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    Celebrate the Fourth with 'Stripes' at Midnight
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    It is Independence Day weekend! The weekend we celebrate the formation of our union – the one our forefathers founded to escape the [alleged] tyranny of the British government, which they left in the first place because they took issue with the country’s forcing of their religious views upon them. (Good thing nobody is trying to force their religious views into politics these days, amirite??) Also: for interesting and compelling reading I would highly suggest looking into Frederick Douglass’ classic speech he gave on Independence Day in 1852.

    So, I’m a little irreverent about the holiday, but hey, we have the freedom to be irreverent, and that’s great (but, important to note, also not exclusive to America, by the way). Luckily, we have a midnight movie tomorrow, July 4, to commemorate the holiday; a movie by the wonderfully irreverent filmmaker Ivan Reitman, he of Ghostbusters fame.

    The movie is Stripes, starring cult hero Bill Murray as a taxi driver who isn’t doing so well in life. His solution? Join the military, of course! Wacky shenanigans ensue as only possible through a Bill Murray vehicle, Ivan Reitman direction, and a Harold Ramis script. Ramis also co-stars, along with John Candy, Warren Oates, Judge Reinhold, and Bill Paxton.

    Stripes plays tomorrow, July 4, at Baxter Avenue Theater as part of the Midnights at the Baxter series. It is supposed to be storming, so the fireworks may very well not be happening – go to the movies instead! Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Further theater information can be found at the theater’s website.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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