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Title: beer is not good enough
Post by: Will's Swill on April 26, 2011, 01:13:03 PM
Well, I never.  It appears that I shan't be attending the Royal Wedding.  Suds have been banned from the reception because, "beer is not fit to be served in the presence of the queen."  Hmph.   :-[
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: ccarlson on April 26, 2011, 01:21:27 PM
I will be SO glad when this wedding is over. It's nothing but a bunch of overly rich people, who got that way at the expense of the working class, riding around in fancy carriages. Who cares?
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: theDarkSide on April 26, 2011, 02:18:30 PM
Well at least she is pleasant to look at.

When I was a kid, we were on a Boy Scout canoe trip when Charles and Di were married.  We had two older scouts from England with us on the trip, and they stopped doing everything to sit around the radio and listen to the wedding ceremony.  It was the most bizzarre thing I had ever seen in my few years.
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Post by: thirsty on April 26, 2011, 02:42:05 PM
I'm always amazed that the British people are willing to pay for all that royal nonsense. These Kings and Queens and whatnot sound really expensive.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: ccarlson on April 26, 2011, 02:49:08 PM
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  Well at least she is pleasant to look at.

You'll get no argument from me.  :P
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: beersk on April 26, 2011, 03:09:32 PM
Saw this on Beer Advocate, it's pretty maddening.  I wasn't planning to watch the wedding anyway.  It's too bad the mass produced beers like Bud gave beer such a bad name.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: theDarkSide on April 26, 2011, 03:47:25 PM
Maybe this is what made them change their mind

(http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/brewdog-creates-the-end-of-history-55-beer-3.jpg)
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Post by: weithman5 on April 26, 2011, 04:15:09 PM
What bothers me is we kicked their ass so we wouldn't have to listen to this nonsense, yet here we are. 
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: phillamb168 on April 26, 2011, 04:58:58 PM
The boy's godfather is quite British, but I don't know if they're planning on watching the thing or not. I do know, however, that when my wife found out about the marriage she just about flipped a wig, apparently a large portion of off-hours during her middle- and high-school was all about who would marry prince what's his name.

I had a former colleague who met William at some mutual friend's birthday party. That's just a whole other world - they had it on some enormous castle grounds, and had some craftsman do up miniature hot-air balloons to hang tea lights from to provide lighting, I s*** you not.

I'm all for a good bit of foie gras every now and then, but some things are just beyond me.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on April 26, 2011, 05:39:56 PM
I for one agree.  "Good beer is not fit to be served in the presence of a lowly, powerless queen.  Let them have wine."
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: weazletoe on April 26, 2011, 05:43:26 PM
Nothing makes the Weaze sicker than celebrity gossip, unless it's royal family gossip. Get this rap over with, and move on people. I can't believe anyone really gives a rats lower intestinal tract.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 26, 2011, 05:49:06 PM
You would think the House of Windsor would be true to their roots. 
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: tschmidlin on April 26, 2011, 06:22:30 PM
I didn't care at all about the royals and what they're doing, but now my opinion has gone from ambivalent to low.  It's not that they don't want beer there, but why be a snob about it?  Just say "these are the drinks we're serving", none of this "that entire category of beverage is not fit to be served".  Aren't these people supposed to have impeccable manners?
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: euge on April 26, 2011, 06:39:56 PM
So there won't be beer at the hitchin. The proletariat will go through it like gangbusters, and I'm sure all the breweries have been working overtime to provide them their suds.

Well let's hope the marriage lasts. If it ends in divorce Kate probably will turn up dead like Di. Just sayin. I predicted Diana's assassination after she and Dodi Fayed got together and tabloid rumors of a pregnancy arose.

Wish that one hadn't come true. But, my eyes were further opened.

Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: ccarlson on April 26, 2011, 06:53:55 PM
So there won't be beer at the hitchin. The proletariat will go through it like gangbusters, and I'm sure all the breweries have been working overtime to provide them their suds.

Well let's hope the marriage lasts. If it ends in divorce Kate probably will turn up dead like Di. Just sayin. I predicted Diana's assassination after she and Dodi Fayed got together and tabloid rumors of a pregnancy arose.

Wish that one hadn't come true. But, my eyes were further opened.



Yup, that grassy knoll they ran into in the tunnel didn't just "happen" to be there.   ;D
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: Tim McManus on April 26, 2011, 06:54:31 PM
I know a ton of queens who enjoy drinking beer.  :)
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: EHall on April 26, 2011, 06:55:21 PM
This is just poppycock!
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: weithman5 on April 26, 2011, 07:05:41 PM
The boy's godfather is quite British,
I didn't care at all about the royals and what they're doing, but now my opinion has gone from ambivalent to low.  It's not that they don't want beer there, but why be a snob about it?  Just say "these are the drinks we're serving", none of this "that entire category of beverage is not fit to be served".  Aren't these people supposed to have impeccable manners?

 What does quite british mean? ;D, 
And I agree, nothing like demonstrating openly the contempt for the people that let them keep the big house and fancy cars.  The british people should have pushed the royalty into the channel and told them to swim to france around 1777.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: nicneufeld on April 26, 2011, 08:10:19 PM
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  Well at least she is pleasant to look at.

You'll get no argument from me.  :P

I suppose that's fair, for a lady of advanced years...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/Elizabeth_II_greets_NASA_GSFC_employees%2C_May_8%2C_2007_edit.jpg/210px-Elizabeth_II_greets_NASA_GSFC_employees%2C_May_8%2C_2007_edit.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: beersk on April 26, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
^^ haha good one
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Post by: ccarlson on April 26, 2011, 09:29:09 PM
I think she's cute.  :-*
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: maxieboy on April 26, 2011, 10:45:02 PM
I think she's cute.  :-*

QILF?  ;D
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: tumarkin on April 26, 2011, 11:05:18 PM
I think she's cute.  :-*

QILF?  ;D
No, the other one. PILF 8)
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 27, 2011, 01:14:54 AM
You would think the House of Windsor would be true to their roots. 

A guide on a walking tour of London often said the Royals are "Germans".  They changed the name from the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  Look up the history.  The House of Windsor is a new title for the family.  Oh, and Phillip's uncle Lord Mountbatten, changed his name to the English tranlation of Battenberg.

Was it King George the I who spoke no English, only German?

Just saying that their roots have beer in there somewhere.

Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: tubercle on April 27, 2011, 01:21:18 AM
Nothing makes the Weaze sicker than celebrity gossip, unless it's royal family gossip. Get this rap over with, and move on people. I can't believe anyone really gives a rats lower intestinal tract.


 Or American politics....


 

No, the other one. PILF 8)

Agreed ;D

 But neither one holds a candle to Betty White :o
 
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: euge on April 27, 2011, 01:28:08 AM
You would think the House of Windsor would be true to their roots. 

A guide on a walking tour of London often said the Royals are "Germans".  They changed the name from the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  Look up the history.  The House of Windsor is a new title for the family.  Oh, and Phillip's uncle Lord Mountbatten, changed his name to the English tranlation of Battenberg.

Was it King George the I who spoke no English, only German?

Just saying that their roots have beer in there somewhere.



That's why the fresh blood is being brought in. ;) Sounds kinda harsh but thats how I see it. Genuine couple? Yeah I believe so. Don't think I'll be watching the wedding unless I'm being held hostage.

Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: phillamb168 on April 29, 2011, 12:53:26 PM
Since I work in a TV studio I couldn't not watch the wedding. Really, I promise. The service was nice.  Too many hats for my taste though. Her dress reminded me of my wife's wedding dress - we found it in a box with a bunch of clothing donations, it had this hideous sequined thing on it. We found a dress cleaner who apprenticed with Vera Wang, and she made it look all purdy. Best $100 wedding dress ever.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: tschmidlin on April 29, 2011, 03:57:57 PM
It's over?  Good.  Maybe now they'll stop talking about it on TV.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: bluesman on April 29, 2011, 04:45:45 PM
Meh...they're Brittish and proud of their heritage...so be it. They certainly draw a heck of alot of media attention. I quess I just don't get it. It's like all of that love and kissing that my wife watches on the Lifetime channel. If I had to sit through one more Lifetime movie...I think I'd rip my eyeballs out.  ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: weithman5 on April 29, 2011, 04:48:55 PM
Meh...they're Brittish and proud of their heritage...so be it.

 ;D

so let the british waste their time. our media should have better stories to cover.  agree with tom, thank God it is over.  patient in hospital this morning was complaining of abdominal pain.  went in the room and she was watching the wedding. no wonder her stomach hurt.  surprised she wasn't vomiting ;D
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: bluesman on April 29, 2011, 04:54:42 PM
Meh...they're Brittish and proud of their heritage...so be it.

 ;D

so let the british waste their time. our media should have better stories to cover.  agree with tom, thank God it is over.  patient in hospital this morning was complaining of abdominal pain.  went in the room and she was watching the wedding. no wonder her stomach hurt.  surprised she wasn't vomiting ;D

My point is that the media seems to think that Americans want to watch this googoogaga stuff and I just don't understand that. Personally, I'm just not interested but alot of other people, or at least the media seems to think, are interested.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: maxieboy on April 29, 2011, 05:04:00 PM
Whew! Glad it's over! Now back to the important stuff like, what's the latest with Lindsay Lohan?  ;)
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: nicneufeld on April 29, 2011, 06:42:16 PM
The British royal family is a bit like a long running real-life soap opera that is entertaining mostly to the Brits...as I read one comment...at least its better than "Jersey Shore"!
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: alikocho on April 29, 2011, 06:44:34 PM
Meh...they're Brittish and proud of their heritage...so be it.

 ;D

so let the british waste their time. our media should have better stories to cover.  agree with tom, thank God it is over.  patient in hospital this morning was complaining of abdominal pain.  went in the room and she was watching the wedding. no wonder her stomach hurt.  surprised she wasn't vomiting ;D

My point is that the media seems to think that Americans want to watch this googoogaga stuff and I just don't understand that. Personally, I'm just not interested but alot of other people, or at least the media seems to think, are interested.

More importantly, the media seems to think that Britons want to watch it. I've spent most of the day trying to avoid it.
Title: Re: beer is not good enough
Post by: tubercle on April 30, 2011, 12:08:19 AM
Meh...they're Brittish and proud of their heritage...so be it.

 ;D

so let the british waste their time. our media should have better stories to cover.  agree with tom, thank God it is over.  patient in hospital this morning was complaining of abdominal pain.  went in the room and she was watching the wedding. no wonder her stomach hurt.  surprised she wasn't vomiting ;D

My point is that the media seems to think that Americans want to watch this googoogaga stuff and I just don't understand that. Personally, I'm just not interested but alot of other people, or at least the media seems to think, are interested.

More importantly, the media seems to think that Britons want to watch it. I've spent most of the day trying to avoid it.

 Ms. Tubercle has been giddy all week. Got up some time during the night to watch it. ::)