Two Great Charles-Related Tweets

You all aren't getting any serious writing out of me today, obviously.

Rather clearly, nothing serious is coming from me today, but I will take a brief pause from dean-related paperwork and share these because I know the denizens of OTB demand content!

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  1. CSK says:

    Okay, they both made me laugh, especially the second one.

  2. Stormy Dragon says:

    in order for me to recognize Prince Charles as King Charles I'll first require 2 letters from different psychiatrists who have been treating his king status for over a year if not more, stating that he is indeed a king and that it isn't a fetish or a fad or him faking it— Molly (@mollyesbian) September 8, 2022

  3. JohnSF says:

    @Stormy Dragon:
    Reply to by (non)psychiatrist to Molly:

    But you recognize him as Prince Charles?
    I thing I’ve just spotted a small flaw in your argumentation.
    Now, do you believe that those dollars you gave me have only arbitrary value….


  4. Jen says:

    Holy sh!t, the number of people who don’t get the first one is satire…


  5. JohnSF says:

    I do hope none of the fools is British, but I fear the worst…

  6. JohnSF says:

    OK, just saw a fantastic tweet but lost the link; just take my word for it OK?

    ” GB NEWS is horrified to discover the national anthem has changed its pronouns”


    (GBNews being the UK equiv. of Fox; except not, ’cause it has an audience that often barely breaks into six figures; a laughing stock.)

  7. Beth says:

    @Stormy Dragon:

    Oh that is beautiful.

  8. David S. says:
  9. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @Jen: Sadly, I KNOW people who wouldn’t see it as satire and agree with the outrage.

    And yes on the YIKES!

  10. JohnSF says:

    @David S.:
    That’s the bunny.
    Bloody hilarious.

    Also, a bit more seriously, King Charles makes a speech to the nation and notably states his affection for Harry and Meghan.
    Brit-translate: “OK, tabloids and mongers. BACK. OFF. NOW.”

    Actually the whole speech was very good.
    I think (I hope) my King is going to rise to his time.

  11. Lost in Quebec says:

    I remember a M*A*S*H episode where Hawkeye says something like ‘England, where any boy can grow up to be the Queen.’

    Unfortunately I can’t find proof for this. IMDB is great for getting quotes from shows but not here.