April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Thread
— Ace

If you watched. I didn't.

Based on the picture below, it was more interesting than I was expecting.

Thanks to gg.

By the Way: This Saturday Night Live sketch about Kate Middleton meeting the Queen and Prince Philip is very funny.

Worth watching, even if you don't usually like SNL. Especially if you like Michael Caine impressions.

Posted by: Ace at 09:12 AM | Comments (211)
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1 Little flowergirl: "What's that slurping noise?"

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2011 09:13 AM (GQ8sn)

2 Prince:  "T'is the Royal Sceptre!"

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2011 09:13 AM (GQ8sn)

3 why is that littly girl covering her ears and not her eyes?

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:14 AM (wuv1c)

4 Geez what a stud - not much of an "Oh" face..............

Posted by: Roadking at April 29, 2011 09:14 AM (yxiCC)

5 That gave me my biggest laugh of the morning!

Posted by: Reno_Dave at April 29, 2011 09:14 AM (YSH0y)

6 Hilarious! how did i miss that?

Posted by: Robin at April 29, 2011 09:14 AM (VY112)

7 Lol.  Ace is going all Sheppy Smith on us.  "What, no tongue?"


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:15 AM (UOM48)

8 I watched a little this a.m. with my girls before I took them to school.  It was a neat ceremony and my kids really enjoyed watching a princess.

Posted by: Timwi at April 29, 2011 09:15 AM (Sxt4Z)

9 It's good to be the (future) King

Posted by: That Rabbi from Robin Hood: Men in Tights at April 29, 2011 09:16 AM (9hSKh)

10 thank you...my Friday is complete.

Posted by: BfromTX at April 29, 2011 09:16 AM (wTSvK)

11 I didn't know Britain allowed heterosexual weddings any more.

Posted by: nickless at April 29, 2011 09:16 AM (MMC8r)

12

Posted by: Roadking at April 29, 2011 02:14 PM (yxiCC)

It's that legendary British stiff upper-lip,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2011 09:16 AM (9hSKh)

13 8 I watched a little this a.m. with my girls before I took them to school.  It was a neat ceremony and my kids really enjoyed watching a princess

You let them watch Shep Smith?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:16 AM (UOM48)

14 Yes the fine British tradition of the Royal BJ. BTW Wills was wearing spurs which can be helpful in getting a reluctant mare over the fences. Giddy-up

Posted by: Long Island at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (TiURi)

15 why is that littly girl covering her ears and not her eyes?

The crowd. She had her ears covered the entire ride in -- too noisy for that cutie.

I actually got more suckered in than I thought I would. She is absolutely stunning.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (pLTLS)

16 Do princesses swallow, or do they have someone to do that for them?

Posted by: Chris R at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (QiNmA)

17 Careful, Ace.  You'll offend the Muslims.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (UOM48)

18 Sex jokes aside, why is she kneeling? If the girl has her ears covered, I would assume either bells are tolling or there's a bunch of trumpets going off. Maybe she's kneeling for... receiving her new title? Is that it?

Posted by: Ella at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (O+c82)

19 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by: KDNY at April 29, 2011 09:17 AM (ECt2r)

20 She's tying the Royal Shoelaces.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:18 AM (UOM48)

21 But did she make him a sandwich afterwards?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at April 29, 2011 09:18 AM (+7Usq)

22 Kneel down and think of England.......

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote, super genius at April 29, 2011 09:18 AM (dOOBu)

23 Oh and William's full name now......

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.

Try getting that on a license.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 29, 2011 09:19 AM (pLTLS)

24 HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Cyn at April 29, 2011 09:19 AM (18WU4)

25

That's not a real picture.

Is it?

Posted by: jewells45 at April 29, 2011 09:19 AM (l/N7H)

26 I didn't know Britain allowed heterosexual weddings any more.

Posted by: nickless at April 29, 2011 02:16 PM (MMC8r)

I didn't know they allowed infidel weddings anymore.

Posted by: Tami at April 29, 2011 09:19 AM (VuLos)

27 Little girl covered her ears when the airplane salute went over Buckingham Palace.

Posted by: Long Island at April 29, 2011 09:19 AM (TiURi)

28 She really is stunning.

Someone needs to post pics of Andrew's girls, Beatrice and Eugenie.....whoa...and not in a good way. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:20 AM (UOM48)

29 Piss on the royals.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken's Drunk Irish Uncle at April 29, 2011 09:20 AM (FUEui)

30 23 Oh and William's full name now......

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.

Try getting that on a license.

How about Bill?

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2011 09:20 AM (GQ8sn)

31 His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis.....Windsor, right?

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote, super genius at April 29, 2011 09:20 AM (dOOBu)

32 I didn't know they allowed infidel weddings anymore.

Give them 20 years or less.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2011 09:21 AM (9hSKh)

33

I have that exact jacket.

Posted by: Moammar Khaddafi at April 29, 2011 09:22 AM (QKKT0)

34 @31, turns out that the royals don't really use last names. According to Wikipedia (which would know), their surname for weddings is Mountbatten-Windsor, but William used the surname Wales for his military service.

Posted by: Ella at April 29, 2011 09:22 AM (O+c82)

35

Ha! Seriously, it was a beautiful wedding with a beautiful bride. My husband simply would roll his eyes as he saw me watching the DVR this morning. Real men don't get it, and that's ok, as I don't get NASCAR.

Shep Smith made a complete uncouth buffoon of himself on FOX. I know, nothing new. FOX needs to fire him. I think he was drunk and not funny. As I said in a comment below, he made a comment that he knew Jonathan Hunt has always wanted to ride in the open carriage. There was a long pause, and Jonathan Hunt said something like "Are you implying I am the Queen of England?" I was hoping Jonathan would then say, "But Shep, that is your role."

I think there needs to be a link discussing Princess Beatrice's "hat." What the heck was that? Part of the top of a fence? A mini-satellite dish?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:22 AM (FnRYN)

36 The Prince : "Wrong family jewels baby........Hey, I didn't say stop."

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 29, 2011 09:22 AM (1fB+3)

37 Wait. I'm confused. This is from before the ceremony, right?

Posted by: Carin at April 29, 2011 09:23 AM (fGuju)

38

So do I.

Posted by: Zombie Michael Jackson at April 29, 2011 09:23 AM (QKKT0)

39 Her dress is one for the ages. One hundred years from now girls will continue to swoon. Diana's? Gag. Even for 1981 standards that thing was fuuuug-ly.Then again, Lady Di was at best, a handsome woman, imho.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 29, 2011 09:23 AM (pLTLS)

40 From Politico:

He may not have been invited to the royal wedding, but President Obama didn't miss it.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Friday that Obama, like many curious Americans, watched some of the wall-to-wall television coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

The Obamas didn't seem to harbor any hard feelings about not scoring an invite to Wills and Kate's big day.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:24 AM (UOM48)

41 Also according to Wikipedia -- their "real" last name was Coxe-Saxon-Gotha, but George V changed it to Windsor during WWI because it sounded too German.

Posted by: Ella at April 29, 2011 09:24 AM (O+c82)

42 Wait. I'm confused. This is from before the ceremony, right?

Posted by: Carin at April 29, 2011 02:23 PM (fGuju)

No, after....on the balcony at Buckingham palace.

Posted by: Tami at April 29, 2011 09:24 AM (VuLos)

43 @35  Thanks!

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote, super genius at April 29, 2011 09:24 AM (dOOBu)

44

I think there needs to be a link discussing Princess Beatrice's "hat." What the heck was that? Part of the top of a fence? A mini-satellite dish?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 02:22 PM (FnRYN)


the hats at royal weddings have always put the hats at the Kentucky Derby to shame.


Kate's sister is fucking HOT and U was surprised how short Kate's train was compared to Diana's.

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:24 AM (Ig1Wo)

45 Must've been while I was looking at that kickass turboprop powered RAF display. No wonder they had to call TOTUS out of the dugout to help them with that troublesome Libya thing.

Posted by: pendejo grande at April 29, 2011 09:25 AM (8YGgI)

46 Then again, Lady Di was at best, a handsome woman, imho.

I don't know.  I always thought she was hot, especially back in the day when she got married.  She was hot right to the end.

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2011 09:25 AM (GQ8sn)

47 Is this the NFL draft thread?

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:25 AM (dWPyO)

48 He may not have been invited to the royal wedding, but President Obama didn't miss it.

Especially that scene on the balcony.  Last time he tried that with Michelle, she bit it off and put it in her purse.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (UOM48)

49 "I think there needs to be a link discussing Princess Beatrice's "hat." What the heck was that? Part of the top of a fence? A mini-satellite dish?" Bavarian pretzel.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (dDbkT)

50 Her dress is one for the ages. One hundred years from now girls will continue to swoon. Diana's? Gag. Even for 1981 standards that thing was fuuuug-ly.Then again, Lady Di was at best, a handsome woman, imho.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 29, 2011 02:23 PM (pLTLS)

I think someone on Fox's coverage this morning said that in later years Diane said she hated that dress, it was uncomfortably and extremely heavy but was told she had to wear it. 

Posted by: Tami at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (VuLos)

51 Some of you guys must have an appreciation of Shep Smith's very questionable sense of humor.

Posted by: maddogg at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (OlN4e)

52

The Obamas didn't seem to harbor any hard feelings about not scoring an invite to Wills and Kate's big day.

They're secretly seething - the White House stocks of junk food and cigarettes were hardest hit. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (9hSKh)

53 why is that littly girl covering her ears and not her eyes?

Fellatio, like children, should be seen and not heard.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (/U/Mr)

54 @42  Right, and Mountbatten had been the German, "Battenberg," originally. 

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote, super genius at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (dOOBu)

55 Ace has stooped to a new low.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at April 29, 2011 09:26 AM (mHQ7T)

56 Tami, that's impossible. (don't make me repeat the joke)

Posted by: Carin at April 29, 2011 09:27 AM (fGuju)

57 "I don't know. I always thought she was hot, especially back in the day when she got married. She was hot right to the end." Saw her in London in 1990 up close. She was very hawt.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 09:27 AM (dDbkT)

58 Who knew that William's father resided in the Royal Stables?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 09:27 AM (I30wK)

59 I caught a glimpse of Princess Anne.  I didn't recognize her without her feedbag.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:27 AM (UOM48)

60

Also according to Wikipedia -- their "real" last name was Coxe-Saxon-Gotha, Hamstercage-Smythe, but George V changed it to Windsor during WWI because it sounded too German.

Fixt

Posted by: pendejo grande at April 29, 2011 09:28 AM (8YGgI)

61 Tami, that's impossible.
(don't make me repeat the joke)

Posted by: Carin at April 29, 2011 02:27 PM (fGuju)

Yeah, after I posted, it hit me.

Posted by: Tami at April 29, 2011 09:28 AM (VuLos)

62

The Dude, no, darlin'. This was not a hat on Beatrice (daughter of Fergie the Toe girl). I have some Kentucky Derby hats myself that give the shade of an umbrella.

This was not even one of those feather fascinator thingies. This was flat out bizarre, not that the poor girl with the freaky eyes would look great, but OMG. She and her sister looked like circus clowns.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:28 AM (FnRYN)

63 Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 02:27 PM (I30wK)

WELL, I'LL BE DAMNED! 

Glad to see you back!

Posted by: Tami at April 29, 2011 09:29 AM (VuLos)

64 Their last name sounded German because it is German.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at April 29, 2011 09:29 AM (qIHlG)

65 Hey, it's Morgenholz!

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 29, 2011 09:29 AM (Hiaja)

66

Since Edward I, tradition requires the new spouse to perform the customary royal blowjob on the sovereign before the assembled subjects.

Posted by: The Venerable Bede at April 29, 2011 09:29 AM (QKKT0)

67 Michelle is seething she wasn't invited.  She was anxious to gift Kate a book on healthy eating and exercise.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:31 AM (UOM48)

68 I thought it was ever so lovely!

Posted by: Ashburne Smythe-Jones, Marquis of Dorking-Squeakhole and man of leisure at April 29, 2011 09:31 AM (cUNcx)

69 Since Edward I, tradition requires the new spouse to perform the customary royal blowjob on the sovereign before the assembled subjects.

So, since the reign of Elizabeth II, Wills can divorce her by saying "I divorce thee" three times, right?

And what's up, all?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 09:31 AM (I30wK)

70 Herr, you chose this topic to make your illustrious return?

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:32 AM (dWPyO)

71

Briefly a black horse escaped his trainer and won the horse race to the Palace. And, no, Jane, it was not Princess Anne, bless her royal heart.

Duchess Catherine will improve the gene pool. She was a beautiful bride.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:32 AM (FnRYN)

72

Since Edward I, tradition requires the new spouse to perform the customary royal blowjob on the sovereign before the assembled subjects.

I guessed I missed that photo where Charles was doing his service for God, sovereign and cuntry.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 29, 2011 09:32 AM (/U/Mr)

73

I caught a glimpse of Princess Anne.  I didn't recognize her without her feedbag.

To my eternal shame, my mother named me after her.  (We are both brits, although I am only 1/2).

Posted by: jewells45 at April 29, 2011 09:32 AM (l/N7H)

74 Hope a band of angry, roving muzzies don't come upon a drunk Sheppy......

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:32 AM (UOM48)

75 Oh, and I am so happy the Obamas were not invited. Heaven knows what Moochelle would have strapped onto her wighat. She probably would have worn a poncho cardigan.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:33 AM (FnRYN)

76 I think it's adorable the Brits still have a monarchy.

Apparently their biggest jobs are to support charities and do public events like opening hospitals and schools. In other words, we'd need a whole royal family here in the US if we didn't already have retired athletes and c-list actors.

We really dodged a bullet there.

Posted by: DrewM. at April 29, 2011 09:33 AM (2f1Rs)

77

Photo is keepsake evidence of the Bride's First Married Taste of Spotted Dick.(not for dipping)

 

http://tinyurl.com/3ertleu

Posted by: Speller at April 29, 2011 09:34 AM (J74Py)

78 And, no, Jane, it was not Princess Anne, bless her royal heart.

I seriously saw Anne seated with the family. (?)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:34 AM (UOM48)

79 <i>Herr, you chose this topic to make your illustrious return?</i>

I dropped by the ONT a few weeks back.  Pantsless, of course.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 09:34 AM (I30wK)

80 Obama wasn't invited because the wedding was not a state occasion. It was a family affair, and the Royal Family wanted to keep it classy.

Posted by: Jones at April 29, 2011 09:34 AM (cUNcx)

81 Andrew always seemed like a little pussified momma's boy.  Harry on the other hand, he is a fuckin pimp.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 29, 2011 09:35 AM (pdRb1)

82 kneel down and think of England

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:36 AM (wuv1c)

83 why is that littly girl covering her ears and not her eyes?
----

Because Camilla Parker Bowles just walked in and that is always accompanied by a very loud horse neigh??

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 29, 2011 09:36 AM (f9c2L)

84

All I remember was that Anne had on a purple hat and some type of printed frock. Not a good look for her.

While going into the Palace the 90yr old Prince Phillip was dragging a sword. Not sure if he was fixin' to behead Beatrice or not. If I were her granny I would have yanked that thing off her head.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:37 AM (FnRYN)

85 Should there a cock taster to make sure it isn't poisoned?

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:37 AM (wuv1c)

86 Hope a band of angry, roving muzzies don't come upon a drunk Sheppy......
Posted by: Jane D'oh
-------
No worries if there is a goat available.  If not, Shep better watch out.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 29, 2011 09:37 AM (f9c2L)

87

>I caught a glimpse of Princess Anne.  I didn't recognize her without her feedbag.


To my eternal shame, my mother named me after her.  (We are both brits, although I am only 1/2).

 

Posted by: jewells45 at April 29, 2011 02:32 PM (l/N7H)

 

tell yourself you were named for Anne of Cleves. One of the few wives of Henry VIII who managed to keep her head

Posted by: Jones at April 29, 2011 09:37 AM (cUNcx)

88

Harry on the other hand, he is a fuckin pimp.

Agree.  Seems like a pretty cool dude.  Which is remarkable given the circumstances. 

 

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:38 AM (dWPyO)

89 Nice job, Willie. Get it from her now before she develops an eating disorder. After that point is reached, the constant spitting will be a turn-off.

Posted by: Joejm65 at April 29, 2011 09:38 AM (BDB5n)

90 Deborah!

Posted by: by any other name at April 29, 2011 09:38 AM (H+LJc)

91 Let's see....this morning, Shep managed to insult Diana (with her former butler, Paul Burrell sitting right there), make a comment on the kiss, "No tongue?"....I've forgotten the others, but there were several.  I don't know how Martha McCallum kept from slapping him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (UOM48)

92

Agree.  Seems like a pretty cool dude.  Which is remarkable given the circumstances. 

 

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 02:38 PM (dWPyO)


except for the whole nazi shit he did

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (Ig1Wo)

93 Should there a cock taster to make sure it isn't poisoned?

I think they used Prince Charles'.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (FkKjr)

94 She's winding me watch, really! Don't look, you'll break me concentration. Little girl, go away, I command thee. I am a Prince.

Posted by: William the Coxe at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (Q5+Og)

95

Harry on the other hand, he is a fuckin pimp.

Agree.  Seems like a pretty cool dude.  Which is remarkable given the circumstances. 

When the Queen dies I would like to see Harry off his father and brother, assume the throne and then overthrow the English government.

When that happens, I will become an avid Royal waters.

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (wuv1c)

96 >>> She's tying the Royal Shoelaces.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 02:18 PM (UOM4

 

No - She's tossing the Royal Salad.

Or Polishing the Crown Jewels...

Posted by: Roadking at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (yxiCC)

97
His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.

Try getting that on a license.

Back in the day when we used play some ball I would be all  "YO His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.....Pass me the mutha-fuckin rock.

Posted by: Andrew's boi from the hood yo at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (pdRb1)

98

Should there a cock taster to make sure it isn't poisoned?

I think they used Prince Charles'.

HA!

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:39 AM (wuv1c)

99 Should there a cock taster to make sure it isn't poisoned?

Mr. Sullivan is now an American citizen.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 09:40 AM (I30wK)

100 "92 Let's see....this morning, Shep managed to insult Diana (with her former butler, Paul Burrell sitting right there), make a comment on the kiss, "No tongue?"....I've forgotten the others, but there were several.  I don't know how Martha McCallum kept from slapping him."     Is Shep Irish?

Posted by: William the Coxe at April 29, 2011 09:40 AM (Q5+Og)

101

watcher, not waters.

damnit!

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:40 AM (wuv1c)

102 The British police were able to block the fucking anarchists from ruining the affair. I would like to see those bandana wearing creeps get their asses kicked and kicked good for once.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 09:40 AM (dDbkT)

103

Ugh.  I've been tired of the meaningless "Royal Family" stuff since the neverending Princess "land mines are bad" Diana coverage.

I understand the appeal- all our lives we've been exposed to fairy tales, stories, movies and TV shows that have romanticized kings, princes and princesses.  However, the "Royal Family" are nothing more than figurehead tourist attractions.  They have no real authority or power; they're just an obsolete relic of worse times.

I think France had the right idea...

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 29, 2011 09:40 AM (SY2Kh)

104 That was the Official Last One.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 29, 2011 09:41 AM (d0Tfm)

105

Jane, I did read somewhere that Martha told Shep, "Let's just listen." In other words, you moron, STFU.

What did he say to insult Diana? I must have missed that part.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:41 AM (FnRYN)

106 The depth Kate was willing to go to omit the vow to "obey" her husband.

Posted by: by any other name at April 29, 2011 09:41 AM (H+LJc)

107 So where is SarahW? I thought she was the AoShq UK reporter?

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 09:42 AM (dDbkT)

108 I will admit, everytime i read about the english goverment or the royal family, it makes me want to pull one of these on James Madison.

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2011 09:42 AM (wuv1c)

109

So, uh, round 2 of the draft on tap in a few hours.  Thoughts on Ryan Mallet?  Andy Dalton?

 

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:42 AM (dWPyO)

110 >>> Ace has stooped to a new low.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at April 29, 2011 02:26 PM (mHQ7T)

 

You must be:

A. Kidding

B. British

C. New here

Posted by: Roadking at April 29, 2011 09:42 AM (yxiCC)

111 If you want an example of disgusting kisses, look no further than our own shores: Tipper and Al, DNC 2000.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 09:43 AM (dDbkT)

112 "They have no real authority or power; they're just an obsolete relic of worse times.

I think France had the right idea..."

 

Are not. Times were good. A king was easily recognized because he no shit on him. France has never had a right idea, ever.

Posted by: William the Coxe at April 29, 2011 09:43 AM (Q5+Og)

113

So, uh, round 2 of the draft on tap in a few hours.  Thoughts on Ryan Mallet?  Andy Dalton?

 

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 02:42 PM (dWPyO)


Dalton to the Cardinals in the second round, Mallet goes somewhere tomorrow

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:44 AM (Ig1Wo)

114 Off with Ace's head!

Posted by: The Queen at April 29, 2011 09:44 AM (IXLvN)

115 What did he say to insult Diana? I must have missed that part.

He made some comment about the difference between Kate's calm, dignified demeanor and Diana's.....I can't remember the exact statement, but the icy silence was deafening.  I really think Shep had thrown back a couple.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:44 AM (UOM48)

116 The Obamas didn't go because Michelle--international icon of fashion and beauty--didn't want to upstage the bride.

Posted by: tsj017 at April 29, 2011 09:45 AM (4YUWF)

117

Dalton to the Cardinals in the second round

I think the Bungels will take him before the Cards get a chance to.  I heard on the radio today that Mark Bulger plans on signing with the Cards once the lockout ends.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:45 AM (dWPyO)

118
Who's the King?!!

Posted by: Buddy King, The "King" of Real Estate at April 29, 2011 09:46 AM (QMtmy)

119

Didn't Shump say the "C word" on air a few years ago?

It was a slip, not intentional.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:47 AM (dWPyO)

120 "118 Dalton to the Cardinals in the second round

I think the Bungels will take him before the Cards get a chance to.  I heard on the radio today that Mark Bulger plans on signing with the Cards once the lockout ends."

 

Any interest in a slightly used Eagle?

Posted by: Dan Snyder at April 29, 2011 09:47 AM (Q5+Og)

121

>>>  once the lockout ends.

 

Hey Delta - What's the latest on this.......

Posted by: Roadking at April 29, 2011 09:47 AM (yxiCC)

122

I think the Bungels will take him before the Cards get a chance to.  I heard on the radio today that Mark Bulger plans on signing with the Cards once the lockout ends.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 02:45 PM (dWPyO)


if they're thinking of Bulger, they might as well just spend the picks and get Kolb from the Eagles Same qb just more miles on the treads but then again, Kolb is a bit too young than what Whisenhunt likes and they brought Warner back to his old self

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:49 AM (Ig1Wo)

123 Thread hijack!!  Thread hijack!!

Just wait for Revenge of the Recipes. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 09:50 AM (UOM48)

124

Hey Delta - What's the latest on this.......

Hell, beats me.  I know the league keeps losing court cases...and with it most of the leverage they had.  Will be interesting to see how fast this gets settled.

For Denver's sake (my team) I hope it is resolved quickly.  They need all the practice time they can get.  New coach, young qb and all.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:51 AM (dWPyO)

125 Read the Sun's coverage of the fashion - wow do they like the ugly "hats."

On the other hand, Middleton's dress was fantastic.  She kept it classy and it doesn't look like a monster that swallowed her whole.

Posted by: soulpile is... an expendable sith padawan at April 29, 2011 09:51 AM (afWhQ)

126

Any interest in a slightly used Eagle?

Posted by: Dan Snyder at April 29, 2011 02:47 PM (Q5+Og)


McNabb is going to the Vikings, it's the only way that first round pick makes any sense for the Vikings

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:51 AM (Ig1Wo)

127
Thread hijack!!  Thread hijack!!

Just wait for Revenge of the Recipes. 






Anyone who would take Cod over Pollock has not taste whatsoever.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2011 09:52 AM (7YzRS)

128

and they brought Warner back to his old self

Yeah, good point.  An old ex Rams qb who put up monster numbers and then fell off.  Trying it again.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 09:52 AM (dWPyO)

129

Yeah, good point.  An old ex Rams qb who put up monster numbers and then fell off.  Trying it again.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at April 29, 2011 02:52 PM (dWPyO)


for the passing game, there are quite a few similarities to what they run and what Martz set up in St. Louis

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 09:56 AM (Ig1Wo)

130 I do hope girls copy Kate's fashion. Seeing as how I never see shrunken cardigans and boob belts around, I don't think the fashion icon of the ages, Moochelle, is having a large impact. Well, a large impact does describe her caboose along with thundering herd of hippos, but whatever. Someday soon perhaps Kate's wearing of hose will prompt our FLOTUS to abandon the leg grease.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 09:56 AM (FnRYN)

131
How many Londoners will die when The Royal Fusiliers firing all of their weapons into the air as part of the Royal wedding tradition?

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 29, 2011 09:58 AM (7+pP9)

132 Charles isn't Harry's father. I believe Diana stooped some horse riding military officer while Charles was stooping Mr. Ed.

Posted by: polynikes at April 29, 2011 09:59 AM (205iq)

133 The RAF needs to upgrade. They are still flying spitfires.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at April 29, 2011 10:00 AM (qIHlG)

134

I don't care how they try and spin the "not a state occasion" angle, I believe that the fact the Obamas weren't invited was indeed a first rate snub.

The bride's dress was amazing. I am very happy it was so classic and elegant and I hope it ushers in a new age of bridal fashion in the US because I am getting sick of seeing waaaay too heavy women in strapless wedding gowns.

And somebody should have dressed Andrew's daughters better since they were sitting right behind the Queen. They looked ridiculous. Though the one girl kind of resembles Billie Piper's character in "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at April 29, 2011 10:02 AM (RZ8pf)

135 oh and though it's against Thompson's instincts, I really wish the Packers moved up to take Carimi. It would only be fitting to replace a cheesehead with another cheesehead

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2011 10:03 AM (Ig1Wo)

136 Looks like they are reenacting the London 2012 Olympics logo, with the Princess as Lisa Simpson.

Posted by: CUS at April 29, 2011 10:07 AM (wOGfT)

137 I spelled it like a gentile.

Posted by: polynikes at April 29, 2011 10:08 AM (205iq)

138 Will no one rid me of these meddlesome royals?

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at April 29, 2011 10:10 AM (FAyWo)

139 . Though the one girl kind of resembles Billie Piper's character in "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at April 29, 2011 03:02 PM (RZ8pf)

Maybe that was the point?

And yes - I hope as well that this inspires a new wave of bridal fashion.  Strapless dresses are just about the only thing one can find nowadays.  A revolution towards straps and sleeves would be novel.

Posted by: soulpile is... an expendable sith padawan at April 29, 2011 10:11 AM (afWhQ)

140 I think it is hilarious that Frank McCourt has lost control of the Dodgers. Supposedly, he and his wife have used the club as their own personal atm machine and can't even meet their payroll.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 10:13 AM (dDbkT)

141 Yes, Charles is Harry's farther. And he looks like him, too.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 10:15 AM (dDbkT)

142 Presidentin' is hard.  Have you seen the low-tech phone in the Oval Office? 

Posted by: Preznit Urkle McJugears at April 29, 2011 10:17 AM (UOM48)

143 And I'm an idiot.  Wrong thread.

Posted by: Preznit Urkle McJugears at April 29, 2011 10:17 AM (UOM48)

144 Man, I want a job with that hotel.  What a great benefits plan!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 29, 2011 10:17 AM (I30wK)

145 OK, I watched....I got sucked in by my wife and my 11 year old daughter. It was actually pretty cool, precise, full of military pomp and unashamed Christianity.

Oh, and William married the wrong sister.....

http://tinyurl.com/3g7fqlz

Posted by: theadmiral at April 29, 2011 10:18 AM (fGbHT)

146

Anybody ever wonder why America is weak and is the laughing stalk of the world?

Simple:

Just look at how much coverage a Royal Wedding gets in a country that doesn't really respect us compared to the coverage of any of the real problems that are happending right now. It is Prime example of why this country will never, and should never vote a Woman into the most powerful executive position in the World. 

 

Posted by: KeepingMyEyeonTheBall at April 29, 2011 10:25 AM (JMsOK)

147

In addition to being ashamed of our country, Moochelle is also ashamed of that whitey place called Great Britain. I am sure she is po'd not to be involved, as is Barfy.

I cringe at the thought of the WH UnPrecedenteds at the wedding today. Barry would be preening for the camera with his regal chin tilt and bowing to the Saudi dudes. Moochelle would be resplendent in a horror that would make Beatrice look normal, and fist bumping the Queen. I would never be the same.

 

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 10:26 AM (FnRYN)

148 I DVR'd the wedding coverage and watched the good bits this morning. They seem like a nice young couple and I wish them well. Her dress was stunning and William seemed a proud, happy groom. I've no more interest in the royals than I do in any other celebrity ... Which is to say virtually nil ... But back when I was a starry eyed romantic young teenager I watched Charles and Diana marry and it made me nostalgic to see her son marry happily and well.

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at April 29, 2011 10:29 AM (dTZnJ)

149 @149 You're a fuckwit.

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at April 29, 2011 10:32 AM (dTZnJ)

150 How did you come to see Diana up close, Huckster? A chance encounter on the street or other?

Posted by: Who Knows at April 29, 2011 10:32 AM (1cx/R)

151

@149

What is a laughing stalk? I think I'm laughing at you now.

Posted by: Who Knows at April 29, 2011 10:34 AM (1cx/R)

152 soulpile, I guess you have a point, it's not like brides here have had much to choose from in recent years. Apparently the bridal industry decided that sleeves were like totally last millenium or something. A steady diet of Bridezillas has taught me though that strapless gowns are modern engineering marvels to keep some of those gals strapped in.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at April 29, 2011 10:39 AM (RZ8pf)

153 I thought the Queen looked really good for her age. Still spry, energetic, though maybe a little goofy looking. Then I realized I was watching footage of Ka-Daffy in Libya.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 10:41 AM (kUaEF)

154
A steady diet of Bridezillas has taught me though that strapless gowns are modern engineering marvels to keep some of those gals strapped in.




Either that or a cunning marketing conspiracy by 3M to sell double-sided tape.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2011 10:41 AM (7YzRS)

155 Looks like Prince William was presenting her with his Sir Loin of Beef...

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 10:43 AM (kUaEF)

156 Oh, and William married the wrong sister.....

http://tinyurl.com/3g7fqlz

Posted by: theadmiral at April 29, 2011 03:18 PM (fGbHT)

If Harry ain't hittin' that...he's a ghey

Posted by: beedubya at April 29, 2011 10:43 AM (AnTyA)

157 They have no real authority or power; they're just an obsolete relic of worse times.

I think France had the right idea...

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 29, 2011 02:40 PM (SY2Kh)

Worse times?  For who?  I'd be happy to go back to the mid-late 1800's and live under one of the Western European monarchies.  10% income tax sounds a hell of a lot better than the ass raping I get thanks to the democratically elected despotism in this nation.  Such a monarch wasn't too concerned about how much fat was in your diet, or whether you offended ethnic minorities when you spoke, or much else about how you ran your own damn business - so long as you didn't try to threaten his rule.  He was interested in running his country, which he intended to preserve in tact, and maybe glorify yet further, for his heir.  Plus when a monarch buys art, it's art.  Not bullshit masquerading as art as is puchased by the oh-so-enlightened democratic governments of our day. 

As for the French, the defects in their monarchy were the result of a cultural deficiencies in France itself.  They had the monarchs that their culture would naturally produce. 

If you think the Queen doesn't have behind-the-scenes power, think again.  Even putting aside the fact that she's richer than god and could buy and sell most of the legislators, if she ever wanted to cause a governmental crisis she would have little trouble doing so.  There are still formal monarchal powers that are never exercised, but still could be.  Regardless, the monarchy is one of the few symbols of legitimate continuity the British government currently maintains. 

Posted by: Reactionary at April 29, 2011 10:53 AM (xUM1Q)

158 soulpile, I guess you have a point, it's not like brides here have had much to choose from in recent years. Apparently the bridal industry decided that sleeves were like totally last millenium or something. A steady diet of Bridezillas has taught me though that strapless gowns are modern engineering marvels to keep some of those gals strapped in.



I was looking over wedding venues this past week (boss's daughter is getting married) and one of the more disturbing things I saw were pictures of brides in strapless gowns with full sleeve tattoos. Across shoulders, back, down arms. I was thinking why in the hell would you not wear a sleeved gown? It was seriously tacky.

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at April 29, 2011 10:54 AM (LFiVW)

159 I thought it was kind of odd that they started to sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" in Westminster Abbey. But hey... every culture has its quirks, right?

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 10:59 AM (kUaEF)

160 "It was actually pretty cool, precise, full of military pomp and unashamed Christianity." I was pretty impressed how well it went off, too.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 10:59 AM (dDbkT)

161

Either that or a cunning marketing conspiracy by 3M to sell double-sided tape.

I think it would have to be double-sided duck tape to keep some of them in those dresses.

I saw were pictures of brides in strapless gowns with full sleeve tattoos. Across shoulders, back, down arms

I know, it is always shocking to me when I attend black tie auctions and there are women there in strapless gowns with their skin just covered in tattoos. Though I did see one once, her back tattoo was so lovely that it almost looked like part of the backless gown.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at April 29, 2011 11:00 AM (RZ8pf)

162 "Sex jokes aside, why is she kneeling? If the girl has her ears covered, I would assume either bells are tolling or there's a bunch of trumpets going off. Maybe she's kneeling for... receiving her new title? Is that it?" I think she was trying to help one little flowergirl who couldn't even see over the railing stand on something. The little girl covering her ears is because of the roar of the crowds and the planes and helicopters.

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 11:02 AM (dDbkT)

163 What is this royal rite of passage that i know nothing about?

Posted by: sTevo at April 29, 2011 11:04 AM (VMcEw)

164 The Obamas didn't go because Michelle--international icon of fashion and beauty--didn't want to upstage the bride.

Katie C. still managed to work MO into the conversation.  She went out of her way to point out that MO wore a dress by the same designer to a recent state affair and caused tongues to wag.

Posted by: Iron Balls McGinty at April 29, 2011 11:09 AM (Gkhxf)

165 i watched alot of it. once i started seeing the funny hats, i was hooked..........

Posted by: Racefan at April 29, 2011 11:14 AM (uxHtq)

166 "Katie C. still managed to work MO into the conversation. She went out of her way to point out that MO wore a dress by the same designer to a recent state affair and caused tongues to wag." Oh, is that why he killed himself???

Posted by: Any Topic But the Huckster, Please! at April 29, 2011 11:15 AM (dDbkT)

167 #160 Hey,  Reactionary, I do sympathize.  Although I am usually proud of our form of government,  there is something to be said for a constitutional monarchy.  Here are some benefits:

1.  All of the ceremonial,  visiting with teams and scholarship winners,  prize awards, entertainment,  etc.  is handled by the quenn.  That means whoever is head of the government doesn't fill up his residence with parties and events like Motown spectaculars and Cinco de Mayo and such stuff.

2.  Things like State dinners are handled by the palace,  not by people like Denise Richards. 

3.  Politicians who want votes cannot bribe people by inviting them to dinner at Buckingham Palace.  The Queen invites whom SHE wants.

4.  Ceremonies are left to people who have done it for a thousand years.  This is why we did not see a lack of decorum in this wedding.  The biggest scandal is Princess Beatrice's hat. (Also,  I noticed all of the ladies worse stockings.  Michelle Obama,  take notice!)

5. Divorced from the star quality of the monarchy,  British politics is a bit more on issues than personalities,  unike our system (see Barrack Obama, Donald Trump,  etc.).

The monarchy is the symbol of britain.  If you had watched BBC America today,  you would have seen a people PROUD of their country and wishing the couple well.  Even the liberal types were there,  waving the Union Jack. 

The Queen holds their nation together.  I don't mock it at all,  because in our country,  the person who holds that position is a president,  and most times they cannot get half of the people to support them,  and it makes us a far nastier people because of it.

Posted by: Miss Marple at April 29, 2011 11:18 AM (Fo83G)

168 Not invited: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Obama

Invited: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron

I think Kate is a Tory.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 29, 2011 11:20 AM (cSkZ5)

169 I'm watching ......wendy williams.......and her show is on the wedding.  The whole audience is "dressed" for the occasion. 

Yeah, I know.  I'm just so sick of catastrophes, death, loss, politics, Barky and Moochelle, the Weather Channel, dodging storms.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 29, 2011 11:21 AM (UOM48)

170 As for the French, the defects in their monarchy were the result of a cultural deficiencies in France itself.  They had the monarchs that their culture would naturally produce.

Charlemagne was hardly a defective monarch.

I'd rather criticize the French trait of arrogance that breeds sabotage, and a perverse intellectual penchant for authoritarianism. France evolved from the Holy Roman Empire to a Monarchy to an Empire to a Monarchy to a Socialist Democracy which is what it was during WWII when the French Resistance were communists fighting the fascists for ultimate power.

The removal of the French Monarchy (as a century later with the Russian Revolution) was accomplished through the discontent of starving peasants and middle class but galvanized by men plotting to juxtapose themselves in the monarch's place to usurp the same authoritarian powers over the masses. Consider Rousseau vs. his American contemporaries who became the Founders of our Nation. But then, consider well F. Bastiat before condemning all French as culturally deficient.

Europeans never truly revoked authoritarianism, despite the revolutionary propaganda battle cry for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The masses inevitably left governance to their "betters" even from within their social "class" caste.

Mark Steyn was reflecting on the American people's devolution into that numb mindset of trusting Ivy League elitists as the "best candidates" when of all people, the elitists deserve the least trust given their record in office and their disdain for the Tea Party common people as anything but pawns to be played and abused. The distinction of style does not qualify a distinction in substance, as if attracting more flies with honey than with vinegar means that there's a different end result awaiting the attracted flies.

Posted by: by any other name at April 29, 2011 11:21 AM (H+LJc)

171 I didn't know Monica Lewinsky attended the wedding!

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 11:23 AM (kUaEF)

172 @173: "Charlemagne was hardly a defective monarch." Yeah, well he wasn't much of a Frenchman, either... the Franks were a Germanic tribe. One thousand years of intermarriage with Gayly Gaelic Gauls Frenchified them.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 11:24 AM (kUaEF)

173 Invited: Margaret Thatcher,

It seemed she'd passed on.  Evidently not.

Posted by: by any other name at April 29, 2011 11:25 AM (H+LJc)

Posted by: Bloody Mary at April 29, 2011 11:29 AM (dDbkT)

175
Anybody spot Mr. Bean arriving or inside the church?

Posted by: Bloody Mary at April 29, 2011 11:29 AM (dDbkT)

176 It seemed she'd passed on.  Evidently not.

Thatcher is very much still alive, though in poor health. Watching the wedding, I kept thinking back to the Falklands in 83.  Back when the Brits were able to stage and win their own wars.

I was watching the Queen while they were all singing "God Save the Queen", wondering if she knows the words. Not like she ever has to sing it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 29, 2011 11:34 AM (cSkZ5)

177

A sign of classy is the "tattoo cover-up makeup" now on sale at bridal houses. There are many brides, as mentioned above, who let it all hang out when it should be hidden from view.

I just saw a photo of The Won's putting their hoodoo voodoo mark on today's space shuttle launch (scrubbed until Monday). Even Granny was there. Moochelle wore a white teeshirt with a parachute-type billowing back and capris. I look better when I clean the house. I am not sure, but think she left her wighat at home. Barky was also in his casual Friday clothes with his sleeves rolled up, ready to work on the shuttle. If his luck holds for the shuttle like his basketball brackets, well, I am a bit concerned for the astronauts. I am wondering if they will all return for Monday's launch at our expense on Air Force One. This has not been a good day for Obummer and teevee.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 11:34 AM (FnRYN)

178 Not invited: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Obama

Invited: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron

I think Kate is a Tory.

I think so too. And I noticed she slightly bowed her head when William saluted as they rode through Horse Guards, so she respects the military. Good for her.

Posted by: Retread at April 29, 2011 11:34 AM (okCHU)

179 Anybody spot Mr. Bean arriving or inside the church?

Yeah, he looked pretty spiffy in a top hat.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 29, 2011 11:35 AM (cSkZ5)

180 I think so too. And I noticed she slightly bowed her head when William saluted as they rode through Horse Guards, so she respects the military. Good for her.

My wife pointed that out. She did it every time he saluted the military. I counted 6 times.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 29, 2011 11:36 AM (cSkZ5)

181
I must be an anglophile because I've started watching this program called Countrylife which is mostly about British agriculture. I use to watch a program on California agriculture before the leftards destroyed it all.

Posted by: Bloody Mary at April 29, 2011 11:38 AM (dDbkT)

182 Yes, Duchess Catherine is a class act. This wedding was a nice distraction from an otherwise rough week since the tornadoes in the South.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 11:46 AM (FnRYN)

183

I didn't watch the wedding. I didn't watch the BCS Championship game back in January either. I watched the Rose Bowl, though. That was the Reese Witherspoon Wedding of college football games.

Posted by: FireHorse at April 29, 2011 11:48 AM (uUo97)

184 CoolCzech
I wouldn't consider the Celts wimps.

Posted by: by any other name at April 29, 2011 11:48 AM (H+LJc)

185
I was watching the Queen while they were all singing "God Save the Queen", wondering if she knows the words. Not like she ever has to sing it.

God Save Me seems a little self serving

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at April 29, 2011 11:55 AM (LFiVW)

186 I will watch the 9 hours from 3 channels I Dvr-ed. Any asshole that bothers me can wait my retribution during the Stanley Cup.

Posted by: dagny at April 29, 2011 12:00 PM (KOQau)

187 they were all singing "God Save the Queen", wondering if she knows the words I would think she does, given she to sing it for her father George VI. And whoever said Harry is Hewitt's kid, she didn't take up with him until 2 years after Harry was born. He looks like the Spencers. Take a look at some pics of a younger Charles Spencer, you can see the family resemblance.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2011 12:06 PM (YEwSM)

188 Am I crazy or did a horse run past the carriage at one point??? I dunno about the crazy part, but yes a guardsmans was thrown. from what i saw at one the uk newspaper sites, he and a cop were able to restrain it to keep it from going into the crowd where it appeared to be headed at one point. the guardsman was unable to remount (heh) and the horse finally got away. luckily, camilla headed back to her stall. apparently you can see kate looking worried as this all played out.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2011 12:11 PM (YEwSM)

189 159 Oh, and William married the wrong sister.....

http://tinyurl.com/3g7fqlz

Posted by: theadmiral at April 29, 2011 03:18 PM (fGbHT)

If Harry ain't hittin' that...he's a ghey

Posted by: beedubya at April 29, 2011 03:43 PM (AnTyA)


You better believe I tapped dat.

Posted by: Harry Pimp of Wales at April 29, 2011 12:12 PM (pdRb1)

190

Yes, the horse thought it was the Ascot races with all the hats on the ladies, with the exception, of course, of Beatrice's antlers. Great day for the UK.

One person commented on the Daily Mail that Posh looked like a suicidal air hostess. That woman is going to break something in her shoes. Her pained expression is due to bunions or needing a sandwich.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at April 29, 2011 12:26 PM (FnRYN)

191 I was just looking at some of the outfits. Really really bad. What a shame.

Posted by: dagny at April 29, 2011 12:39 PM (KOQau)

192 155 soulpile, I guess you have a point, it's not like brides here have had much to choose from in recent years. Apparently the bridal industry decided that sleeves were like totally last millenium or something. A steady diet of Bridezillas has taught me though that strapless gowns are modern engineering marvels to keep some of those gals strapped in.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at April 29, 2011 03:39 PM (RZ8pf)

Yep.  I will admit to having a passing interest in wedding dresses (thank you, TLC) and it is very difficult to find dresses that are with straps or sleeves that aren't part of a "modesty" collection.  They are making a slow comeback, though, if you look in the right places.  Plus, some brides need sleeves for church, so they wear a shawl which gets taken off for the reception, leaving them strapless in the end anyway.  

Everything you see on TV is strapless.  Ok, maybe 95%.  That's still high.  We don't need to return to giant monster sleeves, but it would be nice to see something original again.  It is all part of the fashion cycle of what's in and out, but it is heavily slanted, especially in the wedding sector.

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at April 29, 2011 12:40 PM (gH+Hj)

193

I was looking over wedding venues this past week (boss's daughter is getting married) and one of the more disturbing things I saw were pictures of brides in strapless gowns with full sleeve tattoos. Across shoulders, back, down arms. I was thinking why in the hell would you not wear a sleeved gown? It was seriously tacky.

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at April 29, 2011 03:54 PM (LFiVW)

I think the point for these girls is that they are proud of their tattoos and want to show them off.  Nevermind that most of them just look horrible like that.

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at April 29, 2011 12:42 PM (gH+Hj)

194 @46 that kickass turboprop powered RAF display

O Christ I am among the heathen.

Those were not turboprops milad. Them was the fucking Few.

Rolls-Royce Merlins, 12 cylinders each, with pistons going up and down in them.

Probably built by Packard though.

Posted by: comatus at April 29, 2011 12:44 PM (W5ilH)

195 188 I was watching the Queen while they were all singing "God Save the Queen", wondering if she knows the words. Not like she ever has to sing it. God Save Me seems a little self serving Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at April 29, 2011 04:55 PM (LFiVW) I always wondered what they want God to save her FROM, precisely.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 01:17 PM (kUaEF)

196

I always wondered what they want God to save her FROM, precisely.

Sedition and the French

Posted by: dagny at April 29, 2011 01:22 PM (KOQau)

197 I think  "God save" is an older phrasewhich means "God preserve."

God save our gracious Queenm
God save our noble Queen,
Long may she reign.
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign o'er us,
God save the Queen!

Posted by: Miss Marple at April 29, 2011 01:29 PM (Fo83G)

198 Re. the turboprop... It was the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight involved in the flypast. William is the patron of the Flight.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 29, 2011 01:44 PM (Y1DZt)

199 And re. H.M. the Queen singing, how about this?

The Queen’s Tears
And global resolve against terrorism
.
By Mark Steyn, a columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph and Canada's National Post.
September 17, 2001 12:30 p.m.

The foreign leader who said it best last week was the Queen, though she didn't really say a word. I have met Her Majesty from time to time (I am one of her Canadian subjects), and to put it at its mildest, for those with a taste for American vernacular politics, she can be a little stiff: The Queen stands on ceremony and she has a lot of ceremony to stand on. But on Thursday, for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, she ordered the Coldstream Guards to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" — the first time a foreign anthem had been played at the ceremony. The following day something even more unprecedented happened: At Britain's memorial service for the war dead of last Tuesday, the first chords of "The Star-Spangled Banner" rumbled up from the great organ at St Paul's Cathedral, and the Queen did something she's never done before — she sang a foreign national anthem, all the words. She doesn't sing her own obviously ("God Save Me"), but she's never sung "La Marseillaise" or anything else, either; her lips never move.

And at that same service she also sang "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic," for the second time in her life — the first was at the funeral of her first prime minister, Winston Churchill. On Friday, she fought back tears. When she ascended the throne, Harry Truman was in the White House. The first president she got to know was Eisenhower, back in the war, when he'd come to the palace to brief her father....

Posted by: andycanuck at April 29, 2011 01:56 PM (Y1DZt)

200

I always wondered what they want God to save her FROM, precisely.

Sedition and the French

*cough* I think I can answer this *cough*

Posted by: Zombie Oliver Cromwell at April 29, 2011 02:17 PM (cSkZ5)

201 Hat watching was a hoot.  Princess  Beatrice wasn't the only one with a hat glued to her forehead, I saw at least five others including the one that "Posh" woman was wearing.  Although, I'll admint that Beatrice was the only one that hung a bad modern sculpture from hers.  Shep Smith also managed to, unknowingly, dis the PM of Australia by calling her hat a black fly swatter.  I'm surprised that Shep Smith, one of our 'intellegencia' didn't recognized the head of an important state (and a fellow liberal at that - note the lower case 'l').

Posted by: rabidfox at April 29, 2011 03:19 PM (lDNd8)

202 God save our gracious Queenm God save our noble Queen, Long may she reign. Send her victorious Happy and glorious, Long to reign o'er us, God save the Queen! Posted by: Miss Marple at April 29, 2011 06:29 PM (Fo83G) How nobler are the lyrics from "America"! My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring! Our joyful hearts today, Their grateful tribute pay, Happy and free, After our toils and fears, After our blood and tears, Strong with our hundred years, O God, to Thee.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 29, 2011 05:05 PM (kUaEF)

203 His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts. Try getting that on a license. I believe when QEII was in the Wms Aux. in WWII her ID simply stated "Elizabeth Windsor".

Posted by: cheshirecat at April 29, 2011 05:12 PM (KGFm9)

204 tell yourself you were named for Anne of Cleves. One of the few wives of Henry VIII who managed to keep her head Considering that Anne of Cleves wasn't exactly a looker, I don't know if you would get any comfort from that.

Posted by: cheshirecat at April 29, 2011 05:16 PM (KGFm9)

205 Ace has stooped to a new low. Actually, it looks HRH is stooping to a new low...

Posted by: cheshirecat at April 29, 2011 05:18 PM (KGFm9)

206

I always wondered what they want God to save her FROM, precisely.

Sedition and the French

*cough* I think I can answer this *cough*

Posted by: Zombie Oliver Cromwell at April 29, 2011 07:17 PM (cSkZ5)

Song's too new for that. More like Bonnie Prince Charlie and those damn scots

Posted by: dagny at April 29, 2011 05:35 PM (KOQau)

207 God save the Queen It's a fascist regime It made you a moron A potential H-Bomb God save the queen She ain't no human being And there's no future In England's dreaming Don't be told what you want, you want And don't be told what you need There's no future, no future No future for you God save the queen We mean it, man We love our queen God saves God save the queen 'Cause tourists are money And our figurehead Is not what she seems Oh, God save history God save your mad parade Oh Lord God, have mercy All crimes are paid When there's no future, how can there be sin We're the flowers in the dustbin We're the poison in your human machine We're the future, your future

Posted by: Richard at April 29, 2011 06:58 PM (HZZcC)

208 That dude's totally going bald.

Posted by: Kevin at April 29, 2011 06:58 PM (IJz/s)

209 149

Anybody ever wonder why America is weak and is the laughing stalk of the world?

Simple:

Just look at how much coverage a Royal Wedding gets in a country that doesn't really respect us compared to the coverage of any of the real problems that are happending right now. It is Prime example of why this country will never, and should never vote a Woman into the most powerful executive position in the World.


I dunno, We could sure use a Margaret Thatcher right about now. (Come to think of it, that sounds like a good name for a drink. New thread? )  Can you imagine a debate between Obambi and Margaret Thatcher in her prime? Heck, Thatcher'd embarass him now and I hear she's in the throes of Alzheimers or something.

Posted by: Antonini at April 30, 2011 03:00 AM (u+8qs)

210 The "laughing stalk"? Spellcheck is your friend, laughingstock!

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 30, 2011 05:53 AM (kUaEF)

211 216 That dude's totally going bald. Posted by: Kevin at April 29, 2011 11:58 PM (IJz/s) That's OK, I'm sure she went bald a long time ago, IYKWIMAIKTYD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 30, 2011 05:54 AM (kUaEF)

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