As Americans, it is our privilege—nay—our duty to celebrate July 4th as brightly and boisterously as possible. See, the US does everything right: burgers, beer, ice cream, pie, the World Cu—whoops, and other things. And that's why we light off miniature bombs every year. Since childhood, we've proudly showcased our burnt hands and singed eyebrows—all while downing hot dogs and blasting Springsteen.
For Independence Day, Supercompressor presents our favorite store-bought fireworks from past and present, ranking them on a scale from awesome to AWESOME. Let this list be a testament to the American tradition of "bigger = better" and honor our forefathers for saving the world from aliens back in 1996. Here's lookin' at you, Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.