royal greeter?

"She [the queen] has no real powers but she does serve as a diplomatic center, a meeter and greeter if you will"

Man, I'm so going to hell. I just hope the person that wrote that line isn't too pissed at me for defacing her royalty. And poorly, no less. But I read "meeter and greeter" and the first thing that jumped into my mind was "the Queen is the geopolitical equivalent of a wal-mart greeter".

In my own defense, it could've been alot worse.

For background and a must-read essay on the function of modern British royalty from a modern Briton herself, go here.

She also links to this webpage where one can apparently buy a title. Which is weird, because just a little while ago I was talking about how I thought it'd be cool to be a Baron. Why? Just because.

"Baron" just has a nice ring to it. Slightly intimidating, like "Land Baron" or "Oil Baron", but still obscure enough that nobody seems to know exactly what the function of a Baron is. Dick Cheney should be a Baron, he has that aura of intimidating, powerful high-level functionary about him. Not the king or emperor or somesuch, but the guy that does the dirty work while the King is eating crumpets with other kings. I think that's one of the reasons I like good old Darth Cheney so much.

(tip to Sadie, who inspired the explination in the first place)


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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