I sort of missed Bastille Day, and come to think of it, the Fourth of July as well. In fact, I would recommend that you never allow one of your family members to get sick on the 3rd of July, since very little happens the next day. And oddly enough, just a month or so ago I read an article about hospitals in which the author, a surgeon as I remember, talked about how early July is the very worst time to be in a hospital, since thatâ€™s when the interns change over and the doctors take their holidays. Oh well.
In any case, itâ€™s taken me a while to catch up with things, and one of the items I overlooked was a posting by my friend Cara Black for Bastille day. I didnâ€™t remember how deliciously bloodthirsty the French national anthem was. Makes bombs bursting in air seem positively homey.
Any other national anthems you know of that are so, well, graphic?