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Muskrat Love: "Every time I sing this song, I think of Henry Kissinger"

Toni Tennille informed an audience that she and the Captain performed Muskrat Love at the dinner in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (PDF) as part of the Bicentennial celebrations at the White House, much to the intrigue and/or confusion of Henry Kissinger. Though there doesn't seem to be any video of the performance, there is some photographic evidence (description of photos (PDF)). The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum tumblr has a post on the event, with a higher quality image of Captain and Tennillee in action. For better or worse, there aren't any people in muskrat-type costumes to be seen.
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 5, 2014 - 31 comments

Ohio Bicentennial Barns

In September 2002, Scott Hagan completed a five-year project to celebrate Ohio's bicentennial by painting a logo on a barn in every one of Ohio's 88 counties (although he had to paint at least 90: one was destroyed by a tornado and one was torn down for a gas station). And Hagan is still painting barns.
posted by skynxnex on Jun 11, 2013 - 12 comments

Frédéric Chopin's bicentennial

2010 is the bicentennial of the birth of Frédéric François Chopin - a reluctant instrumental virtuoso, an immortal Romantic composer, and all-around bastard. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 13, 2009 - 45 comments

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Today marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. Let's party like it's 1809! [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Feb 12, 2009 - 31 comments

What would Simpsons characters look like in Real Life? Something like this.

A filmmaker, [SPOILER], records his young son, [SPOILER], telling an imaginative story to his two younger sisters, [SPOILER] and [SPOILER].
from the A/V Geeks of Archive.org, whose diverse menu of nostalgia include Psychedelic Schoolhouse Rock, a delightful VD PSA and a whole lotta falling down.
posted by wendell on Jan 21, 2009 - 13 comments

Two Hundred Years of Psychedelic Cornucopias

A celebratory and trippy US Bicentennial animation comissioned by the US Goverment. More from animator Vince Collins via
posted by Burhanistan on May 30, 2007 - 13 comments

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