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2013-04-30 06:34:57 AM
Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
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Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.
 
2013-04-30 06:35:54 AM
The Netherlands has a royal family?
 
2013-04-30 06:36:41 AM
Pfff. The Dutch.
 
2013-04-30 06:43:03 AM
Fark: In the Netherlands

???

Why is it so surprising to the subby that they have a monarchy in the Netherlands? Or that the Queen decides at one point that she has had enough and abdicates? Her mother and grandmother did exactly the same.
 
2013-04-30 06:45:06 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
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Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.


Are those guards holding Steyr AUG's?
 
2013-04-30 06:48:07 AM

Herr Morgenstern: The Netherlands has a royal family?


What would make you think they haven't?
Apart from the fact that the new king and his mother are at least 99% German, that is.

/seriously, it's Germans all the way down
 
2013-04-30 06:50:27 AM
I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.
 
2013-04-30 06:54:14 AM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
[www.hellomagazine.com image 340x250]

Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.

Are those guards holding Steyr AUG's?


I dunno, but looks like she's packin' a pair of .38's.

/got nuthin'
 
2013-04-30 06:56:15 AM

durbnpoisn: He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.


You apparently know nothing about the prince's charities or any of the causes that he works for on a regular basis. He has done quite a bit of work into issues dealing with the built environment. He may indeed be a entitled douche but is far from an idle one.
 
2013-04-30 06:56:31 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
[www.hellomagazine.com image 340x250]


I've really got to aim higher with my dating efforts.
 
2013-04-30 07:04:59 AM
God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
In Holland's dreaming
 
2013-04-30 07:06:27 AM
www.geekextreme.com
 
2013-04-30 07:12:06 AM

EngineerAU: durbnpoisn: He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.

You apparently know nothing about the prince's charities or any of the causes that he works for on a regular basis. He has done quite a bit of work into issues dealing with the built environment. He may indeed be a entitled douche but is far from an idle one.



Bollox.

Calling something a 'carbunkle' and getting media attention doesn't mean he's some crusading environmentalist saviour.
He's nothing but a curtain-twitching prick who looks outside of his window and tut tuts at the things he doesn't like and get a platform to spout on it.
If at any point these useless coonts actually get their hands dirty and make a real effort to help the environment, I'd be impressed. Instead, after some latest bullshiat about something or other about the environment he'd happily jet off with his entourage for the first of many holidays and leave a carbon footprint that would take normal people years to equal.

/this is Prince Charles we're talking about right? Yeah, he's a prick.
 
2013-04-30 07:16:59 AM

durbnpoisn: the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".


www.nndb.com

doesn't want to hear another word from you.

/hot
 
2013-04-30 07:23:24 AM

durbnpoisn: I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.


The Queen says fark you
 
2013-04-30 07:25:59 AM
I don't get why this is Fark-worthy.  It's been in the news off and on for months.
 
2013-04-30 07:28:51 AM

GungFu: EngineerAU: durbnpoisn: He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.

You apparently know nothing about the prince's charities or any of the causes that he works for on a regular basis. He has done quite a bit of work into issues dealing with the built environment. He may indeed be a entitled douche but is far from an idle one.


Bollox.

Calling something a 'carbunkle' and getting media attention doesn't mean he's some crusading environmentalist saviour.
He's nothing but a curtain-twitching prick who looks outside of his window and tut tuts at the things he doesn't like and get a platform to spout on it.
If at any point these useless coonts actually get their hands dirty and make a real effort to help the environment, I'd be impressed. Instead, after some latest bullshiat about something or other about the environment he'd happily jet off with his entourage for the first of many holidays and leave a carbon footprint that would take normal people years to equal.

/this is Prince Charles we're talking about right? Yeah, he's a prick.


Yeah, really.  The entire English royal family are a bunch of entitled douches who only have their wealth because they stole from, and taxed the poor, for like 800 years.  And there are legions of people who fawn over them for their greatness.  That makes no sense at all.

I will give credit to Charles' one son.  The strange, Irish looking one.  He actually can PILOT a helicopter.  He actually will fly into combat zones.  He's actually saved people's lives - and did so as a regular member of the military.  He may be entitled.  But he is pretty much the only English royal to do anything more than ceremonial for over a few hundred years.
 
2013-04-30 07:31:03 AM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
[www.hellomagazine.com image 340x250]

Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.

Are those guards holding Steyr AUG's?


The primary Dutch service rifle is an M16A2 variant produced by Colt Canada (they bought out Diemaco a few years ago).  Their special forces use a variety of HKs, and I wouldn't be surprised if there were some personnel issued FN-FALs.  But I can't find an immediate reference to even an honor guard using AUGs.  The only Steyr the Dutch use that I can see is the 1969 model bolt-action (just about every police force in Europe uses a few).

/interestingly enough, the Australians are rolling out a next-gen AUG courtesy of New Thales.
//they list a carbine variant, which always cracks me up; how short can you make a rifle and still have a rifle
 
2013-04-30 07:32:33 AM
Why miss a good party?!

I'd go, but I guess my invite got lost in the mail.
 
2013-04-30 07:35:16 AM
HOT EUROPEAN PRINCESS THREAD!

4.bp.blogspot.com

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-04-30 07:36:02 AM

durbnpoisn: GungFu: EngineerAU: durbnpoisn: He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.

You apparently know nothing about the prince's charities or any of the causes that he works for on a regular basis. He has done quite a bit of work into issues dealing with the built environment. He may indeed be a entitled douche but is far from an idle one.


Bollox.

Calling something a 'carbunkle' and getting media attention doesn't mean he's some crusading environmentalist saviour.
He's nothing but a curtain-twitching prick who looks outside of his window and tut tuts at the things he doesn't like and get a platform to spout on it.
If at any point these useless coonts actually get their hands dirty and make a real effort to help the environment, I'd be impressed. Instead, after some latest bullshiat about something or other about the environment he'd happily jet off with his entourage for the first of many holidays and leave a carbon footprint that would take normal people years to equal.

/this is Prince Charles we're talking about right? Yeah, he's a prick.

Yeah, really.  The entire English royal family are a bunch of entitled douches who only have their wealth because they stole from, and taxed the poor, for like 800 years.  And there are legions of people who fawn over them for their greatness.  That makes no sense at all.

I will give credit to Charles' one son.  The strange, Irish looking one.  He actually can PILOT a helicopter.  He actually will fly into combat zones.  He's actually saved people's lives - and did so as a regular member of the military.  He may be entitled.  But he is pretty much the only English royal to do anything more than ceremonial for over a few hundred years.


Close. Prince Andrew (Charles younger brother) served in the Navy. One of the Royals served in the Falklands conflict. There is a long tradition of the Royal family seeing active service.

+1 for the why 'Fark: In the Netherlands' comment.
 
2013-04-30 07:42:07 AM
What submitter? Only a total retard wouldn't know that the Netherlands is a monarchy.
 
2013-04-30 07:53:06 AM

spawn73: What submitter? Only a total retard wouldn't know that the Netherlands is a monarchy.


"The what? Wait, doesn't Italy use a king?"

"No, they don't "use a king"!"

"Sterling! What year do you think this is?!"

"I...yeah, exactly. Good question, actually."
 
2013-04-30 07:56:09 AM
But I thought in the game of thrones you win or you die?
 
2013-04-30 07:59:47 AM
Will the new King of the Netherlands pilot the country with a Dutch rudder?

Will he celebrate his coronation by presenting his wife with a nice, Dutch oven?

/got nothing else
 
2013-04-30 08:03:34 AM

durbnpoisn: GungFu: EngineerAU: durbnpoisn: He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.

You apparently know nothing about the prince's charities or any of the causes that he works for on a regular basis. He has done quite a bit of work into issues dealing with the built environment. He may indeed be a entitled douche but is far from an idle one.


Bollox.

Calling something a 'carbunkle' and getting media attention doesn't mean he's some crusading environmentalist saviour.
He's nothing but a curtain-twitching prick who looks outside of his window and tut tuts at the things he doesn't like and get a platform to spout on it.
If at any point these useless coonts actually get their hands dirty and make a real effort to help the environment, I'd be impressed. Instead, after some latest bullshiat about something or other about the environment he'd happily jet off with his entourage for the first of many holidays and leave a carbon footprint that would take normal people years to equal.

/this is Prince Charles we're talking about right? Yeah, he's a prick.

Yeah, really.  The entire English royal family are a bunch of entitled douches who only have their wealth because they stole from, and taxed the poor, for like 800 years.  And there are legions of people who fawn over them for their greatness.  That makes no sense at all.

I will give credit to Charles' one son.  The strange, Irish looking one.  He actually can PILOT a helicopter.  He actually will fly into combat zones.  He's actually saved people's lives - and did so as a regular member of the military.  He may be entitled.  But he is pretty much the only English royal to do anything more than ceremonial for over a few hundred years.


A regular member of the military? Harry may be the spare, but he was and is as well protected as his brother and uncle were.

His aunty Anne, on the other hand, did very valuable work in keeping the royal-horse-farking-joke-making industry alive, so one suspects your admiration is somewhat misplaced.
 
2013-04-30 08:07:48 AM

durbnpoisn: I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.


To be fair, he would get to be on a lot of currency, wouldn't he?  What's QE2 on?  England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that I know of.  That's a lot of dollerydoos.
 
2013-04-30 08:19:41 AM
As ruling monarchs go you can't do much better than Queen Beatrix. Or any queen of the Netherlands really.

I know live musical theater is beneath nearly every Farker but the next time you are in Holland check out this show about another Queen.

Soldaat van Oranje


It has real WWII vintage motorcycles, cars and airplanes. You see Rotterdam leveled by Nazi bombers, dogfights high above Germany more guns than a texas state fair. Even the seating moves in a revolutionary way (pun intended) so you don't have to know where to look. Plenty of shiat to distract weak minds.  And its loud as balls.
 
2013-04-30 08:26:25 AM
Same thing is happening in Holland, today, too
 
2013-04-30 08:32:21 AM

nekom: durbnpoisn: I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.

To be fair, he would get to be on a lot of currency, wouldn't he?  What's QE2 on?  England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that I know of.  That's a lot of dollerydoos.


Isn't that one of the perks of being a royal?  Certainly one of being king?  Charles will go down in history as the one who was denied the throne for his mother living so damned long that he never even got his face on the money.
 
2013-04-30 09:09:48 AM

OtherLittleGuy: HOT EUROPEAN PRINCESS THREAD!

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 310x400]


Damn shame. The top one would be so much more attractive without the leather skin.
So much for fair maidens.
 
2013-04-30 09:15:52 AM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
[www.hellomagazine.com image 340x250]

Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.

Are those guards holding Steyr AUG's?


Oddly, yes. But the Netherlands Army service rifle is the Canadian Colt C-7.
 
2013-04-30 09:17:55 AM

nekom: durbnpoisn: I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.

To be fair, he would get to be on a lot of currency, wouldn't he?  What's QE2 on?  England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that I know of.  That's a lot of dollerydoos.


And... the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Caribbean Territories, British Honduras, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Fiji. Gibraltar, Jamaica, Malaya, Malta, North Borneo, Mauritius, Saint Helena, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tabago and some of the Zambian currency, and least lets not forget every other British Isles, Last count she was on the currency of 33 countries.
 
2013-04-30 09:25:26 AM

limeyfellow: nekom: durbnpoisn: I see where subby was going on this.  And I agree.

Charles may be a useless, entitled douche.  But, the only thing he has in life is "I'll be KING someday!!".  His mother only needs to die or abdicate.  And it seems that she has no plans to do either.  This literally denies his entire rite of existence.  He is going to die and old man who accomplished little more than exchanging O2 for CO2.  Just like the rest of us.

I hereby call for Charles' mother to abdicate and let the big-eared boy be king for just a little while.

To be fair, he would get to be on a lot of currency, wouldn't he?  What's QE2 on?  England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that I know of.  That's a lot of dollerydoos.

And... the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Caribbean Territories, British Honduras, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Fiji. Gibraltar, Jamaica, Malaya, Malta, North Borneo, Mauritius, Saint Helena, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tabago and some of the Zambian currency, and least lets not forget every other British Isles, Last count she was on the currency of 33 countries.


Once Betty Windsor pops her clogs, there's no way Chuck is going to replace her on Oz or NZ currency.
 
2013-04-30 09:45:23 AM
Not a coronation.  It is an enthronement.  A coronation is a ceremony for a King or Queen blessed by God through a gift of heredity.  An enthronement is a ceremony to give some person a heredity title because the people are too stupid to realize that the new King is just a high-priced welfare queen.

Still can't believe this shiate exists in the 21st century.
 
2013-04-30 10:02:36 AM

murphraven: I don't get why this is Fark-worthy.  It's been in the news off and on for months.


It's only news because there finally is a new man at the tiller.
 
2013-04-30 10:06:03 AM

mbillips: White_Scarf_Syndrome: AverageAmericanGuy: Princess Maxima waits in the wings.
[www.hellomagazine.com image 340x250]

Princess Sentra unavailable for comment.

Are those guards holding Steyr AUG's?

Oddly, yes. But the Netherlands Army service rifle is the Canadian Colt C-7.


That's not the Dutch army uniform, I would guess the pic was taken in Luxembourg.
 
2013-04-30 10:37:13 AM
Make fun of the Netherlands all you want, but at one time it was a world power.  Just ask the people in New Amsterdam (aka New York City).
 
2013-04-30 10:38:25 AM

Magnus: Not a coronation.  It is an enthronement.  A coronation is a ceremony for a King or Queen blessed by God through a gift of heredity.  An enthronement is a ceremony to give some person a heredity title because the people are too stupid to realize that the new King is just a high-priced welfare queen.

Still can't believe this shiate exists in the 21st century.


Not saying it's right but the king has to do a lot more than watching tv all day. And it makes a large part of the population happy, apparently, so let them have their comedy (though they could make it a little cheaper).

/It was as if even the most intelligent person had this little blank spot in their heads where someone had written: "Kings. What a good idea."
 
2013-04-30 10:42:45 AM

Fissile: Make fun of the Netherlands all you want, but at one time it was a world power.  Just ask the people in New Amsterdam (aka New York City).


To be fair, so was (Greek) Macedonia. And a fat lot of good it does them.
 
2013-04-30 10:53:49 AM

spawn73: What submitter? Only a total retard wouldn't know that the Netherlands is a monarchy.


Speak for yourself, some of us are just learning it's called the Nether lands and not the Nether regions.
 
2013-04-30 11:03:45 AM
Funny thing, the Netherlands and England were the first two countries in post-Roman western Europe to try the whole republic thing - you know, before it was cool. (It's just too mainstream nowadays.)
 
2013-04-30 12:20:39 PM
Queen is nothing without Brian May.

//in before Freddie
 
2013-04-30 12:24:33 PM
Mobius strip of human stupidityAs ruling monarchs go you can't do much better than Queen Beatrix. Or any queen of the Netherlands really.

I know live musical theater is beneath nearly every Farker but the next time you are in Holland check out this show about another Queen.

Soldaat van Oranje


I saw the movie. It starred one of the Blade Runner Replicants.  It was pretty good film and depicted their Queen as a pretty tough person in WWII.
 
2013-04-30 12:26:23 PM

Fissile: Make fun of the Netherlands all you want, but at one time it was a world power.


So were the Oakland Raiders and Toronto Maple Leafs.
 
2013-04-30 12:50:25 PM
It's a great day for Canada and, therefore, the world.
 
2013-04-30 01:55:48 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: spawn73: What submitter? Only a total retard wouldn't know that the Netherlands is a monarchy.

Speak for yourself, some of us are just learning it's called the Nether lands and not the Nether regions.


Mr Vice President?
 
2013-04-30 06:52:44 PM

I Ate Shergar: Funny thing, the Netherlands and England were the first two countries in post-Roman western Europe to try the whole republic thing - you know, before it was cool. (It's just too mainstream nowadays.)


Unfortunately, in the case of England the whole "republic" thing was in truth about as much of a "republic" as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea--the legitimate Parliament was essentially overthrown in a putsch by a bunch of folks we'd refer to nowadays as "right-wing dominionist chunderfarks" who shut the non-dominionist-chunderfark members out of legitimate government, killed the King, and then ran the country as a theocracy (up to and including starting official progroms against the Irish Catholic population--pretty much the pretext that had been used to seize power was a conspiracy theory that accused the king of being a Secret Catholic, not unlike how teabaggers like to accuse the President of being a Secret Moslem) until a countercoup (by, interestingly enough, the surviving royals backed by the French AND a mess of Scottish Presbyterians--who were starting to learn that they were, along with the CoE proper AND the Catholics, starting to be considered the Wrong Kind of Christian by the ruling theocracy).

Oh, and most of the right-wing dominionist chunderfarks proceeded to enact their Plan B afterwards and set up shop in that nice little colony they had set up as a Safe Haven down in Massachusetts Bay and proceeded to burn them some women accused of witchcraft and run enough people out that both the states of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania were founded by groups that had been run out of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colonies for being the Wrong Kind of Christian.

After England had exported their religiofascist problem, of course, they then actually got to work to a) inventing the concept known as a "constitutional monarchy" where the King's powers were limited and EVERYONE had to play by some basic rules, and b) promptly got themselves back into a war with France and both sides started using First Nations in the Colonies as pawns and the eventual act of asking the colonies to Pay A Bit For Their Self-Defense by Parliament was what launched the American Revolution.  (Alas, Georgie had naught to do with the whole "Taxation without Representation" thing, seeing as the poor thing was shiat-tossing mad (possibly as a result of porphyria) and much of the Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary period saw the UK and the Colonies essentially managed by Parliament with little royal intervention at all.)
 
2013-04-30 07:33:03 PM

SirEattonHogg: Mobius strip of human stupidityAs ruling monarchs go you can't do much better than Queen Beatrix. Or any queen of the Netherlands really.

I know live musical theater is beneath nearly every Farker but the next time you are in Holland check out this show about another Queen.

Soldaat van Oranje


I saw the movie. It starred one of the Blade Runner Replicants.  It was pretty good film and depicted their Queen as a pretty tough person in WWII.


Hitler made the mistake of asking her to tell him only the good things she remembered about her mother..
 
2013-04-30 07:36:16 PM

bern_viking: Fark: In the Netherlands

???

Why is it so surprising to the subby that they have a monarchy in the Netherlands? Or that the Queen decides at one point that she has had enough and abdicates? Her mother and grandmother did exactly the same.


It's a joke, son. Subby is hooking you with the first two sentences, making you think it's the Queen of England*, then pulling the rug out from under you.

*Because that's the only Queen anyone in the English-speaking world cares a whit about.
 
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