5/27/09

Brother Y: Patriotism

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Brother Y turned to several of his Korean-American and Chinese-American roommates and said "You guys are doing pretty well." Out of confusion, the brothers responded "What do you mean by you guys? Do you mean Korea or do you mean China?" Brother Y paused, then responded, "No, I meant the U.S." After several minutes of yelling and questioning Brother Y's American citizenship and his lack of loyalty to his country, and several McCarthy era type accusations, one brother plugged his laptop into the house speakers and started playing the song "I'm Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood. Brother Y managed a weak retort by trying to play the Chinese National Anthem on his laptop speakers but was overwhelmed by American patriotism. When the song ended and the drama seem to have ended, another Chinese-American brother entered the house and was asked whether he would root for China or America in the Olympics. As soon as the brother responded America, the song was played again and more patriotism ensued.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...I am proud to be an American.

Jen Tse said...

Hahahaha, brothers are too much sometimes! :-P

su said...

this is hilarious. now i understand why a certain brother T here at gracepoint hsinchu randomly sings "i'm proud to be an american." i mean, i'm sure he's proud to be an american, but this background story just gives the singing of that song a little more flavor. =D

david lee said...

There is also loyal patriotism experienced in the land of Texas. As ppl say, the state is like its own country. =Þ

Jen Tse said...

I think you mean "God Bless The USA" by Lee Greenwood though, not "I'm Proud to Be An American." I love this song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-9_fDEsv-Q