Sometime ago I wrote in a post titled God save us from the Queen my view that the British monarchy, like any other monarchy, is a feudal parasitic institution that should be abolished and that I am amazed that people in the US with its republican tradition pay so much attention to its absurdly excessive pageantry.
I naturally did not pay any attention, beyond the headlines, to the reports over the last weekend of the elaborate celebration of the 60th anniversary of Queen’s reign. Jon Stewart informs me that I did not miss anything despite the media lavishly covering the festivities and disguising the fact that they seemed to have been crashingly boring.
(This clip appeared on June 4, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)