2001/07/04

Cool American people and things, off the top of my head, in no particular order. (Except for the first item, that is, which always must come first.)

The Constitution
John Adams
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Rocky Mountains
armadillos
Ernest Hemingway
long train trips
Mark Twain
Chesapeake Bay
Idaho potatoes
South Jersey tomatoes
Native Americans
Silicon Valley
baseball
The Space Needle
The Statue of Liberty (thanks, France!)
The Washington Monument
The Atlantic magazine
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gertrude Stein
Jackson Pollock
Jasper Johns
Charles Ives
Star Trek
Star Wars
Robert Heinlein
Kurt Vonnegut
Babe Ruth
Walter Cronkite
Apollo moon missions
Fahrenheit 451
Jazz
Blues
Rock 'n' roll
X
Malcom X
Thomas Jefferson
W.E.B. DuBois
Benjamin Banneker
Barry Gifford
Daniel Boorstin
Library of Congress
Mount Rushmore
The Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
George Washington
Lolita
Lou Gehrig
Sherwood Anderson
The Catcher in the Rye
Leaves of Grass
Tappan Zee Bridge
Susie Bright
Philip K. Dick
New York City
Jersey shore
Human genome project
Nicholson Baker
Smithsonian Institution
National Geographic
Sheila Simmons
New York Times
Empire State Building
St. Louis Arch
Mississippi River
Great Lakes
Spanish missions in California
Ralph Ellison
Susan Sontag
Harlem
Humphrey Bogart
Raymond Chandler
Dashiel Hammet
Casablanca
Mary McCarthy
Duke Ellington
E.B. White
Louis Armstrong
John Updike
cheeseburgers
cheesesteak sandwiches
John Cheever
Don DeLillo
Raymond Carver
Donald Barthelme
Tales of the City
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Charles Bukowski
The Florida Keys
John Barth
Fort McHenry
Andy Warhol
Lou Reed
Iggy Pop
X
Thomas Paine
Henry Miller
Katharine Hepburn
Philip Roth
The African Queen
Dr. Seuss
Jack Kerouac
William S. Burroughs
Allen Ginsberg
John Glenn
Viking mission to Mars
the plains
Susan Sarandon
Anne Rice
New Orleans
Riverboat gambling
invention of the telephone
Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams lager
Monroe Doctrine
Cool neighbors, Canada and Mexico
Alaska
Hawaii
Brown v. Topeka
Roe v. Wade
Rosa Parks
Mark Rothko
Willem De Kooning
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sojourner Truth
The underground railroad
The men who played in the negro leagues
The Voting Rights Act
Tastykakes
immigrants
The Lincoln Memorial
The Vietnam War Memorial
subs (hoagies)
Alice B. Toklas
Edgar Allan Poe
Gore Vidal
Yellowstone
Bugs Bunny
The Feminine Mystique
Our Bodies, Our Selves
Jack London
War of the Worlds radio broadcast
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
ice cream sodas
Joe Dimaggio
All in the Family
Pennsylvania Dutch
Alexander Hamilton
The Federalist Papers
The Declaration of Independence
Robert Frost
Showboat (the musical)
buffalo
MORE
David Lynch
Jim Jarmusch
Scientific American
Jeff Corwin Experience
National Zoo
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Harvard
Catch-22
Jimi Hendrix
Steve Martin
Macintosh
ARPAnet
Doug Engelbart
William Carlos Williams
George Washington Carver
Frank Sinatra
Gene Vincent
Jimmy Carter
Johnny Cash
Eleanor Roosevelt
CBGB
Ramones
Aaron Copland
George Gershwin
Georgia O'Keefe
Frankie Valli
Blue Note Records
Miranda v. Arizona
gospel music
Kentucky bourbon
Benjamin Franklin
Valley Forge
The Wyeth family
Brandywine river
Sacajawea
Steve Wozniak
VisiCalc
Lewis and Clark expedition
Colony at Jamestown
The Scarlet Letter
The Armory Show
The Museum of Modern Art
Woodward and Bernstein
Elliot Ness
Henry Rollins
Bruce Sterling
Richard Feynman
Carl Sagan
"Don't tread on me!"
fried chicken
Spencer Tracy
To Kill a Mockingbird
Muhammad Ali
James Watson
Thomas Edison
Robert Fulton
Elvis Presley
Marilyn Monroe
Jackie Robinson
John Kennedy
Clarence Darrow
Dr. Jonas Salk
Dr. Linus Pauling
Hoover Dam
Ivring Berlin
Bing Crosby
Jimmy Stewart
1967 Ford Mustang
Stutz Bearcat
Route 66
Nat King Cole
Cole Porter
Liberty Bell
Baltimore Inner Harbor
maize
Sinclair Lewis
John Steinbeck
Edward R. Murrow
Glenn Miller
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Doris Day
Connie Francis
National Audubon Society
Boston Tea Party
Patrick Henry
P.T. Barnum
W.C. Fields
The Catskills
City Lights bookstore
John Waters
UNIX
Woody Guthrie
redwoods
Motown
Eugene O'Neill
Truman Capote
Tenessee Ernie Williams
Arthur Miller
Marlon Brando
The Marshall Plan
James Madison
William Faulkner
Emancipation Proclamation
NCSA Mosaic
Flowers for Algernon
Gilbert Stuart
Daniel Webster
Lone Ranger and Tonto
Batman
Superman
Dick Tracy
Stan Lee
The Far Side
Dilbert
Doonesbury
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Badlands
Mt. Rainier
Mt. St. Helens
Grand Canyon

04 Jul 2001

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