray Ban sunglasses. Flannel shirts. Hawaiian shirts. Bowling shirts.

Slang. Ants in my pants. Sleep with the fishes. Drop a dime. As busy as a one-legged tap dancer. Names of cities: Enumclaw, Hoquiam, Mukilteo, Nooksack, Puyallup, Sammamish, Sequim, Tacoma, Tukwila, Walla Walla, Yakima, Steilacoom, Seattle.

And so much more.

Music for the 4th: Hoedown from Aaron Copland's "Rodeo"

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