Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today's Earworm

Today is the 197th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.  An American prisoner named Francis Scott Key jotted down a poem that captured the moment, which later became the Star Spangled Banner.

I've always thought it fitting that our national anthem was a poem about us getting our butts kicked but not giving up intertwined with a drinking song.

1 comment:

bluesun said...

Woo! Ft. McHenry is named after my great-great-great-great-...-great grand uncle, who incidentally was known for not playing well with others. Fitting.

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