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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Old Queen Moves Quickly...

Posted by on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 7:48 AM

QueenAssent.jpg the delight of queens young and old.


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@1 and@25:
On my screen it presents definitely as lilac!
(Periwinkle would be more blue, wouldn't it?)
Posted by migrationist on July 18, 2013 at 6:49 AM · Report this
Dr. Z 28
@25: technically, yes. The original original 1977 flag had a hot pink stripe at the top. However those were hand stitched flags. Demand for the flag spiked after the assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978, so hand-stitched flags were no longer practical; the materials for the pink strip were hard to obtain, so the number of stripes was reduced to seven, then finally stablized at six after about 1979-1980.
Posted by Dr. Z on July 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM · Report this
lolorhone 27
@26: Ophian is also a death metal band, which happens to be my one of my few musical blindspots.
Posted by lolorhone on July 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM · Report this
Ophian 26
Mr V @22, I had to look up Evilswarm...I didn't know there was an Ophion. Same etymology...different referent.

I rather like "Mr. O", very kind of Histoire d', or Kafaka, or Russian realist: Mr. O_____.

Appelez-moi M. O, s'il vous plait.
Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM · Report this
Ophian 25
@23, I see. The original original 1978 eight-banded flag means nothing to you. Fine.*

*And anyhow none of them used periwinkle...or is that a light lilac?
Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM · Report this
Posted by Nyckname on July 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM · Report this
Dr. Z 23
@1: the original design for the LGBT rainbow flag had seven colors (or colours, in this case) although it's rare to see that now. So "since when" would have been about 1980 or so.
Posted by Dr. Z on July 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM · Report this
And here I thought Mr O ran an Evilswarm deck.
Posted by vennominon on July 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM · Report this
Ophian 21
@19, gladly, lolo dear.

@20, welcome clashfan.
Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 3:31 PM · Report this
OMG, surrounded by word nerds and comparative religion dorks!

I've found my people!
Posted by clashfan on July 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM · Report this
lolorhone 19
@18: I stand corrected, serpentine. Apart from that, just take the compliment, dork. :)
Posted by lolorhone on July 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM · Report this
Ophian 18
@16, school drop-out, myself. But I am a comparative religion geek. Favorite topic: serpent as symbol, and its inversion in the Abrahamic traditions [Ophian is a reference to early gnostic 'snake' sects]. ;)

Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 17
@9 semicolon
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on July 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM · Report this
lolorhone 16
Ophian @14: I'm going to guess you at least minored in religious studies. I went to USF, a Jesuit university, for two years before I transferred to Berkeley and it made an impression. Which is my roundabout way of saying I find church nerds hot.
Posted by lolorhone on July 17, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 15
Matching hats... that's what I need. Thanks!
Posted by ScienceNerd on July 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Ophian 14
@12, The Queen is the Supreme Governor of the C of E, the Archbishop of Canterbury is in fact the head of the church. In any case I believe it was part of the legislation [to make it palatable to conservatives] that churches would have to "opt in" and the C of E was actually prohibited from doing so.

I think I have that mostly right.

@13, a great line.
Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM · Report this
lolorhone 13
Belize: Look at that heady sky.
Louis: Purple.
Belize: Purple? Boy, what kind of homosexual are you? That's not purple, Mary! That color out MAUVE.

Angels in America, Tony Kushner
Posted by lolorhone on July 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM · Report this
So... in the article, it said that the Anglican church still can't perform same-sex ceremonies. Anyone know why? Does the queen not decide that?
Posted by alguna_rubia on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM · Report this
treefort 11
@1 It's ROYGBIV! A proper science rainbow.
Posted by treefort on July 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM · Report this
merry 10
Yay!! It gets better in the UK, too!!

C'mon Scotland - and Ireland, too, but I know it'll take you guys a while longer.......
Posted by merry on July 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM · Report this
johnnie 9
I'm pretty sure that should be a period, not a coma, Right?
Posted by johnnie on July 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 8
Hah! The rainbow queens cracks me up. Thanks for that.

Oh, and yay for marriage equality in England & Wales. Now it's time for Scotland and Ireland to catch up.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on July 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM · Report this
Ziggity 7
@5: nice Baconcat baiting...

Hooray for the queer old dean!
Posted by Ziggity on July 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 6
@1 - I was going to say something about it being a metric rainbow, but I guess that would properly have ten colors.
Posted by MacCrocodile on July 17, 2013 at 8:44 AM · Report this
Fnarf 5
Yay! I take back all those mean things I said about the corgis.
Posted by Fnarf on July 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM · Report this
And my British straight marriage is still completely unruined. Who'd have thought. I did divorce once, but that was because he was a lazy slob, not because Elton John.
Posted by originalcinner on July 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM · Report this
The Crown's power to veto an act of Parliament is pretty much theoretical nowadays; the last monarch to veto an act was George IV in the 1820s, who several times refused Royal Assent to a bill that would have let Catholics hold public office (he did end up giving assent in 1829.) Royal veto has not been used since.

So regardless of the Queen's personal feelings, she had no effective choice but to give Assent; refusing would have caused a constitutional crisis and very likely would have ended the monarchy.
Posted by TechBear on July 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Huzzah! That dame has class!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 17, 2013 at 8:07 AM · Report this
Ophian 1

[But since when has it been Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet...Periwinkle?]
Posted by Ophian on July 17, 2013 at 7:59 AM · Report this

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