News, but not the serious kind
How about a greasy kebab, Your Majesty?
Blog Guy, I see Britain’s Queen Elizabeth just spent 11 days visiting Australia. That must be a huge logistical undertaking involving thousands of aides, security folks, drivers….
They gave her some MapQuest printouts and emergency contact numbers, and sent her on her way. Here, in this top photo, you can see her asking directions in Australia.
Wow, good for her! That’s very impressive!
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I say, madam, can you direct me to an institution where I may convert my travellers cheques?
A bank? Sure, there’s one two blocks over in that direction, but I should warn you, they’re going to insist on proper identification.
I don’t know, lady. It’s better if you have a Costco card with a photo.
Thank you. Could you recommend a place for lunch?
Sure. If you like big greasy kebabs, there’s a place four blocks down that way.
Is it easy to find?
Pretty easy, what with the smell, but I’ll tell you what. If you see an outdoor place with Chippendales dancers, you’ve gone too far…
Top and left: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (L) listens to Queensland Premier Anna Bligh as she points towards the areas affected by the floods at Soutbank in Brisbane October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Right: Queen Elizabeth looks at Australian Aboriginal dancers during her visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth, October 27, 2011. REUTERS/William West/Pool