We’re taking a semi holiday this week at we heart this and at the same time sharing some of the best moments the internet has to offer. We’re turning our hours spent trolling YouTube for old band performances, television clips from our youth and fart level humor into something useful! Check in all week for the clips we couldn’t help but forward to everyone in our address book and other moments near and dear to our hearts.
Happy 4th of July! Don’t you just love this holiday? Family and friends getting together, eating, drinking, swimming and playing outside, smack dab in the middle of summer, all to celebrate the birthday of the good old US of A? The fireworks and flying flags always gets me a little misty. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite YouTube clips in honor of the big day.
Tyna’s pick: I’m also a total patriotic fool when it comes to sports. The Olympics are my nirvana every two years. One of my favorite moments? The 96 Woman’s Gymnastics Team earning the first ever gold medal for the US in the most dramatic of fashions! To set the scene: the US team has been on a tear all night – stick, stick, stick on the first three events – with nary a wobble. If they can keep it up on the vault, the gold is theirs. Then – disaster! Vaulter number five falls on both attempts! The USA’s final gymnast, Kerri Strug, has to land one vault for the team to take it all..
Stef’s pick: Thank you Schoolhouse Rock, for teaching me everything I know about US history (and most of what I know about English as well!)
Honorable mentions: Is there really anything more American than The Simpsons? We quote this Classic Homer moment quite a bit. Here’s a 4th of July clip as well; Homer buys illegal fireworks. Want more Olympic glory? How about the 1980 US Hockey Team. Or my favorite race of the Beijing games – the Men’s 100 Free Relay. And because one Schoolhouse Rock video is never enough, check out these Independence Day related gems; Fireworks and No More Kings.