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I’ve had to go to work, a Remembrance Day ceremony, a funeral and a lecture today. And I ain’t done the lecture yet. I am a tuckered weasel.

I have to go. I’m the only one who knows how to work the new security system.

The wearing of the British Legion poppy (at right) is a thing here from the beginning of November until the 11th. Or it was a thing absolutely everyone did for a hundred years and now, just in the last couple of years, it’s considered not woke.

And so, OF COURSE, I’m at great pains to wear one.

You buy them in supermarkets and news agents, usually at a table manned by elderly veterans. But the dang things only come with a straight pin, so they’re always falling off. I’ve been through three poppies this year, but I’m still by-god wearing one.

Oh, and I had to sing God Save the Queen at the Remembrance Ceremony. Which I don’t mind, but it made me think how painful it’s going to be to sing God Save the King when that day comes.

Perhaps I can think to myself that “save” is a euphemism.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 11, 2021, 8:43 pm

I watched a six minute long YT of Charles Windsor addressing the COP26… he was so dull, so tiresome, droning on and on about how trillions of $$$ (USD) will be needed to correct the problems we humans have brought to Earth with our lousy CO2 exhaust systems, both human and petroleum-based, which serve no purpose other than to participate in the plant-food system which delivers oxygen into the atmosphere.

I had to pause the vid after three minutes because LORD it was tiresome, dull and droning Mr. Windsor, princely though he may be, is dull and boring. Just monotonous!

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: November 11, 2021, 10:13 pm

Oh, so the new security system is at work. I was thinking it was for your house and I spent some time yesterday wondering about why you needed one. Seems obvious now that I go back and actually read that post.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 11, 2021, 10:32 pm

It’s going to be God save us from the jug-eared twit, I suspect.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 11, 2021, 10:38 pm

Nearly 400 private jets flew into COP26. Do you think a single one of those rich bastards intends to dial back his lifestyle by a millimeter? How many palaces do you think Charles is going to close to aid the environment? You reckon any of them is going to cut down on meat after they didn’t cut down on meat in the conference menu?

I’ll make exactly as many sacrifices as Bill Gates will make. How’s that for a bargain?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 12, 2021, 1:14 am

With any luck, it will be “God Save King William”.

I’ll have to see if anyone has ever picked Ears in the Dead Pool.

Comment from p2
Time: November 12, 2021, 1:40 am

Went to a RAF/USAF banquet back in the day at the RAF base where I was stationed. The MC evidently had a few warm up tipples because his toast to Her Majesty came out as “God shave the Queen!” Poor guy ended up tagged with Gillette as his call sign from that night forward….

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 12, 2021, 12:36 pm

Global Warming for us and them will be a bit like when you couldn’t leave your little feudal village to go wandering (peasant!) and when you couldn’t hunt “the King’s deer” in the woods.

But you can bet your ass they’re going to continue to go where they like, when they like, as they like, doing what they like and living any damn way they like day to day. Gates (grrrrrrrr) can shove his lab grown meat into the place it would normally be expected to exit after processing.

Re the poppy – we always get them when they have them here. Ours are generally on a green tie wire used for floral displays so you can wrap them around a shirt pocket button. Yeah, it’s not woke to remember the people who served and those who never came home.
What a bunch or right bastards we are for doing it.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 12, 2021, 2:16 pm

p2—that’s hilarious!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 12, 2021, 3:00 pm

Rich, I don’t think William is as stupid and objectionable as Charles, but he’s even more of a climate warrior, I’m afraid.

Comment from steve
Time: November 12, 2021, 3:34 pm

“God shave the queen”?

Who the he’ll does he think he is, Sean Connery?

Comment from BJM
Time: November 14, 2021, 7:40 pm

The hoi-polloi will ignore Charles as an upper-class twit and the press will turn on him when HMTQ’s goodwill doesn’t carry forward.

I’m not sure about William, he is either cosplaying or has swallowed the woke eco kool-aid. No one with an iota of sense believes the eco codswallop so one suspects it’s the former rather than the latter.

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