Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Great Britain

As I get older I'm becoming a bit pro-Royal. It's not that I'm interested in any of them particularly but I really love that we in Britain have a Royal Family. We're a small, modern country turning out brilliant comedy, music, fashion etc etc and yet at the same time we have these ancient, meaningless traditions. Earls, Duchesses, Princes, Dames and Lords. And best of all, we have knights. Knights! Like it's 1532 or something! Odd little Island this, isn't it?

11 comments:

The Cooking Ninja said...

I totally agree with you. It's nice to still have a little of roots with us present today. It makes the country and the people a little special.

Pat Carty said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - your country is bananas - Here's what you need.

Bill Pye said...

The Queen's the dog's - as are bananas. Artists? ten a penny.

BLTP said...

don't you think we are grown up enough to govern ourselves?

Silvana said...

Yes of course Bltp but she doesn't govern us does she, she just potters about at garden parties.

Simon said...

She is a bit miserable though, isn't she? I would like to think if I had that nice big pad and servants running around after me, I might be able to smile once in a while.

ally. said...

burn them burn them all and then let annie leibowitzorhoweverthehellyouspellit take the pictures of their smouldering corpses.

BLTP said...

Silvana Don't you think it builds deference into daily life, your "scrap" will never be head state or several other jobs. The son of Prince of wales' fancy women swans into a job as a food writer, Diane's kids get to be rubbish gig promoters purely by birth. And don't give me "would you rather have President Branson or worse Bush" Yes because Bush is out of a job next year, were as we get grumpy Betty for 70 years plus whether she's any good or not ! And as for pomp and circumstance the French seem to do ok.

Silvana said...

Being born or marrying into a priveliged family does obviously offer all sorts of unfair advantages but I don't think kicking out the Queen would make a difference to anyones daily life. But it would make us a blander nation. I hope Scrap doesn't grow up wanting to be 'head' of anything, just happy.

Rob said...

I think Scrap would make a great head of state. Just as long as the well-being of the nation was centred around new episodes of Rory The Racing Car and honey on toast...

James Franco said...

He could have Dora the Explorer as his consort, and fifi and the flowertots could make up the new government.
Sporticus from Lazy Town could be the new minister for sport and recreation, and peppa pig could be the new minister for agriculture.

What a great place to live.