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Fri 14th Sep 23:31 2007: Yellow Ribbon

It seems that a yellow ribbon, as made famous in the 1970s song by Tony Orlando & Dawn is no older than that.

Apparently many USAians are putting yellow ribbons on their cars ("bumper stickers"); according to about.com, "At its broadest, the gesture signifies homefront support for American military personnel and the war effort in general; at its most personal, it signifies the hope that a loved one participating in the distant conflict will return safe and sound."

So, it's pretty USAian patriotic "support the military" kind of thing.

Not quite what this musical interpretation seems to entirely endorse:
Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your S.U.V.
(contains some bad language at the end; contains NSFW innuendo in intro)


Comments for 'Yellow Ribbon'

Fri 14 Sep 2007 @ 23:43 GMT : Steve Parker
I think that what I particularly like about this, is not necessarily just the political comment, but that it's a great USAian implementation of classic British comedy: Satire, irony, camp, and musical

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