Were you out with the rest of the knuckle-dragging mobs of
people, drinking crappy beer, and chanting "U-S-A" as cheap
fireworks were shot off into the air? Not me. I proudly
spent the entire Fourth of July showing my mother (yeah, my
mom) videotapes of Bill Hicks' performances. And, dear
readers, there is no greater thing you could possibly do to
show that you love your country than that.
I must admit, that the jism jokes coming from my television put my wife and I
in an awkward position. However, the comedy is on the same level as Lenny Bruce
& Andy Kaufman. And in Hicks' comedy routine, we learn the importance of who we
are as Americans, and how we as citizens should use our hearts and our souls
and our brains to make this country a better place to live. So, as we celebrate
the birth of this country, let us reflect on what Bill was trying to tell us.