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Independence Day 2012

I just wanted to get back on track today with a quick roundup of the “best of the web” that I could find celebrating US Independence Day.  I figure a nice little meme gallery might be interesting to come back to in the future.

Independence Day in America, Higgs Boson Day everywhere else
Neil DeGrasse Tyson comments on the state of American education in light of the early-morning Higgs boson announcement.
Bringing Independence Day wherever he goes, it's Sam the Eagle
“It’s a salute to all nations, but mostly America.” –Sam the Eagle
British folk have a problem with the Independence Day concept
“Richard Hammond is secretly an American.” –Jeremy Clarkson
Ronald Reagan personally led the Independence Day Charge against the USSR in 1984
An SMG-wielding Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor into battle. Your argument is invalid.
Celebrate Independence Day with 'Merican beer!
An old photo dusted off from Memorial Day 2011.

RIP, Sheriff Taylor.
Another vintage warning. This one is sure to capture some attention.
Definitely a win.
Seriously, what could be more patriotic?
Bruce Springsteen Cat will conquer Communism with Cuteness.
Ah, Philosoraptor, you are full of wisdom.
Just remember, giving up your freedom means you love freedom.
It would be nice, wouldn’t it?

That’s it for this year’s ID4 round-up, kiddies!  Hope everyone who celebrated had a safe celebration.  If you didn’t, I wish your eyebrows a speedy regrowth and hope you make the most of that prosthetic hand!

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The Higgs Boson Explained on Vimeo

This is a REALLY good explanation of what the Higgs boson is and why this discovery is (and, in some ways, isn’t) important.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Patriotism

On the day we reserve to tell ourselves America is great–July 4–Europe reminds us that we suck at science.

–Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Where were you when history happened?

Where were you when history happened?

“Higgs Boson” on Wikipedia

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Then, not two minutes later….

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Ugh…so much for editing… Distracted by the CERN Higgs webcast.

Ugh…so much for editing… Distracted by the CERN Higgs webcast.