Jalopnik’s staff is off staycationing for the Fourth, so I’ll find a couple of classic posts to rerun for your entertainment if you feel like hanging out on the site today. Or, might I recommend revisiting the 1996 classic Independence Day? That’ll get your American pride juiced right up for a couple of hours.
Seriously though, it’s a great movie. Independence Day was actually the first PG-13 movie my parents let me see. And, guys, I wasn’t even 13. Cool, right?!
It’s got everything: Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Brent Spiner not wearing full body makeup for once, and Bill Pullman as a slightly more cowboy badass version of a Martin Sheen-style Hollywood president. (He flys a fighter jet!)
Also, fireworks. Fireworks!
Try to enjoy yourself. And stay safe.