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Yes, it's time for More Random Things You Probably Don't Care About!

Yes, it's time for More Random Things You Probably Don't Care About!




  • I've been meaning to link this brilliant thing for days, but I keep forgetting to do it (moi? Forget something? How shocking!). See, this is why I could never live in Québec: I couldn't possibly live up to their motto. I'd be thrown out on my derriere.

    Anyway, here's the video. Hilarious and pathetically true:



    The guy who does the music is Eric Schwartz. I don't know anything about him, but the first thing read when I Googled him was "Eric Schwartz has morphed ADHD into Art", and that's all I really need to know. :D



  • This guy, I know. I grew up knowing him. Give up seven-ish minutes of your day to watch a real, old-school Democrat in action:



    Call it noblesse oblige if you must, but I don't see obligation, here, I see anger. Watching this makes my oft-flickering hope for America burn a bit brighter. Every time I turn around I'm more proud of my home state. Way to go, Senator.


  • Poll #917984 Patriotic songs poll

    What factors make a song patriotic?

    lyrics that invoke national pride
    1(11.1%)
    stirring or uplifting music
    0(0.0%)
    imagery of a country's natural beauty (landscapes, seascapes, mountains etc)
    0(0.0%)
    rememberances of military battles (specific or general, i.e. 'bombs bursting in air')
    0(0.0%)
    nonmilitary historical references ("...built the mines the mills and the factories for the good of us all")
    0(0.0%)
    references to the national flag
    0(0.0%)
    a plethora of ticky boxes!
    0(0.0%)
    lyrics that challenge national direction/policies (i.e.Give Ireland Back to the Irish)
    0(0.0%)
    humour, national self-mocking (i.e. Canada is Really Big)
    0(0.0%)
    religious references (God Bless America, God Save the Queen)
    0(0.0%)
    a call to arms (i.e. Over There)
    0(0.0%)
    reminders of a specific historic period (i.e. Long, Long Trail)
    0(0.0%)
    a call to rebellion (i.e.Come Out, Ye Black and Tans
    0(0.0%)
    lyrics about the land itself (i.e.The Field Behind the Plough)
    0(0.0%)
    Other (list in comments)
    0(0.0%)

    What doyou consider a turn-off in a patriotic song?

    lyrics that invoke national pride
    0(0.0%)
    stirring or uplifting music
    0(0.0%)
    imagery of a country's natural beauty
    0(0.0%)
    rememberances of military battles
    1(11.1%)
    nonmilitary historical references
    0(0.0%)
    references to the national flag
    0(0.0%)
    lyrics that challenge the current national direction
    0(0.0%)
    humour, national self-mocking
    1(11.1%)
    religious references
    1(11.1%)
    a call to arms
    0(0.0%)
    reminders of a specific historical period
    0(0.0%)
    a call to rebellion
    0(0.0%)
    lyrics about the land itself
    0(0.0%)
    other (list in comments)
    0(0.0%)
    too many ticky-boxes, dammit!
    0(0.0%)

    Can a song that disagrees with national opinion be patriotic?

    Yes. Dissent is patriotic
    6(66.7%)
    No. A patriotic song sings the praises of a nation, not the shortcomings
    0(0.0%)
    Sometimes, as long as it's respectful
    2(22.2%)
    other (discuss in comments)
    1(11.1%)

    What do you consider your favourite patriotic song for your country? (give reasons in comments)

    What do you consider your favourite patriotic song from another country?

    I...

    am a citizen of the country where I live
    9(100.0%)
    am not a citizen, but have lived here for a long time
    0(0.0%)
    have dual citizenship in two countries
    0(0.0%)
    am a citizen of one country, but planning on moving and becoming a citizen of another
    0(0.0%)
    am not a citizen, but am planning on becoming one
    0(0.0%)
    am not a citizen and do not plan on becoming one
    0(0.0%)


  • and finally, a cool little meme:

    Reply to this and I will:
    1) Tell you why I friended you.
    2) Associate you with a song/movie.
    3) Tell a random fact about you.
    4) Tell my first memory of you.
    5) Associate you with an animal/fruit.
    6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.


    Reposting in your own LJ is encouraged, but not insisted upon. :)

  • Okay, must go. Off to songdog's house!
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