June 11, 2007

Happy Public Holiday!

er, I mean happy Queen's Birthday...

Today's a public holiday! It's apparently the Queen's birthday, although every commonwealth nation seems to celebrate it on a different day. But being a public holiday means I have to go to work. :/ Anyway. Enjoy it. If Helen Mirren starts requesting birthday flowers then give her a swift kick in the pants. It's not her day.


Paul said...

Here's something to watch if you haven't already seen it:


J.D. Judge said...


Paxton Hernandez said...

Could someone explain in plain English, what the hell is the Commonwealth?

Is it like you are still submitted to the Britain's crown?

= (

J.D. Judge said...

I'm pretty sure a "commonwealth" is a nation previously ruled by Great Britain that is now free, but still in some sort of league with it...? Am I even close?

Kamikaze Camel said...

Yeah, you're close. If a nation is in the Commonwealth it means that we were once part of the British empire (although I believe if a country wishes they may join the Commonwealth) and while some have seperated others remained. Our Head of State is HRM The Queen. We, obviously, have our own leader (Prime Minister), but The Queen is like this authorative figure in principle. She doesn't rule us or anything.

Wiki states:
"The Commonwealth is primarily an organisation in which countries with diverse economic backgrounds have an opportunity for close and equal interaction. The primary activities of the Commonwealth are designed to create an atmosphere of economic co-operation between member nations, as well as the promotion of democracy, human rights, and good governance in those nations."

It also means we get our own Olympic Games! Australia, UK and Canada win everything. It's hilarious.

Read all about it, if you wish.

Anonymous said...

"If Helen Mirren starts requesting birthday flowers then give her a swift kick in the pants. It's not her day."

LOL: It should be!! Nothing against the "real" HRH, but I would rather celebrate with Dame Helen any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

As far as I'm concerned, she IS the true queen (and, frankly played the part more convincingly in "The Queen" than the real McCoy ever has)