Long Live the Queen

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As a long time Anglophile, this post has been a long time coming. When my first wife and I divorced, we didn’t argue about the kids, or the money. We argued about who got the Chuck and Di dolls. I was with my family, watching a AAA baseball game in Las Vegas when she died.

chuck and Diana dool

So without further ado, I present to Loyal Readers, some trivia of the House of Winsor. Some are true. Some are flights of humor. It will be up to you Loyal Reader to sort them.

  • The Royal Family is German.
  • The code word for the Queen’s death is LONDON BRIDGE.
  • Because Prince Charles is related to Vlad the Impaler, it is rumored that HRH is a vampire.
  • The wedding of Charles and Diana is the most viewed televised event in World history.
  • Princess Anne’s wedding cake was made by the Royal Army Caterer Corps.
  • During the London Olympics, Princess Anne presented her own daughter, Zara a silver medal.
  • Princess Anne is the only member of the Royal Family that has a criminal record.
House Rules
  • Two of Queen Elizabeth’s Aunts were diagnosed as an “Imbecile ” and an “Idiot”.
Katherine Narissa
Edward and Wallis
King Edward VIII abdicated the Throne to marry the commoner, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
  • Wallis Simpson was both a commoner and a divorcee. Therefore, Edward was forbidden to marry her.
  • Prince Charles married the divorcee Camilla Parker-Bowles.
  • Prince Willian and Prince Harry have both married commoners.
  • It is rumored the the Queen approved marraige to commoners in order to “prop up” the Winsor gene pool.
Queen Elizabeth II
  • Queen Elizabeth wears garish colors so that her security detail can easily see her.
  • The Royal Armor Group provides security for the Queen and Royal Family.
  • The RAG has a color code for the Queen’s clothing that determines her current mood.
Diana Alive in Crash
Diana was assassinated on orders from the Queen.

The Gangs of Disneyland

disney gangs

Gangs roam Disneyland. Turf wars and occasional fisticuffs occur however Disney tolerates these activities.

main street elite

Fashioned like biker gangs, these Disney gangs have vests, patches, probation and initiation rites. At last count, there are almost 100 separate gangs. It’s all fun and games until some gangs interact. Especially if they’re “DUI” or “Disney Under the Influence”. Yes, Virginia , Disneyland has places where beer is sold. These folks take Disneyland very, very seriously. With Park Passes in hand, they roam the park. They have been known to “claim” certain park benches or areas in the Park. “The Main Street Elite” for example claim um…Main Street.

There are many Disney social groups. The “Bikers” admit that they are on the weird end of the spectrum and like to emphasize that they there benign. They conduct fund raisers. Disneyland itself tolerates them because their number one rule is it fact, Disneyland’s number one rule.

“Do not damage the Disney Fantasy”

Gangs have sung to children on their First Visit. They pick up trash. Their code of conduct demands everyone follow park rules and not become “Treasured Guests”, Disney’s code word for disruptive visitors. Most “gangs” can be seen pushing strollers as they bring their kids to experience the “Magic of Disney”

How Bad Ass can you be pushing a stroller?

The Dark Side

Like people everywhere, there are assholes that screw up the Good Times for everyone. A civil lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court has revealed a dark undercurrent to the pastime. Of course they did, it is California. The head of one club has accused another of using gangster-like tactics to try to collect “protection” money for a charity fundraiser at the park. The walk was due to take place on September 11, 2016, to benefit families of the firefighters killed during 9/11.

It sounds like a Mob movie set in a theme park. The Main Street Fire Station 55 accused the White Rabbits of extortion, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Stop laughing.

Apparently, the White Rabbits offered to provide security for the fundraiser parade the Fire Station 55ers were holding for the low, low price of $500. That triggered the Rabbits and the fur flew.

Do you belong to one of these Disneyland social groups. If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Represent.