08 Aug 2012

National Anthem Olympics

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Brian Phillips singles out for competition the National Anthems, played during Olympic Medal Award Ceremonies, basing his awards on four bases:

1. Transcendence of Historical Suffering (Freestyle)
2. 200m Inculcation of Hard-Won Optimism
3. Compulsory Tingliness
4. Volksgeist, the Expression of the Spirit of the People

The Welsh National Anthem described as sounding like “pipe organs mating in a forest” was regretfully excluded from consideration, what with Wales lacking sovereignty, independence, and all that.

The entries from Nepal and Montenegro were pretty remarkable.

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Karen Myers (the wife)

I completely second the Montenegrin entry. Gotta love minor key anthems sung in harmonies with lots of clashing 2nds.

They need to be oppressed some more so we can get more verses.



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