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2013-05-22 02:15:25 PM
Don't know about you, but I'd hit that so hard, I'd break my hip
 
2013-05-22 03:55:01 PM

RussianPooper: HotWingAgenda: "She stayed in character for the whole thing. Oliver thought she was the real Queen, and well, that's good enough for us,"

That is horribly depressing.  I get that parents lie to their kids all the time, but going out of your way to publicize the fact that you tricked your kid into believing he will be buried as an actual English knight?

He better really die at this point, or he's going to feel like real asshole later on.

Brought to you by the "Make a Wish/Receive a Lie Foundation"


He's on round 3 of fighting cancer, not to mention that Downs kids are very sweet and trusting. I'm pretty sure it's OK to let him be Sir Oliver while he can.
 
2013-05-22 04:34:42 PM
She is a class act.
 
2013-05-22 04:44:01 PM

walrusonion: [static.tvtropes.org image 247x300]
"It jus' gah Dusphy in here, Tony Schivonne!"


Dude! {or Dudette!} WTF is that?!? No, wait, I do not want to know...

Eyebleach WHAR????

From what all I've seen, heard and read about Helen Mirren she seems to be quite the class act so good on her for stepping up when it came down to the wire. Also, this child is not long for this world, why would anyone be upset at his family or Helen Mirren for granting his wish as close as they could come? I honestly doubt the little boy really knew the difference and if he did he didn't seem to mind.

Everybody just STFU and let this child have what time he has left being Sir Oliver and remembering his lovely tea with a gracious Queen!

Why do some people just have to shiat all over things whenever someone does something nice?
 
2013-05-22 04:46:24 PM

HotWingAgenda: "She stayed in character for the whole thing. Oliver thought she was the real Queen, and well, that's good enough for us,"

That is horribly depressing.  I get that parents lie to their kids all the time, but going out of your way to publicize the fact that you tricked your kid into believing he will be buried as an actual English knight?


No different from parents tricking their kids into wasting their time praying to some imaginary god and believing that after they die, they'll spend eternity in a place called heaven.
 
2013-05-22 04:58:16 PM

lamecomedian: Exactly how much does the Queen bring in?  I'd just like to know what the going rate is for an English subject's dignity.


just let them live out their dungeons and dragons/renaissance fair fantasy in peace

...and youtube doug stanhope on royalty
 
2013-05-22 05:28:08 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: F*ck the queen

/useless waste of tax money
//of course, if we had one here in the US, the Republicans would likely be all for it


0/10.  Stupid, even by the low standards used to gauge your normal asshattery.
 
2013-05-22 06:57:48 PM
Nicely done Queen Mirren....
 
2013-05-22 06:58:40 PM
The kids mother wasn't bad though.
 
2013-05-22 07:36:42 PM

bborchar: Seriously?  No one in the royal family could have helped this boy with his wish?  That's BS.


If she gave in to this request she would do nothing but visit with dieing people all day every day. You know this isn't the only person who would request such a thing.
 
2013-05-22 07:52:18 PM
My wife did make up for an 80's pop star recently. This woman has done a lot of charity work for HIV and gay rights groups. While my wife had her in the chair another customer recognized the singer and came over to thank her for a concert she had given for some hospice patients. The woman told her that it made her brother so happy to see her perform and meet her when he was dying and it meant so much to their family that this singer gave so much. The woman cried as she thanked the singer for her work.  After the woman walked away the pop singer started crying and explained to my wife how she really is glad that she's in a position to help but that it was really hard to deal with the emotional side of it. What is a once in a life time experience for a fan is a daily occurrence for her. I don't want to say who she is but it really made me appreciate what some folks go through and I found her honesty refreshing.
Long story short- the queen may be a total twat for any number of reasons but I'll give her the benefit of a doubt here.
 
2013-05-22 07:58:37 PM
On the one hand you have the Queen, on the other Helen Mirren.....Queen....Helen Mirren. Doesn't anyone here realize that the kid got better then he asked for?
 
2013-05-22 08:58:32 PM

redsquid: My wife did make up for an 80's pop star recently. This woman has done a lot of charity work for HIV and gay rights groups. While my wife had her in the chair another customer recognized the singer and came over to thank her for a concert she had given for some hospice patients. The woman told her that it made her brother so happy to see her perform and meet her when he was dying and it meant so much to their family that this singer gave so much. The woman cried as she thanked the singer for her work.  After the woman walked away the pop singer started crying and explained to my wife how she really is glad that she's in a position to help but that it was really hard to deal with the emotional side of it. What is a once in a life time experience for a fan is a daily occurrence for her. I don't want to say who she is but it really made me appreciate what some folks go through and I found her honesty refreshing.
Long story short- the queen may be a total twat for any number of reasons but I'll give her the benefit of a doubt here.


That's a genuine CSB. You really should name that pop star, especially since a lot of them get a lot of flack for NOT caring about their fans.
 
2013-05-22 09:20:14 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Benevolent Misanthrope: The California comment was to point out that you're a self-appointed advocate for a group of people (the oppressed masses yearning to breathe free under a monarchy) you really have nothing to do with. You have no dog in this fight - why the passion?

This is farking retarded.  Congratulations.


Seconded.  What a farking twat.
 
2013-05-22 09:56:12 PM

Rann Xerox: Nurglitch: To be honest, I'd rather be visited by Helen Mirren playing the Queen rather than the Queen herself.

So.  Much.  THIS!

(Thanks again for the TF, MaudlinMutantMollusk.)


Sweat and dead men's balls!
/never forget
 
2013-05-22 10:39:08 PM

WordyGrrl: redsquid: My wife did make up for an 80's pop star recently. This woman has done a lot of charity work for HIV and gay rights groups. While my wife had her in the chair another customer recognized the singer and came over to thank her for a concert she had given for some hospice patients. The woman told her that it made her brother so happy to see her perform and meet her when he was dying and it meant so much to their family that this singer gave so much. The woman cried as she thanked the singer for her work.  After the woman walked away the pop singer started crying and explained to my wife how she really is glad that she's in a position to help but that it was really hard to deal with the emotional side of it. What is a once in a life time experience for a fan is a daily occurrence for her. I don't want to say who she is but it really made me appreciate what some folks go through and I found her honesty refreshing.
Long story short- the queen may be a total twat for any number of reasons but I'll give her the benefit of a doubt here.

That's a genuine CSB. You really should name that pop star, especially since a lot of them get a lot of flack for NOT caring about their fans.


My guess - Cindy Lauper.
 
2013-05-22 11:25:51 PM
Helen Mirren is great.
 
2013-05-22 11:38:06 PM

Atomic Spunk: WordyGrrl: redsquid: My wife did make up for an 80's pop star recently. This woman has done a lot of charity work for HIV and gay rights groups. While my wife had her in the chair another customer recognized the singer and came over to thank her for a concert she had given for some hospice patients. The woman told her that it made her brother so happy to see her perform and meet her when he was dying and it meant so much to their family that this singer gave so much. The woman cried as she thanked the singer for her work.  After the woman walked away the pop singer started crying and explained to my wife how she really is glad that she's in a position to help but that it was really hard to deal with the emotional side of it. What is a once in a life time experience for a fan is a daily occurrence for her. I don't want to say who she is but it really made me appreciate what some folks go through and I found her honesty refreshing.
Long story short- the queen may be a total twat for any number of reasons but I'll give her the benefit of a doubt here.

That's a genuine CSB. You really should name that pop star, especially since a lot of them get a lot of flack for NOT caring about their fans.

My guess - Cindy Lauper.


My guess as well. Lauper is a hell of a lady.
 
2013-05-23 07:02:00 AM
On the other hand, some people would consider a private performance given in one's room by Helen Mirren  an honor greater than kissing the hand of the Queen. Those people are probably not starstruck ten-year-olds, though.
 
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