Prince William was officially installed as a knight in some ceremony of ancient significance. Whatever. Silly old British ceremonies no one really takes seriously anymore. Why don't they stop?
All anyone cared about was how William's girlfriend Kate Middleton looked. She wore a silly hat and looked a bit like Lauren Conrad. William wore his own silly hat, whose creation required that a rare bird lose its life. Harry had the decency to go without a hat, sparing a rare bird.
On another note...I just got through reading Pat Buchanan's Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War. This book argues that Winston Churchill was as erratic and racist a maniac as Adolf Hitler and should not be regarded as a hero, but a war-mongering freak who purposely made world wars out of conflicts that could've been contained. This argument will come as no shock to those who already regarded Churchill as a bellicose blowhard.
My favorite part of the book was when FDR played the Brits toward the end of WWII, forcing them to hand over all their assets in the U.S. plus all their gold reserves. The Brits got revenge of course...by sending us Dame Edna.
Monday, June 16, 2008