Friday, April 29, 2011
Kate's Hot; And Other Thoughts on the Wedding
It's funny the things people say when they think they're being funny. It's almost as if the joke itself doesn't matter. And the context, or rather the act of making a statement on the joked-about subject is really what counts.
For example, the Royal Wedding (capital R, capital W). To be honest, I have been barraged with more tweets and status updates from friends who are "sick and tired" of hearing about the Royal Wedding blah blah blah. And blah blah blah blah blah.
The truth is I'm pretty sick and tired of people saying they're sick and tired... Because really, unless I'm not watching the same lame television channels as these friends, I haven't felt that it was all that intrusive in my life. Seriously.
Here's what I know: Princess Diana was a pretty cool lady and she had some cute sons and she died tragically and her oldest boy grew into a heart throb and Kate Middleton is totally hot and beautiful and everything a country would want in a future queen. Did I miss anything? Oh, Harry. He's my favorite. You think Vince on Entourage is wild? Imagine being the fiery haired, North Pole hiking, fighter pilot prince whose got no chance at the throne. Now THAT'S a guy who knows how to party!
I got to work this morning and checked the internet for images from the wedding. And as far as I could tell it was simple, charming, subdued, and beautiful. Kate's dress was terrifically modest and unassuming. Everybody looked happy and a seemingly ageless tradition in Britain reassured its people that their monarchy, as powerless and meaningless as it seems, will go on. Because that's what I'm really trying to get at here: This wedding was a very big deal to the people of Britain. A very big deal. Who are we to shit on their culture?
Let's not fool ourselves, America. We're just as guilty of trivial pomp and inane ceremonial circumstance as any generation of Royal Wedding watchers. Imagine if the Super Bowl only occurred once every twenty years... Holy shit the advertising!
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The only woman lovelier than Kate Middleton is Lynette White-Carlock, the Queen of Gorgeous Kick Ass Boom.
Posted by JC