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Happy 4th of July!!!
« on: Jul 5th, 2005, 2:29am »
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I wish all of you on the west stateside a happy tail-end of and all of you on the east side a happy belated... Independence Day!!! I hope you all spent a joyous day of q-in' or whatever and a safe day of fireworkin' with your loved ones.
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #1 on: Jul 3rd, 2006, 5:56pm »
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Enjoy those hots and  burgers (though I never have understood why we call them "ham"burgers... can anybody explain that one to me??? ), fireworks, families and, most of all, FREEDOM!!!
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #2 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 10:26am »
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on Jul 3rd, 2006, 5:56pm, StegRock wrote:
Enjoy those hots and  burgers (though I never have understood why we call them "ham"burgers... can anybody explain that one to me???

 
ham·burg·er   n.
 
Ground meat, usually beef.
A patty of such meat.
A sandwich made with a patty of ground meat usually in a roll or bun.
[Short for Hamburger steak, after HAMBURG.]
 
WORD HISTORY   Because the world has eaten countless hamburgers, the origins of the name may be of interest to many. By the middle of the 19th century people in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, enjoyed a form of pounded beef called Hamburg steak. The large numbers of Germans who migrated to North America during this time probably brought the dish and its name along with them. The entrée may have appeared on an American menu as early as 1836, although the first recorded use of Hamburg steak is not found until 1884. The variant form hamburger steak, using the German adjective Hamburger meaning "from Hamburg," first appears in a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper in 1889. By 1902 we find the first description of a Hamburg steak close to our conception of the hamburger, namely a recipe calling for ground beef mixed with onion and pepper. By then the hamburger was on its way, to be followed-much later-by the shortened form burger, used in forming cheeseburger and the names of other variations on the basic burger, as well as on its own.

 
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From the city of Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1800s Americans learned the fine art of grinding or chopping beef into tiny pieces and forming the pieces into a patty for cooking like a steak. At first it was simply called a Hamburg steak. But frequently there was an -er at the end of Hamburg because that was the way the Germans would say it; they add -er to the name of a city to indicate something or someone belonging to it. Thus the kind of sausage used in a hot dog was called a frankfurter (1894) after the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from which it came, and thus President John Kennedy in 1963 said to the citizens of divided Berlin, "Ich bin ein Berliner."" (Contrary to legend, his words did not mean "I am a creampuff," any more than "I am a New Yorker" would mean "I am an issue of a well-known weekly magazine.")
 
The nutritional value of the hamburger steak was promoted in the early 1900s by a Dr. Salisbury, from whom it acquired the more elegant name of Salisbury steak. But the popularity of hamburger really soared when the convenient practice of putting it in a bun became widespread. This was at first called the hamburger sandwich, but when it became the usual way of serving ground beef it was simply called the hamburger, and the bunless version had to be distinguished by terms like hamburger meat or hamburger patty.
 
As the hamburger gained in popularity, variations were invented. In the 1930s, someone who added cheese invented the name cheeseburger. That hybrid ended the patty's association with the city of Hamburg. Nowadays the hamburger is one of America's favorite fast foods, and plain burger is the usual term for it. A prefix can be added to call attention to a topping, ingredient, or style. The results have included names for chiliburgers, frankburgers, pickleburgers, and oliveburgers; lamburgers, hashburgers, nutburgers, and veggieburgers; California burgers, bar-b-burgers, twinburgers, and circus burgers.

 
 
 
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #3 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 11:30am »
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 nice Callie   that post showed true dedication to the all-world hamburger   I tip my hat  
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #4 on: Jul 4th, 2007, 6:40pm »
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Well, I really don't know about the "Revolutionary" part anymore,... but "Happy 4th" to you and yours.  Be safe and be smart when driving around and playing with fireworks this 4th of July week.
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #5 on: Jul 4th, 2007, 7:09pm »
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Happy
 
4th
 
of
 
J U L Y
 
   
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #6 on: Jul 4th, 2008, 1:47am »
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2008
 
                                                
 
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
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Happy 4th!!!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #8 on: Jul 5th, 2008, 2:50am »
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A bit late, but as I have said elsewhere, here is what it is for real:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZZf619DIpo
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #9 on: Jul 5th, 2008, 10:19am »
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Happy 4th of July to all the Gridironers from "Flood Water Receding" St Louis.  Anybody need some mosquitoes?
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #10 on: Jul 4th, 2009, 4:41am »
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Let's hear it for the RED, WHITE, & BLUE!!!

 
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #11 on: Jul 5th, 2009, 11:24am »
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I hope all had a happy and safe 4th of July.  The start of the great experiment, democracy!  
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #12 on: Jul 4th, 2010, 3:47pm »
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Happy 4th,... which every year means training camp is not far off...
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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on Jul 4th, 2010, 3:47pm, StegRock wrote:
Happy 4th,... which every year means training camp is not far off...

 
If only we could say that this year...
 
Happy Fourth, at any rate...
 
America's independence was not just about independence from a government, but from government.  Indeed, it is a declaration of the individual's right to self-governance.  Let us not lose sight of that uniquely American vision on this Independence Day 2011!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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In a time and place where living "in dependence" on the government is greatly increasing instead of independence from government and the controlling nature of government is on such clear display (for those willing to open their eyes to it), remember that today, July 4th, we celebrate "Independence Day", NOT "in-dependence day"!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!!!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Happy "Independence" Day, peeps!!!
 
Though it has become the common refrain, it is not the 4th day of the seventh month that we are randomly celebrating.  It is the independence that we declared... for all of us from England, for each one of us from each other!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Damn, this is just what I was thinking of posting ...
 
on Jul 4th, 2015, 7:46am, StegRock wrote:
Happy "Independence" Day, peeps!!!
 
Though it has become the common refrain, it is not the 4th day of the seventh month that we are randomly celebrating.  It is the independence that we declared... for all of us from England, for each one of us from each other!

 
... again!
 
Might as well just quote!
 
P.S. (GBRFLers, I am going to get a post up on our message board here very soon (tonight) regarding the commencement the 2017-18 season!  Just hang in there...)
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