IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Reply
Old 8th September 2022, 05:36 PM   #281
The Atheist
The Grammar Tyrant
 
The Atheist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 32,975
Originally Posted by lobosrul5 View Post
Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl
But she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl
But she changes from day to day
I wanna tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a belly full of wine
Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm gonna make her mine, oh yeah
Someday I'm gonna make her mine
That has to be John Cooper Clark?

Originally Posted by Ron Obvious View Post
I've noticed the same thing. Can someone tell me if "passed away" has become offensive yet? I can't seem to keep up with these things.

I still say "died", the dinosaur that I am.
Same. Euphemisms for death annoy the hell out of me.

Originally Posted by lionking View Post
I do. Australia would never had conducted a republic referendum while Betty was alive. You can put your house on a referendum quite soon.
If we can keep the band of idiot christian conservatives out of government here next year, I think we might even manage that.
__________________
The point of equilibrium has passed; satire and current events are now indistinguishable.
The Atheist is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 05:39 PM   #282
lionking
In the Peanut Gallery
 
lionking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 52,507
Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
Of course I knew about that, and one of the findings about that exercise was that holding a referendum while the Queen was alive was always going to backfire. I think most here knew what I was getting at.
__________________
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Sir Winston Churchill
lionking is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 05:40 PM   #283
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
Discussion here:

The Australian Choice Model - Proposed republic's constitution

The tl;dr is that there is a new Republican model, which has a realistic possibility of being agreed to in a new referendum.
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 05:41 PM   #284
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
That has to be John Cooper Clark?
The Beatles.
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 05:43 PM   #285
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 33,733
Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
That has to be John Cooper Clark?
Seriously? You've never listened to Abbey Road?
__________________
Слава Україні! **** Putin!
angrysoba is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 06:51 PM   #286
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 57,211
And, in the least surprising development, Biden says he almost certainly will be attedning the funeral.
As will most heads of state, I suspect.
Which will, of course, create a security headache for whoever in in charge of security in London.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 06:52 PM   #287
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 57,211
Originally Posted by angrysoba View Post
Seriously? You've never listened to Abbey Road?
'Her Majesty's A pretty nice girl"....

Or Mean Mr Mustard going to see the queen and then shouting something obscene.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:07 PM   #288
Regnad Kcin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Regnad Kcin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 10,754
Originally Posted by shemp View Post
Does anybody know if Reggie Jackson has an alibi for this?
You’re my hero.
__________________
My heros are Alex Zanardi and Evelyn Glennie.
Regnad Kcin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:24 PM   #289
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Antimemetics Division
Posts: 63,039
Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
And, in the least surprising development, Biden says he almost certainly will be attedning the funeral.
As will most heads of state, I suspect.
Which will, of course, create a security headache for whoever in in charge of security in London.
You'd think this would be a walk in the park for whoever is in charge of security in London. They must have known for decades that it was coming. It must be pretty similar to other security events they've handled in that storied city. They must have a binder spelling out most of the details. They must have executed or rehearsed most of the protocols many times already.

If this is going to be a special headache for them, how did they even get the job?
__________________
There is no Antimemetics Division.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:28 PM   #290
Blue Mountain
Resident Skeptical Hobbit
 
Blue Mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Waging war on woo-woo in Winnipeg
Posts: 7,229
Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Grrrrrrr.

Don't you just hate they are calling it 'the passing of the Queen'.

Just say, 'death', dang you.

Did she pass you in the street? No. Did she pass an exam? No. Did she pass a driving test. Er, yes.

But as the Liverpudlian famously said, on seeing a lifeless dog in the street, "The ******'s de-eed'.
Here in Canada, the CBC was a bit more direct:

Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, dead at 96

Much the same for CTV:

Queen Elizabeth II dead at 96 after 70 years on the throne

Personally I'd prefer the wording to be "has died," but "dead" is spot-on accurate.
__________________
The social illusion reigns to-day upon all the heaped-up ruins of the past, and to it belongs the future. The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Gustav Le Bon, The Crowd, 1895 (from the French)

Last edited by Blue Mountain; 8th September 2022 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Add link to CTV
Blue Mountain is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:28 PM   #291
Norman Alexander
Penultimate Amazing
 
Norman Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Dharug & Gundungurra
Posts: 13,640
Just a curious note: Elizabeth II started and ended her monarchy outside of the country of England.

She was in Kenya when her father, George VI, died and she became queen.

She was in Scotland when she died, and Charles became king.
__________________
...our governments are just trying to protect us from terror. In the same way that someone banging a hornets’ nest with a stick is trying to protect us from hornets. Frankie Boyle, Guardian, July 2015
Norman Alexander is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:36 PM   #292
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
You'd think this would be a walk in the park for whoever is in charge of security in London. They must have known for decades that it was coming. It must be pretty similar to other security events they've handled in that storied city. They must have a binder spelling out most of the details. They must have executed or rehearsed most of the protocols many times already.

If this is going to be a special headache for them, how did they even get the job?
It's called Operation London Bridge. Operation Unicorn is the process by which the body will be transported from Scotland back to London.
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:42 PM   #293
Worm
Illuminator
 
Worm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dundee
Posts: 3,499
Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
It's called Operation London Bridge. Operation Unicorn is the process by which the body will be transported from Scotland back to London.
It's all very much planned for, and there have been regulr meetings over the years. Mrs Worm is tangetially involved in Operation Unicorn, in an incredibly minor way, and apparently one of the issues is that virtually no budget has been assigned to Operation Uniorn due to cost cutting, to the point where local authorities along the planned mourning route may not even have enough barriers for crowd management.
__________________
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" Isaac Asimov

Not all cults are bad - I've joined a cult of niceness

Last edited by Worm; 8th September 2022 at 07:43 PM. Reason: speeling
Worm is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:45 PM   #294
Robin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Robin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,192
Liz Mountbatten's death

Elizabeth Mountbatten died quietly at home surrounded by her family. Her passing is mourned by her family and friends as well as millions of fans around the world.

She was known for her impish sense of humour and for being the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of various Commonwealth countries, a role in which she is generally agreed to have excelled.
Robin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:49 PM   #295
Robin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Robin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,192
Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Just a curious note: Elizabeth II started and ended her monarchy outside of the country of England.

She was in Kenya when her father, George VI, died and she became queen.

She was in Scotland when she died, and Charles became king.
She spent a good deal of her life in Scotland so it is no surprise she would spend her last days there.

To put it another way, she died in her home country, the UK.

Last edited by Robin; 8th September 2022 at 07:52 PM.
Robin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:54 PM   #296
Robin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Robin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,192
Any early odds on whether the next monarch will be crowned as KCIII or KGVII?
Robin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:58 PM   #297
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by Robin View Post
Any early odds on whether the next monarch will be crowned as KCIII or KGVII?
He's already the former.
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 07:59 PM   #298
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Antimemetics Division
Posts: 63,039
This would have been awesome if it were the first and only thread about it. As it is, though? Lame. You had a once in a lifetime opportunity, and you blew it.
__________________
There is no Antimemetics Division.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:01 PM   #299
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Antimemetics Division
Posts: 63,039
At least you didn't spell it "deeth" in the title.
__________________
There is no Antimemetics Division.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:03 PM   #300
TheGoldcountry
Philosopher
 
TheGoldcountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,364
I may be wrong, but I don't think she's considered a Mountbatten even though she married one. I think she was always a Windsor.
__________________
I have no idea what you're trying to say, but I'm still pretty sure that you're wrong. -Akhenaten
I sometimes think the Bible was inspired by Satan to make God look bad. And then it backfired on Him when He underestimated the stupidity of religious ideologues. -MontagK505
TheGoldcountry is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:10 PM   #301
Wildy
Adelaidean
 
Wildy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,617
We can just call him "Charles 'The Old' ".
__________________
Wildy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:13 PM   #302
Puppycow
Penultimate Amazing
 
Puppycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 27,805
Don't know if anyone cares, but now Louis XIV's record remains safe for the foreseeable future. Charles III certainly won't beat it.
__________________
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
Puppycow is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:18 PM   #303
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by TheGoldcountry View Post
I may be wrong, but I don't think she's considered a Mountbatten even though she married one. I think she was always a Windsor.
Technically I believe her surname is "Mountbatten-Windsor".
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:20 PM   #304
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 64,842
Originally Posted by TheGoldcountry View Post
I may be wrong, but I don't think she's considered a Mountbatten even though she married one. I think she was always a Windsor.
I'm pretty sure both of those things are cakes. One's also a way to tie ties.
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:32 PM   #305
Wildy
Adelaidean
 
Wildy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,617
And together they are cake ties.
__________________
Wildy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:35 PM   #306
Norman Alexander
Penultimate Amazing
 
Norman Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Dharug & Gundungurra
Posts: 13,640
Originally Posted by Robin View Post
Any early odds on whether the next monarch will be crowned as KCIII or KGVII?
C3PO
__________________
...our governments are just trying to protect us from terror. In the same way that someone banging a hornets’ nest with a stick is trying to protect us from hornets. Frankie Boyle, Guardian, July 2015
Norman Alexander is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:39 PM   #307
Norman Alexander
Penultimate Amazing
 
Norman Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Dharug & Gundungurra
Posts: 13,640
Originally Posted by Robin View Post
She spent a good deal of her life in Scotland so it is no surprise she would spend her last days there.

To put it another way, she died in her home country, the UK.
Really? OK, then. UK = a united kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland = countries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countr...United_Kingdom
__________________
...our governments are just trying to protect us from terror. In the same way that someone banging a hornets’ nest with a stick is trying to protect us from hornets. Frankie Boyle, Guardian, July 2015
Norman Alexander is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:39 PM   #308
Orphia Nay
Penguilicious Spodmaster.
Tagger
 
Orphia Nay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ponylandistan Presidential Palace (above the Spods' stables).
Posts: 41,226
The news is the only news to be shown on Australia's national channel, the ABC, today, unless they had headlines while I was out for an hour. In fact, its coverage is the only program on all day.
__________________
"We stigmatize and send to the margins
people who trigger in us the feelings we want to avoid"
- Melinda Gates, "The Moment of Lift".
Orphia Nay is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:47 PM   #309
Orphia Nay
Penguilicious Spodmaster.
Tagger
 
Orphia Nay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ponylandistan Presidential Palace (above the Spods' stables).
Posts: 41,226
I liked this take.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 4DD5482C-D169-4C2F-B02E-C1491F315C23.jpeg (24.6 KB, 24 views)
__________________
"We stigmatize and send to the margins
people who trigger in us the feelings we want to avoid"
- Melinda Gates, "The Moment of Lift".
Orphia Nay is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 08:50 PM   #310
arthwollipot
Observer of Phenomena
Pronouns: he/him
 
arthwollipot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ngunnawal Country
Posts: 79,943
Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
The news is the only news to be shown on Australia's national channel, the ABC, today, unless they had headlines while I was out for an hour. In fact, its coverage is the only program on all day.
There is other news on the ABC website. There's an article about the first uterus transplant, and one about dangerous travel cots. Something something political transparency and some Covid numbers.
__________________
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
arthwollipot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 09:01 PM   #311
Robin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Robin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,192
Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Really? OK, then. UK = a united kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland = countries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countr...United_Kingdom
Maybe you should have read a little further in your own link:

"The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom."

My point stands.
Robin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 09:04 PM   #312
Robin
Penultimate Amazing
 
Robin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,192
Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Don't know if anyone cares, but now Louis XIV's record remains safe for the foreseeable future. Charles III certainly won't beat it.
I have heard him say that he will take the regnal name 'George' which would take the Georges to the halfway point at least.

Last edited by Robin; 8th September 2022 at 09:07 PM.
Robin is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 09:19 PM   #313
Bob001
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: US of A
Posts: 16,306
Originally Posted by Robin View Post
I have heard him say that he will take the regnal name 'George' which would take the Georges to the halfway point at least.
Why would he change the name he has lived with for 70+ years? What has been the practice with past monarchs?
Bob001 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 09:30 PM   #314
Bob001
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: US of A
Posts: 16,306
Question: The Queen greeted the new PM Tuesday afternoon in the traditional manner. She wasn't bedridden, she wasn't in a wheelchair, no one has claimed that she appeared impaired. By Thursday she was dead. That's an awfully speedy departure. No one has suggested that she had a heart attack or a stroke or was hit by a bus. No one has claimed that she had a severe long-term illness like cancer that could turn south abruptly. Is there any serious speculation that she might have been assisted?
Bob001 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 10:14 PM   #315
Ron Swanson
Illuminator
 
Ron Swanson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,760
When was in School, from grade one to 13 (in Canada) we either sang or at least stood at attention and listened to "God save the Queen" ..

Even the "tough guys" in highschool never batted an eye, and stood quietly while the song played over the schools PA system.

I remember in early grade school (two room school house) our music readers had the "King" lined out and "Queen" carefully penned above it

Im Highschool our Homeroom teacher was The Coach, and when he had to go to away games, he left me in charge of the class,

The students would get noisey, near the end of "The Announcements" but every one stood quiet, for the Lord's Prayer, and God save the Queen
Ron Swanson is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 10:24 PM   #316
Puppycow
Penultimate Amazing
 
Puppycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 27,805
Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
The news is the only news to be shown on Australia's national channel, the ABC, today, unless they had headlines while I was out for an hour. In fact, its coverage is the only program on all day.
It's pretty much the only news on Japanese TV too. Perhaps with a brief pause for the weather.
__________________
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
Puppycow is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 10:40 PM   #317
Puppycow
Penultimate Amazing
 
Puppycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 27,805
Originally Posted by Robin View Post
I have heard him say that he will take the regnal name 'George' which would take the Georges to the halfway point at least.
I was talking about length of reign. Not sure what you mean. There were 16 King Louis of France, but Louis XIV had the longest reign (over 72 years, as he was only a small child when he inherited the throne). Elizabeth II fell short of his record by over a year. She inherited the throne from her father at the age of 26. In the future, assuming longer life expectancies for reigning monarchs, it will be very unlikely for anyone to again seriously challenge that record. Prince William is already 40, 14 years older than Elizabeth II was when she ascended. It would take a couple of untimely deaths for it to fall to someone younger than 30 again.
__________________
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
Puppycow is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 10:48 PM   #318
a_unique_person
Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning
 
a_unique_person's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waiting for the pod bay door to open.
Posts: 44,917
The queen inspects a row of sheep bums.

https://www.theguardian.com/australi...droidApp_Other
__________________
Continually pushing the boundaries of mediocrity.
Everything is possible, but not everything is probable.
“Perception is real, but the truth is not.” - Imelda Marcos
a_unique_person is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 8th September 2022, 11:00 PM   #319
Filippo Lippi
Illuminator
 
Filippo Lippi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,183
Politics? I suppose it will end up that way
__________________
You can't defeat fascism through debate because it's not simply an idea, proposal or theory. It's a fundamentally flawed way of looking at the world. It's a distorting prism, emotionally charged and completely logic-proof. You may as well challenge rabies to a game of Boggle. @ViolettaCrisis
Filippo Lippi is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 9th September 2022, 12:26 AM   #320
Francesca R
Girl
 
Francesca R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London EC1
Posts: 18,949
Bit rough on the late Her Maj to be shunted in to politics, IIRC her only foray in that direction was telling Scottish voters to be careful in 2014
Francesca R is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 AM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.