Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Entertainment Weekly)   JK Rowling on The Daily Show: "The problem with America is, you don't have a monarch"   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 120
    More: Obvious, J. K. Rowling, Dumbledore, twist ending  
•       •       •

3035 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 16 Oct 2012 at 2:49 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



120 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-10-16 11:26:50 AM  
We have an aristocracy. Is that close enough?
 
2012-10-16 11:28:48 AM  
do we get to pick them?

img545.imageshack.us

Cause I may be down for that.
 
2012-10-16 11:33:27 AM  
Sorry honey, that's one of the things that isn't a problem with our government.
 
2012-10-16 11:36:34 AM  
Does Queen Latifah count?
 
2012-10-16 11:40:55 AM  
She's got a point.

The fact that we can just vote out our political leaders when they become corrupt takes away any justification for beheading them. Where's the fun in that?
 
2012-10-16 11:53:38 AM  
I wish that interview would end with Gene Hackman coming in and kicking her ass all over the set for 7 minutes
 
2012-10-16 11:55:46 AM  
media.newyorker.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-16 11:57:25 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?

[img545.imageshack.us image 600x483]

Cause I may be down for that.


There are plenty of queens, just take your pick.

I'll bet you even get to hold the "Royal Scepter".
 
2012-10-16 12:12:26 PM  
Well, we don't have a 'monarch,' but we do have our own versions of nobility.
 
2012-10-16 12:21:55 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?

[img545.imageshack.us image 600x483]

Cause I may be down for that.


Motion is seconded!

/will accept royalty from Monaco if Madeleine didn't want the gig.
 
2012-10-16 12:27:01 PM  
i253.photobucket.comYour blather has disgusted Pete Rose.
 
2012-10-16 12:27:47 PM  
i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-16 12:45:24 PM  

Mugato: Sorry honey, that's one of the things that isn't a problem with our government.


Eh, I can see the value in separating the duties of the Chief Executive with those of the Head of State.

I don't necessarily think royalty is the answer, and it's not like I'm going to fight for a monarch. Just saying, I can see the value there.
 
2012-10-16 01:11:26 PM  

Gonz: Mugato: Sorry honey, that's one of the things that isn't a problem with our government.

Eh, I can see the value in separating the duties of the Chief Executive with those of the Head of State.

I don't necessarily think royalty is the answer, and it's not like I'm going to fight for a monarch. Just saying, I can see the value there.


Well, there's benefits and detriments to Parlimentary and American-style democracy, to be sure. Though Israel, for example (amongst many others), does separate out those two roles without having a monarchy.
 
2012-10-16 01:31:18 PM  

Cythraul: Well, we don't have a 'monarch,' but we do have our own versions of nobility.


'Ceptin' they ain't very noble.

Seriously though, we fought at least two wars so that we wouldn't have a monarch. Try it again, and the result will be the same. Yamamoto's blades of grass.
 
2012-10-16 01:42:11 PM  
Link

We've had one before that was greatly beloved by the people. Why fark up a good streak by having another.
 
2012-10-16 01:43:18 PM  
We don't, but about 3/4 of Farkers would let Obama bang their SO on their wedding night.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-16 01:50:50 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: We don't, but about 3/4 of Farkers would let Obama bang their SO on their wedding night.


That's nothing to the rodgering we'll get if Romney ever gets in.
 
2012-10-16 02:02:25 PM  
no.
 
2012-10-16 02:51:49 PM  
I'd hit that.
 
2012-10-16 02:53:51 PM  
Let's be honest, at this point the British royal family are more mascots than anything else.
 
2012-10-16 02:58:45 PM  
Yes, we do. You all do.


You just don't know it.


Yet.

/you will not enjoy the salt mines.
 
2012-10-16 03:01:06 PM  
ritakeller.com
Thank ya, than ya very much.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have tah use the throne.
ACK!! *thud*
 
2012-10-16 03:02:36 PM  
At first I was like
www.wearysloth.com

but then I
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-16 03:03:08 PM  
Like the heirs of Salazar Slytherin?
 
2012-10-16 03:05:42 PM  
Or a Witchfinder General.
 
2012-10-16 03:11:03 PM  
specials-images.forbes.com
upload.wikimedia.org
headblitz.com
image.funscrape.com
We already have enough kings and queens, we don't need anymore.
 
2012-10-16 03:11:48 PM  
"Well there's a dignity royalty. A majesty that precludes the likelihood of assassination. If you were to point a pistol at a king or a queen your hands would shakes as though palsied."

"Oh I wouldn't point no pistol at nobody sir. "

"Well that's a wise policy, as wise policy. But if you did. I can assure you, if you did, that the sight of royalty would cause you to dismiss all thoughts of bloodshed and you would stand... how shall I put it? In awe. Now, a president... well I mean...[chuckles] why not shoot a president."
 
2012-10-16 03:17:23 PM  

Gonz: Mugato: Sorry honey, that's one of the things that isn't a problem with our government.

Eh, I can see the value in separating the duties of the Chief Executive with those of the Head of State.

I don't necessarily think royalty is the answer, and it's not like I'm going to fight for a monarch. Just saying, I can see the value there.


I think the best solution is to create the one guy as a longer term job (perhaps 6 years) and give him a solely foreign affairs type of job. His job to really to run nonpartisan foreign affairs, build foreign relations, booze it up and develop personal ties with foreign leaders, etc. He can also be the rally to the flag symbol, a stable point of contact for foreign parties. Then the other guy runs domestic policy. They'd occasionally butt heads in that foreign trade agreements can influence domestic policy and vice versa, but they should be minimal. Also obviously some foreign policies are also partisan, but a lot of them like containment of China, long term fostering of stable governments in the Middle East, dealing with failed states, interactions with the Security Council, IMF, etc should be apolitical.
 
2012-10-16 03:17:41 PM  
They had a surprisingly good conversation. I liked her discussion about the difficulties involved with writing a hero character.
 
2012-10-16 03:19:09 PM  

millsapian87: At first I was like
[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

but then I
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x300]


Glad I'm not the only one who thought of that.
 
2012-10-16 03:19:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?



No. You get this:

www.inflexwetrust.com
 
2012-10-16 03:21:41 PM  

Tyrosine: The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?



No. You get this:

[www.inflexwetrust.com image 499x432]


What the hell is that?!
 
2012-10-16 03:21:55 PM  

KingKauff: "Well there's a dignity royalty. A majesty that precludes the likelihood of assassination. If you were to point a pistol at a king or a queen your hands would shakes as though palsied."

"Oh I wouldn't point no pistol at nobody sir. "

"Well that's a wise policy, as wise policy. But if you did. I can assure you, if you did, that the sight of royalty would cause you to dismiss all thoughts of bloodshed and you would stand... how shall I put it? In awe. Now, a president... well I mean...[chuckles] why not shoot a president."


You been talking about that Queen of yours, again, Bob? On Independence Day?
 
2012-10-16 03:28:15 PM  

One Bad Apple: I wish that interview would end with Gene Hackman coming in and kicking her ass all over the set for 7 minutes


Excellent.
 
2012-10-16 03:32:20 PM  
The problem with humans is,....
 
2012-10-16 03:37:20 PM  
I guess this guy doesn't count, then:

i2.cdn.turner.com ?
 
2012-10-16 03:40:54 PM  

Tyrosine: The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?



No. You get this:

[www.inflexwetrust.com image 499x432]


That's the worst haloween costume I have seen in a while.
 
2012-10-16 03:42:20 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Or a Witchfinder General.


There is a Witchfinder Sergeant, though.
 
2012-10-16 03:43:41 PM  
Our emperor:

gravelandgold.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-16 03:44:15 PM  
But we do:

img2-2.timeinc.net

We do.
 
2012-10-16 03:48:13 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: But we do:

img2-2.timeinc.net

We do.


Let ME eat cake! CAAAAAKE!!!
 
2012-10-16 03:53:40 PM  

Tyrosine: No. You get this:

[www.inflexwetrust.com image 499x432]


Fark needs more options than Smart and Funny. In this case ... Scary, maybe?
 
2012-10-16 03:54:30 PM  
I really liked how in Harry Potter the Americas were never mentioned (as best as I can recall).

/insert jokes about fat American, hockey-mad Canadian, and arrogant Argentinian sorcerers
//try to keep the sexy Brazilian sorcerers over 18 and SFW, thanks
 
2012-10-16 03:54:59 PM  
Came for the English Bob references, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-16 03:55:50 PM  

Cythraul: Tyrosine: The Stealth Hippopotamus: do we get to pick them?



No. You get this:

[www.inflexwetrust.com image 499x432]

What the hell is that?!


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.comencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain, you lucky thing.
 
2012-10-16 03:56:39 PM  
I was thinking about this the other day. If the Revolutionary War never happened, would day-to-day life for the average American today be that different?
 
2012-10-16 03:57:09 PM  

DeltaPunch: They had a surprisingly good conversation. I liked her discussion about the difficulties involved with writing a hero character.


I think we're the only ones who watched it, which is a shame because it was very entertaining and interesting.
 
2012-10-16 03:57:13 PM  
What US monarchs might look like:

www.rawstory.com

/hotlinked
 
2012-10-16 03:58:11 PM  
JK, howsabout you STFU and GTFO?
 
Displayed 50 of 120 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report