Recreating the Nostalgia of the 1950s and a Royal Wedding

  Why is it that we love the nostalgia of the fifties - and of course a royal weddingBut we do and the creators of Sylvanian families have tapped into it

Fairy Tales Do Come True!

As I am sure you know, The Royal Wedding was on April 29, 2011. There was much to do about this wedding, but none as cute and funny as this classic fairy tale comparison.You can’t make this up! We will let it speak for itself! “Bye for Now” from The Two WhosCece-one of The Two Whos

Fairy Tale or F*cking Fromage

I was driving to school a few weeks back listening to what BBC coined their “Royal Wedding Disco” when the DJ pulled out Journey’s classic “Don’t Stop Believing.”I almost ran my little Beetle right off the road....more

Please Stop Calling the Royal Wedding a Fairy Tale

Like the wedding of Charles and Diana, William and Catherine’s wedding has been referred to, over and over again, as a “fairy tale.”  Most of us are guilty of using commonly repeated words or phrases, such as fairy tales, without really thinking about what they mean.  But just a short mental reconnaissance through our beloved childhood “fairy tales” reminds us that every story from this genre worth its salt features a scary villain:  the nasty wolf dressed as the trusted grandmother; the evil stepmother; the bitter old crone who pu...more

Princess Kate - An Athlete Under the Tiara

With all the "Royal Wedding" talk going on, some people have been critical about the perception of royalty and where women stand in it. Princess Kate is looking to change that.The first princess with a degree, Kate was a commoner raised by an upper middle class family. She has a solid work ethic, which she gained from her partents, and yes, she did compete in sports....more

And if you thought the gum-wrapper chain was weird…

… well, allow me to introduce you to my thimble collection. I’ve just sat and stared at that sentence for a few minutes now before being able to continue typing. So, yes, my name is Susan and I have a thimble collection....more

I have hundreds of PEZ dispensers- not in original boxes.
Yep. weirder.

Linda ...more

The Concept of Royalty Bothers Me

Okay, the royal wedding is over, and yes I am purposively using lower case.  I understand that bright colors, sparkly things, and lifestyles that read like fairy tales can be attractive.  They do draw attention, and in that sense they are truly attractive. ...more

I see your point. I'm more of a covert ops type person myself .... I am a semiotic ...more

The Royal Wedding Kiss

We're disappointed with the lackluster peck exchanged by Kate and William at their wedding. We wanted passion, we wanted the Hollywood thing. If you think about it, in a sense, we're telling the couple that this -- their wedding -- isn't about them, that it's about us. We're a long way from Ancient Rome, but the roar of the Colosseum has returned in the form of global technology. ...more

The kiss thing really threw me for a loop. Wasn't it obvious in the fact the Kate was positively ...more

The Royal Wedding: A Much Needed Break From Reality

Every year has its ups and downs; but it seems like 2011 has already had its share of tragedies.  Between the high gas prices, the horrendous events that struck China, the verbal mud-slinging between Republicans and Democrats that could have ultimately shut down the government, the dangerous and debilitating storms that hit Alabama and many other states, it’s no wonder that people seem to be a little moody these days.  Many people have expressed their unhappiness with the much publicized coverage of the Royal Wedding which has occurred over the past few months.  “Why ...more

The Problem with Princesses

Disney has done us no favors, folks.  This morning I roused my sleepy 5 year-old out of bed and carried her into the living room to watch the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  I thought she would be delighted to see a common girl become a princess in real life before her very eyes. I was wrong.  She watched in awe at first, but before I knew it, she was on the ground kicking and crying.  It was a fit of tumultuous jealousy and pure rage....more

It's not as if she is going to actually live a perfect life.. it's a job 24x7, and even if it's ...more