Wednesday, July 24, 2013

That boy

A little royal news is ok, but do we expect so much from The Guardian? It is wall to wall baby king news. Ah, that is until I found the 'republican' button and poof, all the baby news disappeared. You can alternate between between the republican and royalist button. It is on the right just down from the top. You can see it here.

Front pages around the world are featuring baby photos with clever and not so clever headlines. I prefer Private Eye's front page.

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  1. I was in Australia and New Zealand before the birth, and was totally over-exposed to the big baby news - when would it be born? gender? name? would the baby be our future ruler? how much child care would the young couple do themselves? But at least we are members of the British Commonwealth.

    Now I am in the USA which is just as over-exposed to royal baby news. I don't get it.

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    1. Hels, the radio had a segment about what the US were saying about the just born lad, and my god, was that over the top. Funny how they love anything British but fought to get rid of them.

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  2. I just want to know what they have named him. Also what gift did Australia send for him?

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    1. River, Kev sent a politically correct children's book. Our Julia has converted he knitted kangaroo to a bilby, I think. I didn't finish reading the piece.

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  3. It is rather over the top, I agree. That's very clever of the Guardian!

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    1. Craig, so it worked for you? The Guardian has set up an Australian office and tacks .au onto the site now, so the front page has a lot of Australian news, but still with baby.

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    2. Hi Andrew - I didn't realize that it was the Guardian Australia site. Yes, it took me there and wasn't blocked. When I checked the UK site I didn't see any "republican" button so it seems that we are overwhelmingly monarchists here. I certainly am, but I don't need every moment of young XXXX first week of life to be reported live on the news!

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  4. I live in a kingdom and am for royals ! At least a bit romance in this dull world ! I don't want to have presidents or prime ministers !

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  5. I understand your point Gattina. So you would like rule by Royal Decree?

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  6. Very clever - I like.:)

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    1. FC, blending humour with serious news works for me.

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  7. haha, brilliant headline.

    Although it's been a bit overblown in the media but somehow I'd much rather hear about that baby than yet another bit of political propaganda about PNG.

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    1. M, we should be caring, but I am sick of hearing the word refugee........for year now.

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  8. It doesn't bother me that much Andrew, I tend to only notice what I want to and kinda blank the rest :) Survival tactic!

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  9. That about sums it up, babies are a dime a dozen why should this one be more important to the world than one any where else in the world
    He should be important to his parents and family and the rest of rest of us are not to fussed.
    Merle.......

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    1. Merle, perhaps because he will be king of Australia? Hopefully not. We won't see it anyway, short of a terrible accident.

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