Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Oh say can you...

For some reason, I found it of interest that it was on this day, 191 years ago that Francis Scott Key wrote his poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" after watching a battle at Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812.

Here he is on a postage stamp with a rather serene look upon his face. Perhaps this is the look that all poets must possess whilst writing their works.

Here's a photo of Beyonce singing the impossibly difficult National Anthem at the Super Bowl last year.

She certainly doesn’t look like she’s singing the National Anthem does she? I never thought of that particular song as something sexy. Perhaps this version of the image will cast a more appropriate light upon the performance.

In this version, we can see the very Patriotic (though not as sexy) backup band behind Beyonce.

I personally think that "America The Beautiful" would make a much better National Anthem than the musical version of Key's poem.

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