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Hands Across the Sea

2:10 PM -- According to Times Online, the former Basil Fawlty has some advice for British football fans traveling to Germany for the World Cup: "Don’t mention the war." He's even written a song to that effect:

    Don’t mention the war That’s what football is for!
    In 1966 we were the winning team
    We’d rather not discuss what happened in-between
    Don’t mention the war
    Just get out there and score
    At the glorious moment
    When the lions roar
    Don’t mention the war
    Don’t mention the war
    That’s what football is for!
    They might have bombed our chipshop 60 years ago
    But a billion pints of lager later, here we go (come on then!)
    Don’t call them rude names
    It’s such a beautiful game
    At the glorious moment
    When the lions roar
    Don’t mention the war
    Don’t mention the war
    Bend that ball round the wall Instead of saving
    Poland we are scoring goals
    After 40 years of extra time and bacon rolls (bacon rolls!)
You may imagine the oom-pah-pahs, or it's available on iTunes.

— Red Panda, Germanophile, Light Reading

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