The Royal Pain

This past Sunday, I was watching CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, which I usually watch from start to finish whenever I can. However, I had to switch channels when the next story up was something about the the upcoming royal wedding, which I have had it up to my commoner’s eyeballs with. Seems like every news broadcast starts and ends with something about the upcoming nuptials, and I couldn’t give a royal shit about this.

Do I really need to know how many sequins are on the dress? What type of flowers the bridesmaids will carry? Who is sitting at what table? If Kate or William could explain to me why gas (as opposed to all this royal hot air) is closing in on $4.00 per gallon here in New Jersey, that would be saying something. All this is other crap is just….well it’s crap.

A few centuries ago, the king of England and the royal family ruled a good chuck of the world. When a member of the royal family got married, that potentially had world wide consequences. Who would be the next king; who would be the next queen; who would be the next person beheaded. Now the major consequence is the the British taxpayers get to spend a bloody fortune on the wedding, they maintain the royal family in a manner that is behind my ability to comprehend (especially with things being what they are), and the worldwide news media acts as if the messiah himself is going to descend from the heavens and perform the ceremony. Not to mention that the media itself covers the media covering the event. I shut off the Today Show this morning right before they were going to tell me what kind of hat Meredith was going to wear while covering the wedding.  Oh……………my………………..god!

America it’s time to wake-up. 225+ years ago, these are the people we wanted nothing to do with, so much so that we went to war, declared independence and kicked King George’s ass! Now they want to rule the air waves and I for one want nothing to do this. I’ll be happy when it’s over so the news media can go back to covering all these natural disasters, wars, the price of gas going through the roof and the other good stuff going on in the world. The way I see it, this is the British Empire’s bizarre form of torture and they are still trying to get even with us for their demise.


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I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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One Response to The Royal Pain

  1. julianne says:

    Good points as usual… but too much natural disaster stuff is too much for me as well. Not sure why I’m not into the royal thing this time around… was with princess Di… I do like the young couple tho 🙂

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