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Should Guile's Theme from Street Fighter Be the New US National Anthem?

Listen up, pal.  Or more specifically, listen to this.  Then listen to The Star Spangled Banner.  An unsingable song of explosions and defeat.  Then listen to this again.  Yeah, buddy.  If that doesn't get your heart pounding, your fist shaking, and your throat yelling 'U-S-A! U-S-A!', then look around you.  You may be in North Korea.

I've had it with The Star Spangled Banner.  Why must all National Anthems be of the Western Classical tradition?  Why can't they be of the CPS2 Chipset Tradition?  Oh sure, it was written in Japan, by Japanese people, but the Statue of Liberty was created in France, wasn't it?  Isn't this precisely what Lady Liberty herself would listen to?  Isn't this what George Washington would've listened to while he was crossing the Delaware to surprise the Hessians?

Tell me, Reckonauts!  Should Guile's Theme from Street Fighter II be the new US National Anthem?  If we get a resounding-enough response, I'll pull a few strings, talk to Barry and Michelle, and see what I can do.

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As somebody who happened to be precisely the right age when Street Fighter II came out, allow me to say that this is an incredible idea and I wish I'd thought of it myself.

The Star Spangled Banner?  Pshaw.  Let's see somebody try to execute a perfect Sonic Boom set to that piffle.  Impossible.

and instead of standing up at ballgames we can all shoryuken. 

I'M SORRY...DON'T GET IT. Might as well have the Rocky theme or Eye of the Tiger.

The Theme from Rocky, you say?  Once this one wraps up, there's a candidate for National Anthem I'd like to suggest on my own.  Heck, it's even orchestrated for the purists out there.  I've always wanted to pit Francis Scott Key and Bill Conti against one-another, and now -- at long merciful last -- I have my opportunity.

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