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2012-06-05 12:49:37 PM  
Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?
 
2012-06-05 12:53:22 PM  
"Come down to the Thames and see a rotating boat on SUNDAY, SUNDAY SUNDAY!"
 
2012-06-05 12:53:25 PM  

Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?


That's what makes freedom so awesome - we choose to care about this!

/Well, I don't, but still
 
2012-06-05 12:53:50 PM  
Yeah, but then came the Germans, the Soviets, the drug dealers, and the terrorists, so we didn't need the British monarchy as an enemy any more.
 
2012-06-05 12:56:18 PM  
This is a good thing.

Maybe this will curb America's thinking that British accent = intelligent person speaking.

Maybe.
 
2012-06-05 12:59:34 PM  
themassornamentcom.netfirms.com
 
2012-06-05 01:00:34 PM  

Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?

 
2012-06-05 01:00:43 PM  

Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?


Well, yes. But A) We did spring from that culture, originally, so a lot of the tropes and memes embedded with the British Monarchy largely resonate within US culture as well, and B) The United States lacks anything that has the pageantry of the British Monarchy, nor anything with the symbology going back to the Post Romano-Briton Saxon kingdoms.

The US has got a bell, a statue, a piece of paper, and a very outdated supreme document. Aside from major military victories, the US doesn't have too much in the way of culture-defining civil works that in England is represented by the Monarchy.

There's also the bit where we can admire from a distance without having to worry or care about any potential negatives. Sort of like living with a lion, or seeing a lion in a zoo.

/I do not condone the placing of nobility in small preserves to be gawked at by the masses
//Unless it's their thing. NTTAWWT.
 
2012-06-05 01:00:58 PM  
Does that biatch never smile?
 
2012-06-05 01:01:15 PM  
An apparition appears!
 
2012-06-05 01:02:48 PM  
Breaking news, A SECOND barge has just crashed into the Tower Bridge!

www.csmonitor.com
 
2012-06-05 01:02:58 PM  
I was expecting a hologram, or a reporting robot, and other CNN gimmicks. This was just another criticism of CNN, no mention of any technology...

Subby, I am disappoint.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:04 PM  
Yay. More videos people outside of the US can't watch or have to go find elsewhere.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:30 PM  
Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.
 
2012-06-05 01:05:00 PM  
How'd she get to be Queen anyway? I didn't vote for her.
 
2012-06-05 01:05:54 PM  
if this "spectacle" is any indication how the Olympics will turn out then WHEW! Hang on to your big goofy hat.
 
2012-06-05 01:06:37 PM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: Yay. More videos people outside of the US can't watch or have to go find elsewhere.


Don't despair. Some of us in the US can't watch them, either.
 
2012-06-05 01:08:14 PM  

WalkingSnake: I was expecting a hologram, or a reporting robot, and other CNN gimmicks. This was just another criticism of CNN, no mention of any technology...


Yeah, where was the tech?
 
2012-06-05 01:08:33 PM  

JackieRabbit: Does that biatch never smile?


She never got the emotion chip, but her twin sister did and she's one evil biatch.
 
2012-06-05 01:09:43 PM  

Muta: How'd she get to be Queen anyway? I didn't vote for her.


She had the most fabulous costume in the parade of '51.
 
2012-06-05 01:11:03 PM  

Summercat: Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?

Well, yes. But A) We did spring from that culture, originally, so a lot of the tropes and memes embedded with the British Monarchy largely resonate within US culture as well, and B) The United States lacks anything that has the pageantry of the British Monarchy, nor anything with the symbology going back to the Post Romano-Briton Saxon kingdoms.

The US has got a bell, a statue, a piece of paper, and a very outdated supreme document. Aside from major military victories, the US doesn't have too much in the way of culture-defining civil works that in England is represented by the Monarchy.

There's also the bit where we can admire from a distance without having to worry or care about any potential negatives. Sort of like living with a lion, or seeing a lion in a zoo.

/I do not condone the placing of nobility in small preserves to be gawked at by the masses
//Unless it's their thing. NTTAWWT.


Also, a flag planted on a massive object that orbits the planet and is seen by every human with eyesight. (the object, not the flag).

Also, invented the Internet.
 
2012-06-05 01:11:40 PM  
Unknown to all, the 360 degree rotation performed by the large boat happened when 007 killed the evil Boatmaster who was planning on blowing up all the ships in the festivities. He then rescued Miss Buoy Toy and escaped in an BMW minusub.
 
jvl
2012-06-05 01:14:13 PM  

Muta: How'd she get to be Queen anyway? I didn't vote for her.


A watery tart lying in a pond was distributing swords one day and threw one at her ancestor.
 
2012-06-05 01:17:29 PM  

Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.


I love how Jon Stewart clips are blocked by company firewalls like its porn.
 
2012-06-05 01:20:51 PM  

Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?


maybe we fought a war but who really won. it's all jelly beans and paper clips. tasty. efficient. but never the two shall meet.

/1 or 2 mericans have EU ancestry so they may be interested
//life is short & filled with pain. celebrate good times whenever & wherever you can.
 
2012-06-05 01:28:04 PM  
Hearing the insanity of Richard Quest is always a good thing.
 
2012-06-05 01:28:40 PM  

Deneb81: Also, a flag


This is really all you needed to say. The USA made the flag the symbol of the country in a way that definitely isn't the case in England, the U.K., or the Commonwealth. As such it is available for cheap to the masses, and it is revered even when not on a battlefield.
 
2012-06-05 01:28:43 PM  

pkellmey: Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.

I love how Jon Stewart clips are blocked by company firewalls like its porn.


I assumed they were blocked to keep otherwise reasonable people from flying into a fit of rage at the douchiness of that a$$hole...
 
2012-06-05 01:32:45 PM  

WalkingSnake: I was expecting a hologram, or a reporting robot, and other CNN gimmicks. This was just another criticism of CNN, no mention of any technology...

Subby, I am disappoint.


ditto
and CNN still sucks
 
2012-06-05 01:33:34 PM  

jvl: Muta: How'd she get to be Queen anyway? I didn't vote for her.

A watery tart bint lying in a pond was distributing swords one day and threw one at her ancestor.


twas bint wasn't it?
 
2012-06-05 01:36:31 PM  
I imagine not a single person in the crowd screamed to the queen "SHOW US THEM TITS!", because that would be impolite.
 
2012-06-05 01:37:44 PM  

Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.


upload.wikimedia.org

Show me on the doll where Jon Stewart touched you
 
2012-06-05 01:40:11 PM  

Leeds: I assumed they were blocked to keep otherwise reasonable people from flying into a fit of rage at the douchiness of that a$$hole...


Somehow I doubt people who are actually reasonable get all that worked up over comedians of any kind, but you keep pretending you're not the problem here, sparky.
 
2012-06-05 01:42:40 PM  
It's a double complete rotation, what does it mean?!?!
 
2012-06-05 01:43:03 PM  

Leeds: pkellmey: Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

I assumed they were blocked to keep otherwise reasonable people from flying into a fit of rage at the douchiness of that a$$hole...


i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-05 01:45:27 PM  

Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.


It's not going to happen. Most of Fark thinks he's pretty funny. He's on a very successful comedy TV show.
 
2012-06-05 01:52:22 PM  
That is quite possible the only FARK video length I have ever watched in its entirety.

GOOD SHOW OLD CHAP!!
 
2012-06-05 01:55:50 PM  
He can be funny, albeit not very.
That extract wasn't up to much, though.
 
2012-06-05 01:59:57 PM  
I love coming into these threads and seeing all the butt-hurt coming from people that can't seem to understan that Stewart and Colbert are not to be taken seriously. They are comedians who happen to use the political realm as material.

Sorry if you feel your world-view is threatened by a comedian, but perhaps that means it is time to re-evaluate your positions.

/just a thought.
 
2012-06-05 02:00:03 PM  
Link for my fellow Canucks Skip to 2:30 if you want to skip his talk about the Mets.
 
2012-06-05 02:06:52 PM  

Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.


Yeah! I hate to laugh at things when I could be reading about bedbugs in old farts homes.

/Don't like it, don't click. You'd think every american would understand that concept? Even people devoid of humor.
 
2012-06-05 02:06:54 PM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: Yay. More videos people outside of the US can't watch or have to go find elsewhere.


Imagine some boats. Now imagine an old lady looking at them.

That's pretty much it.
 
2012-06-05 02:12:14 PM  

Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.


I know, right? The worst part was that while you were strapped to the chair with your eyelids clamped open, forced to click the link and watch the video, they were playing the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th symphony.
 
2012-06-05 02:12:54 PM  
My take: CNN is the only one of the 3 cable news bigs to really go for a gay male demo. They have Cooper, Don Lemon, Kathy Griffin at New Years, and part of all that is following the royal beat. Having Richard Quest doesn't hurt.
 
2012-06-05 02:18:56 PM  

pkellmey:
I love how Jon Stewart clips are blocked by company firewalls like its porn.


Your company has its own porn?
 
2012-06-05 02:23:11 PM  

Barbecue Bob: Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.

Yeah! I hate to laugh at things when I could be reading about bedbugs in old farts homes.

/Don't like it, don't click. You'd think every american would understand that concept? Even people devoid of humor.


Craig Killborn didn't need to lie to be funny- he was funny. When this douchbag took over the show a couple of years ago all of the thoughtful intelligent people stopped watching.
 
2012-06-05 02:34:20 PM  

Leeds: Barbecue Bob: Leeds: Please stop linking to Jon Douchbag Stewart clips.

Thank you.

Yeah! I hate to laugh at things when I could be reading about bedbugs in old farts homes.

/Don't like it, don't click. You'd think every american would understand that concept? Even people devoid of humor.

Craig Killborn didn't need to lie to be funny- he was funny. When this douchbag took over the show a couple of years ago all of the thoughtful intelligent people stopped watching.


So vote republican!!

Then why not click elsewhere and be happy? Or does threadshiatting the people you find unthoughtful and unintelligent make you happy? ...If so, carry on.
 
2012-06-05 02:41:28 PM  
Leeds:

For someone who doesn't care for Jon Stewart, you sure spend a lot of energy discussing him.
 
2012-06-05 02:44:50 PM  

Summercat: Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?

Well, yes. But A) We did spring from that culture, originally, so a lot of the tropes and memes embedded with the British Monarchy largely resonate within US culture as well, and B) The United States lacks anything that has the pageantry of the British Monarchy, nor anything with the symbology going back to the Post Romano-Briton Saxon kingdoms.

The US has got a bell, a statue, a piece of paper, and a very outdated supreme document. Aside from major military victories, the US doesn't have too much in the way of culture-defining civil works that in England is represented by the Monarchy.

There's also the bit where we can admire from a distance without having to worry or care about any potential negatives. Sort of like living with a lion, or seeing a lion in a zoo.

/I do not condone the placing of nobility in small preserves to be gawked at by the masses
//Unless it's their thing. NTTAWWT.


Pretty it up however you like, it's still farking stupid. On the other hand, if I encounter someone who genuinely cares about this shiat I can safely dismiss them as mentally challenged, which is convenient.
 
2012-06-05 02:58:24 PM  

Carth: Why is the US news covering this so much? Didn't we fight a war so we don't have to care about the English Monarchy?


No matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us, as Americans, we must be gracious and considerate hosts.
 
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