BEING THE ANGLOPHILE that I am, I often think about what life would be like if the USA had actually lost the Revolutionary War against Great Britain. There are times when I wish I had a legitimate English accent, preferred tea over coffee, and had people that laughed along with me during episodes of Black Adder, or PhoneShop, instead of staring at the screen with glazed eyes. Aside from my pseudo-crush on Stephen Merchant, this Newcastle Brown Ale advertisement is hysterical, but I have a feeling only those who appreciate dry, British humor, will think the same.

Happy July 3rd, everyone — raise a glass today, because tomorrow we’ll all be reminded of how definitely not British America is.