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Happy Fourth of July!

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:23 am

As a part-time/would-be American, I'd like to wish all our friends in the US a Happy Independence Day!

After watching HBO's 'John Adams' TV series - you all had a point. :lol:

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:49 am

Here's a short documentary about how the Americans beat the British... :lol:

With thanks to Ceriphinz from the Cunning Artificer Board. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:58 am

Congrats on your independence. Better ice cream, no marmite, cheaper petrol. I want to be independent too!
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Postby Batty » Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:15 pm

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No Marmite, marmalade, proper chocolate ... I think that I'll stay this side of the pond! :lol:
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Postby mspanners » Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:44 pm

The US never got independance , it got kicked out of the Empire for missbehaving!
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Postby Cheery » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:03 pm

Happy independence day! humm, humm, humm (humming the national anthem)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:12 pm

Happy birthday USA.

Doesn't the national anthem go more like;

Humm hum humm hum hum hummmmmm
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Postby Cheery » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:13 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:Happy birthday USA.

Doesn't the national anthem go more like;

Humm hum humm hum hum hummmmmm


Yes, it actually does.
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Postby MattK » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:29 pm

Yeah, but who writes an anthem that you can't sing while drunk? Those high notes are a real pain. Plus, I think we're the only nation in history to have the words to our national anthem written by a lawyer. :)

One of my favorite quotes about the 4th: "Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it."
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:40 pm

True story;

I was in a student bar in Maryland in 1986 on the day that the US bombed Libya. It was wild (nothing to do with bombing Libya BTW). People were dancing on the tables, quaffing copiously and generally having a good time. At about 00:00 (or something, I was pretty much out of it) the US national anthem came on. Everybody suddenly stopped in mid-quaff and stood with their hand on their heart and there was complete silence.

It was one of the scariest things I've ever seen in my life!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:48 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:True story;

I was in a student bar in Maryland in 1986 on the day that the US bombed Libya. It was wild (nothing to do with bombing Libya BTW). People were dancing on the tables, quaffing copiously and generally having a good time. At about 00:00 (or something, I was pretty much out of it) the US national anthem came on. Everybody suddenly stopped in mid-quaff and stood with their hand on their heart and there was complete silence.

It was one of the scariest things I've ever seen in my life!
:lol: Remember when they used to play the British National Anthem at the end of movies in the UK and on TV at the end of the night?

You've never seen cinemas empty so quickly. :lol:

It's funny, the American song "My Country tis of thee" is sung to the same tune as 'God Save the Queen' and yet it sounds much more patriotic than our dirge. :?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:52 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Remember when they used to play the British National Anthem at the end of movies in the UK and on TV at the end of the night?

You've never seen cinemas empty so quickly. :lol:


Yes, I do. That's why it was scarey. I'd never seen people actually believe in their national anthem before!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:57 pm

A bunch of us were queueing up for the fancy dress contest (I was wearing an armband) at the Clarecraft event in 2005 and Terry came up and started chatting to us. We got on to national anthems and he proceeded to sing the whole A-M anthem. :lol:

He didn't realise they were waiting for him to join the judges' table and was holding the event up.
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Postby Cheery » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:04 pm

Tonyblack wrote:A bunch of us were queueing up for the fancy dress contest (I was wearing an armband) at the Clarecraft event in 2005 and Terry came up and started chatting to us. We got on to national anthems and he proceeded to sing the whole A-M anthem. :lol:

He didn't realise they were waiting for him to join the judges' table and was holding the event up.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd love to meet him one day
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:17 pm

Cheery wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:A bunch of us were queueing up for the fancy dress contest (I was wearing an armband)


I'd love to meet him one day


I'd love to meet him too! 8)

Tony, you were wearing an armband at a fancy dress contest?!
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