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I know I won't win anything at Worlds, but I wouldn't want the USA's national anthem to be played if I make a podium, for two reasons:
- I don't like my country too much, or identify with it at all, and if it was convenient I would move to a better one.
- It's not the US which made the podium but me. It makes sense in the Olympics because people are chosen as the best of their country, and trained by the best coach, and paid for by that country, etc. to represent the country. But I (and most cubers, I think) have done this for fun and by myself, and my country hasn't helped my cubing at all, so the country doesn't deserve any credit if I do well, only I do.

So I don't really like the idea of doing this for everyone. I would, however, be open to the idea of everyone being able to choose a short song clip they want played at the awards ceremony if they win something. It could be cool and lend an air of personality to it. Some people could choose their country's national anthem, if they really want, but you could really put any non-offensive song there, whatever you enjoy or feel represents you.
 

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I suppose it beats the Disco Boys. Over and over and over.

When you are on the podium, suddenly Disco Boys doesn't seem that bad. ;)

I think it is the last think you care about when you are on the podium at the World Championship, however chossing a song sounds good. Although it might be just one more pain in the ass for the organizers.

As for the national thing, I don't feel like I'm representing my country. We are all cubers, no matter which country are you from. (By the way, our anthem is sad. :p)
 

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I suppose it beats the Disco Boys. Over and over and over.


As for the national thing, I don't feel like I'm representing my country. We are all cubers, no matter which country are you from. (By the way, our anthem is sad. :p)


Indeed and no more asking about your nationality when you do registration at competition and no more nationality in your WCA ID .
 

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- It's not the US which made the podium but me. It makes sense in the Olympics because people are chosen as the best of their country, and trained by the best coach, and paid for by that country, etc. to represent the country. But I (and most cubers, I think) have done this for fun and by myself, and my country hasn't helped my cubing at all, so the country doesn't deserve any credit if I do well, only I do.
that is a really good point. I would still want to hear my anthem. I don't really like my country when it comes to politics and such. In that respect, I'm like a... Thomas Bernhard, as Martin Mairhofer puts it. BUT: hm... what argument can I find... dulce et decorum est pro patria mori? wtf? anyway, I love my country in general. But that is not the reason I'd want to hear the anthem. It's just that the thought of "international sports event winners hearing their anthem" is stuck in my head. That's the way it should be.

Nonetheless, because of my quoted argument, winners choosing their song would be a much better option, simply because there are obviously too many people who don't want to be related to their country when they are cubing.

and, btw, the fact that Rama proposed this speaks for itself. Rama doesn't like the Netherlands that much...
 
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I suppose it beats the Disco Boys. Over and over and over.


As for the national thing, I don't feel like I'm representing my country. We are all cubers, no matter which country are you from. (By the way, our anthem is sad. :p)


Indeed and no more asking about your nationality when you do registration at competition and no more nationality in your WCA ID .

No need to do that. I meant that as cubers we are all individual persons. For example at WC09 when Breandan won 3x3x3, we didn't say Scotland won, we said Breandan won.

Gender is in the profile too but that doesn't mean we are going to rank the times for males and females separately.
 

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Am I the only one who has a sense of patriotism/nationalism/national pride?

You have to be at least a little attached to the country you live in. Maybe it's just an Australian thing, but maybe not. I actually am proud to be Australian, and want Australia to be glorified at any time possible. Like, I'm much happier with Faz as the WR holder instead of someone from another country.
 

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Am I the only one who has a sense of patriotism/nationalism/national pride?

You have to be at least a little attached to the country you live in. Maybe it's just an Australian thing, but maybe not. I actually am proud to be Australian, and want Australia to be glorified at any time possible. Like, I'm much happier with Faz as the WR holder instead of someone from another country.
read my latest post, I am kind of a patriot.
 

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Am I the only one who has a sense of patriotism/nationalism/national pride?

You have to be at least a little attached to the country you live in. Maybe it's just an Australian thing, but maybe not. I actually am proud to be Australian, and want Australia to be glorified at any time possible. Like, I'm much happier with Faz as the WR holder instead of someone from another country.
read my latest post, I am kind of a patriot.

Ok, maybe we shouldn't take my post completely literally then. :p.

Also, I guess I should factor in the fact that I really like the Australian National Anthem from a musical standpoint.

Hey Dene, give New Zealand credit where credit is due.

It really isn't such a bad country. Actually is New Zealand actually a country? Then what continent is it part of? Because AFAIK, Australia has only 1 country, and its country is itself. >.<

Although in some aspects, I don't blame you.
 

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New Zealand is a scrapheap of losers with no ambitions and no futures. This country supports butch-lesbian feminists who have no other intention than feeding those who are too lazy to get of their fat bums and work to support the large family that they should have resisted from creating in the first place. I could go on for hours. I have no tolerance for this dump.
 

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Am I the only one who has a sense of patriotism/nationalism/national pride?

You have to be at least a little attached to the country you live in. Maybe it's just an Australian thing, but maybe not. I actually am proud to be Australian, and want Australia to be glorified at any time possible. Like, I'm much happier with Faz as the WR holder instead of someone from another country.
read my latest post, I am kind of a patriot.

Ok, maybe we shouldn't take my post completely literally then. :p.

Also, I guess I should factor in the fact that I really like the Australian National Anthem from a musical standpoint.

Hey Dene, give New Zealand credit where credit is due.

It really isn't such a bad country. Actually is New Zealand actually a country? Then what continent is it part of? Because AFAIK, Australia has only 1 country, and its country is itself. >.<

Although in some aspects, I don't blame you.
I call it Oceania, because that name was in a soccer game, and it's stuck. Oceania includes NZ, PNG Australia, and other countries in this area.

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New Zealand is a scrapheap of losers with no ambitions and no futures. This country supports butch-lesbian feminists who have no other intention than feeding those who are too lazy to get of their fat bums and work to support the large family that they should have resisted from creating in the first place. I could go on for hours. I have no tolerance for this dump.
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New Zealand is a scrapheap of losers with no ambitions and no futures. This country supports butch-lesbian feminists who have no other intention than feeding those who are too lazy to get of their fat bums and work to support the large family that they should have resisted from creating in the first place. I could go on for hours. I have no tolerance for this dump.

Go live in Australia next time you delegate a comp then. Just fly over here and don't go back :p
 
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