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Jubilee Pringles

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Celebratory Pringles with The Queen's iconic face stamped on them. One in a million cartons contains a real diamond.
xenzag, Jun 03 2012

http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/ [xenzag, Jun 03 2012]

We are... amused. http://zincavage.or...izabethShooting.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 03 2012]

BBC Bomber flypast for Jubilee http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18334001
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 07 2012]

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       Must be a Brit thing. Is there some sort of celebration going on?   

       I ask because the link is not working.
Alterother, Jun 03 2012
  

       The Queen just piloted a 1000 odd boats down the Thames.
skinflaps, Jun 03 2012
  

       This [link] might just make her your new hero [Alterother].   

       All at once?! That's one talented monarch you have!
Alterother, Jun 03 2012
  

       //All at once?! That's one talented monarch you have!//   

       You should see her on waterskis.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 03 2012
  

       How about Microsoft Pringles ? One in a million isn't a lump of shit (if you're lucky).
8th of 7, Jun 03 2012
  

       A fucking L85?! The Queen is officially my new hero, even if she is shooting it from a vise.
Alterother, Jun 03 2012
  

       How little you know …   

       In her younger days she was more than just a fair shot with a 12-bore. During WW2, she was fully trained in the use of all then-current British small arms, at a time when female servie personnel rarely of ever carried or used weapons. It is rumoured that from time to time she has carried a personal sidearm, aapart from the sword; the D of E certainly has, acting as an extra level of "close protection"; in his younger days, he was a damned fine rifle shot, too.   

       Don't be fooled by the gold braid and uniforms. The boy Charles, along with Andrew, William and Harry have a thorough practical knowledge of the use of military weapons. Gare qui a la touche.
8th of 7, Jun 03 2012
  

       I know all of that. When I say I read a lot of history, I don't just mean American history. But there's a far cry between a young and fit woman learning how to fire a Lee-Enfield and a Sten when there's a war on and a lady of 86 blasting away with an assault rifle. Granted, the L85 has much gentler recoil than the WWII weapons... still, that picture made my day. It's definitely going into my screensaver slideshow.
Alterother, Jun 03 2012
  

       What is much less known is that the Queen Mother was actually qualified to operate midget submarines, and also invented the bomb-sights used in night- time raids during the latter part of WWII.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 03 2012
  

       No, that was someone French.
Voice, Jun 04 2012
  

       The Queen Mother was French.
pocmloc, Jun 04 2012
  

       I can't believe that 8th of 7 failed to mention that that photo of Her Maj going ham is an action shot from Goose Green.
calum, Jun 04 2012
  

       // Must be a Brit thing. Is there some sort of celebration going on?   

       I am a Brit. Is there some sort of celebration going on? <yawns>   

       At least we had the Sex Pistols the last time around.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 04 2012
  

       I watched it on (US) news and was flabbergasted by the statment that the reason the boats were all out was so that photographers could take photos to use for *future rememberance*!! (That is kind of halfbaked in itself!)
xandram, Jun 04 2012
  

       Who said we were logical?   

       <shades of very old joke in Whoops Apocalypse tv series, president to science advisor "how about England?" science adviser replies "Mr President, if god had wanted man to live in England, he would have given us gills">
not_morrison_rm, Jun 04 2012
  

       Now that it's all (thankfully) over, can we go back to Pringles stamped with pictures of serial killers? (The millionth carton contains a real bloodstain and severed finger).
Phrontistery, Jun 05 2012
  

       //During WW2, she was fully trained in the use of all then-current British small arms//   

       As opposed to now-current (or currently permissible) British small arms. I think you're down to, what, a golf club or a pointy stick? Or did they finally get the "Pokey Bits Safety Act" through Parliament?
ytk, Jun 05 2012
  

       British Military small arms.   

       Strange how the imposition of increasingly "Not even a pointy stick" legislation in the UK has somehow completely failed to stem the rapidly increasing use of firearms by criminals, and a corresponding increase in firearms-related fatalities.   

       You'd almost think they didn't care what the law says …
8th of 7, Jun 05 2012
  

       But that would make them… Ohhhh…
ytk, Jun 05 2012
  

       //British Military small arms.// Makes me think of red-coated bearskin-wearing troops on parade, all proportioned like T-Rexes.
lurch, Jun 05 2012
  

       You're getting them confused with the staff at the Ministry of Defence, who are indeed a bunch of scaly, cold-blooded reptiles reliant on secondary ganglia part way down their spine (if any) to permit them to move even a bit; their most notable characteristic is their extreme short-sightedness, and their need to bask in the sun for long periods (at someone else's expense, preferably on a beach in the Seychelles or Bermuda) before their brains can make a decision.   

       However, if you want to view even more primitive life-forms, primitive cannibalistic worm-like parasites that live in slime and survive mostly by sucking blood and eating one anothers droppings, the Palace of Westminster is just down the road. There's even a viewing gallery where it is possible to watch them thrash each other into a feeding frenzy at regular intervals.
8th of 7, Jun 06 2012
  

       Oooh, blech! Politics!   

       ("War is politicians' way of trying to make people think there's things worse than politicians")
lurch, Jun 06 2012
  

       //At least we had the Sex Pistols the last time around.//   

       That simply wouldn't happen now. But you might still be able to book the Sex Dull Butter Knives.
ytk, Jun 06 2012
  

       //I reckon it would be fairer if we voted for who to put on the pringles: myself.//   

       FTFY.
ytk, Jun 06 2012
  

       [marked-for-deletion] by me. Reason? Too many disrespectful annotations related to the Queen.
xenzag, Jun 06 2012
  

       Well I never!
No really, I never once.
  

       I think she's lived an extraordinary life and I do believe I would enjoy her company immensely.
She may not feel the same, but there you have it.
  

       [marked-for-deletion -of- deletion]
ad infinitum, no returnzies...
  

       // a lady of 86 blasting away with an assault rifle //   

       It's her rifle. In fact, it's her Army. She is, de facto and de jure, the Commander in Chief. She can do anything she damn well wants.   

       An admiral was asked in a BBC Radio interview, "What would you do if the Prime Minister ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike and you thought it wasn't justified? "   

       His reply was, "Well, actually, we don't answer to the Prime Minister. Our oath of loyalty is to the Queen. So we would go and ask her."   

       That's real power.
8th of 7, Jun 06 2012
  

       BBC video.   

       How could he not do it?   

       The guy in the forward blister, who manages to get all the way through a perfect run on Buckingham Palace without saying "bombs away" at the appropriate moment.   

       Obviously more moral fibre than I'll ever have.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 07 2012
  
      
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