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(Yahoo)   Bruce Springsteen favored to write new U.S. national anthem. Given that the other choices were Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, John Williams, Jay-Z and Madonna, it's easy to see why   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 133
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2012-06-05 01:37:13 PM
No votes for Christina Aguilera,America? That's cold.
 
2012-06-05 01:38:31 PM
right, because when I think of the U.S. national anthem, I want it to be written by a douchebag, adulterous, coward who weaseled his way out of the draft.

/but then again, the same people who voted for this probably think that 'Born in the U.S.A.' is a song about national pride.
 
2012-06-05 01:42:32 PM
fark you. We don't need a new national anthem.
 
2012-06-05 01:43:27 PM
John Williams, hands down.
 
2012-06-05 01:45:57 PM
Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 01:48:05 PM
Danny Elfman FTW!

Something quirky and Tim Burton-y.
 
2012-06-05 01:52:26 PM
Fun Fact: The poem "In defense of Ft. Mc Henry" was set to the tune of a popular x rated drinking song, and became "the Star Spangled banner", our national anthem.
 
2012-06-05 01:54:13 PM
They should ask the Dixie Chicks to write it. For the Lulz.
 
2012-06-05 02:00:44 PM
I'd like to suggest Willie Horton's Battle of New Orleans.
 
2012-06-05 02:02:33 PM
Damn it. Johnny Horton's Battle of New Orleans. Although, I guess Willie Horton's version would be a lot more controversial.
 
2012-06-05 02:05:54 PM
Go with Woody Guthrie's "This Land is my land", just for the irony.
 
2012-06-05 02:15:01 PM

oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]


The butthurt is strong with you.

CSB time: In Iraq, a few friends and I spent the entire first half of July cheerily greeting the Brit troops with "Happy 4th of July!" They got so upset one day that one of the Brits threw a punch at one of the smaller guys. The hilarious part was that he started crying like a baby when he was hauled away by the guards. I'm not sure if the tears because he had the living shiat beat out of him by 1/2 a platoon, or because he was *that* upset that his beloved country's empire has crumbled to a mere shadow of its former self.

Either way, we got a good chuckle out of it.
 
2012-06-05 02:16:29 PM
I would like to propose Yakety Sax as the national anthem. Every member of the audience is required to perform the hallway chase gag upon hearing it.
 
2012-06-05 02:21:22 PM
Short 'n' sweet: The chorus to "American Pie".
 
2012-06-05 02:24:24 PM

Hyppy: The butthurt is strong with you.


Yes - it burns! IT BURNS!
i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 02:26:38 PM
I would have expected Weird Al to be the favorite. (Myself, I get tired of him after about two-thirds of a song, but he does seem to be well loved.)

My pick would be George Clinton.
 
2012-06-05 02:30:19 PM
Skrillex.
 
2012-06-05 03:00:11 PM
I've noticed a disturbing trend where people feel the need to STAND for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" as if it was some official song.

That being said I think Matt Stone and Trey Parker wrote the definitive modern national anthem with "America, Fark Yeah!"
 
2012-06-05 03:23:43 PM

oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]


You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US
 
2012-06-05 03:27:26 PM

king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US


or Peace treaty even.
 
2012-06-05 03:51:26 PM
Madonna would just plagiarize the old national anthem.
 
2012-06-05 03:52:53 PM

king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.


You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.
 
2012-06-05 04:19:28 PM

oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.


Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown
 
2012-06-05 04:32:43 PM

king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown


And you ran away like little girls when we burned the white house. Face it - your invasion failed so bad you couldn't muster up the balls to enter WWI or II on time.
 
2012-06-05 04:34:44 PM
Well, he did write "Born In The USA" for Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign...
 
2012-06-05 04:48:43 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've noticed a disturbing trend where people feel the need to STAND for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" as if it was some official song.


Really? That's a thing?
 
2012-06-05 04:54:51 PM

oldfarthenry: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown

And you ran away like little girls when we burned the white house. Face it - your invasion failed so bad you couldn't muster up the balls to enter WWI or II on time.


Girls! Girls! You're both pretty!

Can I go home now?

/new anthem, wtf?
//dnrtfa
 
2012-06-05 04:57:54 PM

oldfarthenry: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown

And you ran away like little girls when we burned the white house. Face it - your invasion failed so bad you couldn't muster up the balls to enter WWI or II on time.


That is because the only people left at the White House, were little girls, what did the Brits win from the war of 1812? They gained absolutely nothing, and failed to secure the Indian land they wanted, which allowed the US to expand to the Pacific Ocean, they also had to fully recognize that the US was no longer a British colony, and leave us alone.

I guess we could try it again and see how it would out, if you are up for a rematch.
 
2012-06-05 04:58:30 PM

lysdexic: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown

And you ran away like little girls when we burned the white house. Face it - your invasion failed so bad you couldn't muster up the balls to enter WWI or II on time.

Girls! Girls! You're both pretty!

Can I go home now?

/new anthem, wtf?
//dnrtfa


but, its fun
 
2012-06-05 05:10:25 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've noticed a disturbing trend where people feel the need to STAND for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" as if it was some official song.

Really? That's a thing?


Granted, it's a small sample from a skewed audience -- a Memorial Day ceremony, a car race and a graduation -- but in each case the song started and, one by one, people started to stand up. Before you knew it social pressure had everyone standing.

And I guess I got the name wrong -- it's "God Bless the USA," isn't it?
 
2012-06-05 05:15:31 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've noticed a disturbing trend where people feel the need to STAND for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" as if it was some official song.

Really? That's a thing?

Granted, it's a small sample from a skewed audience -- a Memorial Day ceremony, a car race and a graduation -- but in each case the song started and, one by one, people started to stand up. Before you knew it social pressure had everyone standing.

And I guess I got the name wrong -- it's "God Bless the USA," isn't it?


Hmmmm... was at a NASCAR race on Memorial Day. They blasted all sorts of American-themed songs all morning/afternoon before the race. Greenwood's song got lots of play obviously. I did get a kick out of them blasting "Livin' In America" by James Brown from Rocky IV.

"Atlanta! Pittsburgh, PA!"
 
2012-06-05 05:16:25 PM
Crap... my point was, they never played "God Bless the USA" during the opening ceremonies.
 
2012-06-05 05:18:35 PM

downstairs: Crap... my point was, they never played "God Bless the USA" during the opening ceremonies.


Because obviously, it is only appropriate for the most solemn of solemn events.
 
2012-06-05 05:21:28 PM
Was MIA busy?
 
2012-06-05 05:22:37 PM

simplicimus: Go with Woody Guthrie's "This Land is my land", just for the irony.


This!

and I'm upset that Randy Newman and Danny Elfman we're not in the running!
 
2012-06-05 05:24:28 PM
WOW! the thought if re-writing the anthem really pisses me off!


Other than that I think that Bob Dylan should write the new anthem. As no one will bother to learn it anyway, we can all just mumble along with him.
 
2012-06-05 05:26:52 PM

Secret Agent X23: My pick would be George Clinton.


Second!


whwweb.com
 
2012-06-05 05:29:04 PM
Maybe it's just because I grew up with it, but I do find "The Star-spangled Banner" moving and would not want it replaced with anything written today. It's not the sort of thing that's supposed to be updated. Its age is what embeds it in tradition.
 
rka
2012-06-05 05:29:32 PM

oldfarthenry: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown

And you ran away like little girls when we burned the white house. Face it - your invasion failed so bad you couldn't muster up the balls to enter WWI or II on time.


No, we just wanted the Euros and Canadians to thin themselves out a little more. Saved us the trouble.

Only dipshiats think entering European wars early is a good idea. WooHooo! Our sons are coming home in coffins much earlier! Yay us!
 
2012-06-05 05:29:52 PM
eight percent voted for rapper Jay-Z

*trollface.jpg*
 
2012-06-05 05:32:30 PM
Springsteen is a God, suck it hipsters.
 
2012-06-05 05:33:31 PM

Robert1966: Maybe it's just because I grew up with it, but I do find "The Star-spangled Banner" moving and would not want it replaced with anything written today. It's not the sort of thing that's supposed to be updated. Its age is what embeds it in tradition.


This. But because vocalists butcher it so badly, it should only be played on a left-handed Stratocaster at maximum distortion. For tradition.
 
2012-06-05 05:35:31 PM

king_nacho: oldfarthenry: king_nacho: king_nacho: oldfarthenry: Maybe the new one will be based on a war you actually won (if there is such a thing)?

[i149.photobucket.com image 550x156]

You burned a house, we burned the entire city of York. And based on the piece treaty Britain Formally recognized the US and agreed to stop impressing soldiers, didn't gain any land, and had to leave the US

or Peace treaty even.

You invaded a country only to get biatch-slapped down the entire continent into the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Sheen "winning" I suppose.

Every Battle in the Gulf of Mexico was won by US forces, the Northern Battles were fairly even, the US gained territory north, and the British gained in to the US. In the end, all pre-war territory was returned, and the British paid the the US $350k for slaves not returned. So in the end who won what?

And we still whipped your ass at Yorktown


Look, Limeys, Cannucks, and Yankees - can we just agree it was a tie and let it go? The war was like two guys who don't like each other very much beating the crap out of each other in a boxing ring and then shaking hands and agreeing to be cool with one another from then on out.

/Yankee who lived in Ontario for 5 years
 
2012-06-05 05:36:17 PM

fusillade762: eight percent voted for rapper Jay-Z

*trollface.jpg*


I got 99 amedments but the DOMA aint one.


Not very catchy
 
2012-06-05 05:37:50 PM
Guys I have an idea let's measure dicks about a war that happened before any of our ancestors got here.
 
2012-06-05 05:39:09 PM
Maybe we're all looking at this wrong maybe we should select someone that no one likes...

I vote that Snooki should write and sing *URP* (I threw-up a little typing that) the new National Anthem
 
2012-06-05 05:40:23 PM

Weigard: Guys I have an idea let's measure dicks about a war that happened before any of our ancestors got here.


My ancestors were here long before that.

\part Seneca Indian (albeit a very small percentage)
 
2012-06-05 05:43:19 PM
I don't even like standing for The Star-Spangled Banner. I sure as fark am not standing for any Bruce Springsteen song.

We need to take that combined 13% that voted for Jay-Z and Madonna and launch them into space along with the phone sanitizers, etc.

I wonder what percentage voted for an artist, but also said/thought that they don't believe the original should be replaced?
 
2012-06-05 05:43:47 PM
A collaborative effort between Lee Greenwood and Bob Dylan would get the best of both worlds.
 
2012-06-05 05:43:59 PM
A Springsteen/Wonder-written duet.

Like Ebony and Ivory.

/which means you need a black guy and a white guy to sing it
//lots of work for the black hockey fan
 
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