Happy Fourth!

If this was good enough for last year, it’s good enough for now.

I can’t say it any better than I did last year.

Once again, this blog would like to join the Godfather of Soul in wishing all y’all a badass Fourth.

Enjoy the day.

I’ve got an assortment of Patak Meats’ finest lined up and ready for the grill.  What do you folks have in store?

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  1. 12 lb. brisket on the barrel smoker since 6:30. Gonna be a long day. Happy 4th. God Bless America.

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  2. 92 Grad

    I smoked a boston butt overnight, its cooling off now in the fridge. Yum

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  3. Publix BOGO ribs, got to get them out of the freezer! Just need thawing and warming up. My dad has a pool at his house, thinking about making a pitcher of mojitos to take over there. Pretty sure I haven’t yet read Athlon’s outlook for Kansas State or Wyoming.

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  4. Idlewild Dawg

    2 butts on the smoker overnite, cold beers, many friends & tunes (Crowes, Petty, ABB,Stones,DNC,etc) by the pool all day. Guitars will come out when the sun goes down. 🇺🇸✌️🍻

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  5. SpellDawg

    Grilled American Red Snapper (caught in the Gulf yesterday) on the Green Egg.

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  6. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Doing some grilling. Nothing fancy. Burgers. Corn on the cob. Then some apple pie and vanilla ice cream. RC Cola because it was on sale at Publix this week.

    Oh, and my Independence Day tradition: Jaws! This time in 4K as they just released the film to 4K last month!

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    • Russ

      Great movie choice. Took the family to see it in the theater a couple of years back during one of the re-releases. It still holds up well, especially on the big screen. Lots of tension and screams from the packed audience.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        Great films are always great.

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        • “inephiles have long argued who the actual writer of the speech was and who was responsible for what. Finally, Spielberg sets the record straight:

          Steven Spielberg: I owe three people a lot for this speech. You’ve heard all this, but you’ve probably never heard it from me. There’s a lot of apocryphal reporting about who did what on Jaws and I’ve heard it for the last three decades, but the fact is the speech was conceived by Howard Sackler, who was an uncredited writer, didn’t want a credit and didn’t arbitrate for one, but he’s the guy that broke the back of the script before we ever got to Martha’s Vineyard to shoot the movie.

          I hired later Carl Gottlieb to come onto the island, who was a friend of mine, to punch up the script, but Howard conceived of the Indianapolis speech. I had never heard of the Indianapolis before Howard, who wrote the script at the Bel Air Hotel and I was with him a couple times a week reading pages and discussing them.

          Howard one day said, “Quint needs some motivation to show all of us what made him the way he is and I think it’s this Indianapolis incident.” I said, “Howard, what’s that?” And he explained the whole incident of the Indianapolis and the Atomic Bomb being delivered and on its way back it was sunk by a submarine and sharks surrounded the helpless sailors who had been cast adrift and it was just a horrendous piece of World War II history. Howard didn’t write a long speech, he probably wrote about three-quarters of a page.

          But then, when I showed the script to my friend John Milius, John said “Can I take a crack at this speech?” and John wrote a 10 page monologue, that was absolutely brilliant, but out-sized for the Jaws I was making! (laughs) But it was brilliant and then Robert Shaw took the speech and Robert did the cut down. Robert himself was a fine writer, who had written the play The Man in the Glass Booth. Robert took a crack at the speech and he brought it down to five pages. So, that was sort of the evolution just of that speech.”

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            John Milius is an under-appreciated genius. Not just in his writing and filmmaking, but in introducing Basil Polodouris to the wider world. A great composer. One of the best. Milius doesn’t get much credited work nowadays and it’s mostly because of the unofficial blacklist in Hollywood for conservatives who are “too outspoken” about their beliefs. If he were “one of the good ones” aka, less outspoken, like Gary Sinese, he’d get more credited work. He still makes a living as a script doctor.

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            • Have you seen the doc on him? Really interesting. Big Wednesday is also underrated, I didn’t like it at first because the surfing scenes were so obviously not SoCal but it’s really pretty good. In the directors voice over of Jeremiah Johnson he reveals that the scene where they go to the buddy’s grave in the middle of the night it is actually Jeremiah’s grave. After JJ they reinterred him in Cody, Wyoming. Redford was a pallbearer.

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  7. Rival

    Waking around Acadia.

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  8. ugafidelis

    Same to you brother Bluto. We’ll most likely hit the lake, then bbq with friends tonight. Although seeing Spell’s post about makes me want to ride down to Eastpoint and grab some fresh fish to add to the menu.

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  9. Spent last night on the houseboat, drank too much but had the best seat in the house for fireworks.
    Today am babysitting a pump truck and a sewer jetter thanks to a travel baseball tournament and probably a wayward feminine hygiene product at one of our high schools. Did I mention I don’t like travel baseball?
    Happy fourth y’all.

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  10. This is one of the few meals my bride makes. She does a blueberry cole slaw on turkey brats.

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  11. doofusdawg

    Lowcountry Boil with Cherry Point shrimp and some king crab legs. Fresh corn and some Johns Island tomatoes. Washing it all down with some Low Tide Kolsch. Happy Fourth and Go Dawgs!

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  12. Hamburgers, watching fireworks over the Bay, and setting off our own fireworks. I wanna paddle out but the parking gets tough

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  13. Got Cowdog

    My in-laws gave us 10 or so pounds of blueberries fresh off their bushes. I’ve frozen some and the Missus is making a blueberry cobbler for later tonight. About half of them went into a fermenter and will yield some very fine wine in a few months.
    It’s just the missus and I for the first time in many, many years for the 4th tonight. I think we’ll take the boat to the mouth of the cove and watch all the fireworks, share a good bottle of wine and rest on our laurels a bit.
    Best country in the world y’all,

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  14. Alcoholic Genius

    Mo fo Ribs

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