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(Gawker)   You'd think the Queen of England would just have one of her minions hold her half-eaten bags of crips tight to keep them fresh. Wrong, Her Royal Highness uses rubber bands and saves them on a giant rubber band ball   (gawker.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 3:55:23 PM  
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2021-12-02 3:56:08 PM  
I, uh, don't think you're allowed to call them crips anymore, subby.

Although the idea that the queen is sustained by a steady diet of the disabled is remarkably plausible.
 
2021-12-02 3:58:11 PM  
The Bloods are angry now.
 
2021-12-02 3:58:25 PM  
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'One doesn't give a rat's arse if you call them "crisps" or "chips".
Touch the snacks again & one will arrange a Beefeater to remove your Pee-Wee AND foil balls!'
 
2021-12-02 3:59:47 PM  
Called it.
 
2021-12-02 4:07:26 PM  
I didn't know the Crips had a presence in England.
 
2021-12-02 4:17:34 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: The Bloods are angry now.


Keep your Crips tight, your Bloods tighter.
 
2021-12-02 4:28:57 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:43:22 PM  
That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.
 
2021-12-02 4:56:55 PM  
Something something, old bag, something, old bags, rubber bands

/too tired to work it out
 
2021-12-02 5:00:11 PM  
What's the point of being royalty, if you don't even have a giant rubber band ball?
 
2021-12-02 5:15:20 PM  

gyre8: That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.


Correct, the reigning monarch is the only one who gets to use "Your/Her/His Majesty", most definitely not HRH, which is for the lesser royals.
 
2021-12-02 5:47:12 PM  

gyre8: That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.


Is it? Not sure how Subby addresses fictional monarchs (there hasn't been a Queen of England since 1707).
 
2021-12-02 6:02:17 PM  
"I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.
 
2021-12-02 6:18:29 PM  

stuhayes2010: "I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.


That's what peasants are for.
 
2021-12-02 6:33:45 PM  
My grandmother never bought baggies. She washed and reused bread bags and saved all the twist ties, too. Also, every margarine tub was washed and stacked in the cupboard for leftovers. She lived through the Spanish flu epidemic and the Great Depression. She drove her Rambler for decades and still had a driver's license when she was 92. Slipped, fell, and broke a hip shoveling 3 feet of snow. Dragged herself up the stairs and into the house to call her doctor (this was before 911).
 
2021-12-02 7:29:43 PM  
I wonder if she eats crisps with special tongs or chopsticks.
 
2021-12-02 7:43:13 PM  

TempsSontFous: My grandmother never bought baggies. She washed and reused bread bags and saved all the twist ties, too. Also, every margarine tub was washed and stacked in the cupboard for leftovers. She lived through the Spanish flu epidemic and the Great Depression. She drove her Rambler for decades and still had a driver's license when she was 92. Slipped, fell, and broke a hip shoveling 3 feet of snow. Dragged herself up the stairs and into the house to call her doctor (this was before 911).


Did she also save all the wrapping paper from presents?

That would piss us kids off so much on Christmas as she gingerly removed the tape in order to keep the paper from tearing while we wanted to open our presents.
 
2021-12-02 7:52:40 PM  

gyre8: That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.


She's a good sheila, and not at all stuck up.
 
2021-12-02 8:49:54 PM  

dywed88: Did she also save all the wrapping paper from presents?


YES! I'd forgotten about that.
 
2021-12-02 8:50:16 PM  
Now that's gangsta.
 
2021-12-02 8:57:47 PM  

Ker_Thwap: What's the point of being royalty, if you don't even have a giant rubber band ball?


I bet when she's bored, she pretends to lose control of it and rolls it down the floor to see who gets it first.
 
2021-12-02 11:06:01 PM  

gyre8: That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.


She's a pretty nice girl and she doesn't have a lot to say.
 
2021-12-02 11:18:21 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: gyre8: That's 'Her Majesty' to you subby.

She's a good sheila, and not at all stuck up.


I thought her name was Elizabeth?
 
2021-12-02 11:29:24 PM  

TempsSontFous: My grandmother never bought baggies. She washed and reused bread bags and saved all the twist ties, too. Also, every margarine tub was washed and stacked in the cupboard for leftovers. She lived through the Spanish flu epidemic and the Great Depression. She drove her Rambler for decades and still had a driver's license when she was 92. Slipped, fell, and broke a hip shoveling 3 feet of snow. Dragged herself up the stairs and into the house to call her doctor (this was before 911).


Sounds like my Mom, although she was born right after the Spanish Flu ended so she was a little younger than your grandmother. She had paper napkins she saved that were so old they were yellow. She retired from teaching at 64 and missed her last week because of severe appendicitis. She left a note for Dad and drove herself to the hospital. When she was in her 80's she tripped in the garden house after going up and down the ladder cleaning out the gutters. She dislocated her shoulder and taught the neighbor how to make a sling before the neighbor drove her to the hospital.
 
2021-12-02 11:34:08 PM  

stuhayes2010: "I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.


Uh, about that...

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/queen-elizabeth-ii-during-world-war-ii
 
2021-12-02 11:40:13 PM  

saturn badger: stuhayes2010: "I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.

Uh, about that...

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/queen-elizabeth-ii-during-world-war-ii


While its awesome that she did it, I don't think spending a couple months training as a driver and mechanic, while going home to her palace in the evening, really counts.
 
2021-12-03 12:24:22 AM  

dywed88: saturn badger: stuhayes2010: "I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.

Uh, about that...

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/queen-elizabeth-ii-during-world-war-ii

While its awesome that she did it, I don't think spending a couple months training as a driver and mechanic, while going home to her palace in the evening, really counts.


Even when she was younger, though, she sort of served to relate to the children of the country when the war was starting and they were being asked to evacuate the cities, to assuage their fears to the extent that she could.   She did what she could do as a girl to help out.  But it is something that they all do...the men anyway, have spent their time in the services.
 
2021-12-03 1:17:26 AM  

Billy Liar: dywed88: saturn badger: stuhayes2010: "I would have been a happy farmer's wife" says someone who's never been poor, a farmer, nor done manual labor.

Uh, about that...

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/queen-elizabeth-ii-during-world-war-ii

While its awesome that she did it, I don't think spending a couple months training as a driver and mechanic, while going home to her palace in the evening, really counts.

Even when she was younger, though, she sort of served to relate to the children of the country when the war was starting and they were being asked to evacuate the cities, to assuage their fears to the extent that she could.   She did what she could do as a girl to help out.  But it is something that they all do...the men anyway, have spent their time in the services.


I am not attacking her for it, she didn't decide her family and did what she could.

But it is ridiculous to suggest that it gives her any idea what being a member of the working class is like.
 
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