Star-Spangled Mumbling

Posted May 28, 2013 at 1:38pm

The cultural observers over at Deadspin devoted part of the holiday weekend to isolating the sections of the National Anthem most likely to trip up would-be patriotic singers.

Now, we’re not saying this clip of Congress belting out the “Star Spangled Banner” is the new Zapruder film:

But we couldn’t help notice that the cameraman pulled way, way out as soon as lawmakers entered the trouble zone (“whose broad stripes … “) and stayed mercifully away from potentially embarrassing close-ups until the very end.