You’re Queen for a Day!

March 26, 2009

Blog Guy, I want to be royalty in my next life. Those people get to do whatever they want. Command performances, the best art…

You’re so right. We sent an Oddly Enough team around with Queen Elizabeth yesterday, so you could see the rich tapestry that unfolds for her.

Huzzah! How exciting!

First up, we toured a bottling plant, and got a first-hand account of how beverages are put into bottles. It’s a show most people can only dream of.

Oh. And then?

The royal tour of an umbrella shop, watching a guy dazzle us with a display of umbrella dexterity. “You see this cloth-wrapped stick, Your Majesty? Presto! Now it’s a device to keep rain off of you!”

Did I say royalty? I meant I want to be Bernard Madoff. Or Phil Spector. Or….

But wait! We haven’t even gotten to the tour of the foundry!

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Above: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is shown around drinks manufacturer Britvic’s bottling plant in east London, March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Below: Queen gets a demonstration of an umbrella during tour of Fulton Umbrellas in east London, March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool

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More mis-direction from the media and the political world.

That second picture shows Former NY Mayor Ed Koch summoning Batman apparently to save the Queen from the boa constrictor cleverly used as a scarf by the man in the middle.

Is that Jay of Jay and Silent Bob fame dispensing soda for the Queen?

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

I think it is unfair to make fun of our Queen. She bestills our hearts. Making allegations against her saying that she is having a hoot with different tradesmen across our capital is not only insulting but treasonous. How would you feel if we started publishing foolishness about your beloved George Bush. This shows a serious breakdown in international relations.

Posted by Jesus | Report as abusive

This article is just a joke to begin with. Showing that people’s lives are not always what you think, it’s not making fun of the Queen at all, just showing us what she really does, not just living however she feels everyday.

Also, George Bush isn’t our President anymore, and I’m not sure that most of the U.S. population would agree with you that he was “beloved”… In fact, I’m sure most people would welcome a spoof story on him too.

Posted by Molly | Report as abusive

@Molly, I believe that think @Jesus put up here is called sarcasm, not necessarily the serious type of comment. You know, the kind of thing that goes rather well with a blog on “News, but not the serious kind”…

Posted by M | Report as abusive

@ Jesus
George Bush isn’t our president and he wasn’t beloved. I love ridiculous stories about that “man”.

Posted by Lily | Report as abusive

Is it just me or does it seem to be that Americans cannot understand sarcasm at all?

Here is the definition of sarcasm thanks to the Free Dictionary…

sar·casm (särkzm)
1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
2. A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

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