Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Going to the Royal Wedding?

No beer for you!

There won't be any beer. Let's face it, it isn't really an appropriate drink to be serving in the Queen's presence at such an occasion
 This guy has a good bit to say about it:
In part this just shows up the royal family as the overprivileged and out of touch twits we already know them to be.  But it also shows up the populist impression of the relative worth of different drinks.  Despite all the progress we've accomplished in beer look more interesting, classy and worthy of serious gastronomic consideration, the mainstream image is still that it is boorish and not to be taken seriously.
This is more to the point:
£1 of every pint sold in the UK consists of duty and VAT, which goes to the public purse, which is in turn paying for the event, the contempt shown by the royals towards their subjects, their economy, and the icons and traditions of their kingdom, is sickening.
So, a beer drinker's money is fine for the royals, but the beer itself? Not so much.

Thanks to Lew for the pointer.


1 comment:

DaddyBear said...

I've seen the pictures. I'm pretty sure the princes of the realm make up for it on other occasions.