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2013-07-22 09:16:17 AM  

iheartscotch: loveblondieo: I don't necessarily care for stuff like this, but I find myself a wee bit excited. Maybe if it's a girl, they could name her Diana or Diane.

I'm sure you ment to say something that rhymes with aiden...

/ I hear that's a very popular name these days...

// I'm still hoping for a baby that is obviously not white; for the luz


Super Gaiden Thunder Force...

great baby name!
 
2013-07-22 09:17:30 AM  
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2013-07-22 09:21:34 AM  
Ye royal snatch will never be the same.
 
2013-07-22 09:23:26 AM  

bobbette: I'd like to take this moment to observe how utterly bizarre it is that much of the anglosphere has fetishized every detail of the marriage and procreation of a couple of boring upper class English people whose major selling points are that they have a cute dog and the lady is reasonably attractive and buys nice hats.

It is preposterous that this infant will be Canada's head of state in about 60 years, and even more ridiculous that this event heralds the birth of a future head of a state church.  Can we just consider why, exactly, anyone thinks a theocratic monarchy should be the basis of any political system?  And is there anything, other than sheer lack of political will to address anything constitutional, that justifies Canada of all places continuing to support this remnant of colonialism?  It's hard to find another country that combines Canada's belligerent egalitarianism, disdain of anything elitist or stuck-up, navel-gazing obsession with national identity and citizenship, widespread atheism/apatheism, and multi-ethnic origins that strongly compete with any former sense of British cultural descent.  (You sort of have Australia, but Australia doesn't even have a third of the population speaking French.)  All these things together make Canada a really odd place to continue to promote a foreign monarchy.

The Yanks and the French figured this one out in the 1700s.  Time to join the 18th century, Canada!


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2013-07-22 09:30:34 AM  

bobbette: I'd like to take this moment to observe how utterly bizarre it is that much of the anglosphere has fetishized every detail of the marriage and procreation of a couple of boring upper class English people whose major selling points are that they have a cute dog and the lady is reasonably attractive and buys nice hats.

It is preposterous that this infant will be Canada's head of state in about 60 years, and even more ridiculous that this event heralds the birth of a future head of a state church.  Can we just consider why, exactly, anyone thinks a theocratic monarchy should be the basis of any political system?  And is there anything, other than sheer lack of political will to address anything constitutional, that justifies Canada of all places continuing to support this remnant of colonialism?  It's hard to find another country that combines Canada's belligerent egalitarianism, disdain of anything elitist or stuck-up, navel-gazing obsession with national identity and citizenship, widespread atheism/apatheism, and multi-ethnic origins that strongly compete with any former sense of British cultural descent.  (You sort of have Australia, but Australia doesn't even have a third of the population speaking French.)  All these things together make Canada a really odd place to continue to promote a foreign monarchy.

The Yanks and the French figured this one out in the 1700s.  Time to join the 18th century, Canada!


Hey, at least you got your flag right.  If/when the Aussies and Kiwis drop the monarchy, are they going to redesign their flags to eliminate the mini-UK flag embedded in it?
 
2013-07-22 09:32:23 AM  
I'm entirely sure that if I still paid for cable there would be live up-to-the-minute commentary from outside Labor and Delivery.

But I'm a bad person because I believe that the cable industry should go fark itself.
 
2013-07-22 09:35:56 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You can call her Her Royal Highness all you want, but at the end of the day, some guy with bad teeth is going to be shouting into her bloody, distended crotch.

Ah, the miracle of birth.


The miracle of birth is that, having been present for it, it ever happens a second time.

/oh dear, the IRA bombed the butcher's right when the banshee choir was buying liver!
 
2013-07-22 09:36:58 AM  
 
2013-07-22 09:39:28 AM  
I be they have AC in the Palaces.
 
2013-07-22 09:44:31 AM  
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2013-07-22 09:50:52 AM  
And there will be no other news worthwhile today. Great.

I was hoping that the East Cleveland Police would release a statement about the women found in the trash bags this weekend. I only gleaned a bit of info.

/yes, East Cleveland is technically a separate city from Cleveland
//twice the shiatholes at the cost of a directional
 
2013-07-22 09:53:44 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mrs.Sharpier:
I secretly hope they name the baby George.

Approves:

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/gonna be a girl
//why else to move heaven, earth, and Parliament?
//'/Diana''s gonna be in the mix


Britain's just finally doing what the majority of European countries with monarchies have already done, changed the law so that the firstborn inherits no matter what the sex.  In fifty years there'll be a lot of women on thrones in Europe--Ingrid Alexandra in Norway, Amalia in the Netherlands, Elisabeth in Belgium, Estelle in Sweden, and possibly the Cambridges' girl in England.  Denmark and Spain are about the only countries who are guaranteed to have kings for a while.
 
2013-07-22 09:58:11 AM  

See You Next Tuesday: The Envoy: this pregnancy simply hasn't generated as much public interest as you seem to want it to have

Oh for f***'s sake.  How many radiators does this maniac have in his basement?  Are there packs of them, each with a media-oblivious person who only gets their news on Fark (which, by the way, has had links to the pregnant figurehead all along)?


I'm terribly amused that the realities don't match up to your ignorant preconceived notions.  The resultant childish tantrum you're throwing is a bonus!
 
2013-07-22 10:04:20 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Yes this is dog: panfried: Question:  WTF is the last name of the royal family?

They changed it to Windsor in the 30s I think, but it's some awfully long German name. It's house of Windsor now at least.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. They changed it when WW1 rolled around.


Surname isnot necessarily be required, as the new baby will have the title HRH Prince or Princess and will be referred to in this way. However, if Catherine and William want to include a surname, there are three choices available - Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales or Cambridge. In 1917 George V adopted Windsor - after the castle of the same name - as the "surname" of his family, changing it from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German feeling during World War I. The Queen and Prince Phillip combined their surnames to make Mountbatten-Windsor - their direct descendants can use this name but it isn't binding. In his military role, William uses the name of his royal house - Wales - which is taken from his father. Similarly Cambridge, the title given to the couple when they married, could be used.  - (I didn't write this, it's from the beeb - but still informative)
 
2013-07-22 10:14:07 AM  

FrancoFile:
Hey, at least you got your flag right.  If/when the Aussies and Kiwis drop the monarchy, are they going to redesign their flags to eliminate the mini-UK flag embedded in it?


Like Hawai'i did?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-22 10:19:21 AM  
Didn't the British royals jump the shark back when Prince Charles debuted his ears???

And I know everyone's gonna hate me for saying this, but can you imagine if this turned into a royal version of a caturday thread, where everyone posted a pic of their 2 day old???
 
2013-07-22 10:23:56 AM  
British Open alert!
 
2013-07-22 10:27:04 AM  
My last patient who just had a beautiful newborn boy said she wants a silver medal that they are giving out to all British mums who spit the kitten today.
 
2013-07-22 10:29:13 AM  

HazMatt: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]
The Miracle of Birth


Ah, I see you got the machine that goes "BING!"
 
2013-07-22 10:29:23 AM  
A SECOND BABY HAS STRUCK THE SOUTH CERVIX!
 
2013-07-22 10:53:14 AM  

lohphat: FrancoFile:
Hey, at least you got your flag right.  If/when the Aussies and Kiwis drop the monarchy, are they going to redesign their flags to eliminate the mini-UK flag embedded in it?

Like Hawai'i did?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x425]


D'oh!  Forgot that one.
 
2013-07-22 10:55:33 AM  

deanayer: What if its a son and it looks like Trayvon?



Do you think Zimmerman wants a second shot at him???
 
2013-07-22 10:57:22 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: A SECOND BABY HAS STRUCK THE SOUTH CERVIX!


There was a man with a badge and hat on the gassy troll.
 
2013-07-22 10:58:02 AM  

serialsuicidebomber: deanayer: What if its a son and it looks like Trayvon?


Do you think Zimmerman wants a second shot at him???


Actually, Zimmermann probably wishes he hadn't sent that telegram.
 
2013-07-22 11:07:57 AM  

Fat Batman: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Yes this is dog: panfried: Question:  WTF is the last name of the royal family?

They changed it to Windsor in the 30s I think, but it's some awfully long German name. It's house of Windsor now at least.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. They changed it when WW1 rolled around.

Surname isnot necessarily be required, as the new baby will have the title HRH Prince or Princess and will be referred to in this way. However, if Catherine and William want to include a surname, there are three choices available - Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales or Cambridge. In 1917 George V adopted Windsor - after the castle of the same name - as the "surname" of his family, changing it from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German feeling during World War I. The Queen and Prince Phillip combined their surnames to make Mountbatten-Windsor - their direct descendants can use this name but it isn't binding. In his military role, William uses the name of his royal house - Wales - which is taken from his father. Similarly Cambridge, the title given to the couple when they married, could be used.  - (I didn't write this, it's from the beeb - but still informative)


And to add to all of that (& what's come before), when Harry was over in Afghanistan flying his Apache around & blowing shiat up he went by "Captain Wales".

So the answer apparently is - whatever they want it to be at that particular point in time
 
2013-07-22 11:10:24 AM  

bobbette: Can we just consider why, exactly, anyone thinks a theocratic monarchy should be the basis of any political system?


The Royal Family provide a handy sink for power. If they weren't there you would have to give all that constitutional power to someone who could actually use it.
 
2013-07-22 11:11:47 AM  

Recoil Therapy: And to add to all of that (& what's come before), when Harry was over in Afghanistan flying his Apache around & blowing shiat up he went by "Captain Wales".


I thought the child went by their parents' name until they got a title of their own. Like how William has been Wales in the military due to Charles being Prince of Wales, but when he gets out he can be identified as Cambridge and his child will also be Cambridge. I think Catherine is technically still Middleton unless carrying out official duties, which I give her props for. Changing your name to your husband's isn't even necessary these days.
 
2013-07-22 11:20:29 AM  

bobbette: It is preposterous that this infant will be Canada's head of state in about 60 years, and even more ridiculous that this event heralds the birth of a future head of a state church.  Can we just consider why, exactly, anyone thinks a theocratic monarchy should be the basis of any political system?  And is there anything, other than sheer lack of political will to address anything constitutional, that justifies Canada of all places continuing to support this remnant of colonialism?  It's hard to find another country that combines Canada's belligerent egalitarianism, disdain of anything elitist or stuck-up, navel-gazing obsession with national identity and citizenship, widespread atheism/apatheism, and multi-ethnic origins that strongly compete with any former sense of British cultural descent.  (You sort of have Australia, but Australia doesn't even have a third of the population speaking French.)  All these things together make Canada a really odd place to continue to promote a foreign monarchy.


I don't know, I am Canadian, and I like the fact that we have a head of state who is entirely non-political. I mean sure the Queen doesn't really do anything here, but we have the Governor-General, and I like the fact that he can handle all of those bullshiat ceremonial time-wasters so that the people who are actually running the country don't. I mean we basically have a guy on the payroll who can do things like meet foreign dignitaries, or Olympians or boy scouts and give out things like awards for arts and community service. I mean look at how much time the US president wastes meeting with boy scouts or the super bowl champions or pardoning turkeys. Wouldn't people prefer that he spent time actually governing?

Plus I like the non-political aspect in that the GG can do all those thing without having to worry about how they will look to the voters or how it will affect his approval rating or that sort of thing. An elected president can't really do that.
 
2013-07-22 11:21:54 AM  
Here's to you royal lady what's her face.  The entire world now knows your beef curtains are being torn asunder.

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2013-07-22 11:29:44 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Anyone for Henry IX?

The downside is that it will fark up the Herman's Hermits song, but you gotta break some eggs to make an omelet.


I'd be really surprised if they did, even though that would be amusing. Prince Harry's given name is Henry Charles Albert David
 
2013-07-22 11:31:57 AM  
In the words of St. Augustine, "inter faces et uriname nascimur."  That doesn't mean the first one is always the hardest, even though it is.  I wish them a happy, healthy child.
 
2013-07-22 12:06:00 PM  
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/Don't care if it's already posted. I'm not reading this thread to find out.
 
2013-07-22 12:09:17 PM  
Honestly, what happens if the baby is born retarded or some other mental/physical defect? I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I would think they put some plan in place for this, right?
 
2013-07-22 12:12:59 PM  

boyvoyeur: Honestly, what happens if the baby is born retarded or some other mental/physical defect? I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I would think they put some plan in place for this, right?


Yes, the plan is "love it and raise it", much like most parents' plan.  I know that was my plan.  Do you mean succession plan?
 
2013-07-22 12:14:49 PM  

dittybopper: serialsuicidebomber: deanayer: What if its a son and it looks like Trayvon?


Do you think Zimmerman wants a second shot at him???

Actually, Zimmermann probably wishes he hadn't sent that telegram.


Zimmermann was the man who could have gotten that deal done. White so the Germans are cool with him, Hispanic so the Mexicans are on board.
 
2013-07-22 12:15:49 PM  

boyvoyeur: Honestly, what happens if the baby is born retarded or some other mental/physical defect? I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I would think they put some plan in place for this, right?


They become King.
 
2013-07-22 12:16:43 PM  
America : "you, the world, gotta watch 24/7 footage of our boston bombing and school shootings.
The World: "okay you have to watch the royal baby coverage then"America " fark you we're Murica. We fought wars so we didnt have to watchyour poopy diaper spawn"The World "....."America " i'm bored, lets go arm Islamic mercenaries. "
 
2013-07-22 12:17:00 PM  

boyvoyeur: Honestly, what happens if the baby is born retarded or some other mental/physical defect? I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I would think they put some plan in place for this, right?


Mental retardation hasn't been a barrier to the line of succession in European monarchies so far.

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2013-07-22 12:19:27 PM  

ontariolightning: America : "you, the world, gotta watch 24/7 footage of our boston bombing and school shootings.
The World: "okay you have to watch the royal baby coverage then"America " fark you we're Murica. We fought wars so we didnt have to watchyour poopy diaper spawn"The World "....."America " i'm bored, lets go arm Islamic mercenaries. "


The "World" gives a shiat about the royal baby. News to me.
 
2013-07-22 12:23:29 PM  
www.topcoder.com

Darling, I love you very, very much.  You just had...a lizard.
 
2013-07-22 12:27:32 PM  

Sinister Urge: The news just reported that Princess Kate arrived at the hospital early this morning, "quietly entering through the back." Just think, if William had done that nine months ago we'd be talking about some real news right now.


New keyboard.
 
2013-07-22 01:12:16 PM  
Some strange chav handing out swords to your 15 greats grand pappy is not a basis for a political system.
 
2013-07-22 01:47:34 PM  

Target Builder: bobbette: Can we just consider why, exactly, anyone thinks a theocratic monarchy should be the basis of any political system?

The Royal Family provide a handy sink for power. If they weren't there you would have to give all that constitutional power to someone who could actually use it.


THIS -- Also it allows us to hate our government without getting all derpy that we are being unpatriotic or uncanadian.

Also -- Bobette: that word anglophone? I know you are using it to describe english speaking parts of the globe but what it really means is Imabigbutthurtfrenchy. 10:1 you go on and on about how the royals are a waste of money but you never bring up the fact that the "francosphere" cant manage a budget to save their lives and live off equalization payments from the west and Newfoundland.

They are figureheads and state sponsored celebrities -- I dont get the hype but i sure dont get the hate either. They keep the country out of politics and politics out of our statehood.

\\very few people realize that the president and the government have no real power at all and of these few only 6 know where ultimate political power is held...
 
2013-07-22 02:02:14 PM  
Does anyone else always read the word royalty as inbred.
 
2013-07-22 02:53:38 PM  

The Envoy: boyvoyeur: Honestly, what happens if the baby is born retarded or some other mental/physical defect? I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I would think they put some plan in place for this, right?

Yes, the plan is "love it and raise it", much like most parents' plan.  I know that was my plan.  Do you mean succession plan?


They certainly have the money to provide the best care for any children they have (handicapped or not). The press has already stated this baby WILL BE the third in line to the throne. My question is if for some reason this child "can't" be a leader, what would it take to put the second born in the "third in line to the throne" position? I mean, what happens if this child becomes a drug addict/psychopath/murderer before Charles and William end their turn on the throne? When do they decide that maybe the very smart, pretty, athletic second born daughter of William and Kate should be the Queen instead of the first born child that was born with a host of physical/mental issues?

/not bashing the handicapped
//just questioning the reasoning behind the set line of progression
 
2013-07-22 03:01:47 PM  
www.gamefront.com

Standing by.
 
2013-07-22 03:07:26 PM  
www.8bitdad.com

Seemed appropriate. I unno...
 
2013-07-22 03:34:00 PM  
Keep Calm and PUSH!
 
2013-07-22 03:34:14 PM  
It's a boy!

/if anyone cares
 
2013-07-22 03:35:01 PM  
Am I the only one who wished she gave birth to a giant larva like in the The Fly 2?
 
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