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(Telegraph)   Artist Grayson Perry was awarded a CBE by the Prince of Wales today in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Perry wore "a midnight blue dress and matching fitted jacket with a wide brimmed black-hat decorated with what looked like ostrich feathers"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 67
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2014-01-24 07:49:18 PM
That picture is hilarious. Those two guardsman are thinking, "WTF am I standing next to?"
 
2014-01-24 09:11:00 PM
Usually the Telegraph only lets their freak flag fly when they're writing obituaries. I look forward to reading MrMs Perry's obit in the Telegraph five decades from now or thereabouts.
 
2014-01-24 09:28:18 PM
Uh, yes. That's his thing.  He's a very talented artist.
 
2014-01-24 09:56:04 PM
Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.
 
2014-01-24 10:15:48 PM
So?
 
2014-01-24 10:19:47 PM
Dad?
 
2014-01-24 10:21:00 PM
Mom?!?
 
2014-01-24 10:22:00 PM
England, man. Those two dudes flanking her epitomize "Keep calm and carry on."
 
2014-01-24 10:22:48 PM
He's rather a looker as a femme.
 
2014-01-24 10:23:09 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


I'm pretty sure Bono would murder a dragon if there were cameras and brown people to be saved.
 
2014-01-24 10:24:09 PM

gopher321: That picture is hilarious. Those two guardsman are thinking, "WTF am I standing next to?"


Funny, cause he/she is probably thinking the same thing...


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-01-24 10:26:19 PM
Executive?
 
2014-01-24 10:27:10 PM
He's prettier than Camilla.
 
2014-01-24 10:28:44 PM

gopher321: That picture is hilarious. Those two guardsman are thinking, "WTF am I standing next to?"


Yeoman Warders. aka Beefeaters.

/ Hail the Commonwealth!

www.kraftrecipes.com
 
2014-01-24 10:28:58 PM
Did he shiver with antici-----pation?
 
2014-01-24 10:30:47 PM
How do I put this? He doesn't strike me as the idle partner when going into battle.
 
2014-01-24 10:33:37 PM
The flamboyant transvestite potter, famed for his ceramic artwork depicting his darkest and most private feelings, said the award was recognition for ''30 years of hard graft''.

I'll take "Sentences I Couldn't Make Up If I Tried" for $400, Alex.
 
2014-01-24 10:34:42 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


orders of chivalry have various levels, of which CBE and OBE are fairly low on the list.
 
2014-01-24 10:36:56 PM
Well, I don't see what the issue is. The outfit she is wearing is pretty nice.

Wait, she's a what?!
 
2014-01-24 10:43:44 PM
This "guy" gave the 2013 Reith Lectures.  It's a 4-5 part podcast (  http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith ) that are actually quite good.  Surely worth a listen while driving in the car.  That he is a cross-dresser is something I tuned out and really doesn't add much but he is rather interesting to hear speak and entertaining.
 
2014-01-24 10:44:36 PM
and trans* people wonder why they have a hard time being accepted into the mainstream.

Here's a clue. This guy makes all look like freaks and/or fakes. Thank him when you get a chance.

Also that awful, awful teen trans prom queen with the youtube videos

PROTIP DRESSING DRAG DOESN'T MAKE YOU FEMALE THAT IS NOT A VALID GENDER IDENTITY
 
2014-01-24 10:46:12 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


Eh, honours were traditionally given to whatever drinking buddy made the king laugh loudest. Or whatever in laws needed appeasing.
 
2014-01-24 10:48:09 PM
Look at it this way.

Genesis P. Orridge should be getting his knighthood any day now.
 
2014-01-24 10:49:30 PM
www.examiner.com
"That's a Man, Baby!"
 
2014-01-24 10:50:22 PM
CBE?
 
2014-01-24 10:50:28 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: gopher321: That picture is hilarious. Those two guardsman are thinking, "WTF am I standing next to?"

Yeoman Warders. aka Beefeaters.

/ Hail the Commonwealth!

[www.kraftrecipes.com image 307x204]


Er, why did you post a picture of the Canadian flag?
 
2014-01-24 10:51:34 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Britain is the biggest Cosplay convention on the planet..
 
2014-01-24 10:55:15 PM

mark12A: I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Britain is the biggest Cosplay convention with extensive alcohol-driven street violence on the planet..


Minor addition but in general, I'm with you.
 
2014-01-24 10:55:16 PM
British hot?
 
2014-01-24 11:01:13 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


Simply ... Exceptional!  From A Yank.

Well Stated (Sir / Mam / Whomever)  'NickDaisy"?!?!

The "Python" crew would have welcomed you many moons ago!

Brilliant Really

Cheers!
 
2014-01-24 11:02:01 PM
I don't get it. They gave him an award for political corruption?
 
2014-01-24 11:05:04 PM
If you going to make a statement, do it with style.
 
2014-01-24 11:05:36 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


Lock the thread. No comment will ever be as spot on as this.
 
2014-01-24 11:14:42 PM

stonelotus: orders of chivalry have various levels, of which CBE and OBE are fairly low on the list.


You sound "stuffy", in a less than humourous kind of way.

/ extra "u" added for authenticity
 
2014-01-24 11:16:20 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Grayson is the one on the right.
 
2014-01-24 11:19:46 PM
He looks pretty good for a British woman.
 
2014-01-24 11:21:52 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.


I resent your tone, Sir. I have a number of very good friend who are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites.
 
2014-01-24 11:28:27 PM
I resent your tone, Sir. I have a number of very good friend who are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites.

Now, Now.  Wood is wood.  Let's not rush to judgement!
 
2014-01-24 11:28:34 PM
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So, how did the Beefeater on the left earn a medal more than the one on the right?
 
2014-01-24 11:29:01 PM
Perry is a married family man who spends hours meticulously making ceramic pots and is also a self-styled transvestite.
What's his husband's name? Is he preop or postop or intraop as in they took the berries but left the the twig know whut I mean eh Guvnar?
 
2014-01-24 11:29:13 PM

nickdaisy: If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.


Piggy pudding?
 
2014-01-24 11:34:48 PM

BuckTurgidson: So, how did the Beefeater on the left earn a medal more than the one on the right?


Ate more beef.
 
2014-01-24 11:36:52 PM

nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?


You sound concerned.  And Scottish.
 
2014-01-24 11:37:55 PM
More like Graydaughter Perry, amirite?

//and that's why I'll never get a CBE.
 
2014-01-24 11:39:27 PM

buds: I resent your tone, Sir. I have a number of very good friend who are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites.

Now, Now.  Wood is wood.  Let's not rush to judgement!


Oh, I'm pretty sure you wood if you could.
 
2014-01-24 11:47:03 PM

willfullyobscure: and trans* people wonder why they have a hard time being accepted into the mainstream.

Here's a clue. This guy makes all look like freaks and/or fakes. Thank him when you get a chance.

Also that awful, awful teen trans prom queen with the youtube videos

PROTIP DRESSING DRAG DOESN'T MAKE YOU FEMALE THAT IS NOT A VALID GENDER IDENTITY


His eye make-up may be a bit overdone, but otherwise, I think he's dressed very nicely.
 
2014-01-24 11:49:34 PM
Looks at the picture

Camilla ?
 
2014-01-25 12:13:25 AM
Well, isn;t that special ... corrupting the Moment and degrading the proceedings ..
 
2014-01-25 12:33:59 AM

willfullyobscure: and trans* people wonder why they have a hard time being accepted into the mainstream.

Here's a clue. This guy makes all look like freaks and/or fakes. Thank him when you get a chance.

Also that awful, awful teen trans prom queen with the youtube videos

PROTIP DRESSING DRAG DOESN'T MAKE YOU FEMALE THAT IS NOT A VALID GENDER IDENTITY


PROTIP #1 DRESSING IN DRAG DOESN'T MAKE YOU TRANSGENDERED, JUST TRANSVESTITE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER IDENTITY.

PROTIP #2 SCREAMING YOUR IGNORANCE IN ALL-CAPS DIATRIBES MAKES YOU APPEAR TO BE A CAPITAL DUMBASS.

Welcome to the 90s. Don't worry, you'll make it to the millenium someday.

P.S. Trans people don't "wonder why they have a hard time being accepted into the mainstream." It's all too clear.
 
2014-01-25 12:39:24 AM

stonelotus: nickdaisy: Is it me or has the standard for which the Crown gives out recognition really deteriorated?  A thousand years ago you needed to kill some Normans or slay a dragon.  Five hundred years ago you had to discover some Pacific islands or bring Christianity to some African tribesmen.  A hundred years ago you had to rush across no man's land to save a buddy, or at least invent some new industrial process.  Fifty years ago you had to undermine the communists, or earn a Nobel Prize.

But in the past thirty years we've seen awards given out to everyone from that dude who sang "Crocodile Rock" to that Irish guy who organized that concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians who never actually really sent them that much money.  I think even that guy from Wham! who got caught propositioning other guys (not necessarily from Wham!) in public bathrooms in parks in California, got some sort of title.

And now we have a cross dressing pot maker.  I don't know this guy's work-- maybe he's the Mozart of clay pots-- but my inclination tells me the value of such titles is being slowly diluted.

The final straw will be if Ringo gets a knighthood.  If that happens I'll never eat figgy pudding again.  Not even on Boxing Day, not even if you bring it to me in the boot of your car while wearing your best knickers and shaking your bum at me and the governor while singing "God Save the Queen" and swinging a cricket bat.  I don't care how many wickets you have--  I won't do it.

orders of chivalry have various levels, of which CBE and OBE are fairly low on the list.


Plus, I believe the general idea is that they are awarded to anyone who significantly improves the position, power, or prestige of the Kingdom. This would fall under prestige.
 
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