Man, who could use a little independence? Good thing this pre-Fourth of July edition of Kotaku Off Topic is now serving up all you can eat American pride! Let's fatten up on some patriotism!

Hey, when did Captain America start carrying a gun? Nevermind. That's kind of a silly question. A better question is: what are you doing with your extended weekend if you have one? Just how many pounds of meat do you plan on grilling over a patriotic gas or charcoal powered flame this Sunday?

And what are the rest of our non-American, fireworks-hating friends doing?