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All right then, I'll do it. Put your cynacism aside for a sec. It's romantic: the whole world stops for a wedding.
and i'm not even necessarily republican! now, what's that all about?
postmodern soap opera/ a commodity/ someone to fill positition of power without exercising it to make sure nobody else does exercise it
my dissertation needs to be handed in on tuesday and i books i ordered liek, ten days ago haven't arrived because of all the public holidays and they've closed the british library as well and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah wah wah. i'll put away my violin.
Two people I've never met are getting married. I wish them as well as I would any other strangers who are getting married but struggle to have any stronger feelings on the matter than that and find it a bit bemusing people are crowding round TVs and throwing street parties.
Everyone gets a day off work and a four-day weekend and a load of people fancy having a party.
The mind just boggles.
Why you'd choose to watch a wedding of two complete strangers during that party bemuses me.
It's fair enough like, everyone can do what they want, but on a really really really basic level, every single person with a mental age of at least 3 or 4 understands the draw and significance.
I'm not going to try to explain the concept of 'celebrity', but since about 50 years ago, people in the public eye become a little more familiar than strangers.
Enjoy not enjoying yourself.
This makes it a bit hard to respond in a particularly constructive way.
Businesses across the country didn't shut when Jordan and Peter Andre got married and they're both (arguably) bigger celebrities than Kate Middleton and William Windsor.
Back to the drawing board with that one.
If its the former, then they are z-list with no redeeming qualities in entertainment terms whatsoever.
If it's the latter, then I have to state here that I don't have any connection with the royal family or the concept of royalism.
Either way, their existence is redundant for me.
At least, that's what's on his credit card. Or was when my friend was working at the bar he came in to and ordered a round of sambucas for everyone.
Him: "Can I have...[turns to do a headcount of the bar] 40 shots of sambuca please?" [hands over card]
Him: "Yes. My grandmother wanted it that way."
Her: "YOU MEAN THE QUEEN?!?!?!?!?!"
And not 'everyone' gets a day off work today, or a four day weekend for that matter.
You guys are just a bit too rebellious for me. Spirit of 68 etc.
Having a great time.
someone just decided to wake me with random hoovering. Fuck's sake.
some of us have essays to write.
and watching a stream on the other.
I actually started welling up during the brides procession....especially during that aerial shot...
I love ceremony. I love Kate Middleton. I love Harry and I love the fact that he sloped up the aisle like a boy at a family BBQ.
I don't know why. It goes against all my gut instincts and my most profound beliefs. Anyway congratulations on them for their royal wedding.
Hey how could would it be if philip shouted something out at the bit where the religious guy (priest? minister? reverend?) says "does anybody have any objections" or whatever. That would be great.
but yeah, they're good people and i am genuinely happy for them. even though i don't know them personally i can still gather that they are good people. so yeah.
biggest gaffe in history
i bet he was like oh man biggest moment of ma life, could get some job offers out of this/blow jobs.
they all look like they're trying to do an impression of a trout
except this wedding, which is actually a royal wedding.
Congratulations kate and william on their recent royal wedding.
i'd hop along
royal mail are lazy bastards.
put the bible away and get out parading around and stuff
This guy, standing in the pulpit thing, reminds me a lot of craig charles. I'm imagining it in craig charle's voice and just waiting for kate middleton to catch fire or get flipped out of the play zone.
Be good if he could close the service with a robot wars esque rhyming verse too.
Pomp, ceremony, outmoded social mores
Every day is a royal wedding on robot wars
Listen I won't budge. I only want one of them there as long as he's performing for me. Though not that develish jazz they do, mind.
He's looking round the place like he a schoolboy at end of year mass.
harold be thy name
hope you're happy, england.
seems like they love eachother
Im gonna have trees in my house when I grow up
Shite taste in music.
it was already too long in that film
...and The Queen still looks like a miserable little egg yolk.
She's chosen this life. Could'ave abdicated but no. She's traded a life of having trees INSIDE your house for one of freedom.
Although to be fair she is a brave woman for bearing the burden of that choice. Most of us (those without the divine right to rule) would simply crumble.
She is such a drippy little lady. I put it down to borderline personality disorder......
She's probably happiest when doing the post-BBQ washing up at the Balmoral house. On her own with marigolds...a tiny smile blossoming on her lips.
making an effort to buy "ethical" or organic meat after somebody from PETA knocked on her door... nicknames for the dogs... still checking the forecast on teletext every day. Its just a shame that she will never have knitted a jumper for anybody.
I bet she's never once given Will a ''racecar-in-the-rain'' card.
is this like half time at the superbowl? Should'a had that brian may do another guitar solo
fuckin crab on her head
kate's nipples are EVERYWHERE
its shite and its basically english already
the idea that scotland should have anything to do with this makes me a bit ill
nail on head, huw.
Now that they've gone out the church and i've seen my first union jack i've lost all sense of humour about this now. its disgusting.
Now, place chip on shoulder and job done!
You can have st andrews. Fuck it you can have edinburgh except for the month of august. I just want nothing to do with this. I mean if you do then go wild.
The lack of an edit function causes me far more distress than a helicopter pilot marrying the daughter of some entrepreneurs.
Loft Loft Loft extension.
Fucking LOFT EXTENSION.
You are seriously one of the most boring and tedious human beings to ever grace the internet. That is some going. Now if you dont like the wedding, agree with its principles or its 'too english' for you. Then go and do something else. Me? I've played alot of FM11 and listened to Teenage fanclub. Maybe you could just slit your fucking wrists and rid the world of your endless, pointless, droning and whingeing. Jesus fucking christ
"if you find yourself disliking something, why not try just not disliking it by ignoring it. You're obviously just looking for something to dislike jeez"
english people don't understand.
I'm telling you do go and whinge about it somewhere else apart from here because you make me want to smash my face against the pavement in 99% of you posts. So either moan about it somewhere else, or kill yourself. I'd prefer the suicide option personally, but no pressure. Also I'm Welsh, dickhead.
Looks like _yes has had a positive impact on proceedings then.
and with that
scottish people are massively tedious
let's just generalise forever
a propos songs about ducking: where are you from in wales? The south? I have a pal from the north west who'd disagree with you.
Also can he be banned please? He was telling me to commit suicide which, following other precedents, is just not on here.
Disagree with me about what? I couldnt really give a fuck what 1 person from 3 million thinks anyway? I'm not that much of a tool. If hes a friend of yours anyway hes invariably a complete mong. I come from port dinorwic. Nice place.
and I can't stand that cunt.
people getting married? flag waving? i can understand indifference but anything else is just weird.
I bet he finds it really funny too
While we're on that subject...
Andrew Collins once remarked, after reading a ''script'' I wrote...''you love abit of semen, don't you''
<3 <3 <3
just thought you should know
William has a fridge cake made out of McVities Rich Tea biscuits in Buckingham Palace apparently.
don't worry, i made poor witty comments throughout.
Only highlight was the flyover, and the little kids.
That came out wrong.
ITV seems to be the wacky younger brother sporting ''Spliffy'' and frizz...bouncing around in shorts, intermittently popping his nob out in front of his Mums book group.
I've had a wonderful day. Hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as I did.
Best vox pop ever. ITV1 presenter: "What was your favourite bit?" Child: "When they got married."
Queen Victoria is credited with starting the white dress trend
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/04/28/here-comes-the-bride-top-11-memorable-wedding-gowns/queenvictoria/#ixzz1Kuzr1Xab
Huw's ability to wax wry makes him the go-to guy for any Nation Unites moments. Marr's awkward enthusiasms confines him to the politics and out-of-character-song-and-dance routines-on-Children-in-Need ghettos, super injunction or no
all the neighbourhood is round and all their kids and shit and theyre having a good time and all i want to do is sit in the house, listen to rap music and barf out the window on any kids that come by and shit on all the union flags on all the windows
The rebel is always the life and soul of the party.
I bet he's gonna go out without even combing his hair later on and kick a daffodil, carrying a ghetto-blaster on his right shoulder.
i find it really hard to imagine any of them having independent thoughts or beliefs. like it's hard to imagine jen aniston doing a shit
but i dont think id like it to listen to all that god stuff if i get married
Of course she was loved by those boys. She gave birth to them.
at my grans funeral neither of my uncles or my mum shed a tear
Dunno about anyone else but I'm quite frankly appalled at the level of disrespect shown to the Royal family in this thread.
People are falling over themselves to try and let us know how apathetic they are about the wedding, and I'm getting flustered in all the panic!
Please: no more comments about "not watching it" "not giving a shit". I honestly don't think I can handle much more insolence. Bring back National Service, I say!
did I miss much?
Would imagine she'll soon be receiving some vague EDNOS diagnosis at a fashionable clinic in the near future. Nice dress, but, were those, you know......her nipples, bit out there weren't they?
especially during the ceremony... and just when I thought things were on the up stupid face Fearne Cotton shows up & does perhaps one of the worst jobs of acting enthusiastic on television ever. On the plus side I liked the way William clearly wanted to get out of the church so he could get other formalities out the way and get his sex on.
Watched most of it on TV with my family. Harmless fun but I think we should become a Republic when the Queen dies. King Charles/William? Do not want!!!!!!!!!
you sound like my mate that did the same degree as me, chemical engineering, just so he could go and work for greenpeace.
it's weirdly entertaining and I like the Queen.
she's really pretty.
william is not. lucky bastard.
count the bottles of bucky
What do I win?
That's the kind of thing that happens if you demonstrate an ability to count in Scotland.
'Nam style childhood flashbacks...
My god...The Daily Express is still covering that fucking story.
1) ''Hadley Freeman reports from New York that Piers Morgan has been discussing whether Diana would have enjoyed today if she were alive. Exclusive revelation: yes. Apparently on Fox News the discussion has revolved around where Diana would have sat if she were alive....''
2) ''Co-presenter Piers Morgan was happy to imitate expertise.
"I suspect Elton hasn't been back to Westminster Abbey since Diana died," he claimed, "suspect" being shorthand for "just pulled this idea out of my arse".
"This [wedding] would have been right up Diana's street," he added, proving that he really did have the inside knowledge on the late Princess of Wales. She would have enjoyed her son's wedding? Who knew?
"And she loved her boys," opined Cat Deeley. Truly, you can't pay for expertise like this. No, really, you can't.'''
"Their gametes are held in trust for the nation, and they should guard them. Kate must marinate her eggs in the finest organic nutrients that Fortnums has to offer: William must never wear tight underpants, and always wear a box when he plays cricket."
(makes a nice change from the usual 'would the end of the world really be so bad?' stuff http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2011/04/would-the-end-of-the-world-really-be-so-bad/)
I like how the little girl is covering her ears in case it goes off with a loud bang
The Freudian pairing of mother instincts and a shapely form that fertilises arse-biting rampancy in the blood of males. Pippa Middleton is fucking buff.