Movie of the Year: 1973 – American Graffiti

Movie of the Year: 1973

American Graffiti

This week we discuss American Graffiti! Can this movie drive its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?

Cars, they mean so much to us here in America. Americans love car so much that some have even taken to living in them. There are many images that scream America: Frat Boys drunk chanting USA; a gun being fired into the air after a sporting event win or loss; or simply a small child without healthcare coverage.

but perhaps nothing Bellows America quite like the automobile. in a way it’s a shame that cars have nearly completely whoopsied the environment, but in another way it’s kinda beautiful, once our mothers and nurturers, they have now transformed into our destruction.

American Graffiti Embraces the awesome power and the unparalleled majesty of the automobile. It’s not simply something that takes us from one place to another, it is a place, an interior, the site of our hopes and our dreams and the sodas we spill right in our silly laps.

By a guy who’s only claim to fame is the entire Star Wars universe and thus half of my personality, American Graffiti explores a time where things were a little bit simpler, but the world she was changing. folks are graduating and new opportunities pull our young characters thither and yon.

but if you look closely, and I hope after tonight’s episode You Will, you’ll see that there’s one very special, perhaps unnoticed character in this movie: That’s right America herself. And I guess graffiti; although I don’t actually remember there being any graffiti in this movie let alone enough to necessitate being half the title.

Abortion is healthcare

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at