Maybe Not #4: Nick Offerman gives his list of the 25 most American things you can do today. (Or any day you please. It's a free country.) [GQ]
If You Must Photograph the Fireworks: The photographers at National Geographic have some handy tips. [NatGeo]
Sound of the Union: There has been an impressive number of odes to each state of America—here are the 50 best. [Esquire]
Go Fourth: We’re taking a patriotic moment of silence on Kempt tomorrow, to allow you to get out there and enjoy all of the greatness this country has to offer (namely, grilled meats and lager) without missing us too badly. We'll see you back here on Thursday, singed eyebrows or not.
The Reentry may feel a bit premature this week, since you’re easing into that not-so-short stack of french toast, but there’s no harm in keeping a toe in the waters of reality over the long weekend.
Here’s a good place to start: in the past 72 hours, a cruise ship slow-sank off the coast of Italy, Homeland and The Descendants won big at the Golden Globes, and Jesus Christ finally gave Tim Tebow some tough love. Thank God.