I’ve been criticized in the past for my blog comments on what a waste of time I think professional sports are, and how tired I get of having regular TV programming preempted by ballgames, and unending news coverage of the misdeeds of overpaid, cretin professional athletes.
But compared to all of that, what we’ve been subject to for the last month or so is just nauseating. Is the royal wedding over yet?
Really folks, we have Americans fighting and dying in wars all over the world; fuel prices that are out of sight; an economy that’s in the toilet; corrupt politicians bankrupting our grandchildren’s’ futures; illegal aliens taking over our country, and all we hear about is some spoiled rich kid getting hitched? Give me a break!
I’m sorry, but I really don’t get it. I know a lot of women who are just fascinated with this event. Several are getting up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the wedding, and even more have set their DVRs to record it. A news report yesterday said that small groups of women are renting hotel rooms and having “royal wedding sleepovers” so they can be awake to watch the nuptials with their friends. What’s up with that?
One woman news reporter said the attraction was because every little girl dreams of growing up to be a princess. If Bad Nick said that, you’d all be calling him a male chauvinist pig!
And it’s not just the ladies who seem to have gone gaga over this wedding. One idiot had the images of Prince William and Kate Middleton etched into his teeth. Men and women both are getting tattoos with the wedding date, or other remembrances, so they can honor the royal couple for life. I’m not sure anybody who would do that is actually competent to make a decision like that!
We have Americans who don’t know the name of the Speaker of the House, or even basic knowledge of their own nation, who know every detail of the marriage of somebody half a world away.
As I recall my grade school American history, we had an entire revolution to get rid of the British monarchy. Now we’re fascinated with them. I’m sorry, I just don’t get it.
Now I know why so many people walk around with those blue tooth telephone gizmos stuck in their ears. It’s not because they’re waiting for some important call, I think it’s a device to keep them alive. I bet if you listed in, there’d be a recorded voice reminding them over and over again to “Breath in. Breath out. Breath in. Breath out.”
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