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Will and Kate excitement
Excitement across the world?
johnhh




msg:4304444
 10:24 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is it just my wife or is everyone really excited by ( yet another ) Royal Wedding ?

And I am the only one who is not !

I even saw a BBC news broadcast where they were interviewing "excited" Americans - who I suppose have to stay up all night.

I understand they are turning the floodlights off on Buck Palace just as USA goes primetime in the evening on the East Coast - the joke was the American news crews would be broadcasting in the dark.

 

LifeinAsia




msg:4304452
 10:33 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

And I am the only one who is not

No, you are certainly not. I'm trying to stifle a yawn here... (No luck.)

koan




msg:4304453
 10:34 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is it just my wife or is everyone really excited by ( yet another ) Royal Wedding ?


I don't know many men who are excited by other people's weddings in general, unless it's their own children, so I'd venture to say this royal excitement is a women thing, across the english speaking world.

Personally, I find the monarchy to be an obsolete remnant of an old oppressive institution. I don't see the relevancy in today's world.

incrediBILL




msg:4304462
 10:45 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Last in a long line of royals that obviously still have money, enough to afford a lavish lifestyle and they do so publicly, flaunt it in our face, so the peasants, yanks and the rest of the have-nots can watch their glamor on the tube.

I don't see the relevancy in today's world.

Nor do I see the relevancy of the Amish yet they persist.

I don't see the relevancy of TV's insane 24-hour buzz about celebrities yet they do that too.

P.S. anyone with a TiVo or other DVR that still gets up to watch in real-time needs a life.

johnhh




msg:4304468
 10:52 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't know many men who are excited by other people's weddings in general, unless it's their own children


Um, confess got bored at my daughters wedding...

find the monarchy to be an obsolete remnant of an old oppressive institution
maybe - but I guess she puts the UK view across to others internationally in her own way , and her own view as probably the most experienced politician on the planet.

But that is not the reason for this thread., which was inspired by the BBC broadcast and of the wife discussing with friends whether Kate's arms will be covered with lace or not - arghhhh

Leosghost




msg:4304480
 11:08 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

royals that obviously still have money,

The country gives it to them ..every year the UK gives the Queen money ..and likewise gives money to the others,
The cash they are flashing is not coming out of their private fortunes ..nor do their lifestyles and running expenses ,nor is the cost of the wedding..

LifeinAsia




msg:4304482
 11:09 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

My only interest in it is whether or not Zonker will be able to get in to the wedding [doonesbury.com]. :)

Jane_Doe




msg:4304487
 11:19 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Things didn't work out so well for Diana. I am not sure why anyone would want to live a life in a fish bowl like that.

lawman




msg:4304494
 11:24 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

My wife is excited.

Leosghost




msg:4304496
 11:31 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

you should reduce her caffeine intake :)

incrediBILL




msg:4304499
 11:40 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Things didn't work out so well for Diana. I am not sure why anyone would want to live a life in a fish bowl like that.


They didn't work out well for Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi...

Long line behind them waiting to get into that fish bowl

LifeinAsia




msg:4304510
 12:00 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

They didn't work out well for Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi...

John Belushi married a British prince?

Leosghost




msg:4304512
 12:08 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I thought the common factor between all 5 of them was overuse of Colombian marching medicine...and "speed".

johnhh




msg:4304528
 12:42 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

My surprise is that they didn't run a lottery for a few "tickets" for us common people ( OK the wife )

As of course I am not common !

Even Wimbledon does that - but the wife seems to get a ticket every other year.

"Tickets" reference taken from "Have I Got news for you" -last week - its an English TV thing , as of course its an "invitation"

The latest news is excitment over the weather - will it rain ( yawn)

I actually was presented to the Queen Mum many years ago - a real lady

incrediBILL




msg:4304571
 2:21 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

John Belushi married a British prince?


No, but like Diana was living life "in the fish bowl" as Jane put it just like all the other celebrities I mentioned.

Seems everyone on a reality show wants that life.

Besides, if nobody showed up to see the big royal weddings nobody would ever bother putting on the big royal weddings so it's kind of a self-perpetuating thing.

koan




msg:4304589
 4:18 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

will it rain


Isn't in England?

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4304640
 7:06 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I saw the dress rehearsal so I don't need to watch it again.

[youtube.com...]

johnhh




msg:4305068
 10:58 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

BBC getting desperate for weddings news - now interviewing people getting married on the same day.

On our local news they are down to which local companies are making things for the weddings.

Next it will be the shoes they are going to wear .. arghhh

LifeinAsia




msg:4305081
 11:27 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just popped into my head:
Do divorce attorneys feel uncomfortable at weddings?
When divorce attorneys go to weddings and people ask them what they do for a living, do they tell the truth?
Do divorce attorneys crash weddings and hand out business cards the way accident attorneys chase ambulances?

martinibuster




msg:4305145
 2:39 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

You are not alone in not being excited. I couldn't care less about that kid or his marriage.

Old_Honky




msg:4305375
 2:00 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

When I first looked at the title of this thread (without reading glasses) I thought it said "Will and Kate Excrement".

I am really disappointed that this is not all about a new low point in the Royal Souvenir business.

StoutFiles




msg:4305389
 2:11 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'll never understand why peasants get so excited about the rich doing things, especially if they're only rich because they slowly stole from your ancestors.

To make matters worse for the UK, this stupid wedding will cost the UK economy roughly 50 BILLION DOLLARS because all business will be shut down while the rest of the world continues as normal.

johnhh




msg:4305607
 8:49 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

And the VAT man is rubbing his hands and laughing as if you didn't pay early enough this quarter all these Bank Holidays means your payment will clear late - and trigger default notices and charges !

Just noticed in our local paper - a Royal Wedding Day sale in a shop !

Leosghost




msg:4305691
 12:51 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

I thought it said "Will and Kate Excrement".

Me 2, but decided to let someone else go first with the declaration.

This scenario would make an interesting alternative [theregister.co.uk...]

topr8




msg:4305779
 8:09 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

>>I'll never understand why peasants get so excited about the rich doing things, especially if they're only rich because they slowly stole from your ancestors.

then you don't understand people at all, look at how people get excited by celebrities of all sorts - and to continue with the 'stolen' analogy, lots of films, pop songs and sports merchandise that is marketed to us (which people willingly buy) is overpriced rubbish - isn't that like theft too!

as for the cost, i can tell you that as a retailer in central london i've felt the benefit of it and i'm expecting a bumper day tommorow as thousands and thousands of extra (to usual) tourists will be here looking to spend.

Matthew1980




msg:4305783
 9:05 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is there anywhere safe from this rubbish. Haven't got the TV on, only got laptop on as the TV is obsessed with all of this stuff. I am not a Royalist - though I don't begrudge them their day, she is very attractive after all :)

Que some heavy rock from my CD player, and I think I'll even do some spring cleaning!

Cheers,
MRb

incrediBILL




msg:4305804
 9:46 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

I found a cure for the royal wedding: AMBIEN

jecasc




msg:4305811
 10:05 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

I think they chose a bad day for the wedding. 29th of April. Who married that day, too? Adolf Hilter and Eva Braun. And that marriage only held a day...

johnblack




msg:4305827
 10:57 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

@StoutFiles

To make matters worse for the UK, this stupid wedding will cost the UK economy roughly 50 BILLION DOLLARS because all business will be shut down while the rest of the world continues as normal.


And how many tourists pay to visit the UK because of the royal family.

BTW I'm not justifying the royal family, I just think you're begrudging people a day off

robzilla




msg:4305831
 11:15 am on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's Godwin's law at work, isn't it?

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