Maaawwwage . . . is wot bwings us tooogevvah today. Wuv . . . TWOO WUV.
So, about this whole Royal Wedding bizness. A lot of people have been talking about it recently. In real life and online, I see person after person getting upset and complaining about all the attention being paid to this event. Yes, some people are taking it too far. Yes, however much has been spent on it is ridiculous (and I’m a big fan of focusing on the marriage more than the wedding and going simple – my entire wedding cost less than $1K and 70% of it was the food at the reception). Yes, (insert various statements about the outdated monarchy and spectacle and wars/poverty/serious issues that should be our focus). Yes, yes, yes.
However! If you think paying attention to the Royal Wedding is completely stupid, enough that you are going to Tweet, Facebook, blog, email or face-to-face talk shit about it . . . I’m gonna need you to ALSO stop talking about:
Real Housewives of (insert locale here), Oprah, The Super Bowl, NCAA basketball tourneys, The Bachelor, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Office, Twilight, Harry Potter, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Any Major Box Office Movie, Any Major Concert, Anything on E!, Bravo, MTV, Vh1, BET, ESPN, Trashy Novels, Jon & Kate, OctoMom, The Hills, America’s Next Top Model, and so on.
If you still want to talk about those things? On a weekly basis? Then you really need to stop talking shit on people who have been entertained by Royal Wedding madness. Because that’s what it ALL is. It’s ALL over-the-top, stupid expensive, priorities-in-the-wrong-place-you-could-be-doing-something-more-productive-with-your-time ENTERTAINMENT.
I don’t care if you think the Royal Wedding is completely stupid, that doesn’t bother me. I promise you, I’ve been having fun tweeting silly stuff with the #TinfoilTiaraBrigade, but the Royal Wedding means nothing in the grand scheme of my life. What bothers me is that every single person that I have heard moaning about the Royal Wedding also spends a significant amount of time - on a regular basis - being ENTERTAINED by the various things in that list above. So why is their shallow, expensive, mind-numbing crap any better than my shallow, expensive, mind-numbing crap?
At least my shallow, expensive, mind-numbing crap has insanely gorgeous architecture!
Westminster Abbey, y’all.
Watch the first few seconds of this video to see the BEAUTIFUL way they decked out the inside of Westminster Abbey with TREES!! The whole video shows amazingl shot after shot. Here are a few stills I pulled from that video:
AP Photo from here.
So – chill. It’s pretty, sparkly fun. You like your pretty sparkly fun, too. You know you do.