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Explain the Fascination with Royalty to Me. . .


By TractorDoc

2 years ago



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    #51 2 years ago

    Some of the most fantastic live music was played at Charles and Diana wedding. It is kind of like Disneyworld, they seek perfection in illusions.

    #52 2 years ago

    Nothing else on TV this weekend. They picked a good one to be in the spotlight. I think there's a horse race on Sunday afternoon. Tough to choose what to watch. Probably just listen to music and play pinball.

    #53 2 years ago

    Because many people don't have a better hobby like....Pinball?

    #54 2 years ago

    I know the guy (actually worked as his lab technician in '86 & '87) who gets the royalty payment for every Ford vehicle with the mirror-in-mirror on the side view mirror assemblies.

    Well, now his wife gets them as he died six months ago....

    #55 2 years ago

    Loving the wedding.
    World peace to all.

    #56 2 years ago
    Quoted from oldskool1969:

    Loving the wedding.
    World peace to all.

    I'm with you. I don't care, not paying attention, but of all the things to consume news cycles, there are a lot worse.

    #57 2 years ago

    I have pledged allegiance to the Queen. Love the pomp and ceremony.

    #58 2 years ago

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    #59 2 years ago

    The only thing royal that I like is my Royal Guard!!

    #60 2 years ago

    As a Brit I honesty couldn’t care less about the Royal Family and the wedding. In fact, it’s kind of sickening that hundreds of thousands of tax payer money was spent on the dress alone, when large cuts to police funding in London have directly led to a significant increase in knife crime. I truly don’t understand the fascination.

    #61 2 years ago

    Check the headlines, it's a "fairy tale"...you know super rich hot chick and super rich hot dude, against ALL odds, SOMEHOW get together! Can these scrappy kids make it? Geez, I don't know, it'll be tough overcoming all the obstacles but my fingers are crossed. Where is the puke emoji?

    #62 2 years ago
    Quoted from JustLikeMe:

    As a Brit I honesty couldn’t care less about the Royal Family and the wedding. In fact, it’s kind of sickening that hundreds of thousands of tax payer money was spent on the dress alone, when large cuts to police funding in London have directly led to a significant increase in knife crime. I truly don’t understand the fascination.

    Knife crime? Is this what happens when guns are outlawed?

    #63 2 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Knife crime? Is this what happens when guns are outlawed?

    And acid attacks

    #64 2 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Knife crime? Is this what happens when guns are outlawed?

    Don't start.

    #65 2 years ago
    Quoted from oldskool1969:

    Loving the wedding.
    World peace to all.

    The culture shock of that US Minister's 17 minute sermon to those blue bloods was the highlight of the night.

    The invention of fire. The politics of ante-bellum USA. The trials of Jesus. The philosophy of Martin Luther King. He covered the entire gamut.

    #66 2 years ago

    I think we are fascinated by royals for two reasons. Disney and Princess Diana. All little girls from the early baby boom generation on have been getting these tales of Prince's and happily ever after force fed to them at a very impressionable age, which leads to a life long fantasy infatuation. Princess Diana brought royalty into everyone's living room. She was beautiful, down to earth, charitable, and a paparazzi dream. She was the living embodiment of royalty for millions of women with many living vicariously through her ups and downs of motherhood, divorce, etc. She just seemed REAL unlike most royals before her, but I digress. I think these were the events which led to an American fascination with English royalty.

    #67 2 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Knife crime? Is this what happens when guns are outlawed?

    Apparently, yes - but without getting into a debate, I'd much rather be faced with a knife than a gun.

    #68 2 years ago

    I'm not into it, but Kings, Queens, and royalty in general are the stuff of romantic legends. It's easy to see how people could be enchanted by it.

    It's just someone else's superbowl. Sometimes I get up early to watch F1 races live. It's rare, but it happens.

    #69 2 years ago

    I was flipping through some channels before bed a couple nights ago. They were talking about the wedding on NBC. The two female hosts were describing how the bride doesn't know how to stir tea because she's American and how she has to learn and memorize this stuff. One host said something like, "Imagine the pressure". Fuuuuuuuuuck it was stupid.

    #70 2 years ago

    We can't forget the original American gold digger, Wallis Simpson. Queen Elizabeth II would never have been Queen if her uncle hadn't abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee. SCANDAL!

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    #71 2 years ago

    I can understand and appreciate the UK royals and their place in tradition and everything. They're pretty much powerless these days anyway. And at least they're good people, too, in that they're not going out getting hammered all the time, are educated, most served in their military, they love their country, have etiquette and manners, and all that other good stuff.

    Compare that to America's "royalty" of the Kennedy's back in the '60s or especially the Kardashians today. IF you can explain to me this country's fascination with those two families, I'm all ears...

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    #72 2 years ago

    Watch last week’s John Oliver. Jefferson Budweiser McNuggets Jr., I couldn’t stop laughing.

    #73 2 years ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    Compare that to America's "royalty" of the Kennedy's back in the '60s or especially the Kardashians today. IF you can explain to me this country's fascination with those two families, I'm all ears...

    OJ Simpson's double murder created the Kardashians.

    #74 2 years ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    OJ Simpson's double murder created the Kardashians.

    Nope, the Ray J sextape and ass implants did.

    #75 2 years ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    Nope, the Ray J sextape and ass implants did.

    And Paris Hilton. She used to just be her party friend.

    #76 2 years ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    And Paris Hilton. She used to just be her party friend.

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