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In Which Nation Is Beer the Cheapest? USA! USA! USA!

Well, of course! Our national anthem began as a drinking song. That’s the stock we come from. Behold our awesomeness: Analysts at UBS, a Swiss bank, have calculated that it takes a German earning the national median wage just under seven minutes of work to purchase half a litre of beer at a retail outlet. At [...]

"The Star-Spangled Banner" Played on the Engine of a Race Car

(Video Link)  Red Bull Racing’s F1 car isn’t just fast–it’s musically gifted. Listen to a driver play America’s national anthem with its engine. -via Blame It on the Voices

Kazakhstan Now Thankful for Borat

Back in 2006, the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was angry at Borat. The movie, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and shot in neighboring Romania, made fun of the country (as the movie’s theme song proclaimed, [...]

Borat National Anthem Played at Medal Ceremony

Big Oops of the Day: After Kazakh athlete Maria Dmitrienko won gold medal in target shooting at the 10th Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait, she stood in the podium to hear her national anthem. But, instead they played [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 32

It’s time for another weekly installment of GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Think you can figure it out? Leave you best guesses in the comments. The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water Panic! At The Disco – Nine In The Afternoon Nickel Creek [...]

Christina Aguilera Steps on Lines, Weird Al’s Toes

Yeah, so Christina Aguilera’s interpretation of the National Anthem was a pretty surreal moment. I actually enjoyed the show, as did will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who tweeted “Xtina sing’n wonderful”, a sort of preemptive show of support in anticipation of the Internet exploding. But one man wasn’t pleased – and that man is Weird. Weird [...]