14 May 2003
Steven Chapman reports that it is now against the law to insult the French national anthem; uttering an audible "boo" during the Marseillaise will now cost you 7500 euros and/or six months in le pokey.
In France, anyway. If you do it in Oklahoma, the half-dozen people who actually recognize the tune will probably break into a cheer.
Posted at 11:00 AM to Political Science Fiction
Most, I'm sure, will wonder why you're booing the opening bars to "All You Need Is Love."
Hey, I'd recognize it.
Big Casablanca fan.
Rick: "I came for the waters"
Capt. Renault: "Casablanca is in the desert"
Rick: "I was mis-informed"
Capt. Renault: "I'd like to think you murdered a man. It's the romantic in me."
Yeah, Wylie, but you're the gentleman/scholar that I'm not.
(I worked that bit into a poem once, which should give you an idea of how warped my sense of balance is.)
Hell, if you play it real slow, you can clog to it.