I was re-watching the History Channel's documentary about the history of comic books, and I thought "Man, this should be required viewing in every high school."
The comic book, as an artistic medium, should be at least part of basic curriculum. I'm not saying you have to be a fan of comic books, or even read them at all - but to see how they are a part of American culture intrinsically, like rock n' roll or baseball.
So, in honor of July 4th, here's a list of things every good American needs:
- Converse shoes
- some Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop
- a good cheeseburger (I recommend Gourmet Market in Cambridge)
- dance to jukebox music
- a fried Oreo at a county fair
- rock a really sweet pair of blue jeans