We’ve got fresh Kate, direct from Canada!

July 3, 2011

Blog Guy, I have a complaint. Kate Middleton has been in Canada for several days now and you’ve written nothing about it, even though some of your readers are seriously addicted to her.

Look, I no longer actually cover stories, but I’m a professional, so I can wing it by looking at our photo file. Here you go.

In this top picture, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband are engaging in an activity I know very well, making bagpiper jokes.

Really? That seems very cruel and insensitive.

Hey, he’s only a bagpiper. Look, they’re laughing and taunting him. Wish I was there.

I’m not sure I believe you. What about that next picture?

Catherine is saying, “Hey, let’s bury that dude’s bagpipes, Willie! He’ll NEVER think to dig here!”

Okay, that’s just plain stupid. What about the third photo?

“Oh, look up at that cloud, Willie! It looks just like that guy trying to find his bagpipes!”

That’s quite enough, Blog Guy. When your blog is this dumb, it can only mean one thing. It’s a holiday weekend in America, and you don’t think anybody will notice. Am I right?

Hey, my phone ain’t exactly ringing off the hook with complaints, pal…

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Top: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, walk to a tree planting ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa July 2, 2011.

Left: Britain’s Prince William watches as his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, shovels dirt during a tree planting ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa July 2, 2011.

Right: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a Canadian Air Force flypast during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Chris Wattie

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Bag piper jokes, ah Kate’s got talent and…She’s ever so beautiful…


Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Ahhhh, Canadian Air Force, eh? Are they still flying the Basler BT-01? Or have they upgraded to Piper Cubs yet?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Watch it, Dave. We don’t poke fun at the Basler BT series here.

At any given moment there are hundreds of Basler BTs in the air, mostly because of that landing gear problem…

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/02/24/we-almost-always-land/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

BG, can you settle a bet I made with my dog groomer’s haberdasher? Did Wills & Kate partake of any poutine while traveling in Canada? I’d love to see some photos 😀

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I didn’t know that William works or worked for American highway/utility companies. He’s a fully trained leaner!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

OOooooh, I like the Maple Leaf hat! Forget the poutine, did they get to have pancakes with maple syrup?

Ok, I’ll admit I still like bagpipes. I even like the music they make.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Fresh Kate? Wow! How much Fresh Kate do I put out for Danger Kitty to be ‘scratching about’ in?

Don’t forget the other great new product, ‘Fresh Prince Will’ compost!


Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

That’s funny, BG, I like to celebrate holidays by returning gloriously to the blog after a rather long hiatus, during which I, um, well…aaahhh, didn’t do much of any interest to anyone.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Thanks, bg; you made my Sunday morning. :)

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Just in time, sarabelle. We almost gave your space to someone else.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Yeah… Kate hasn’t done much shovelling before has she?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@Crowgirl – what did you expect? She’s a toff, so there would be more muck-raking than shovelling in her past.

I hear the Canucks are changing their national anthem to Oh Kate-nada!
Expect for Quebec, of course.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Whoo! I’m glad I didn’t wait till Labor Day, like I was originally planning!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Shoveling in high heels? What will that daffy Kate do next?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

BasAir: We Make Belly Landings Look Good!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I have had my shoe shots and I declare myself satisfied.. for the rest of the day…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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@JC – maybe Coolest World Leader Dude thought the kilt would add more drag (oh yeah…pun TOTALLY intended!)

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I dunno Nosmo, I suppose I was just expecting she could cope with the concept of “handle”…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

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that one’s a keeper, JC!!!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

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I may get Knit_Nurse to needlepoint that one on a sampler…

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