Independence Day Edition "Hey, Hancock...ya know we all have to sign this, right? You self-absorbed jackass." --Various Forefathers “I like my coffee like I like my women.” --Thomas Jefferson "We’re fighting 13 colonies? Really? Can we break a mirror and walk under a ladder while we’re at it? Jeez!" --Superstitious General Cornwallis “You can cross the half-frozen Delaware but can’t pick up your socks? Unbelievable.” --Martha Washington "Give me liberty or give me gout?! Ok, who's been messing with this?" --Patrick Henry "Seriously, Britain...West Point is all yours. But there is of course my usual realtor fee. Sorry...industry standard." --Benedict Arnold "1 if by land, 2 if by sea, and 3 if I have a girl over and don't want to be disturbed." --Paul Revere “I should probably bequeath the copyrights to my screenplay for Spies Like Us, just in case.” --Nathan Hale "Of course dumping tea in Boston Harbor is a good idea. I won't have a bad idea until I brew my Summer Ale." --Sam Adams "What about solid blue? That would also make an excellent flag." --Lazy Betsy Ross “We should get France to rescue us. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to repay the favor, I bet.” --John Adams "King George can suck my liberty balls." --Ben Franklin These and other #LostQuotesOfHistory are routinely posted on my Twitter page. “Follow @KeithAlberstadt on Twitter!” --George Washington
Have a belated Happy 4th. Now go blow up some leftover fireworks.