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'These Aren't Special People': Seinfeld Ridicules 'Absurd' Royal Wedding
The Daily Mail ^ | 04/14/2011 | Andrea MaGrath

Posted on 04/14/2011 9:18:28 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild

The Royal Wedding has divided the nation - some breathlessly counting down the days, others rolling their eyes over the growing excitement. And now Jerry Seinfeld has weighed in on the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, calling the wedding 'a circus act.' The comedian, promoting his stand-up show at the O2 on June 3, will undoubtedly

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TOPICS: Society; The Guild; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: noinvitationjerry; seinfeldisnotspechul; sourgrapes; whoisjerryseinfeld
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1 posted on 04/14/2011 9:18:31 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild
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To: Judges Gone Wild

It is funny to see Hollywood realize that they are just the useful idiots of the powers that be.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 9:20:28 AM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

He’s right. The attention being paid to these people is embarrassing.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 9:20:32 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I though he and his pals were in jail in Vermont or New Hampshire


4 posted on 04/14/2011 9:22:14 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Grunthor

It is absurd indeed..


5 posted on 04/14/2011 9:22:30 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: willyd

Its funny to hear a Hollywood entertainer ridicule anyone else for considering themselves more important than anyone else.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 9:24:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Judges Gone Wild

>>”We don’t have anything like that”

What about America’s Royal Family, the Kennedys?


7 posted on 04/14/2011 9:26:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Why? Its there party might as well let them have fun...


8 posted on 04/14/2011 9:26:42 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Judges Gone Wild

He may be right but he is a lib and Christian hater.


9 posted on 04/14/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

They are just as special as Seinfeld is.


10 posted on 04/14/2011 9:30:55 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Why can't some people be left to enjoy this event? I admit, there's certainly an element of fantasy to it, but what's Hollywood and why would they have any grounds for complaint? Competition?...

It's a couple getting married, albeit a "royal" couple. I think if it brings some joy in the lives of people, then great!

11 posted on 04/14/2011 9:31:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

They are not special and neither is Seinfeld.


12 posted on 04/14/2011 9:32:25 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: skeeter

Great post, skeeter. Seinfeld’s comments were the usual Hollywood boobishness and insularity.

There is always excitement in Great Britain over a royal wedding. Mostly because the royals do it up sooooooo beautifully. As someone who witnessed the opening of Parliament one year, I can attest to their genuis for pageantry. I’m now getting postcards from my English friends celebrating the event. Also, every street in England generally throws a “block party” on these occasions. I’ll probably watch to see her wedding dress. Absolutely nothing wrong with that!

Sadly, Kate Middleton is no Diana in terms of either beauty or charisma. Hope her marriage works out better,though.


13 posted on 04/14/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

open mouth, insert hoof...


14 posted on 04/14/2011 9:35:04 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: raccoonradio

Who can forget our own royal family? Those beautifully-orchestrated weddings where Uncle Teddie probably threw up on the bride and Papa Joe probably raped the maid of honor! How I long for those old days before we abolished the Kennedys!


15 posted on 04/14/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Well, the romance and spectacle of the thing has its appeal for many people, even here. I get that, and I’m a guy’s guy, myself. I can tell you I’d rather stay up and watch that for however long it’s on than the comparable number of “Seinfeld” episodes. Or even one, for that matter. Kate Middleton alone is worth it.


16 posted on 04/14/2011 9:36:07 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Judges Gone Wild
I don't give a fig, but unless I'm looking through this with the eyes of a British subject, my comments are irrelevant. It certainly means a lot to them, the Brits. We're the country, ex-British subjects, that told the monarchy to take a hike. But the Brits kept it on. If they want to make a big deal about it, that's their business.

p.s. My wife grew up in England, so this is a big deal for her. Even though she never wants to move back.

18 posted on 04/14/2011 9:39:20 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: raccoonradio

>>”We don’t have anything like that”

...we certainly do! As you said the Kennedys. The Clintons. The Cuomos. The kenyans.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Prince William and Kate Middleton are destined to be somewhat public individuals in the future

These people were not.

20 posted on 04/14/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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To: raccoonradio
What about America’s Royal Family, the Kennedys?

Are you kidding? We have THE MESSIAH!!!

21 posted on 04/14/2011 9:40:39 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: raccoonradio
We don’t have anything like that

As you point out, there are the Kennedys. And I don't recall being able to escape news about Chelsea's wedding.

Or the latest Hollywood "wedding" for that matter.

The royals are symbols of the nation at large, and of Britain's past and heritage. I personally wish Britain were more like it was, say, 100 years ago than it is now.

23 posted on 04/14/2011 9:42:45 AM PDT by jtal
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Bunch of incessant whiners on this thread.

Comedian is bad. Couple is bad. Hollywood sucks. She is no Diana, he hates Christians, what about the Kennedys, who cares about celebs...? Sheesh. Just jump off a bridge if everything offends you.


24 posted on 04/14/2011 9:43:46 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

It’s too early in the day to be drunk, WTH are you thinkin’?


25 posted on 04/14/2011 9:44:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: RichInOC
Or even one, for that matter. Kate Middleton alone is worth it.


26 posted on 04/14/2011 9:46:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: camle

What did you mean by that?


27 posted on 04/14/2011 9:46:45 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

What I find most funny about this thread is the apparent assumption for some that Seinfeld is NOT speaking as a comedian, but rather as a social commentator.

Uh folks, he’s a sarcastic comic making sarcastic observations.

Trying to deconstruct his comments so that they reflect poorly on him is silly. He is doing what he does.


28 posted on 04/14/2011 9:47:09 AM PDT by dmz
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To: subterfuge
Sheesh. Just jump off a bridge if everything offends you.

The only thing that offends me are Seminoles.

29 posted on 04/14/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Family Tree of Charles II of Spain Pictures, Images and Photos

A royal prince *NOT* marrying his cousin/sister is cause for celebration.

30 posted on 04/14/2011 9:48:49 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: dmz

“Hey, how ‘bout that Royal Wedding...what’s up with that?”


31 posted on 04/14/2011 9:49:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Judges Gone Wild

FUJS


32 posted on 04/14/2011 9:50:39 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Daffynition

Chopping my own penis off with a butter knife would be more funny and far more entertaining than Jerry Seinfeld could EVER be.

Your mileage may very.


33 posted on 04/14/2011 9:54:42 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Judges Gone Wild

I guess it takes a circus act to know one.


34 posted on 04/14/2011 9:56:11 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: dmz

“He is doing what he does.”

Yes. But his body of work is so shallow and vapid, I find it amazing he can look in the mirror in the morning after criticizing someone else for being shallow and vapid.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 9:58:44 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: miss marmelstein
If most Brits find a sense of national identity and traditional continuity in the ceremonies, then more power to them. Given the recent influx of none westerners into that country a little tradition is probably a very good thing.

Besides, I'm sick of the iconoclasts in this country who destroy our traditions for no other reason than thats what iconoclasts do.

36 posted on 04/14/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oztrich Boy

He’s so gay!


37 posted on 04/14/2011 10:16:42 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Yeah, they’re a circus act - but when the same type and degree of hoopla and media attention is given to butt-headed actors and actresses (and comedians) from Hollywood... now THAT’S show business!

Someone’s a little bit full of himself.


38 posted on 04/14/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Grunthor; raccoonradio; driftless2; albie; Oztrich Boy; tisket; jtal
I was going to post something about American royalty — but the other posters listed above beat me to it, and did a better job.

One day, this couple will likely be King and Queen of all 16 nations of the Commonwealth realm. As King, William would be “Head of State” for each of those nations (including the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand ...). Also, as King, William would be “Head of the Commonwealth”, an organization of 53 nations, with a population over 2 billion people. While the epicentre of wedding frenzy will be in Britain, the event will be meaningful for over 1/3 of the world's population.

We, in the Commonwealth realm, separate the roles of “Head of State” and “Head of Government”. We venerate the former, as the symbol of our respective nations (and a common link). We treat the later with no more or less respect than any elected politician deserves.

The U.S.of A. had a successful revolution, to rid itself of the Monarchy. By not separating the roles of “Head of State” and “Head of Government”; you have allowed many of the trappings of monarchy to slide back in, and rest on the office of the POTUS. Consider the pomp and circumstance surrounding the “State of the Union” address, and the excessive difference shown to the POTUS at these events.

39 posted on 04/14/2011 10:19:41 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Interesting point. Perhaps, one day soon, America will rid itself of it’s oppressive (and hidden) Head of State.


40 posted on 04/14/2011 10:24:07 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: Judges Gone Wild

They are “rich welfare”....


41 posted on 04/14/2011 10:25:02 AM PDT by geege
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To: skeeter

You’ve put your finger on it exactly. These royal events bring out in droves what’s left of patriotic British “subjects”. That’s a VERY good thing. I think when the Queen goes though, the whole country is going to fall apart. That is: unless Prince William turns out to have all her genes (which I doubt) and kicks his dad to the curb (which I also doubt).

And so many people in this country tear down our traditions because it seems to be the fun thing to do. This has always confused and appalled me. I love tradition. It’s what ties us to our past and future.


42 posted on 04/14/2011 10:26:42 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

There isn’t enough make up on earth to make that mug look good.


43 posted on 04/14/2011 10:27:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Remember: his father - that fat head Prince Charles - is going to get there first. Pity that poor country!


44 posted on 04/14/2011 10:28:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: ModelBreaker

After posting a dig at Seinfeld here on FR, I picked up my mail to discover my husband had just bought all of “Seinfeld” on Amazon! Actually, I think it’s one of the most brilliant shows ever created - and completely non-political.


45 posted on 04/14/2011 10:32:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Snickering Hound

The Spanish Royal family must have been insane to marry close relatives like that.


46 posted on 04/14/2011 10:32:43 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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To: Peter from Rutland
It never reigns but it pours.


47 posted on 04/14/2011 10:32:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

The couple is special to their families and to their countrymen. They seem like a delightful pair and I want their wedding to be all they hope it to be.

It becomes a spectacular when the same forces, that put Seinfeld where he is, are doing their thing — and his mouthing out on it.


48 posted on 04/14/2011 10:33:07 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

excessive difference — should be: excessive deference (doh!)


49 posted on 04/14/2011 10:35:42 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: subterfuge

Hey, modern day Hollywood DOES suck, Kate Middleton is NO Diana and the Kennedys ARE pathological freaks who vomit at weddings. Personally, I enjoy saying these things and have NO intention of jumping off a bridge.


50 posted on 04/14/2011 10:36:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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