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  •  The Bicentennial (8+ / 0-)

    Anybody remember that?

    There were several years of the thing building up, the big 200th birthday bash on July 4, 1976, and by breakfast on the 5th, the whole thing was spent and passe....

    At the time I did't see why the oh-so-trendily-Liberal hipsters, with their "if it feels good do it", didn't dig the biggest 200th birthday party ever. But I was only 15, and looking back I can see that the thing was way overly hyped and overly commercialized (e.g.: a series of commercials about evil Reginald  Redcoat trying to steal the Patriot kids' toaster pasties). And I have to wonder if they had an inkling of intuition that all the flag waving may be priming the late '70s turn to the right?

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:45:32 AM PST

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