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August 13 2011: Nice day for a ***** *******

August 13 is apparently the only day Her Britannic Majesty has free next year. So I suppose that is the date.

It’s a pity this will be such a distraction from the real issues half a world away here in Aotearoa / New Zealand, where we desperately need to address climate change, peak oil, social inequality, environmental pollution, and the inter-relationship between those issues

But, in the context of the ***** *******, I guess none of that is important, other than for the distraction it will inevitably provide.

I’m tempted to turn comments off on this thread. Unfortunately, they will inevitably continue for the next however many months elsewhere, so no point I guess. So try to get it over and done with here.

Update: Given the debate on the comments thread over the original White Wedding video or the piss-take, you now have both. Satisfied?

23 thoughts on “August 13 2011: Nice day for a ***** *******

  1. Frog

    Shame on you. You are trying to distact us from this great event with a list of distractions.

    It will be a huge event and we all will be invited to celebrate via the live TV coverage. Just like mothers.

    It is a pity it is on Saturday as I am sure the Gov. would have made this event a public holiday to make up for the lost ANZAC day.

    I have the Moet in the fridge as we speak in preparation. Oh joy.

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  2. “..i have to … bleach my hair agaaaaiiin..!”..(indeed..!..)

    that’s a funny vid there…frog…

    i think i’ll take it to whoar…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  3. and as for the royal-parasites…?

    ..bah..!..cd we become a republic plse…?

    ..and soon..eh…?

    (tho i am kinda bemused at the fact she is a coal-miners grand-daughter..and a trolly-dollies’ daughter..

    ..they really went to the other end of the gene-pool..eh..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  4. she were but a tolly-dollies’ daughter…

    ..but she did stick firm…

    ..and for nine long years she did practice…

    ..the art of royal schmoozing…

    …and eventually it all came up trumps..

    ..and she got ‘mummy’s ring-thing…

    ..and the tory government’s all a twitter…

    ..at this dash of sugar..

    ..to help wash down the bitter…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  5. it sounds like unka-gazza would liven up any ‘do’…

    …(a royal-chop…?)

    given that cocaine has long been the plaything of the british aristocracy…

    (a friends mother used to run one of the top nightclubs in london in the twenties/thirties..

    …and the aristocracy-cocaine-stories she could tell..whosr..!)

    i’m sure kate has encountered the marching powder..on multiple-occaisons..

    ..on her parvenu-odyssey…

    ..and not just while staying with unka-gazza…

    (and is that why her mum was chewing in public..?..

    (y’know..!..we’ve all been there..!…)…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  6. It’s a pity this will be such a distraction from the real issues half a world away here in Aotearoa / New Zealand, where we desperately need to address climate change, peak oil, social inequality, environmental pollution, and the inter-relationship between those issues

    The UK has all the same issues, and more, and it seems the ***** ******* is being looked on there as a welcome distraction, not the unwelcome one you portray it to be.

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  7. @dbuckley 12:43 PM

    It certainly will be being welcomed by Cameron and Clegg as the dole queues balloon under their austerity programme.

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  8. I second Mark.
    Any chance of the original music video for this title? ;-)

    Don’t bother linking any more of the myriad tabloid ‘news’ articles of the announcement and re-hashing of the last Princess of Wales’ life. Poor woman has never had an opportunity to rest in peace.

    FWIW, having been made to sit through the televised royal wedding in 1981, it can’t possibly be any less grounded in reality this time than that performance, the last gasp of tribal sublimation to the myth of the virgin princess restoring prosperity to the kingdom…..

    Yes, Phil, for once I thoroughly agree with you, roll on the Republic of NZ.
    Time to be shot of this archaic feudal relationship once and for all.

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  9. “..Any chance of the original music video for this title?..”

    um..!..have you met youtube yet…?

    “..Yes, Phil, for once I thoroughly agree with you..”

    only ‘once’..?

    good grief..!..you must be so ‘wrong’ about a whole lotta stuff…eh..?

    so..you are a carnivorous pot-prohibitionist cat-lover version of a ‘green’…?

    ..and i think that toads’ posting of the news article talking about kates’ millionaire coke-dealing/pimping uncle..

    ..is totally relevant/interesting…amusing even..

    ..more of it..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  10. What can a poor amphibian do?

    Both the original and the piss-take are now in the post Phil. Hope everyone’s satisfied now.

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  11. @katie 3:36 PM

    …having been made to sit through the televised royal wedding in 1981, it can’t possibly be any less grounded in reality this time than that performance, the last gasp of tribal sublimation to the myth of the virgin princess restoring prosperity to the kingdom…

    Agreed! Could someone pass the chunder bucket puhleeze!

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  12. chrs…

    (um..!..will they be doing the ‘blood-test’ on the wedding night..?

    ..to prove she is a virgin…?…)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

    [frog: Too far, Phil. Lets not take the thread down that path, or people may find themselves in moderation.]

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  13. can’t really think of how that could be taken further…

    ..it was just a throw away line….not a theme…

    ..plus..it has historical-relevance…

    ..the royal-virgin-proving thing…

    ..and using it to illustrate how barking mad the whole royal-parasite thing is..

    ..is quite valid…

    ..as someone else said…the royal family is like smoking…

    …if you came up with both as a new idea now..

    ..everyone would think you were crazy…

    …and would ask/remonstrate..’why on earth would you do that..?’..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  14. here’s the concept:…

    we have this family of inbred aristocrats..

    ..who are also filthy rich..

    ..and what we are going to do…

    ..is we are going to take millions of dollars off poor/working people..

    …every year..

    ..and we are going to give those millions to that already filthy rich inbred family of aristocrats..

    …are we all up for that…?

    ..oh..!..they get to rule over us too…

    ..plus we get to pay for their weddings…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  15. Millions of people are unemployed and have lost their homes, and now a couple of over privileged rich kids are getting married, so we should all pull up a seat and act like we care. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

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  16. You’re wrong about the date (obviously), but still it is repulsive how so many British conservatives (and others) are fawning over this.

    Two very average people get married, neither currently holds an official role under the constitution. It should not be a state occasion.

    I don’t care about it being a distraction, as all popular culture is, whether it be music, sport or whatever. Many people enjoy mindless pap, as is their right, each to their own.

    Yet it should not be forced upon taxpayers to fund it, and they need not given it would be easy enough to sell the broadcast and photo publishing rights for a small fortune, which would easily cover the lot.

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  17. Given the date the wedding is scheduled for (the Friday after Easter Monday) and that it is now a bank holiday economists are estimating a 5,000,000,000 to 6,000,000,000 pound loss to the economy…

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