Better You Shouldn’t Hear

I was just watching a clip from Trevor Noah on the Daily Show where, at the White House Easter Egg Roll, Melania had to poke #45 to get him to “put his hand where the human heart should be” as the Star Spangled Banner was playing.

Bugs and Barney had curled up for a snooze.

So I went into the other room to scoop the litter box and I could not stop myself. I burst into song.

Me doing the Star Spangled Banner is something you just don’t want to hear under any circumstances.

But for the record, I’m adamantly opposed to any criticism of this “aggressive, unsingable, relatively recently adopted, ill-constructed descendant of a raunchy bar ballad turned celebration of obscure military stalemate.”

That would be un-American.

When I came out, both Bugs and Barney had come to their feet and were staring at me with utter alarm on their little faces.

Here they are, after they had recovered somewhat.

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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5 Responses to Better You Shouldn’t Hear

  1. Mark Armitage says:

    Oh, this is hilarious. But, if you really wanted to endorse our anthem, it has backfired. I followed that link, loved it, and am writing my Congressperson now. (Hope you are well.)

  2. Summer says:

    MOL! My human sings along with her own personal Spotify channel on car trips, and oh, is she awful! “Disco Inferno” is bad enough… I’m glad she hasn’t attempted to do permanent damage to “The Star Spangled Banner!”

  3. I sang along to Purple Rain and put little Lumi to sleep, he loved it! At least I never had to hit the notes in Raaawwwwkets laaAAAaaaSst Glaaaaare. The dog might have started howling,

  4. You are just hilarious. Thank you for the wonderful laugh to get my day going. Pooh and Chancy are not very impressed with my singing. Love the pics. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. Deziz World says:

    We luv da Star Spangled Banner, and da true story behind Key’s writin’ it. It moves us all anytime we hear it. And yes, mommy sings along and hits every note. She has dat 4 octave range, so it’s no trouble at all. God Bless America and long may da flag rein along with our current National Anthem. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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