The Year’s 13 Most Americanest Moments

Bill HicksAmerican: The Bill Hicks Story | April 8, 2011
As the country prepared to have its senses pummeled with computer-generated 3D action orgies starring Australians and Canadians playing American superheroes, a small documentary opened that reminded us what it means to be an actual real-life American. Bill Hicks was a fast-talking, razor-smart, take-no-prisoners comedian from Texas who did the most patriotic thing a comedian can do: Hold up a mirror so we can all see what *ssholes we’re being, and shame us into changing.