uk

a-girl-with-sparkling-lies:

Say what you want about the Queen but meeting Liz Truss and immeadiately dying after 96 years of perfect health is the most iconic way imaginable to immeadiately shadow that awful womans entire prime ministership in bad omens and misery. honestly what a way to take one for the team

wavetapper:

every single channel is airing news of the queen’s death except E4 which refuses to interrupt reruns of the big bang theory

I remember them doing the same thing for Philip’s death, in that case it was the Dave channel refusing to interupt that Red Bull Soapbox Race thing where everyone ends up crashing into hay bales.

The Queen Died

What a strange day it’s been. One day before my wedding anniversary actually. I saw “Balmoral” trending on Twitter and it turned out to be a news story about how the Queen was in ill health. Lots of wisecracks scrolling down. (My favourite was “She meets Liz Truss and starts dying the very next day, I respect that.”)

Later on today I marvelled at how much better I was feeling post-breakdown, I’m on some fantastic new meds. I decided to fix the TV box since it had been messing up since pre-breakdown and making the image flicker on and off all the time. I got it working properly and immediately, a black screen and an announcement saying “Stand by for a message from the BBC” like I’ve heard in World War II-set movies.

“Holy crap, she’s actually dead!” I told my husband.

She was indeed Actually Dead. But I suppose the Queen isn’t really what I want to talk about. There’s not a huge amount to say, I’ve never met her (a few members of my family have gone to special Palace events where she was there, but that’s all) and she lived a long, charmed life.

Actually I want to talk about my grandmother. She was born two weeks before the Queen was in April 1926. She went through World War II at the same age the Queen did, but in considerably more danger than the Queen was, because she was working class and from a working class area that was very heavily bombed. She ended up joining the Wrens, I think, though I don’t know what she did there. Here’s a pic of her, clumsily colourized by an app:

I just take a weird sort of pleasure in knowing that a working class woman outlived the Queen, I guess. She’s in a care home now on the other side of the country, I plan to visit her soon.

shutup-rachel:

For my non uk followers wondering wtf is going on:

– prime minister is a cunt. Had like a bajillion scandals

– latest one was apparently one two many. Two extremely important cabinet members resigned within minutes of each other

– within the next 24 hours about a third of the government resigned

– one resigned live on tv. Five resigned with the same letter to save time

– previous record for government resignations within 24 hours was 6 and it it was in the 1930s. We are, as I’m writing this, on 45 resignations

– Michael Gove, another cunt who is hated by all, was going to resign but was sacked instead in what appears to be the prime minister going “you can’t quit you’re fired!”

– government meetings are being cancelled because there is literally nobody in those departments anymore

– despite literally everyone begging him at this point to leave, including his most loyal little evil henchman, prime minister is refusing to resign in disgrace as is traditional for British prime ministers

– prime minister genuinely seems to be in complete denial anything serious is happening

– people are calling for Larry the Cat, no. 10’s chief mouser to be the next prime minister. When asked for comment, he licked his arse on live television