Originally posted by RufusDriftwood
I'm lost at why people would want to watch two privileged leeches who live off the back of the British people, get married?
Originally posted by Hessling
(Reuters) - A British minister said on Wednesday that more than a quarter of the world's population was expected to watch television broadcasts of this month's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
So with all that is going on in the world today, about 29% of ALL the planet's inhabitants plan to watch this? How many millions will actually be setting their alarms to wake them in the middle of the night to stare at an image of two people getting married, whom they do not know personally, all because they are royalty?
Can somebody PLEASE explain this to me? I am simply stunned and am seriously having problems processing this.
edit on 9-4-2011 by Hessling because: Clarification
Originally posted by Mike_A
It’s amazing how those who profess to not care about the wedding can’t seem to stop talking about it...
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
England, one of the only existing monarchies in the modern world is spending 50 million dollars of tax payer money on this wedding in a shaky and unsure economic climate. All the while at home, food is costing more, gas is hovering around $8 USD per gallon, and the parliament is trying to double the cost of student tuition. Watching someone who is considered "royalty" because he was simply born into a bloodline that as far as I can see with the balding, big teeth, and average looks, is nothing special and the idea is dated and an obsolete way to determine who should rule over who. This truly is a mad world in that the people are being thrown to the wolves while the prince is being shuttled here and there in a 3 million dollar Rolls Royce.
If London doesn't burn on April 29th, I feel like maybe things will never change.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
It's actually 3 billion expected to watch the royal wedding......and I'll be one of them. I do enjoy a good royal wedding and this will be my 5th I've watched and a favorite because I'm a fan of Prince William.
Originally posted by RenegadeScholar
I would rather watch my arm sizzle and wither in a bucket of battery acid then have my peripheral vision exposed to this #ing travesty of a spectacle.