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In defense of the royals…

Nah, I’m not really into it. Don’t plan to watch tomorrow. Well, maybe the hilight reel.

But my Twitter stream is full of Yanqui sarcasm about the Royal Wedding and I have one invariable rule in life — find out what all the cool kids are doing, and do something else.

Truly, the Brits have an astonishing ability to pull off these huge aristocratic spectacles with military precision, mostly because they let the military handle them. It’s a holdover from the days of empire, I suppose.

Weddings, state funerals coronations…if you watch any of it tomorrow, think of the logistics of putting together all those soldiers and horses and antiquated whatnots and whoozits, and bringing it all off without a hitch.

I post this tonight in case it all goes horribly wrong tomorrow; you can show up back here to point and laugh.

It’s only fair.

April 28, 2011 — 9:59 pm
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