Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hump Day Nerdgasm, July 4th Edition: Let's kick the tires and light the fires!


So my husband and I have this tradition. Every year for the past 6 years, we've watched Independence Day in three parts, starting on July 2 and ending (MOST triumphantly) on July 4.

Every July 2, we feel sorry for Randy Quaid (seriously, he got NONE of the good genes in that family, poor guy). We fall in love all over again with Julius "Jewish Dad" Levinson. I inevitably point out that David Levinson perfected the sexy-hipster-nerd look.


Sa-WOON.
We usually end the day wondering whether our dogs would obediently follow us if we had to run for our lives to escape a fire-cloud . . . or if they would take off in some other direction entirely (the latter is generally deemed most likely to occur).

EVERY DOG FOR ITSELF.
Every July 3, we laugh at how un-Jayne-like Adam Baldwin is in his cute little military uniform with his Business Face and his "yes, sir/no, sir."

You go GET that alien, mister. *pinches cheeks*
I say, "That's Data, right? From Star Trek?" and my husband looks at me like I'm stupid.

It totally IS Data. WHO'S STUPID NOW?
Then the president's daughter asks, "Is mommy sleeping now?" . . . and my husband cries (and maybe me, too, a little).

Husband: "Damn kid." *weeps*
But on July 4, all the sads are washed away with a refreshing wave of Will Smith/Jeff Goldblum banter (the best KIND of banter, if you ask me) and a computer virus that saves the day. (Side note: Please refrain from criticizing in any forum the plausibility of such a virus. THIS MOVIE HAS ALIENS.)

Who DARES QUESTION our saving-the-world methods?
And let's not forget the most important part of EVERY July 4: the Speech with a capital S, delivered by THE best make-believe president of all time (this is not up for debate).


GOOOOOOO HUMANS! Now let's eat things.

Also, here's this HelloGiggles article: Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From Independence Day.

15 comments:

  1. This is so the best tradition.

    I watched the Bill Pullman speech on the train platform while waiting for the El, and I might've teared up a bit. Maybe.

    Also DID YOU KNOW THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER WENT ON TO PLAY ANN IN ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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  2. I would be concerned if you DIDN'T tear up watching that speech.


    YES. Mae Whitman! She's in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World too.

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  3. Hah, indeed she is...indeed she is.

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  4. The 4th should just be an Adam Baldwin day. I myself am watching the Firefly marathon on Science Channel.

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  5. I've never seen Independence Day! I should, huh? I've never celebrated it either though, so... Yeah, nah, I'll leave it to you guys.

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  6. There are British people in Independence Day! Briefly. And they're SASSY. I believe their response to the American effort to coordinate a worldwide attack is, "It's about bloody time!"

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  7. You have the best tradition. Your tweeting about this has super made me want to watch this movie again. I wonder if there's a 2 pack of ID4 and Jurassic Park...

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  8. That would be the most epic movie combo of all time. And my head would explode from all the sexy Goldblumage.

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  9. Jeff Goldblum: kind of like a sexy stork.

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  10. *gasp* THAT'S THE BEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD.


    You could also compare him to a sexy pterodactyl.

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  11. If I ever say something funny, it's a safe be it's from Will & Grace! Also, I watched Jurassic Park for the first time last night, and I'd say comparing Mr. Goldblum to a sexy dino of any sort is highly appropriate.

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  12. Bet. A safe bet.

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  13. Cool tradition! I think my parents usually watch Independence Day on the 4th as well. I too love the Goldblum/Smith banter. I was telling a coworker about how much fun this movie was, and he was like, with all the people dying? And I was bewildered, because it has banter! It's a blockbuster! How is 'fun' not an appropriate adjective for it. Anyway. Bill Pullman has one of the sexiest voices. Big reason why I love While You Were Sleeping too. (Also, totally didn't know that was Data. Wow.)

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  14. Ha! Oh yeah...the dying. I tend to forget about that part.


    Bill Pullman is my favorite fake president...and While You Were Sleeping! With Peter "Eyebrows" Gallagher! Why don't I own THAT movie?

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