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Happy Birthday dear 79-year-old-haggard-looking-tiny-hatted freakwoman...

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Happy Birthday dear 79-year-old-haggard-looking-tiny-hatted freakwoman...

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So the Queen's birthday was celebrated today.

Judi Dench was named a Companion of Honor, which is a title held by only 65 people at any moment in time. I'm wondering who kicked off since the last royal birthday.

the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain was knighted.

Now both of these make some sense, right? I mean, being sect'y-general of the council of British Muslims probably is a lot of work. And work that does a great deal to make the world a better place, and is quite possibly sometimes seen as without real thanks from the world outside of the Muslim community. And Judi already was knighted a while back, her naming to companion of honor is just 'yes you really do really rock, really', rather than singling her out for some unexpected honor.

However, the queen also named Brian May of Queen a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Apparently because he did such cool shit for her big jubilee. Okay, that's maybe sensical but there were two others that have my eyes popping out.

Sir Jimmy Paige, and


Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

In other news, I received a package from indigoskynet, and am quite amused by the wee bat puppet she found for me- thank you so much, Indigo!
  • The phrase "Arise, Sir Midge" is going through my head now. It's a very strange experience.
  • Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.......hahaha
  • Jimmy Paige

    Spelling flame: Page.

    (I own the 10-disc Led Zeppelin box set and I'm not ashamed to admit it!)
    • Crap, here I'd always thought he was Paige. Hrmnph, wonder where I came up with that one.
      Oh well. Thanks! ;)
  • I am too stunned to offer anything other than my genuine reaction, i.e.: "NOOOOOO SHIT?!"

    Well. Thank you for your very informative nature.
    • Complete absence of fecal matter, indeed. S'truth.

      I'm still going '...WHAT?'
  • "Sir Midge" doesn't strike me as being any weirder than "Sir Elton", seeing as how Elton's real name is Reg.

    Other Companions of Honour include David Hockney, Stephen Hawking, Doris Lessing, Sir David Attenborough, Harold Pinter and a whole mess of politicians.

    • Yeah- since there're only 65 people singled out for this honor, I'm curious who the recently-deceased one was.
  • *mwah*

    Ah, it has arrived! Delightful!

    I saw it and it spoke to me in its tiny little bat voice and said "Pleeeeeeeaaase give me to colubra? Pleeeeeeeeaaase? I'm small and I'm cute and I will amuse him!"

    And wow, the little batling was correct.

    And its twin brother or sister says to tell it hello.

    Also -- lifetime guarantee. If anything happens to the little guy, as long as any of him remains, you can have him repaired.

    I'm so glad you like him.

  • *aghast* She's not a freakwoman! She's the QUEEN!

    Er. Uh. Ahem. Sorry, it comes with the Canadianism. Flares up at the worst times.

    (I always loved the Queen Mum more, anyhow.)
    • One might can be the Queen and an awfully odd person, surely?
      • Well...I suppose she /has/ been looking a little...withered...lately.
        • Yeah- I really wish she felt that she could step down from the throne and hand things over to her son or grandson or something. I think she could definitely, at this point, use a break.
    • I can't help but feel affection towards a woman who grants me a long weekend in the middle of every year simply because she was born.
      • You are aware that the Queen was born earlier in the year, but mid-June is when the birthdays of British monarchs are traditionally celebrated in the hopes of increasing the chance of sunshine?
        And no, that's not a sarcastic joke, actually. She's actually been 79 for a couple months.
        • Oh sorry, that's what I meant by my post, I can see now that it didn't come across that way. Every year we get to have a day off at the start of June regardless of who is Queen or such, she just has to be alive for us to get a day off work. It's brilliant in its simplicity and its ability to give me a nice long weekend that conveniently coincides with my anniversary.
  • According to Wikipedia, "he is currently organising the Live 8 concerts with Bob Geldof with the aim of pressuring G8 leaders into ending world poverty. In 2005 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to music and charity."

    Perhaps she should have waited to see if the Live 8 concerts were actually successful or not.
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