If I had a dollar for every time a celebrity screwed up the National Anthem I could have retired 30 years ago and just lived off the interest.

I remember when I was a kid we had music class and some of the first songs we learned were The National Anthem, My Country Tis of Thee, this was not a choice but a part of the daily lesson.

It seems these days schools are too busy teaching kids how to take test and not focusing on teachng them patriotism, critical thinking, or common sense problem solving skills.

Several artists are fighting to keep music in the schools and this video of people totally botching the National Anthem; while funny, just reinforces the idea that while it is important to know how to take a test it is also important that we teach a little patriotism.

Check out this video and for crying out loud if you don't know the words to it learn 'em; and if that's too difficult then don't agree to sing it in a public place with a mic.