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Going full-curmudgeon on the royal wedding

April 29, 2011

I woke to the sound of heavenly choirs this morning. Maybe I died in my sleep and just finding out my tragic atheist mistake? Nope, it’s MrsDoF watching the royal wedding in the living room. OK, whatever.

There are kindred spirits on the web, however. People who share my dislike of royalty and pageantry. Here’s a couple Tweets from Neil DeGrasse Tyson:

Cost to build Endeavour orbiter: $1.7B. Net cost to British economy for day off, allowing everybody to watch RoyalWedding:$8B

Royal Wedding celebrates inherited power; the opposite of America’s founding principles. I’ll be watching the shuttle launch.

Prize for the best curmudgeonly take on the royal wedding goes to Tom the Dancing Bug. Something tells me Ruben Bolling is not a fan of royalty.

Happy last shuttle launch day! Well, that’s kind of sad, actually. One bright spot is that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to travel to Cape Canaveral to watch her husband take that flight. A safe journey to them all.

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  1. April 29, 2011 at 06:59 | #1

    Hey, I had the volume down to 1, and the Closed Captioning on!
    Besides, I did not turn the tv on until just 5 minutes before your wake-up chime was due.

    Maybe Oscar should have tried licking your cheek to get you out of bed so early.

  2. WeeDram
    April 30, 2011 at 21:39 | #2

    Sorry to inform, but I enjoyed the wedding. It’s a constitutional monarchy, and with a single vote, the Brits could abolish the royals. But they don’t. So let them have a lovely party. After 3 years of American-induced financial suffering, a little feel-good time is well-deserved.

    And besides, when was the last time you saw logistics so perfectly executed?

  3. dof
    April 30, 2011 at 21:52 | #3

    It’s OK with me; I don’t enjoy that sort of thing but do enjoy making fun of it. So I guess I do enjoy it in my own way.

    By the way check out Sociological Images on The economics of royalty. Apparently Britain’s economy benefits mightily from royalty. Something like $11bn/yr.

  4. WeeDram
    May 1, 2011 at 07:18 | #4

    Very cool video! I also really liked Rosie DiManno’s piece today, written from a personal and more sociological perspective:


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