Thursday, March 01, 2007

Forget the Heir, Go with the Spare

Prince Charles has urged his Arab princeling buddies to ban McDonalds. I suppose he prefers "Burger King" or "White Castle." The Heir to the British throne is a twit. Much like the monied WASP's of New England he is a slightly dotty, environmentalist with a habit of undermining the very ideas and institutions that have made Britain great. He is pro-Arab, pro-green agenda, and is constantly making lefty pronouncements. His one good position, against modern architecture, is also predictably a part of his tony WASP outlook. He just happens to be right. His mother has not made an embarrassing statement in 50 years. She is a creature of Duty.

I have always felt that Diana was a lovely-to-look at airheaded, flibberdigit. But who nearly ruined this asset to the Royal Family's public relations? Old Charles that's who. If he could have forgone a grouse hunting weekend to take the girl dancing once in while she might be alive. And lord knows I dislike dancing and like shooting grouse. Instead we got the Drama, the infidelities and the death. Moreover, by preferring Carmella to Diana in bed he mocked not only marriage but the natural order of the universe. Now he is against cheap, quickly available food to the middle class. As a father I thank God for the invention of the chicken McNugget. But I don't have a Nanny, or 50.

His sons however are, well, princes. Here is his youngest, Harry, who took a lot of grief for a schoolboy prank of attending a costume party as a storm trooper. However this is what he is made of: This is a pretty good quote:

"There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country," he said in an interview to mark his 21st birthday. "That may sound very patriotic, but it's true."

Note, he does not think Iraq should be denuded of fast food joints.

As for Queen Elizabeth, with Charles waiting in the wings, the Polish toast, rather than the Queen's is appropriate. Stolat. (May you live 100 years).


RET said...

John, I just don't get your obsession with the English royal family. Aren't you Italian? And Catholic? And American? However, it is slightly amusing so I don't completely condemn it.

RET said...

Also, can I recommend you read The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan so you might be informed of some reasons why you might not want to be feeding your children chicken mcnuggets? And why cheap, quickly available food may be the undoing of our culture and national health? Us lefty Gelber-Tuttle's up in Ithaca haven't eaten in a McDonald's in 8 or 9 years, and generally eschew fast food and chain restaurants, in favor of local foods and restaraunts. Try slow food - you might like it!

jjv said...

You have obviously stunted everyone's growth with this program. The Mcnugget has carbs, protein and the spices are enough vegtable for my taste. Indeed, the perfect food. (and where did your picture go?)

I presume moderation and balance are the keys to proper nutrition. Not that I'm big on either of those things, but my father always said you have to eat a pound of dirt before you die.

jjv said...

Also as for the British Royal Family I support all organic, feudal institutions, over wheatver modernists want to replace them with. Further, I look around the world and the only places worth a damn besides here have that woman's picture on their money or did within the memory of men.

LAM said...

Re: dirt; before or after cooking?

RET said...

Moderation and balance can't help what's happening on the industrial feed lots where our cows/chickens/pigs are now raised. Think Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Also, my family has been stature-challenged for generations before the McNugget was invented.

Dave S. said...

I take strong exception to JJV's not crediting me with the White Castle joke. Also, his obsession is more with the WASP milieu in general and not the Germans on the British throne. (Riddle me this: If the British are so great why did they have to keep importing minor German nobility to run things for them? Hmm?) Probably comes from being surrounded by said milieu in Greenwich, with only the occasional German invasion to relieve the class tension. Oh, there I go, bringing class into it again. (Sorry Robin!)

As for dancing, I have a post on deck that will be sure to amuse.

A pound of dirt seems moderate over a lifespan, although your father may have been referring to what happens right at the end.

PS - The guy is definitely a twit.

jjv said...

Hey, as is known from previous posts, I am a partisan of the Jacobite cause. The reason they have Germans is they kept committing regicide against the true annointed kings.