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Some people here have been complaining of the kinder, gentler, European-friendly version of the Star Spangled Banner being played at the Olympics. Personally, I like this version. Francis Scott Key never intended it as a battle hymn but as a solemn reminder of a stupid war that should never have been fought.

Strange but true: back in 1947, the Smithsonian dismantled Francis Scott Key's house and put it into storage. Now they claim to have lost it. While losing a house key may be an accident, I reckon that losing a Key's house takes real talent...

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mistraltoes
28th Aug, 2004 23:08 (UTC)
Strange but true: back in 1947, the Smithsonian dismantled Francis Scott Key's house and put it into storage. Now they claim to have lost it. While losing you house key may be an accident, I reckon that losing a Key's house takes real talent...

Okay, that's the funniest thing I've heard in months!
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