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I saw it coming, but I can't believe the deluge of royal wank that's filling the TV ad breaks and news bulletins. I am so pleased I hardly ever watch broadcast TV, but even time-shifted stuff exposes me to some of this drivel. Who is the grinning Irish ninny on ITV who is insisting the whole world's watching? I don't know anyone, and when I say anyone I mean anyone — that includes passing acquaintances and people with very different political views — who is even slightly interested in this wedding. I haven't even heard any conversations on buses or trains about it. There was some group in Glasgow planning a street party (the only one in Glasgow) which has been cancelled because of extreme disinterest.

So why are we getting all this fuckwitted royal crap all the time? And it's going to get worse over the next two weeks...


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Date: 2011-04-16 07:41 am (UTC)
crazyscot: Selfie, with C, in front of an alpine lake (Default)
From: [personal profile] crazyscot
The New Zealand Herald was claiming a couple of days ago that it was impossible to miss the TV coverage here, and I thought "oh yes it is". Possibly they were ahead of the game :-/

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Date: 2011-06-11 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dreamatdrew
Would this be where I loose points by saying I was actually mildly interested, if only because I had never been party to an Anglican wedding before?

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Date: 2011-04-16 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pogodragon.livejournal.com
I love it - I'm following RoyalWeddingTat on Twitter and it is beyond excellent. I've even contributed a couple of things myself, the royal wedding garden gnomes in B&Q being my current favourite things, possibly ever.

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Date: 2011-04-16 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanngrisnir.livejournal.com
Well, you're really just in it for the gnomes...

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Date: 2011-04-16 10:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermi-nomi.livejournal.com
I'm guessing we'll be getting a lot of adverts and coverage of the Royal Wedding like most of the other stuff the media and goverment expect the general public to like/be interested in. I haven't noticed anything (yet) ... but then, I don't have TV... And to be fair, I am interested in taking a trip into London on the big day. Just cos every bugger I know is royally (ahah) disinterested doesn't be I have to be too. soz.

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Date: 2011-04-16 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanngrisnir.livejournal.com
I really don't see the appeal of heading into central London that day, even assuming you're interested. Standing around in crowds to see (possibly) a glimpse of a young couple you don't know head off to get married. Sounds like hell.

The ads and news coverage are irritating because they assume everyone is deeply interested. Rather like that inane joke of... I've forgotten the name of the parasite prince who's getting married; anyway, the joke he made to FIFA based on the assumption that everyone knew he was getting married this year; it just withered and died.

For the couple, I hope their wedding and marriage goes well; but I would rather, if there had to be a royal wedding, they'd done it in the style of Princess Anne's second wedding — small and quiet.

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Date: 2011-04-17 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermi-nomi.livejournal.com
Heh, I reckon London will probably be hell that day ~ I keep getting lulled into a flase sense of it being quiet thanks to everyones immense disinterest lol.

I'm just a whore for big events I think lol. I just want to *be* there...

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Date: 2011-04-16 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cobrabay.livejournal.com
I know what you mean. I'm leaving for the USA straight after Eastercon, but I know that even there I won't be able to avoid it.

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Date: 2011-04-16 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wibble-puppy.livejournal.com
Uninterested! Not disinterested.

I am a pedant.

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Date: 2011-04-16 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wibble-puppy.livejournal.com
A correct pedant. ;)

"Disinterested" is up there with "tapestry" in my word-defence league, on the grounds that, in each case, once the current misuse has resulted in its eradication, there is no other single word which can be brought into play.

Is one of the royal family getting married?

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Date: 2011-04-16 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanngrisnir.livejournal.com
Sorry — tapestry gets misused? I can't remember the last time I heard it used.

I think I unthinkingly repeated the words of the report I heard.

Don't ask me...

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Date: 2011-04-16 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wibble-puppy.livejournal.com
Excuse the userpic blip on the last comment.

You see embroidery gear referred to as being for "tapestry" a good deal - and embroidery, eg cross-stitch, being referred to as "tapestry". Not at Eastercon, though ;)

I need a tapestry cushion for my soap-box. :P

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Date: 2011-04-18 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dalg.livejournal.com
I'm only happy about the wedding because it's an extra day off work, and as I'm on holiday then anyway, it means one less flexi day I have to use. Other than that? Not interested.

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