The Most American Things

  1. The Sandman
    Wrestler, not comic book. The Sandman came to the ring smoking a cigarette, in a do-rag, Zubaz pants and the world's worst blond dye job. He could barely (fake-)wrestle, but he was willing to get hit in the head with stuff and he had a certain charisma. These days he mainly gets arrested.
  2. the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
    A butter-drenched chain restaurant, based on an overwrought, sprawling cheeseball of a movie that it is reasonable to love and reasonable to hate. Incidentally: Bubba Gump's food is DELICIOUS.