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More musings on the royal wedding

It was 30 years ago that Prince Charles got married to Princess Diana. It is the 6th rated television program of all time.

That's pretty good, especially considering the fact that there were no DVRs in those days. If you wanted to watch it later in the day, you needed to wrestle with the VCR.

Now we approach the wedding of one of their children, scheduled for Friday of this week. I plan on getting up at 3 a.m., to watch the event live. But I wonder if mine will be the only house on the block with the lights on at that hour.

No matter what people like Andy "The Crotchety One" Tarnoff, the publisher of says, this is a big deal in this country.

These are our antecedents and our most stalwart ally in the world. Plus this is the stuff of history.

Kings and queens and princes and princesses are in short supply these days. And these British monarchs always set a standard of civility and dignity that we could all learn a lesson from.

So I'm getting up. There will be coffee. There will be bagels. There will be orange juice. There will be cream cheese and jelly.

And there will be wonder about how many of my Milwaukee neighbors will be doing the same thing.


ssspinball | April 25, 2011 at 1:32 p.m. (report)

This is the equivalent of getting excited over a Justin Bieber concert. Your interests are your interests and that's great if you think this interesting, but I couldn't care less about any weddings happening in another country and I'm guessing I'm part in the majority here.

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GrammyG | April 25, 2011 at 12:04 p.m. (report)

I'll be up watching, too! In fact, I took the day off from work so I could see it. I hope they will be happier than his mother and dad...

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