Most surprising that the three versions available lack the range or tone – this maybe the best of them:

Ah yes, well of course:

They could claim this as the greatest, musically:

… but the Americans might have something to say about that. And yet, and yet, what dirt is done on that anthem each year by the Beyonces, Demi Lovatos and other poor singers. This was the best I could find as I wasn’t going to run Leslie Nielson’s:

Wonder how many “took the knee”?

Now Germany – I like the idea of this sung by a mad Scotsman. Judge it please by its last minute, not by what goes before:

To finish up, being of a nautical bent, still think we have the most humour in our anthems, plus eccentricity:

Do you know what ruined this whole performance? Look what she does, the ignorant, pompous bint, right near the end of the encore – I was absolutely horrified and those idiots didn’t even notice.

I’m seriously wondering if our lords and masters asked her to do that or is it that as a woman, she has no clue? Any schoolchild from the 50s could have told her you never do that.

Oh how Britain has fallen since 2009 – occupied London, all major cities overrun, still some outcrops of Britain left with not a crescent or ISIS flag in sight, nor a rainbow.

5 comments for “Anthems

  1. James Wilson
    June 24, 2018 at 21:33

    Bocelli has by far the thinnest voice in or around opera. I like what he does well enough so maybe that’s part of his charm. His wife walked him on stage for a concert and I could have followed her at fifty yards through a sand storm by her perfume . Maybe it’s a strategy for the blind getting around.

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    June 24, 2018 at 23:52

    It would not be unfair to say that tomorrow really did and does belong to Adolf, for the evil he wrought continues to shape our world on a daily basis. For example, would we be suffering Brexit but for the, quite understandable, ‘never again’ desire of the fathers of the EEC (which explains why the Common Market/EEC/EU has always had a weird sort of communist feel to it. The term “EUSSR” is far more appropriate than “4th Reich”).

    Surely they could have found a black, headscarf wearing Muslim woman to dress up as Admiral Lord Nelson? And I agree it was shocking-disgusting even-that they made her wave a UNION FLAG! How insensitive….hell ABUSIVE is that?!?! Should have been our national flag: the Rainbow! Makes one ashamed to be British. Bet she wouldn’t have dared wipe the floor with the LGBTQWTF flag!

  3. Robbo
    June 25, 2018 at 06:15

    OK, tell me. Is she wearing a hat indoors? Is she fixing a flag to her scabbard after 9pm? Is the last button of her waistcoat fastened? Is she wearing brown shoes with a blue coat?

    Genuinely puzzled

    • The Blocked Dwarf
      June 25, 2018 at 06:51

      She lets the flag touch the ground, Robbo.

  4. June 25, 2018 at 07:29

    You boys came in just as I put the last words to the next post at 08:30, which is about this.

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