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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:13 pm

Wowz. Quite a coup for Germany. Don't count them out yet, these Hanoverian racketeers can still put on different costumes and pretend they serve some function. What? They're a unifying symbol of the nation? Neh, that's what a bleeding flag is for. Collectible Snow Globes also work. But oi, if the pallideers over there dig it, then OK. I mean, if they think it's fabb to pay 70 million krugerrandds per annum for some Sgt. Pepper outfits and Royal Lightbulb Replacer Yeoman Snogger posts etc., then OK.


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Re: The Royal Wedding

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 01, 2011 12:42 am

ANDY wrote:I think we're talking of 2 different things here: the original Marxist inspiration that I am talking about has never been realised in the real world.
That's because it has nothing to do with the real world--it doesn't work with real people, only imaginary people. That's what I mean by irrational.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun May 01, 2011 12:48 am

ANDY wrote:I know very few people that want to be a top dog, accepting all the consequences that such a position brings.
Most people temper their ambitions in time, but there are enough top dogs to create the master/slave situation; it has nothing to do with social structure. Under the so-called "dictatorship of the proletariat," the top dogs will emerge--you can count on it.

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Re: The Royal Wedding

Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sun May 01, 2011 3:49 am

eddie wrote:
tatiana wrote:Pippa is the sister of the bride....

Pippa Middleton's bum gets its own Facebook fan site

By Ceri Roberts, Apr 30, 2011


What "bum?" There isn't one visible in this picture, maybe you posted the wrong one, all I see is a white toothpick.

I'll just leave this here


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Post  pinhedz on Sun May 01, 2011 4:02 am

ANDY wrote:Utopic, yes. But not irrational.

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Re: The Royal Wedding

Post  eddie on Sun May 01, 2011 4:04 am

Pippa Middleton wows in green Temperley for royal wedding party

By Jennifer Barton, Apr 30, 2011


Pippa's gorgeous green gown. bauergriffinonline.com

Sure, the royal wedding was all about Kate and Wills and that kiss and of course, Sarah Burton's stunning Alexander McQueen frocks.

But undoubtedly, the breakout star of the festivities was maid of honour Pippa Middleton (and her pert bottom, which landed its own Facebook page after Pippa marched down the aisle with sister Kate's train in hand).

For the evening reception at Buckingham Palace, Pippa changed from her lovely McQueen frock into a floor-length emerald green dress with a plunging neckline custom-designed by Temperley London (we knew the designer was playing some kind of role in the royal wedding!).

"I was honored that Ms. Pippa Middleton asked me to design her dress for the Royal Wedding evening reception," Temperley said. "Pippa was a delight to work with and knows exactly what she likes. She loved the green color, which looks great on her skin tone. The dress was designed especially for her with a fantastic open back and a full skirt for dancing in."

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Post  eddie on Sun May 01, 2011 4:26 am

^

Andy

lol!

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun May 01, 2011 5:41 am

Lane Coutell wrote:
eddie wrote:Twoody, your avatar is too big; it often obscures the left-hand third of your posts.

Is that right? I can see that it overlaps, but never noticed it takes over any of the text. If that is the case, I shall I have to change it. Thing is, I really have no energy to shrink it unless the forum does it automatically, so I might have to go without!

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun May 01, 2011 8:02 am

Oh jeepers, did yall see the younger Ginger Prince at the german wedding shindig? He was fidgeting like Richard Pryor and goosing Pippa et al. I hear he took too much Ritalin before the show, and was further zonked from a disastrous Good Will trip to the Arctic Circle, which was really just an excuse to have a deep house snog-a-thon, hopefully away from lenses of the Weekly Mirrors et al. I was reading a nice piece on Sanjay Gupta's blog, and it seems Pippa disinvited the Prince of Denmark from the party (reportedly over How's Your Father concerns) but DID invite her local butcher, who made a splash in a cheeky Vera Wang number paired with Unwieldy Hats by Prunella.

Barack Obama, Jr. was not allowed to come because he was noticeably listening to EARTH WIND & FIRE on his iPod during the Royale Tour of the Queen Mumm's Napkin Collection housed near the Royal Deeside Topiary Tolkein Garden & Fruity Machine Parlour. Also, Barack Obama, Jr. was not allowed to come because he removed the Winston Churchill bust from the OVAL Office, presumably because Barack Obama, Senior was a Marxist Pan-African Nationalist skirt-chaser, and Winston Churchill dabbled in genocides of brown/dusky persons (or so they say in The Indignant Guardian Newsletter). Also, BTW, Churchill may have had some 'clinical' depressive disorder- he struggled with what he called his 'black moods' for most of his rousing life. His cousin Pippa found him to be a holy terror during those spells ... the roly-poly sourpuss could be cheered only fleetingly by his beloved aquarium and loyal scaly companions.

But anyways, the real reason Barack Obama, Jr. couldn't come to the wedding is that only three categories of person can entre to such a grande, hi-klass affair: 1) Official Genetic Members of House of Brunswick Lüneburg / Fortinbras / Sandwich, 2) Reality Television Personalities and/or Reginald 'Leo' McKern, 3) Shopkeepers / Snoggers acquainted with dear, dear Pippa.








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Post  eddie on Mon May 02, 2011 4:23 pm

Bad news, guys...Hot totty Pippa is unavailable:

Pippa Middleton set to marry?

By Ruth Doherty, May 1, 2011



She's the royal maid of honour who very nearly, but not quite, managed to upstage the bride, and has a Facebook page dedicated to her derriere (54,000 fans and counting) - and now she might be set to marry her own 'prince'.

Pippa Middleton is reportedly verging on becoming engaged to her city broker boyfriend Alex Loudon.

The couple are said to have stayed silent about the future of their relationship for fear of detracting attention from William and Kate.

If rumours of an official announcement later this year are true, they will cause widespread disappointment, for it seems that in the wake of that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen column dress - leading to her being dubbed 'Her Royal Hotness', Pippa could have her pick of suitors.

She began dating 30-year-old Alex Loudon - who has been a friend of Prince William since Eton - a year ago.

His growing importance in her life was underlined when it was revealed that he had attended Kate's confirmation service just weeks before her wedding and by his presence in the front row of the Middletons' family seats at the Abbey.

A friend told the Daily Mail: 'Pippa has been busy planning her sister's wedding so she and Alex are biding their time. But they are very close and may well be the next couple to make an announcement once Royal Wedding fever has died down.

'They have been virtually living together in London, and Pippa is a regular visitor to his family's stately home in Kent, Olantigh Towers. Alex can't see himself spending his future with anyone else and Pippa, although very picky, thinks Alex ticks all the right boxes – he has the family pile in the country, a smart job in London and he is very handsome.'

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Post  ISN on Wed May 04, 2011 2:20 am

Salamity Jane wrote:Yess, ve are zertainly ferry prout zat zose Tommies haffen't caught on to vot ve are upp to...

the only thing I can compare you to right now is oxygen....

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Wed May 04, 2011 2:23 am

eddie wrote:

Yo...she looks like she's my mother's age (my mother is in her mid 50s). Why is everyone getting their dick in a twist over this random, average-looking chick?

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Post  ISN on Wed May 04, 2011 2:27 am

beauty is in teh eye of the beholder

I think your body might not be ready yet......

your mouth is

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Re: The Royal Wedding

Post  felix on Wed May 04, 2011 4:10 am

Capt Hi Hopes?


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Post  precinct14 on Wed May 04, 2011 4:51 am

Captain Hi-Top wrote:
eddie wrote:

Yo...she looks like she's my mother's age (my mother is in her mid 50s). Why is everyone getting their dick in a twist over this random, average-looking chick?

These two might have something to do with it:

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Wed May 04, 2011 5:00 am

That hat on the right is fuckin rad

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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 04, 2011 5:08 am

Captain Hi-Top wrote:That hat on the right is fuckin rad
She shouldn't wear it in public, tho. Maybe it would go well with her Frederick's of Hollywood outfits.

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Post  precinct14 on Wed May 04, 2011 5:13 am

Captain Hi-Top wrote:That hat on the right is fuckin rad

It's also a Martian TV aerial.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun May 15, 2011 7:37 am

Here's a vaguely amusing fluff piece from The Time Magazine. But, does the kind of anglophilia referenced here still exist much, in Americans born after, say, 1925? It certainly used to be noticeable in certain strata of New England and the eastern seaboard. I knew a punter born in Arizona Territory, year 1919, who seemed to genuinely believe he was some sort of Viceroy in The Olde British Raj over there in Indier. I agree with one aspect of the essay- my fave limeys seem to all come from the working classes, such as Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Lord Gary Numan.

And I do notice the anglophilia here described in the media- in ludicrously excessive coverage of the Royale German Family, the tendency to overpraise filmes like The Thing's Speech (tho Firthy does make it worth seeing), AND THE SEEMINGLY WEEKLY BROADCAST OF JANE AUSTEN ADAPTATIONS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION. Sometimes I fantasize about reanimating the corpse of Jane Austen, just so I can kill her.


Nitwit Anglophiles
Apr. 28, 2011
by Joe Queenan

Anglophilia, like pornography, is one of those things that are hard to describe but you know when you see them. With the marriage of the vague, amorphous Prince William and the seemingly unemployable Kate Middleton, Anglophilia is on full display all over the world, particularly in the U.S. As two diabolically bland human beings plight their troth, or whatever one does with a troth, Anglophiles from Chappaqua, N.Y., to Redondo Beach, Calif., have a thrilling opportunity to drop to their knees, moisten their tongues, pucker up their lips and grovel before the British upper classes.

Anglophilia is an obsession not with the English per se but with that stratum of them best described as positively smashing. It is characterized by a fixation on the royal family, a fascination with vintage porcelain and a tendency to confuse a drawing-room accent with actual intelligence. Anglophiles hope that their sons will grow up to be the type of swell chap who would willingly forsake his kingdom for love — like Edward VIII — and that their daughters will one day achieve the quiet grace and dignity of Emma Thompson.

Anglophiles get all weak in the knees at the very mention of Beatrix Potter, Peter Pan and Tilda Swinton. At heart, they despise their compatriots, believing Americans are loud, rude and afflicted with poor taste, which makes them vastly inferior to the British, who at their worst are merely cheeky. Americans are indeed loud, rude and afflicted with poor taste, especially in northern New Jersey. But just hang around London's Leicester Square on a Saturday night and watch 20,000 drunks, lechers, sluts and gangsters parade through town, and see whether the English are any better. Cheeky, my ass.

There is nothing wrong with liking the English. I have been married to an Englishwoman for 34 years and find the folks from Blighty, at their best, to be tough, determined, resourceful, wickedly funny and much better cooks than they are given credit for. At their worst, they are vulgar, dim, crass and useless, like Sarah Ferguson. You have only to be in a room or a marriage with an English person to understand how the English conquered the world; nothing deters them, and you cross them at your peril. Hitler found this out the hard way in 1940.

But I didn't marry my wife because she reminded me of someone named Cordelia in Brideshead Revisited. I married her, I suspect, because she embodied all the virtues that can be found in the English masses but rarely in the British upper classes and almost never among the royals. Moreover, if I had been an Anglophile of the kind who obsesses over regattas and going to Ascot, she would never have married me. Those types of people are not her cup of tea. Her father worked in a ball-bearing factory. Forget about revisiting Brideshead; people like my wife don't get to visit it in the first place.

The most galling thing about Anglophiles, who worship a class of people that many English people hold in contempt, is that they are oblivious to what makes England great. The English have given the U.S. many wonderful things — our legal system, King Lear, Keith Richards, Jane Eyre, Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, Fawlty Towers, the Protestant Reformation, Twinings' English Breakfast Tea — but these are not the things about England that Anglophiles admire. Anglophilia, a demented form of cultural fetishism, is directed not at the things that make Britain great but at those — bowler hats, Harrods, people with names like Bonham-Carter — that make it twee.

The royal wedding caps a year that has so far been a true bonanza for Anglophiles. First came the Academy Award for The King's Speech, a positively ripping film about a first-rate chap with a speech impediment who motivated his dithering compatriots to defeat those deplorable Nazis. Then came the Carrie-like exhumation of Upstairs Downstairs, the fawning, servile series about how difficult it is for posh ninnies in Eaton Place to find reliable scullery maids. As usual, the American press rolled over like petrified corgis before this onslaught of elitist twaddle, laying smooth the path for William and Kate to dominate the conversation for the rest of the spring.

My wife had an uncle who was a wing commander in the RAF. He was named after Gordon of Khartoum, who lost his life battling Islamic fundamentalists in the Sudan in 1885. Uncle Gordon, who had helped ease the Nazis off the stage, lost his legs when he was in his 70s. He never complained that life had treated him unfairly; he had the very stiffest of upper lips. Hoping that some of this will rub off on our son, we named him Gordon, after the kind of Englishman that made England great. You won't see many of them at the royal wedding.



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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sun May 15, 2011 9:49 am

u are 1 fucking cheeky cunt mate i swear

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 am

Innat?

I will concede that in pre World War Two Americar, anglophilia was rampant. The number of limeys of pre WW2 Americarn films is galling and shocking (and other Europeans as well - Garbo, Dietrich, that French lady from that Cagney picture). But after the GREAT War, Americarn would have less and less use for the Luciferian Leslie Howards of our sad planete. Yes, that GREAT cataclysm and the resultant economic boom gave Americarns the confidence to realize that they possessed the GREATEST Nation Ever to Exist in the History or Future of the World. And thus Tab Hunter Fever was borne.



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Post  Lee Van Queef on Mon May 16, 2011 6:38 am

Uzi wrote:Innat?

You need to check out the latest South Park episode.

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Post  felix on Mon May 16, 2011 9:42 pm

Uzi wrote: And thus Tab Hunter Fever was borne.
Ah yes! Tabmania. Rocked the world.



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Post  eddie on Wed May 25, 2011 12:17 am

William and Kate 'Gypsy' spoof withdrawn from Tesco shelves

Will & Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding pulled following complaints from Romany Women's Union

Alison Flood guardian.co.uk, Monday 23 May 2011 16.43 BST


Shelved ... Will & Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is no longer being sold by Tesco. Photograph: Alex Segre/Alamy

Tesco has removed all copies of a spoof book which imagines Prince William and Kate Middleton's "Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" from its shelves, following complaints that its humour is offensive to the Roma.

Will & Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding plays with photos of the royals to show the new Duchess of Cambridge in a garish pink wedding dress, Prince Philip baring a tattoo and the Queen driving a horse and trap away from a crowd brandishing placards reading "Windsor Gypsies out!". "Hot to trot: Poor old Gran just wanted to sell them some lucky heather," reads the caption.

"This unique photo album tells: How Wills first 'grabbed' Kate at an Edinburgh fashion show: 'I had to get my hands on that see-through dress!'. Why Kate believes a Princess belongs in the caravan: 'It's not like Wills is going to be working either...' Of Prince Harry's love of bare-knuckle boxing: 'It's just rahlly traditional, like.' And what the Queen thinks of anti-royal/Gypsy prejudice: 'One is actually starting to get pi**ed off!'" says publisher Simon & Schuster in its description of the book, subtitled "Photos from our big day, like".


Published on 14 April, Will & Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding has sold 3,244 copies to date, according to book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan.

Josephine Smith, president of the Romany Women's Union, said she contacted Tesco to "make them aware of how offensive this book is to us". Tesco said that it pulled the book from all its stores following the complaint. "We never want to cause any offence to our customers, so we removed it," said a spokesperson.

Simon & Schuster today released a statement in defence of the book. "Will & Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is a fun and gently humorous book that was published to coincide with the success of the Gypsy TV series and excitement and goodwill surrounding the royal Wedding."

But Smith, who is also planning to ask Amazon and Waterstone's to stop selling the title, which she believes "incites racial stereotyping and labelling", said this morning that "the stereotyping and labelling within this book is vile and distasteful".

"We are a community that love humour but where do we draw the line?" she said. "Do they think they would be allowed get away with it if it were Jews? I think not, so why would they think we will take this lying down?"

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