United States

Hey American disinfonauts, do you bring your gun to breakfast? From Marketwatch:


“As a European, this is how I imagine Americans have breakfast”

That caption accompanied the Imgur image above, and it set off an entertaining firestorm across the Internet this week.

Patriots gathered on Reddit, not so much to rail against stereotypes or to flip the script on Europeans, but rather to tackle some of the photo’s inaccuracies.

Crewchief535 said “the eggs should be scrambled. Otherwise, spot on.” Dartpoolpointed out that “the coffee looks way too strong; it would be lighter.”

Winslow Myers writes at Common Dreams: Lord have mercy, a half-century beyond the Cuban Missile Crisis and almost as many years beyond Vietnam, our erstwhile leaders are still mouthing stale clichés about…

You might very well think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment. BBC News‘ North America editor Mark Mardell has some interesting thoughts, however: It is eerie to walk so close to a…

Jill Lepore details the incredible number of guns in America, for the New Yorker: …There are nearly three hundred million privately owned firearms in the United States: a hundred and six million…