Alright, Grist readers: The hot dogs we expected. Motorboats, Cherry Bombs, and “family” weren’t much of a surprise, either. But “writing naughty words with sparklers?” Communism? Anarchy? Potato Salad?! You guys are far more hardcore than we ever gave you credit for. Happy Fourth of July from Grist!

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