Something Awful Forum Hilariously Hijacks CBC Anthem Contest
July 18, 2008 12:30 AM Subscribe
Something awful in a new CBC anthem.
posted by dbarefoot (69 comments total)
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The CBC's Hockey Night in Canada is one of the highest-rated programs on Canadian television. It's something of a national shrine to our beloved sport. For the past 40-odd years, it's had a distinctive theme which most Canadians could hum. After something of a fiasco
, the CBC lost the rights to the theme. They're running a contest to replace the venerated theme. A Something Awful forum
user composed a truly dreadful entry
("mostly comprised of cat and sheep sounds, baby cries, and gunshots/explosions"), and got the community to 'vote it up' on the Anthem contest site. You really need to hear the awfulness to truly appreciate it.
The SA commmunity has responded, and now it's the most viewed, top rated, and most commented-on submission on the site. There's a Facebook group
and a spectacularly bad animated version on YouTube