Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Glad Tidings

On both a square-mile and per-capita basis, the UK has got to be the silliest nation on earth, but we're willing to forgive that a little bit this holiday season now that one of its goofier traditions, the Christmas No. 1 single, which has in recent years been dominated by lame offerings from the UK version of "American Idol," was claimed this year - thanks to a grassroots internet campaign - by the EZLN's house band, Rage Against the Machine. And not for some new, hardcore version of "White Christmas," but for their 1992 single "Killing in the Name," the chorus of which has been the unofficial Burro Hall holiday anthem for at least a decade now.

If, like us, you won't be in the UK for Christmas this year, just play these two videos simultaneously [with the volume on the bottom one slightly higher], and you'll get the complete experience, minus the Christmas pudding.

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