Thursday, March 05, 2009

Yeah, I gotta problem wit' it...

Mark Alger takes issue with Sir Evel Knievel of Chappaquiddick.

I am reminded of Elizabeth I's dressing-down of Sir Clifford on his return from France sporting a French medal: "My dogs wear my collars."

15 comments:

reflectoscope said...

Knighting Terry Pratchett, good; knighting Ted Kennedy? Are you kidding me?

Jim

perlhaqr said...

What on earth did he do to deserve knighthood? Unending service in the cause of trying to turn New England into a replica of Old England?

Tam said...

His granddad was a Nazi stationed there in WWII. It's hereditary.

Mark Alger said...

Actually, it was his dad.

Thanks for the link.

M

Anonymous said...

is he to be a knight of the bath or are they now creating the order of the creek?

Tam said...

Mark,

Y'know, I knew that, too. Stupid fingers not listening to my brain...

Hypnagogue said...

He should be given props. It must have been extraordinarily difficult to arrange the circumstances by which he was able to violate every single provision of Article I of the Constitution in a single career.

Mikee said...

I refer disgruntled citizens to "Patriot Games" wherein Jack Ryan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for saving the royal successors from death at the hands of IRA terrorists.

(Aside: Doesn't the IRA seem quaint and almost laughable, in terms of current terrorist groups?)

This later made Jack Ryan the first US VP and, minutes later, the first US President, to be a member of the British aristocracy.

And I've heard otherwise reasonable people say that Tom Clancy has no real humor in his books.

Don't forget that Teddy now joins ranks populated by such interesting folks as Elton John. A knighthood used to mean something; now one will get you a warm beer if you have a few pounds on you as well.

Mad Saint Jack said...

Knighted for his valiant deeds slaying fair maidens?

Michael W. said...

I would bet that nobody asked MI-5 if they had any record of "Sir" Eddie helping out Noraid.

Mark Alger said...

Tam (@10:05);

Happens to me all the time. I never spot it until it's up on the Web, either.

M

mts1 said...

I guess he figured, since he'd never get tapped to be a Knight of Columbus, he may as well accept this thing. Apparently, K's of C have better taste in invites.

Assrot said...

Yeah Tam, this really burns my ass too. How in the hell can anyone even consider knighting a fat drunken coward that allowed his girl friend to drowned in a car he drove in the river while he runs home to mommy?

This shows you what kind of folks the Brits idolize. We beat the dogshit out of the Brits and sent them packing 230+ years ago because we didn't like the way they did things.

I think they're still mad at us for it. Sore losers heh?

:-)

Joe

Word Verification: faters

B Smith said...

'Order of the Bath'??? Are you gonna tell me that that lard-ass would fit in a TUB??? Sheesh, you'd need at least a bay!!
Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

That guy Arthur got to be king when he saw a lady in the lake. Once again, Teddy is second best.