50 Reasons We Love America

Our definitive list of the homegrown innovations, trends, people, and places that has us hoisting our Coors Lights (brewed here!) to toast the good ol' Stars and Stripes.

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Our definitive list of the homegrown innovations, trends, people, and places that has us hoisting our Coors Lights (brewed here!) to toast the good ol' Stars and Stripes.
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S. Montrose
50 Reasons We Love America
Kooky hybrids: Labradoodles, the Ford Escape, tomaccoes, skorts.
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Ray-Ban
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Weekend-warrior wardrobe: Hanes V-necks, Levi's, Converse One Stars, Burt's Bees lip balm, Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
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Getty Images
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Black-eyed Susans, California redwoods, saguaro cacti.
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WeAre Adventurers
50 Reasons We Love America
The fact that 64% of us have deep-fried a turkey or know someone who has.
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Barry Brecheisen
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Office Oscar pools.
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50 Reasons We Love America
Annie Hall
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Steve Granitz
50 Reasons We Love America
Shia LaBeouf
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Mackenzie Stroh
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Ladies' book clubs — where we consume more Pinot than pages.
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Amy Sussman
50 Reasons We Love America
Self-effacing, Jimmy Stewart-style airline captains who land planes on the Hudson River.
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Getty Images
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The Boston Marathon — 26.2 grueling miles followed by 26 pints of Sam Adams.
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Albert L. Ortega
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The Lazy Meadow Motel's tricked-out airstreams in the Catskills, owned by Kate Pierson of the B-52s. Tin roof, not rusted!
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M. Davey/AFP
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Superfan merch: terrible towels, cheeseheads, foam fingers.
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Hulton Archive
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Dance legend Judith Jameson.
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Copyright Girl Scouts of The USA
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Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs
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50 Reasons We Love America
Dumb blogs that spawn fat book deals (LOL Cats, Stuff White People Like, This Is Why You're Fat).
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Courtesy of GetSnuggie.com
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The Snuggie/Slanket smackdown.
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Jean Baptiste Lacroix
50 Reasons We Love America
Our national hot messes, from Judy Garland and Joan Crawford to Brit and LiLo.
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Saul Loeb
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A grandma in the White House.
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Denise Truscello
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Drive-through everything (Dunkin' Donuts, liquor stores, wedding chapels).
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James Devaney
50 Reasons We Love America
Chronicles of the rich, from The House of Mirth to Gossip Girl.
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Kevin Mazur
50 Reasons We Love America
Politically active Jersey boys Bon Jovi and The Boss.
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K. Moran
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Blueberries (brain food — who knew?!)
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Ron Galella
50 Reasons We Love America
Great pants-wearing dames Katharine Hepburn, Slim Keith, Lauren Bacall.
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Charlotte Lewis Jenks
50 Reasons We Love America
Wet n Wild — 22 shades of nailpolish, all 99 cents a pop.
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50 Reasons We Love America
The Bell Jar
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Dan Lecca
50 Reasons We Love America
Comebacks, Ã la Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Robert Downey Jr., Lil' Kim, Mickey Rourke, shoulder pads, neon...
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50 Reasons We Love America
Gmail video chat, for instant feedback on those harem pants (return them!).
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J. Wasser/Time Life Pictures
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The wildly imaginative Julie Taymor.
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Jon Furniss
50 Reasons We Love America
Over 1100 iPhone apps and counting (though we'd be content with just Tetris and Urbanspoon).
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Jemal Countess
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Joan Didion
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