are you joking, patapon…?
damn double post
always the joker…
now watching Will and Kate wave to a crowd of random people was very exciting I wish I could have been there for that. When they kissed it was magical. It lasted a whole 1.25 seconds! They should have a Royal wedding ceremony every day.
Let me add a third choice here. The Americans celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death.
Funny… I thought of this very thread when I saw this ↑ image today. Thanks Blue.
Were these people all drunk?
That girl on the right looks pretty hot.
And the guy she’s mounted on looks like Jack McBrayer.
thread convergence time….
Can a non-citizen living in the UK become King? Because until I see the long form birth certificate of Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, I’m not convinced he’s eligible to become King William the Fifth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and His other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc. etc,
For how do we know that he wasn’t really born in Kenya to a Hawaiian mother? After all, why else did he propose to Kate Middleton while in Kenya, strumming a ukulele, singing “Tip-toe through the Tulips?” Paging Donald Trump on line one!
Lol! That’s sex terminology for animals, Dada!
and here I thought ‘mounted’ was a Linux term….what a computer geek I am…
I vote for American celebrating Osama’s death as the biggest morons. I’m not saying I’m pro-Osama. I’m anti-mindless patriotism.
@Prudence — for real! You’ve not been watching enough nature shows!
Haha. I wish I could stake claim to this as being something of a Freudian, but I’m afraid not even this is the case. Never thought I’d see the day I should be thinking MORE about sex.
The whole scene in the photograph is rather animalistic, though, and as for sex, there is Erich Fromm’s notion of patriotism as incest.
Nah, the whole thing’s just Dionysian pushback against Apollonian restraints of life in post-9/11 US:
“maenads . . . were the female followers of Dionysus (Bacchus in the Roman pantheon), the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god’s retinue. Their name literally translates as “raving ones”. Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self-control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior, and ritualistically hunt down and tear to pieces animals . . ."
For many the regret for bloodlust will have set in soon enough. That’s why you see so much of the MLK quote today:
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
This thread: hate for hate multiplies hate
This mean there’ s a Post-Osama baby boom on the rise?! Will the name ‘Seal’ see a massive spike?
Yes, and yes.
Let’s add Michael Shulan-bashing “patriots” to this list.
After all the propaganda for the royals with the birth of George, I was at least pleased to read there have been a large number of complaints to the BBC’s for its o.t.t and excessively pro-royal coverage. So I added my complaint too. Not that I watch or read the brainwashing that is called the News, but it’s been hard to completely avoid the issue amid all the usual hysteria and simpering.
The royals haven’t exactly distinguished themselves with their brain power over the years – the Georges no exception (madness of King George etc)
I refer to the royal family/brand/firm as the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas, I think it helps deglamorize, deromanticize them.
Good point. So do I, quite often; Liz Windsor is another. Except for Windsor being a part of their brand make-over. Brand is right- it’s all advertising and marketing, paid for by the rest of us.
It amazes me how it’s able to be swept under the rug how enamored of Hitler many Brit aristos, including some in the royal family (definitely the Duke of Windsor) were in the early-to-mid 1930s.
Yeah, while the “lefties”, “commies”, “fellow travellers” were resisting fascism, and bravely fighting Franco in Spain, yet the political right and hawkish warmongers try to make capital out of the idea of the appeasement of Hitler, e.g for imperialist wars against dictators like Saddam even though previously armed and supported by US/UK. The real appeasement has been towards the power of the US. The Daily Mail supported Hitler and would again.
Edward VIII is another type of monarch to the ones we have now. He was particularly controversial and also, by all accounts, rather stupid and impressionable. Certainly, the British royal family are German, but I wouldnt go far as to say they were Nazi’s (in spite of tasteless jokes by certain members of recent years). The Nazi’s tried their hardest to make friends with Britain and its royal family, who for some inexplicable reason they admired. The British government under MacMillain were also, at first, eager to remain distantly friendly with Hitler, and not interfere with what was going on in Europe. The Americans were even more happy to turn a blind eye, only eventually entering the war after it had been raging for years.
I’ve heard somewhere that after the Russians “liberated” Berlin, causing Hitlers suicide, and arguably winning the war, they were then forced to retreat so that the Americans could repeat the Soviets actions and thereby also feel as if they where the liberators. Granted it was told to me by Russians, but does anyone else find this idea amusing?
Im not sure what Wiki says, but I think The World at War (one of the most definitive, least biased and greatest of all WW2 documentaries) also supports this idea, though I dont remember clearly (its such a long series and I havent watched it for a while).
This is why I’m not impressed by typical claims of Americans that “if it wasnt for us, youd all be speaking German”. It is certainly a fallacy that the US single handedly saved everyone from Hitler, though you wouldnt know it watching most Hollywood films.
I dont hate America. To me, the US seems like a wondrous place, and most Americans Ive met were certainly much nicer than most British. British people are largely embarrassingly ignorant, pointlessly hostile to people different to them, and also needlessly misanthropic, believing that this last attribute is actually a positive quality. I’m glad to say, none of the Americans Ive met fell into these traps.
What I do hate is the phrase “western civilisation”, which often seems to imply western Europe and America are somehow the home of, or even the birthplace of, modernist, progressive ideas. This is simply not true (in either case).
I also hate it when fellow white people complain about a lack of ‘rights for whites’, and act as if they have just as much right to claim being at the brunt of racial prejudice as black and Asian people in western, predominantly white countries. Its just insulting.