July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July, Everyone! (Yes - EVERYONE - not just Americans)

I made an infographic.  I hope you enjoy.
Even if you aren’t American (which must suck) you should still celebrate The Fourth of July here’s why...  If you like having electricity in your house... You can thank America. If you like listening to the radio... You can thank America. If you like watching movies... You can thank America. If you like watching TV... You can thank America. If you like the fact that Human Beings have been to other celestial bodies (IE - THE MOON)... You can thank America. If you like surfing the Internet... You can thank America. If you like Hamburgers - you can thank Germany....  BUT if you like BACON CHEESEBURGERS... You can thank America. If you like Pizza, don’t thank Italy... You can thank America. If you like listening to Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, or Rap... You can thank America. And if you like NOT BEING A FREAKING NAZI... You know what to do....

Some have questioned this...  So I'll explain.

Electricity - Thomas Edison & Nikola Tesla - Americans
Radio - Nikola Tesla - American
Movies - the Kinetograph  by Thomas Edison - American
Television - Philo Farnsworth - American
The Moon - NASA, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin - Americans
The Internet - originally ARPANET - Created by the US Department of Defense - AMERICANS
Bacon Cheeseburger - the "Teen Burger" introduced in 1963 by A&W's - Americans
Pizza - Italian-Americans in New York - AMERICANS
Rock-n-Roll - Trixie Smith, Sam Phillips, Alan Freed,  Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Elvis Presley - AMERICANS
Jazz -  Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, Joe Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Original Dixieland Jass Band  - AMERICANS
Rap - James Brown, Bob Dylan, Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, Coco La Rock, Rudy Ray Moore - AMERICANS

And the last one... come'on....

Didn't even mention: 

the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell - American
or the Celephone - Martin Cooper - American
or the VCR - Charles Paulson Ginsberg - American
or the Optical Disc (which lead to the CD/DVD/LaserDisc/BluRay) - David Paul Gregg & James T. Russell - Americans
or the Personal Computer - Henry Edward Roberts - American
or the Video Game - Ralph H. Baer - American
or the Graphical User Interface - Xerox, Apple, Windows - all American Companies
or the Computer Mouse - Douglas Engelbart - American
or the Laptop - Adam Osborne - American

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6 comments:

mammoth1 said...

so many of these were not invented by americans...

Chad W Smith said...

Which ones? Let's go though the list...

Radio - Nikola Tesla - American
Electricity - Thomas Edison & Nikola Tesla - Americans
Movies - the Kinetograph by Thomas Edison - American
Television - Philo Farnsworth - American
The Moon - NASA, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin - Americans
The Internet - originally ARPANET - Created by the US Department of Defense - AMERICANS
Bacon Cheeseburger - the "Teen Burger" introduced in 1963 by A&W's - Americans
Pizza - Italian-Americans in New York - AMERICANS
Rock-n-Roll - Trixie Smith, Sam Phillips, Alan Freed, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Elvis Presley - AMERICANS
Jazz - Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, Joe Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Original Dixieland Jass Band - AMERICANS
Rap - James Brown, Bob Dylan, Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, Coco La Rock, Rudy Ray Moore - AMERICANS

The last one wasn't an invention, but I don't think you were arguing about that. If you do want to argue about that one, I know some 80+ year old Vets who you could talk to that would gladly show you exactly what happened to the Nazis they came across.

Next question...

mammoth1 said...

go and read wikipedia or some other credible source regarding radio, television, electricity, the telephone, the personal computer for instance. some of your claims are dubious whilst others are out and out wrong. i can't even be bothered to check the rest but i'm sure others are probably wrong too.

as for ww2... thanks for the backup and all that but you joined in 2 years late. ww2 begun in 1939, not 1941.

mammoth1 said...

i thought it was fairly common knowledge that tim berners lee invented the internet as well.

Chad W Smith said...

And as far as Wikipedia - I suggest you actually check Wikipedia for all those names I listed for yourself.

And as far as entering the war too late - we didn't go looking for a war, we entered the war when the war came to us. And once it did - we finished it.

Chad W Smith said...

I thought it was fairly common knowledge that Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, and that the Web and the Internet were 2 different things, and that Tim Berners-Lee would be the first person to clarify that distinction.