JCC ROYAL BABY: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a son!

Discussion in 'Community' started by AaylaSecurOWNED, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Let's just say... Trafalgar.

    God I love Britain.
  2. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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  3. Everton Chosen One

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    One can have sporting heroes, and celebrities, but something else has our back.

    EDIT: Comment now meaningless due to above edit. :p
    Last edited by Everton, Dec 3, 2012
  4. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I couldn't help but find it hilarious to be judged against an entire nation.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    How long til the baby turns 18?
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    That's not quite accurate, in a few ways.

    The French did what they did to stick it to the British and to get revenge for the Seven Years' War -- while individual Frenchmen, including probably Lafayette, thought Whiggishness was intriguing, that's not why Lou Sixteen did it.

    And Lafayette was just some kid. Rochambeau and De Grasse were much more weighty figures.
    Last edited by GrandAdmiralJello, Dec 3, 2012
  7. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    As inane and worthless as many American popular obsessions are, I do think they are qualitatively superior to celebrating royalty in one particular sense. Americans avidly follow peoples' lives for something that those people have actually have done, even if those things are only having a sex tape, a train wreck of a personal life, or embodying enough stereotypes simultaneously for people to enjoy looking down on you. Royalty, by contrast, is idolized in a way that is completely disconnected from their deeds as individuals, and focused entirely on their relations by blood or marriage. Like we just saw in another thread, an entirely unremarkable young woman who has made no further significant achievement than earning an undergraduate degree was suddenly fawned over, and it was heavily suggested that normal people weren't "worthy" of associating with her. I think that is fundamentally wrong.

    Everyone has different things they get excited about. I'm fine with that. Fandom has its own unique set of things to enjoy, too. Personally, I actually like Prince Charles's advocacy on the environment, and am something of an admirer of the King of Spain for the choices he made at the end of Franco's reign. But such adoration should never be owed or asked merely by merit of someone's family. It's a wrong-headed attitude.
  8. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    18 years and several months. Due date is Aug. 2013.
  9. harpua Chosen One

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    I don't say this very often, but I completely agree with Jabba-wocky.
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  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Hey, Wocky, I'm increasingly starting seeing you as Jasper from the Simpsons. Plus, I love that you would argue the obsession with all kinds of white trash hobos is better than the patriotic love for the royals. You're so adorably cranky, aren't you? YES YOU ARE. YES YOU ARE>
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    @harpuah: He certainly put it better than I could.


    :p
  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    UGH, this American would rather obsess over the Royals than the Kardashians.
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  13. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    I think the baby will be a boy, how bout you guys?
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I'm confused. Shouldn't lovers of royalty enjoy the cynical mocking of the poor and uneducated that comprises most of the USA's obsession with "white trash hobos"?
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Dec 3, 2012
  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    No.
  16. harpua Chosen One

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    This thread has become completely ridiculous.
  17. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    I'm amused by how much people seem to care enough about either Hollywood Celebrity or British Royalty, to argue about their merits. :p
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  18. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Just because nobody cares about hockey or Canadia doesn't mean you have to get all butthurt.
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  21. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Cause I'm amused by something means I am butthurt? I would think those would complete opposites.

    Not to mention...they are Canadian Royalty as well. ;)
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Oh I know you're in the Commonwealth, but you know. Canada.
  23. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Yes
  24. harpua Chosen One

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    ITT we celebrate privileged embryos and ridiculous cultural stereotypes. [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]
  25. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    It doesn't help that the Canadian Emoticon looks severely handicapped. :p