Pop Olympics Fever!: 25 Awesome Things About the U.S.A.

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Posted by on 07/25/2012 at 3:22 PM Photos

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As we reach the height of our Pop Olympics trial voting and the other, internationally broadcast Olympics lie just around the corner, we figured you guys might need a little inspiration for getting excited about your home country. Well, trust us when we say that if you can’t get pumped for the U.S. after seeing our photo list of 25 things that make the country great, you’re either not a true American or you just have sugar water running through your veins. (Make sure you make it all the way to the end, where we have a little surprise for you pop-music fans.)

Take a look, and remember to head back over to our U.S. voting page when you’re done to select who you want to represent your country in the Pop Olympics next week.

1. THE AMERICAN DREAM, ABLY DEMONSTRATED IN THE “OTIS” MUSIC VIDEO”

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2. MOUNT RUSHMORE, MEMORIAL TO SOME OF AMERICA’S BEST DEAD WHITE DUDES

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3. THE NEW YORK TIMES, STANDARD-BEARER OF SUPERLATIVE JOURNALISM AND REALLY TOUGH CROSSWORD PUZZLES

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4. HIGHLY ABOVE-AVERAGE EMERGENCY ROOMS, USEFUL FOR SAVING LIVES AND SETTING PRIMETIME DRAMAS

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5. COMBINATION PIZZA HUTS AND TACO BELLS, ENOUGH SAID

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6. WE CAN ALWAYS BLAME CANADA

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7. ENDLESS FOOD TRUCKS, INDULGING OUR EVERY LUNCHTIME FANTASY

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8. THE 4G NETWORK, BITCHES

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9. JON STEWART, THE GUY WE’D HAVE ELECTED PRESIDENT BY NOW IF LIFE WORKED LIKE A MOVIE

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10. COSTCO, WHICH PROVES THE “LESS IS MORE” PHILOSOPHY IS STRICTLY FOR WIMPS

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11. RUNNING WATER, SOME OF THE WORLD’S FINEST, CLEANEST AND MOST PLENTIFUL

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12. THE OFFICE, SITCOM TO MAKE US PROUD OF OUR PETTY WORKPLACE DRAMAS AND WATER-COOLER GOSSIP

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13. OUR CARS ARE BIGGER THAN YOUR CARS

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14. OUR SUMMER MOVIES ARE BIGGER THAN YOUR SUMMER MOVIES

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15. TRUCKER HATS, FOR BETTER OR WORSE

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16. THE HYPHY MOVEMENT, INTRODUCING THE WORLD TO WHIP-GHOSTRIDING AND THE PHRASE “YOU SMELL ME?”

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17. DIMINISHED TAXES FOR THE TOP 1%, AN ECONOMIC POLICY THAT ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IS OK WITH

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18. THE US MILITARY, STILL BATTING 1.000 IN WORLD WARS

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19. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, REDEEMING THE WORST DAY OF THE WEEK 17 WEEKS OUT OF THE YEAR

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20. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, MAKING AMERICA SEEM SMART AND STUFF SINCE 1971

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21. CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, A DELECTABLY ARTERY-CLOGGING COMBINATION

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22. THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS, MAKING THE BALLET SEEM THE DATED FARCE THAT IT IS

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23. FREEEEEEDOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!

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24. RED SOLO CUPS, WE LIFT THEM UP, LET’S HAVE A PAAAAARTYYYYYY

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25. YOUR U.S. POP OLYMPICS REPRESENTATIVE: TAYLOR SWIFT!

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Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

 

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