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20 Jan 2009, 1:15 pm

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20 Jan 2009, 1:50 pm

remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


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20 Jan 2009, 2:20 pm

Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


wow, that was even before my time!

(sorry, just kidding around! it's a happy day!)



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20 Jan 2009, 2:37 pm

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20 Jan 2009, 2:41 pm

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remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


When was that?! I don't remember learning about that, but they don't really teach American history til Year 10 in the UK.


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20 Jan 2009, 2:56 pm

gina-ghettoprincess wrote:
Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


When was that?! I don't remember learning about that, but they don't really teach American history til Year 10 in the UK.


1812! ( not to be confused (as I was as a child) with the 1812 overture ,which was about Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte)


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20 Jan 2009, 8:24 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
gina-ghettoprincess wrote:
Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


When was that?! I don't remember learning about that, but they don't really teach American history til Year 10 in the UK.


1812! ( not to be confused (as I was as a child) with the 1812 overture ,which was about Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte)


lol us Americanos got our asses handed to us by the British. Nationalism my ass. For wat? winning a battle after the war ended? XD


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20 Jan 2009, 8:25 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
gina-ghettoprincess wrote:
Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


When was that?! I don't remember learning about that, but they don't really teach American history til Year 10 in the UK.


1812! ( not to be confused (as I was as a child) with the 1812 overture ,which was about Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte)

Never forget!!


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21 Jan 2009, 4:45 am

It was burned during the War of 1812, but I don't think it was actually burned until 1814. I think. I could be wrong. Anyway, we got our revenge on the Brits when we opened a can of whoop-ass at the Battle of New Orleans


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21 Jan 2009, 10:13 am

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It was burned during the War of 1812, but I don't think it was actually burned until 1814. I think. I could be wrong. Anyway, we got our revenge on the Brits when we opened a can of whoop-ass at the Battle of New Orleans


oh, and I remember every word (Aspie style) of the great Johnnie Horton song from my childhood:

“Battle of New Orleans -
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

[Chorus]

Old Hickory(Andrew Jackson) said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well

[Chorus]

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]


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21 Jan 2009, 6:58 pm

I want to move to america :D Barack Obama is my new best friend :P

(sorry if i spelt his name wrong but at least I didnt call him Osama lol)



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21 Jan 2009, 8:32 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
PhR33kY wrote:
It was burned during the War of 1812, but I don't think it was actually burned until 1814. I think. I could be wrong. Anyway, we got our revenge on the Brits when we opened a can of whoop-ass at the Battle of New Orleans


oh, and I remember every word (Aspie style) of the great Johnnie Horton song from my childhood:

“Battle of New Orleans -
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see'd the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

[Chorus]

Old Hickory(Andrew Jackson) said we could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave 'em ... well

[Chorus]

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]


That song sounds suspiciously like it might just hold the same tune as:


Come back proud Canadian's,
To before you had TV.
No hockey night in Canada,
there was no CBC.

In 1812 Madison was mad,
He was the president you know.
Well he thought he'd tell the
British where they ought to go.
He thought he'd invade Canada,
He thought that he was tough.
Instead we went to Washington,
And burned down all his stuff.

And the white house burned, burned, burned.
And we're the ones that did it,
It burned, burned, burned.
While the president ran and cried,
It burned, burned, burned.
And things were very historical,
And the Americans ran and cried like a
bunch of little babies WaWaWa
In the war of 1812.

Those hillbillies from Kentucky,
Dressed in green and red.
Left home to fight in Canada,
But they returned home dead.
It's the only war the Yankies
lost except for Vietnam.
And also the Alamo and the bay of.....ham. *cough*
The looser was America,
The winner was ourselfs.
So join right in and gloat about the war of 1812.

And the white house burned, burned, burned.
And we're the ones that did it,
It burned, burned, burned.
While the president ran and cried,
It burned, burned, burned.
And things were very historical,
And the Americans ran and cried like a
bunch of little babies WaWaWa
In the war of 1812.

In 1812 we were just sitting around,
Minding our own business,
Putting crops into the ground.
We heard the soldiers coming,
And we didn't like that sound.
So we took a boat to Washington and
burned it to the ground.

Oh we fired our guns but the
Yankies kept on a coming,
There wasn't quite as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and the yankies started running,
Down the Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico.
They ran through the snow,
And they ran through the forest,
They ran through the bushes where
the beavers wouldn't go,
They ran so fast they forgot to
take they're culture,
Back to America, and gulf and Mexico.

So if you go to Washington,
It's building clean and nice,
Bring a pack of matches,
And we'll burn the white house twice.

And the white house burned, burned, burned,
But the Americans wont admit it.
It burned, burned, burned...
It burned and burned and burned
It burned, burned, burned
I bet that made them mad.
And the Americans ran and cried like a
bunch of little babies WaWaWa
In the war of 1812.

The Arrogant Worms : The war of 1812


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22 Jan 2009, 5:03 pm

I'm excited about the weekly video address. I hope he sticks to that plan. It'll be like F. D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats.



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22 Jan 2009, 8:48 pm

Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


That was because Americans burned down government buildings in York Ontario during the War of 1812.

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22 Jan 2009, 9:17 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Dokken wrote:
remember when the british burned down the white house and laughed at us.


That was because Americans burned down government buildings in York Ontario during the War of 1812.

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geeze, those Amurricans! you can't take 'em anywhere!

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