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Frank & Ernest

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 11 months ago

    One of my favorites is “Let ’em all go to Hell. Except Cave 76.”

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, 11 months ago

    My buddy claims the U.S. national anthem should be a police siren.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 11 months ago

    I’m from the United States, but I adore “O Canada.” It’s a beautiful anthem.
    On the other hand, the “Star-Mangled Banner” is a hard-to-sing anachronism that observes an obscure 199-year-old battle and borrows its tune from an even-older English drinking song, “Anacreon in Heaven.”
    Many singers, especially African-American singers, feel that they have to take the word, “free,” even an octave higher than it was originally intended.
    I’m strongly in favor of the “Star Spangled Banner” being replaced with “America the Beautiful.”

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 11 months ago

    We (Aus) have a tired old poem we all learned in school set to a tune to which you can also sing the theme to “Gilligan’s Island” (or vice versa … true story !!)


    We dumped “God Save the Queen” some time ago now – but many of us think our anthem should be “Waltzing Matilda” … with “Tie me’ kangaroo down, Sport” well up in the rankings, too.

  5. InTraining

    InTraining said, 11 months ago

    Breaking news… The show was cancelled…due to union rules…. ! ! !

  6. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, 11 months ago

    @dukedoug

    I like the idea of using “Waltzing Matilda.” It lacks the pretention and self-importance that characterizes most national anthums. I can’t help but wonder how the US would have turned out if they had settled on “Yankee Doodle”…

  7. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    While we’re changing national anthems, perhaps France can change its anthem to Cheap Trick’s “Surrender”.

  8. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 11 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I agree the “Star Spangled Banner” is not an easy to sing song and may not have been the best choice, not sure that “America the Beautiful” is a good choice either, much easier to sing, great lyrics but sung to “God Save The Queen”

  9. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    Are you trying to fit the one that starts: "O Beautiful for spacious skies . . ., etc., into the British bit? If so, it surely won’t fit! That ain’t any “God Save the Queen”, as I ever learned it.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 11 months ago

    It came down to a choice between Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean or the Star Spangled Banner. Columbia’s more fun to sing.

  11. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    That’s America aka My Country ’Tis of Thee that goes to "God Save the Queen. America the Beautiful starts: O beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain…

  12. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Many, many of us agree with you.

  13. Larry

    Larry said, 11 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    a song I believe written by Pete Seiger

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, 11 months ago

    I love the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem.
    Did you know it has 17 verses? That’s what a friend of mine says, anyway!
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    I’m also a Southerner who loves the song Battle Hymn of the Republic! It was, after all written by a fellow Southerner. and I love Dixie, which, by the way, was written by a Dang Yankee!
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    Bless their hearts!
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    I’m from LA, don’t ‘cha know! That’s Lower Alabama;
    Enterprise, to be exact (Home of the World Famous Boll Weevil Monument!)

  15. bmonk

    bmonk said, 11 months ago

    @Nun'Ya Bidness

    I only know of four, with a fifth written during the Civil War.

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    But the armed forces do like the fourth verse:

    “O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

    “Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.

    “Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land

    “Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!

    “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

    “And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’

    “And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

    “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

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