Happy Independence Day
July 4, 2009

Here’s wishing everyone a fun and safe holiday as we celebrate our independence.

Happy Independence Day!

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
Born in April of '77, Jon quite literally grew up with STAR WARS. His mother took him to see it barely two months later and started buying him the figures before he was even old enough for them. G.I. JOE and Super Powers came along in the '80s, and an action figure addict was created. The moment he decided he was "too old" to play with his toys, he started to collect carded figures, beginning with Super Powers. No longer in possession of the toys or comics of his childhood, he rediscovered collecting with The Phantom Menace, and has moved on from STAR WARS to JLU, DC Direct, G.I. JOE, Marvel Universe, and various characters from movies, television shows, and comics.
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  • Lt. Clutch says:

    Thanks and same to you, Jon. Cool dio scene, btw. Have a safe one, everyone. – Joe

  • Chip Cataldo says:

    Same to you, Jon! Awesome picture! 🙂



  • Danny Cantina-Dan says:

    Likewise, my friend. Not sure if you saw the John Adams mini series w/ Paul Giamotti but I’ll tell you there were scenes that game me goosebumps. Because it was so well done I would get sucked back in time watching. The scene where John Adams is basically talking Jefferson into writing the Declaration was particularly memorable.

    • Unfortunately, I missed the final two installments of the series, but yes, the part you mentioned was great. I really enjoyed it, and I hope to catch what I missed at some point.

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