- Jul 11, 2001
Oh, will it now? Your crystal ball says so? Europe's having a really tough summer. What makes you so sure it will "endure." Oh, "the crown," you say. One day the crown will be no more, it will be as gone as yesterday's sunset. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass.The crown will endure.
It'll be much worse here. It's going to be unbearable for weeks - nothing but official, compulsory, mourning, and endless retrospectives and sycophantic coverage.TBH, my thought is that the news is going to be filled with info about-it-all for some time. I generally don't have a lot of patience for all the media fascination with English royalty.
GREAT POINT! My condolences. My advice is to find refuge in whatever works for you, perhaps some wonderful reading, that's the first thing that comes to mind. A great book!!!It'll be much worse here. It's going to be unbearable for weeks - nothing but official, compulsory, mourning, and endless retrospectives and sycophantic coverage.
Royalty can massive impact on their nation. Good or bad.The point being, that someone with no formal politcal power but with high popularity can have tremendous influence over those who do.
God save King Tampax!Unfortunately he's going for Charles, he had the option of picking Arthur! What loser turns down the title King Arthur?!
It's not unusual that they choose different names. Edward 7th name was Albert, Victorias name was Alexandra.
Interesting times, this.One potential outcome of Elizabeth's death is Australia becoming a Republic. There have been various republican movements here in Australia over the last 25 years or so, but they have always floundered on the popularity and love that a significant number of Australians has had for Elizabeth.
I don't believe the same affection will be accorded to King Charles, so I see another Republican attempt occurring at some point in the medium term.
someone needs to put together a nice facsimile of one of those 8th-12th century crests that all of those King's had, woodcuttings and stained glass, tapestries and such, bronzed sconces and roof bindings, etc....of Charlemediocris.Long live Charlemediocris, founder of the second Carolinian dynasty!
That is what I liked about living there. You feel like you're always 4-10 hours behind news of the world, in a way, and can get work and stuff done, catch up, at your speed. Or, you just wake up and it's already happened! Easier still. Much easier.GREAT POINT! My condolences. My advice is to find refuge in whatever works for you, perhaps some wonderful reading, that's the first thing that comes to mind. A great book!!!
Now, speaking for myself, here in the Bay Area, northern California: I watch news, but I ALWAYS time shift and can FF through commercials and stories I have no patience for. Many times stories are 90+% of the time going to cover what I already know (or don't want to "know").