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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    The Krell's anthem on Altair 4 is pretty good.
    It only sounds that way because they control our minds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    It only sounds that way because they control our minds.
    To bad their ID wiped them out.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    To bad their ID wiped them out.
    So it was commonly thought in the past. Now we know they were translated to pure MIND. And they're here, now. Not even a tinfoil cap will help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    So it was commonly thought in the past. Now we know they were translated to pure MIND. And they're here, now. Not even a tinfoil cap will help.
    That's ok, as long as they brought Anne Francis with them.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    The British is the best. It is short!
    I think ours is the worst. Would you not prefer Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 aka Land of Hope and Glory?
    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podh1wht9RY

    Polls suggest most Britain's would prefer this.

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    Should probably add they could change the last lines from
    'God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet' to maybe
    'Those who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet' and leave the religious, agnostics and atheists to apply their own interpretation on those.

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    The Saint Wenceslas Chorale could be considered to be one of the oldest national anthems as it was already known to be old in the 13th century.



    Here is a rough translation:

    Saint Wenceslas,
    Ruler of the Czech lands.
    Our Prince, pray for us with God,
    Holy Spirit, Christe eleison.
    You heir to the Czech lands, remember their race.
    Do not let us, her future, perish.
    Saint Wenceslas,
    Christe eleison!


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    Saint Wenceslas Chorale or simply Saint Wenceslas is the church hymn and one of the oldest known Czech songs and Czech religious anthems. Its roots can be found in the 12th century and it belongs to the most popular religious songs also today, and to the oldest still used European chants. The hymn is mentioned as "old and well-known" in the chronicle from the 13th century.[1] Also strophic structure, language and undulating melody and harmonization confirm that assumption. The text of the song had originally three strophes. To the chant, originally in Old Czech, some new strophes have been added and also removed from over the centuries. Its final form becomes from the turn 18th and 19th century and in that version is still used today.

    The content of the anthem is a prayer to Saint Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia and the Czech patron saint to intercede for his nation in God to help from injustice and ensure the salvation. The hymn is regularly sung today, usually at the end of a Sunday Mass or a major Christian holidays.

    In 1918, in the beginnings of the Czechoslovak state, the song was discussed as a possible candidate for the national anthem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lll View Post
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-cGvIFglA[/yt]
    The composition student who harmonized this should be required to redo it while sober.

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    Personally I could do without all of these flag waving, chest thumping displays of bigoted nationalism.

    Lets just get on with the game.
    Last edited by Wood; Jun-05-2014 at 12:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood View Post
    Personally I could do without all of these flag waving, chest thumping displays of bigoted nationalism.

    Lets just get on with the game.
    Absolutely. No one's at the game to pledge allegiance to the State.
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    “Aus Ruinen Auferstanden” (Raised out of the Ruins). Without a doubt.

    I'd also like to add that Eisler is incredibly underrated.
    Last edited by Morimur; Jun-05-2014 at 13:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Absolutely. No one's at the game to pledge allegiance to the State.
    Expect a tax audit very very soon.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Of the actual national anthems, I don't know, but of the things that ought to be national anthems:

    The Battle Cry of Freedom is the best, IMO. I truly love that song and it makes me love my country and my heritage. Plus it makes me want to kill Confederates, even if I get horribly wounded and die a terrible death in the attempt, so it's really good.
    Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

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    When I was a kid, watching hockey, I found the Canadian National Anthem particularly stirring, half in English, half in French.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Absolutely. No one's at the game to pledge allegiance to the State.
    Which reminds me: this past weekend in San Diego my cousin took some friends and myself to a mixed martial arts heavyweight title fight at the San Diego Sports Arena. I've never been to one before. We were second-row, ringside, and the fighting in all weight classes was thrilling.

    Anyway, in between matches, there's the ring girls doing their walk-arounds and highlights of past MMA fights playing on the gigantic video screens. So that said, a military propaganda ad comes on where the video feed spliced MMA fighting with footage of Marines attacking people in the Middle East. I was thoroughly disgusted with the blatent agit-prop that was hidden in plain view.

    That aside, though, the night was thrilling and I was absolutely hoarse the next morning from all of the talking and screaming.
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