So the Chinese Screwed Up Our National Anthem

OK, I watched this late last week, and NBC FINALLY posted the video on their website.  It’s the National Anthem playing while Michael Phelps is winning his gold medal for the 400 meter something (I’d look it up, but my computer is a little slow right now).  I don’t remember if this shows it, but I loved President Bush’s face when the anthem just cut off: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0810_hd_swb_me_l0127&channelcode=sportsw.

Well, it looks like the Chinese still have some hard feelings against us Democracy-believing countries!

Oh, wow, it’s a slow news day, (I never got around to discussing John Edwards’ affair, but it’s a little late for that now).  I’ll go find a real news story.

Done Laughing,

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2 Responses to “So the Chinese Screwed Up Our National Anthem”

  1. anonymous Says:

    This is worse than the 61% of U.S. citizens not knowing the lyrics to the national anthem, let alone knowing the official name or who wrote it. And this is MUCH worse than our own American athletes clumping our flag in our fist after we’ve won, dropping/dragging it on the ground, putting our sweaty faces in it, displaying it backwards, and holding it in the rain much less the fans who’ve waved “made in China” mini-versions of said flags.

    You’re absolutely right. A possible “technical difficulty” with a collection of notes, rhythms and pitches that sound like our national anthem which drips with nationalistic pride as of current was China’s clever way of snubbing the U.S. Thank GOD (I have to say God or I’m not American) that they didn’t burn any red and white-striped or blue squared fabric with 50 stars resembling our flag as they were raised in honor of medals either because that would just add to the anti-American travesty China was creating. If symbolism , not actions is the only way to judge if someone is pro-U.S. or not, we are in dire need of help. Seriously, can nationalistic symbolism be dead already?

  2. inkslwc Says:

    You bring up a great point. I guess I’ve never paid attention when I’ve watched the Olympis before, but I was thinking, “isn’t that kind of offensive to the flag” when they’re running around with it, all sweaty, right after they’ve won an event.

    And just curious, where was the 61% statistic from? And did that refer to purely the lyrics, or not knowing that the full name was “The Star-Spangled Banner” too?

    And how many Americans even know that there’s more than 1 verse to the song?

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