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(BBC)   Danish Queen tests positive for Covid. Her condition is described as young and sweet, only seventeen   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2022-09-21 4:48:42 PM  
Abba were Swedish, not Danish...
 
2022-09-21 4:51:27 PM  
That's a rough 17
 
2022-09-21 5:06:38 PM  
Is she filled with cheese?
 
2022-09-21 5:07:33 PM  
Ladytron - Seventeen [Official Music Video]
Youtube s6jaYJx7yeI
 
2022-09-21 5:09:54 PM  
Meh, who cares about the Dutch anyway.
 
2022-09-21 5:10:02 PM  

Stile4aly: Is she filled with cheese?


She is now, heading back to Wisconsin
 
2022-09-21 5:11:30 PM  

Nick Nostril: Meh, who cares about the Dutch anyway.


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2022-09-21 5:13:37 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Abba were Swedish, not Danish...


I know. But Swedish Queen does not create an hilarious and most clever pun.

/subby
//obviously
///bork bork bork
 
2022-09-21 5:13:58 PM  
Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.
 
2022-09-21 5:14:36 PM  
Her forehead has a forehead.

/interbreeding tis a biatch
 
2022-09-21 5:15:43 PM  
Also...

Fark you very much for the earworm, Subby.
 
2022-09-21 5:16:29 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Abba were Swedish, not Danish...


Yes, but:

♪ ♪ She is the Danish Queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Danish Queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine♪ ♪
 
2022-09-21 5:17:28 PM  
Is that REALLY Queen Margrethe?

Or is it a certain Asgardian Shape Shifter looking to escape extradition...?
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2022-09-21 5:17:50 PM  

RyansPrivates: I Ate Shergar: Abba were Swedish, not Danish...

Yes, but:

♪ ♪ She is the Danish Queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Danish Queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine♪ ♪


Feel the grip of Covid 19, oh yeah!
 
2022-09-21 5:25:42 PM  
And now for something actually Danish.

Only droplets, COVID droplets

Emmelie De Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark) 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
Youtube k59E7T0H-Us
 
2022-09-21 5:29:52 PM  
I though Queen was Bohemian.  What was I thinking?

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video Remastered)
Youtube fJ9rUzIMcZQ
 
2022-09-21 5:30:00 PM  

Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.


Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.
 
2022-09-21 5:35:47 PM  

Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.


You don't elect queens
 
2022-09-21 5:37:13 PM  

LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens


That came straight from the mind of George Lucas.
 
2022-09-21 5:39:23 PM  

Bslim: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

That came straight from the mind of George Lucas.


Listen, bearded men lying in water beds distributing ideas is no basis for a system of government.
 
2022-09-21 5:44:34 PM  

LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens


No, the various elective monarchies in the real world only seemed to elect kings.
 
2022-09-21 5:46:24 PM  
Well I didn't vote for her.
 
2022-09-21 5:46:47 PM  
That's because China released a new variant of COVID at the Queen's funeral.
 
2022-09-21 5:46:54 PM  
They only want you when you're seventeen.

Ladytron - Seventeen [Official Music Video]
Youtube s6jaYJx7yeI


When you're twenty-one, you're no fun.
 
2022-09-21 5:47:46 PM  
 
2022-09-21 5:49:41 PM  
Is there a cruller fate than the Danish Queen getting covid? I donut think so.
 
2022-09-21 5:50:11 PM  
If it was 2020 this would be news, I suppose.  OTOH, post-COVID "old rich lady has cold" . . . other than news organizations trying to cash in on the few remaining fear-clicks an utterance of COVID may harvest, who cares?
 
2022-09-21 5:51:09 PM  
Been going through the Borgen TV series recently.  The Danish language is nice on the ears, but there's lots of cognitive dissonance as well.

Sometimes you'll have two full lines of compound sentence English subtitle for what sounds like a couple of grunts in the native language.  I'm like, "Did they really just say all that?  It sounds like they might have said less than that."
 
2022-09-21 5:53:42 PM  
John Grant - Queen of Denmark (Strongroom Sessions)
Youtube o0l5vyj0SXY
 
2022-09-21 5:55:52 PM  

Bondith: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

No, the various elective monarchies in the real world only seemed to elect kings.


Technically correct, but when we're on the rather narrow subject of Danish queens regnant named Margrethe: It's worth mentioning that the Danehof that elected Margrethe I's son Olaf to the throne were fully aware that they de facto elevated his mother to the throne - Olaf being but 6 years of age.  And as she did a pretty sterling job as ruler, who's to argue?
 
2022-09-21 5:56:30 PM  
Well, all the dignitaries are still in the area from Queen Elizabeth II funeral... Why don't we just get another one out of the way and save on the plane fare?
 
2022-09-21 5:59:43 PM  

Bslim: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

That came straight from the mind of George Lucas.


History would disagree.
"The Holy Roman Empire, beginning with its predecessor Eastern Francia,is perhaps the best-known example of an elective monarchy"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elective_monarchy

I may not of been by a popular vote, but it wasn't always just about heredity.
 
2022-09-21 5:59:46 PM  
I should probably add that the events above unfolded in the late 1300s.
 
2022-09-21 6:10:53 PM  

LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens


Yeah, honestly Padmé being 14 is the problem I have least with her.  Her being elected is the problem I have.
 
2022-09-21 6:12:25 PM  

LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens


The Danish queen kinda was.

The constitution was changed in a general election, to allow for females to be the rulers of the Kingdom of Denmark. Otherwise it would have been the, rumoured to be, a bit inbred Knud Christian Frederik Michael, who had married his cousin. His brides parents were Frederik Frans the 3rd, and Granddutches Anastasia, who happened to also be cousins.

So, maybe the Danes thought to modernise the royalty, or perhaps, they elected to have someone not inbred. Or a bit of both.
 
2022-09-21 6:14:39 PM  
Abba - Dancing Queen (Official Music Video Remastered)
Youtube xFrGuyw1V8s
 
2022-09-21 6:48:23 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

The Danish queen kinda was.

The constitution was changed in a general election, to allow for females to be the rulers of the Kingdom of Denmark. Otherwise it would have been the, rumoured to be, a bit inbred Knud Christian Frederik Michael, who had married his cousin. His brides parents were Frederik Frans the 3rd, and Granddutches Anastasia, who happened to also be cousins.

So, maybe the Danes thought to modernise the royalty, or perhaps, they elected to have someone not inbred. Or a bit of both.


Having had time to refresh the history of Margrethe I, I'd forgotten that the Danehof elected her regent when her son died in 1387, and that the Swedish noblemen - having had their rearsides kicked, as per tradition in these days - elected her to rule them as well. (King Albert of Sweden took a little extra doing, but he came around after a bit of quality time on the rack. Calling a woman who ruled 3 kingdoms "King Pantsless" was probably not very smart.)

And yes, Prince Knud would probably have made a questionable king. On the other hand, he has his own verse in a drinking song along with King Gorm, Tordenskjold and Christian IV, that's glory for you.
 
2022-09-21 7:12:48 PM  
I really like Margrethe.   She can pull of wearing Greenlandic clothing, which she does when she visits.  She designs her own awesome queeny dresses.   But the thing I love about her is that she is a Tolkien fan, big time.  When she was still a princess she made her own illustrations for the books.   She sent them to Tolkien himself who quite liked them.  They reminded him of his own style.   Later after she had become Queen, a Danish edition and some other publications used her illustrations for them.  Under the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer.

Hope she recovers.
 
2022-09-21 7:19:43 PM  

Nintenfreak: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

Yeah, honestly Padmé being 14 is the problem I have least with her.  Her being elected is the problem I have.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince-elector

The electors were hereditary - the elected emperor wasn't officially hereditary, though the candidates elected sure looked real close to "normal" heredity lines.  The main difference from "normal" title inheritance is that younger brothers tended to get a shot over oldest sons.

Lucas only added a popular vote component.
 
2022-09-21 7:58:37 PM  
Michael Meyers
Freddy Krueger
Jason Voorhees

You can argue that two of those names aren't exclusively Dutch, but they are still common Dutch names.  The Dutch must have been real bastards to edge out conspicuous Germans in the 80s movie director psyche.
 
2022-09-21 8:34:52 PM  

MadHatter500: Nintenfreak: LewDux: Bslim: Nintenfreak: Only 17?  Get this farking Queen Amidala shiat outta here.

Actually, Padmé Naberrie was elected to the throne when she was 14 years old.

You don't elect queens

Yeah, honestly Padmé being 14 is the problem I have least with her.  Her being elected is the problem I have.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince-elector

The electors were hereditary - the elected emperor wasn't officially hereditary, though the candidates elected sure looked real close to "normal" heredity lines.  The main difference from "normal" title inheritance is that younger brothers tended to get a shot over oldest sons.

Lucas only added a popular vote component.


Wait is this canon?  I need a Wookieepedia link.
 
2022-09-21 10:15:26 PM  
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2022-09-21 11:13:18 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Abba were Swedish, not Danish...


I LOLed, subby.  Pay no attention to the haters.
 
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