You know, I think our President is a solid dude. I do. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t laugh at him when he does something uber-goofy and off-the-wall, right? Because that’s exactly what he unintentionally did on his most recent visit to the UK. He gave a SPEECH commending the Queen and what not while their national anthem was playing.
And call me an ignorant American, or just flat-out fucking ignorant, but I didn’t realize ’til today that ‘God Save the Queen‘ has the same tune as ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee.’ I’m blown away. I’m still reeling. I’m apparently quite uncultured, too. OK.
Anyway, maybe our boy Obama made the same mistake and thought that the song playing ACTUALLY WAS ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee,’ and assumed maybe they were playing it in the US’s honor. I mean, that’s what I would have thought maybe. But then again, I’m not President of the United States of America.
See, guys, you come to Evil Beet and you get all sorts of lessons ranging from pop culture pearls of wisdom to history. Own it!