Who's your pick to take the checkered flag at Talladega?

Smoke FTW!
Hi Thomas! :)
What’s with all the thumbs down? :(

How does buying a 6 flags season pass online work?

Okay so I’m going to buy a 6 flags season pass online like I have every year for forever. But I noticed that there was a shipping fee on the info page before you actually purchase the pass. Does this mean that I’ll have to wait for them to mail me the pass? Can I not print the voucher and redeem it at the office like before?

So, I have a tattoo in mind. I'm 16, and I've wanted this tattoo since I was 14.?

The link is http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/frozendreamz/photo.jpg. It’s the Filipino Flag’s symbol, three stars and the sun, and the banner says my last name. I chose the Filipino Flag because I’m Filipino, and I’m proud of my ethnicity. I know what the three stars and sun mean, and I made sure I wanted this tattoo before I got it. Hence the 2 year thought.
So, what are your thoughts?
Sorry for the bad link. Here you go:


How can i remove mold from a souvineer six flags cup?

I got a green six flags cup from six flags over Texas during the summer, and I never washed it. Now it is growing some kind of black substance inside the straw and on the bottom. Can I soak this in bleach or something?

Do you think the USA needs a new anthem?

Okay so I’m Australian, and decided to look up the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner when I couldn’t make out what they were singing in a movie (The Stand if you must know).

The lyrics I found (on Wikipedia) were:

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And a fifth verse that was added for a while "in indignation over the start of the civil war":

When our land is illumined with liberty’s smile,
If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained,
Who their birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.

Now to me it was a little I dunno, odd that there was a lot of imagery about war and violence; until I looked a little into the history of the song and it made a lot more sense. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner if you don’t know about it.

So what I’m asking is, do you think that in the near future it would be good to, not completely lose the historical allusions in that song, but to maybe modify it to reflect contemporary American culture? Even if just some of the words and the scale was updated so that your average citizen could remember and sing more than the first couple of lines?

For comparison, this is the national anthem we as Australians officially accepted in 1984 after many years of contests and voting and God Save the Queen. I’m not saying it’s any better or worse, just that this is what we chose, and it has been modified somewhat.


Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

From http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/nat_anthem.html

Which may need to be changed soon if our government decides to restrict immigration into this vast country even more, to "we’ve boundless plains we won’t share". Just saying.
No, I understand the history of the song and everything, I was just wondering whether it should be modified to reflect the 200 years of history since then, or to make it so that more people know the words and understand it. It’s possible to make it more modern and relevant whilst keeping the cultural heritage.

By the way, if Australia changed its national anthem again, this is the song I’d vote for: http://alldownunder.com/oz-u/songs/i-am-australian-17.htm

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American Flag in pop culture?…?

Google has been little help, or I am not searching for the right thing.

I am doing a research paper on the American Flag being a symbol for our culture. I have included stories of famous American Flag references, but I am looking for something in pop culture such as…

Famous song about American Flag(not the Star Spangled Banner, I have it…)
Famous picture or art
Famous clothing or something like that
Famous anything that has to do with the American Flag! That I can at least write five sentences on.

Please and thank you, I appreciate it.

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HELP i am decorating my room with the VS pink theme and i dont know where to get….?

i would like to decorate my room based on the victoria secret Pink theme.i know where to get the stuff like bedding and pillows but i was wondering how or where i could get some of the cool stuff they display in the stores …like banners , the gaint dog , the camping themed flags ect. thanks in advance =)

Vikings of Rock and Pop, unite!!!?

Adam and I have decided to start a Y!A viking clan. We are now taking in other members.

We shall raise our Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags to the sweet Cry of the Blackbirds in Pursuit of Vikings. For some, there will be Death in Fire, but Valhalla Awaits Me. We are the Masters of War, the Valryags of Miklagaard, and the Guardians of Asgaard. Tonight, we we fight God, His Son, and the Holy Whore With Oden on Our Side!

Vikings, Unite!
Varyags -_-
That depends, Leech. Are you interested in taking territory?

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How to dress like wonder woman to go to six flags, with things I have at home?

My friends and I are dressing to go to Six Flags. I’m going to be wonder woman but my 5th grade costume doesn’t fit me, only the skirt. How can I dress like her? I have a red shirt with "wonder woman" and the picture on it.

What is the difference between six flags discovery kingdom and six flags magic mountain?

I was just wondering because I haven’t been to either one and we are planning a trip to six flags and aren’t sure which one is better. Thanks(:

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