Reading While Eating for September 7: Uncle Sam

On Sep. 7, 1813, America got its nickname "Uncle Sam." These links will make you chant "USA! USA!"

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Pink performs during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012.

Abbreviation Accuracy: War of 1812 soldiers joked that the initials “U.S.” on barrels of beef stood for “Uncle Sam’s.” (History Channel)

Corny Cuisine: There are no limits to the food mash-ups we can create, no matter how ill-advised. Candy corn-flavored Oreos are proof of that. (BuzzFeed)

One Nation Under God: Meet the Christian rapper Lecrae, who’s dominating the hip-hop charts. (

On the Tip Of Your Tongue: You know those movie characters who you recognize, but you can never remember their names?  Well here’s a round-up of them. (Flavorwire)

Fashionable Faux Pas: New York Fashion Week is on, and already there are some questionable outfits. (Go Fug Yourself)

Hollywood to Bollywood: Ashton Kutcher was spotted in Delhi, filming the new Steve Jobs biopic. Looks like that Pop Chips ad didn’t knock his star power off the rack. (Divanee)

From Sea to Shining Snuggie: What makes America beautiful? The Snuggie, of course. Watch viral video star Snuggie Kid preview MTV’s Video Music Awards. (The Daily What)