I generally don't give a damn about baseball, and I'm certainly not watching the "World" Series; but I was informed by
I am certainly not the biggest traditionalist in the world, as should be obvious; but I'd like to take this moment to express my unconditional support for The Star Spangled Banner. As a song parodist, and a sometimes drunk one at that, I am damned proud of the fact that my country's official national anthem was set to the tune of To Anacreon in Heaven, a British drinking song. (You also have to like the fact that it was written while we were at war with Britain, using a British song.)
EDIT: If you're in the USA, you can still safely ignore this post.