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    Senior Member Country: Ireland Edward G's Avatar
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    DB7,
    To respond to your offensive post.
    I am not in the least subservient. The Royal family does not feature prominently in my life. I just refuse to join in with the sometimes vitriolic anti-Royal wedding mentality that features on many postings here. As for "kissing ass", how exactly am i doing that? I am willing to see these 2 people as people - instead of as being symbols of whatever you deem to be objectionable and give them a chance. Your idea of the monarchy holding the class system in place is familiar ground. History suggests that this might not necessarily be the case. The Russians's abolished (and executed) their royal family nearly a century ago, no doubt convinced that this would lead to the establishment of an egalitarian paradise where each man (or woman) was equal and shared with the fruits of the land without favour. Then they had decades of goverment under a ruling class disguised as communists but who in reality enjoyed priveleges and private wealth that the rank and file could only dream of. Similarly in China, senior party members and their families are "more equal" than other communists! Many nations in the world have no royal family and no democracy as well. Class division seems (in varying degrees) to be a feature of almost every developed nation in the world. Even in the democratic-to-the-bone USA there are massive inequalities of wealth and poverty only yards from the White House.
    Your idea that the class system "kills aspiration" must be news to the Richard Bransons and Alan Sugars of the country.
    I'l tell you what really "kills aspiration".
    Sitting on your arse and blaming "the system"!

    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    Edward's post sums up what I hate, the subservience that kills aspiration and ensues the class system remains firmly in place. He kisses ass not because some balding ginger is his better - but because he's the offspring of a jugeared dipstick and a clothes horse. Laughable in a democracy.
    Last edited by Edward G; 26-04-11 at 06:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward G View Post
    I'l tell you what really "kills aspiration".
    Sitting on your arse and blaming "the system"!
    You seem a might stressed. Maybe you need to go shoot some wildlife. Here's some gun-porn to cheer you up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    Edward's post sums up what I hate, the subservience that kills aspiration and ensues the class system remains firmly in place. He kisses ass not because some balding ginger is his better - but because he's the offspring of a jugeared dipstick and a clothes horse. Laughable in a democracy.
    boooooooooooo!! oliver cromwell!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    boooooooooooo!! oliver cromwell!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    ha ha-quality! i may have imagined this but wasn't emma thompson in that episode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    i may have imagined this but wasn't emma thompson in that episode?
    She's second from the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    She's second from the left.
    ahh-i can just make out her masculine jaw on my tiny phone screen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    No Mark, you aren't the only one who is looking forward to it!

    and I have been out of the closet for years!!
    Lol Ray, glad to read you're looking forward to this joyous event also.

    I like and support your posts Edward G, your words are my words.

    Yes, it's an exciting time for we royalists, the Queen making a historic first (and probably only) visit to Ireland next month, hope there's one of those sunday afternoon type specials on TV about her visit, her jubilee next year, and the olympics just about polishes all the celebrations off!

    I'm so genuinely happy about all what's happening I can barely contain myself!

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    "Gun porn" - love it!
    As it happens DB7, I abhor shooting. Whether in a gallery or in the open against some hapless bird or unsuspecting rabbit.
    Never understood the pleasure that, dare I say it, the ruling classes take from it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post

    Yes, it's an exciting time for we royalists
    Shouldn't that be "wee royalists"?

    Long may the golden shower reign...

    ... or golden reign shower....

    Whichever is more suitably respectful...
    Last edited by GRAEME; 26-04-11 at 08:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    ahh-i can just make out her masculine jaw on my tiny phone screen!
    Never forget her non-reply to one question - after buzzing to answer she gushed excitedly: "I've got a Porsche..." 'Twas very funny indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    Never forget her non-reply to one question - after buzzing to answer she gushed excitedly: "I've got a Porsche..." 'Twas very funny indeed.
    i wish she'd have stuck to comedy instead of trying to ruin every period drama by insisting on playing the lead character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    i wish she'd have stuck to comedy instead of trying to ruin every period drama by insisting on playing the lead character!
    Every?

    You don't think that's a slight exaggeration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    Every?

    You don't think that's a slight exaggeration?
    maybe a tiny exaggeration-'most period dramas' then............actually,she pissed me off once playing 'elenor dashwood' in 'sense and sensibility' at the age of 55 or whatever she was!

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    "Sensibility" at 55?
    At that age she should be focusing on mobility!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    maybe a tiny exaggeration-'most period dramas' then............actually,she pissed me off once playing 'elenor dashwood' in 'sense and sensibility' at the age of 55 or whatever she was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    maybe a tiny exaggeration-'most period dramas' then............actually,she pissed me off once playing 'elenor dashwood' in 'sense and sensibility' at the age of 55 or whatever she was!

    Quite right too. How dare a 36 year old woman play a leading role in a film? Doesn't she know how offensive that is? Surely women of her age should stay behind closed doors wearing a burka Anyone care to join me for a stoning party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Quite right too. How dare a 36 year old woman play a leading role in a film? Doesn't she know how offensive that is? Surely women of her age should stay behind closed doors wearing a burka Anyone care to join me for a stoning party?


    Emma Thompson's 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility...and...her starring in it are my all-time favourite version.

    Despite the unfair and startlingly rancorous bashing of her personal life, she delivers some fine performances, which in the end is all I expect from an actor.

    Best,

    Barbara

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Quite right too. How dare a 36 year old woman play a leading role in a film? Doesn't she know how offensive that is? Surely women of her age should stay behind closed doors wearing a burka Anyone care to join me for a stoning party?
    i totally agree captain!! unless i can convince greg wise to make her wear a burka i'm up for the stoning!
    seriously though,i thought emma thompson was rubbish in 'sense and sensibility'-especially the crucial scene at the end! 36 (or 55) is too old to be playing a 19 year old character-whether male or female! thompsons performance was that of an old maid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad View Post
    i totally agree captain!! unless i can convince greg wise to make her wear a burka i'm up for the stoning!
    seriously though,i thought emma thompson was rubbish in 'sense and sensibility'-especially the crucial scene at the end! 36 (or 55) is too old to be playing a 19 year old character-whether male or female! thompsons performance was that of an old maid!
    Yes, she played Elinor as an old maid. Does that matter? Hugh Grant didn't look 23 either ...

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    Nothing more that glorified street market traders are they really, but selling their tacky (made in China) goods at inflated prices....



    Daily Telegraph
    Royal wedding: Kate Middleton family's website plugs street party essentials days ahead of royal wedding - Telegraph

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