This is inspiration, not thievery. Really.

After I read Mocha Momma's latest post I was reminded of how much I love the movie Independence Day. And how fitting to be reminded on the 4th of July... right? (This is where you quietly think, "Well, duh!")

Some of my favorite quotes from that movie (gratefully from imdb.com):

[at the secret government lab]
President Thomas Whitmore: I don't understand, where does all this come from? How do you get funding for something like this?
Julius Levinson: You don't actually think they spend $20,000.00 on a hammer, $30,000.00 on a toilet seat do you?

David Levinson: We're hit! We took a hit!
Captain Steven Hiller: [yelling] We're not hit! We're not hit! Stop side-seat driving!

Captain Steven Hiller: Who's the man? Huh? Who's the man? Wait till I get another plane! I'm a line ya friends up right beside you! Where ya at, huh? Where ya at?
[Hiller opens the spaceship, the alien screams, Hiller smacks him in the head]
Captain Steven Hiller: [beat] Welcome to earth.

Captain Steven Hiller: No, you did NOT shoot that green shit at me!

and who could forget:
President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


LceeL said...

Happy 4th, Elizabeth. What would you like to have knitted?

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July to you too!!

I haven't seen that movie in eons!!! You just made me wanna see it again!

Enjoy your holidays and festivities!

Ciao bella,

SAAM said...

"I've GOT to get me one of these!!"

White Hot Magik said...

That is a good movie. Happy Independence Day!

The Dissonance said...

I luv the 4th of July in the US. But my poor German Shep Shelby doesn't. She hid under my night stand until this morning.

Mrs. F said...

Hope you had a stellar 4th!

I love me some yummy Willy (that is what I like to call my future husband, I know you all call him Will, but I refer to him as Willy).

Bird said...

Love that movie and haven't seen it in years. Might have to stick it on my Netflix list.

Zeynep Ankara said...

Hope you had a nice 4th of July Elizabeth. Have a good weekend, cheers, Zeynep xx

LceeL said...

Elizabeth, Grannie wants to know what it is you would like to have knitted.

Anonymous said...

i'm in late, but i want to wish u an happy 4th july!

i see now ur picture from california: fantastic!what an emotion! especially see u with ur dad!

i want to ask u if u had been fun ,but ...it's easy to see that u had a fantastic fun!

i'm happt 4 u!

take care, sara


Anonymous said...

Just check'en in on you... hope you are well my dear!! Thinking about you...