A Grand Old FlagEverything in this country would just be a whole lot better if everyone simply listened to a bit more John Philip Sousa. I mean, really. Why do we have to wait until July 4th? This stuff is just terrific. How can you hear these things and not want to go vote and settle the West and beat the crap out of some friggin’ British redcoats? These are the sorts of things that cross your mind when you inadvertantly leave your iPod on shuffle set to the “Big Band/March” genre at midnight.

Also, everyone would probably be happier if I didn’t have a damn paper cut on the tip of my thumb that’s been annoying the hell out of me since Wednesday.

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  1. I hope you actually read these postings. Your grandfather was a huge JPS fan, and it was not uncommon for him to pop an LP into our dresser-sized stereo and play it as loud as he could early Saturday and Sunday mornings.

    Papa was also a patriot. He loved that stuff.

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