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  1. 16 points
    Just in case The Queen is reading this in her final moments I'd just like to share with you all a funny family moment that we shared with Her Majesty. We went on a trip to London and were outside Buckingham Palace sightseeing when the big black gates opened and a car drove towards us and through the gates - we were the only people around, no crowds just the 5 of us. As we casually looked in the back of the car there was The Queen herself looking out. My wife's face was one of excited bemusement and she started waving frantically - she must have looked comical because we all saw The Queen look at her and then uncontrollably chuckle to herself as if 'who the fuck else did they think would be coming out of Buck Pal in a big Daimler'. She then gave her a little wave back. This will always be a favourite memory of a moment we shared with The Queen and how we will always think of her. May your final moments be peaceful and thank you for being such a wonderful sovereign for our country.
  2. 16 points
    I don't really have anything to add that hasn't already been said, but I'm impressed at how the DL servers are holding up so far
  3. 15 points
  4. 13 points
    Ma'amageddon In 1932, psychologist Harry Harlow conducted a famous experiment on the nature of maternal bonds. Infant rhesus monkeys were presented with two inanimate surrogate mothers – one made of wire, which provided milk, and one made of cloth, which did not. Overwhelmingly, the monkeys bonded with the cloth mother, visiting the wire mother only to feed, thus demonstrating the importance of contact comfort to an infant's development. Harlow then conducted a follow-up experiment with a third mother, this one made of stolen diamonds. This mother would too be inanimate, possessing no identifiable personality traits or intelligence, but would also provide no nourishment and not be physically accessible – the monkeys would simply be shown a picture, and told "this mother is richer and more powerful than you". While monkeys with self-respect and dignity naturally rejected the diamond mother, an unusually deferential contingent of monkeys genuflected before her, instinctively subservient in the face of power, accepting and even craving their own personal immiseration in her name. Harlow, harrowed by his findings, abandoned the experiment and deported this profoundly maladjusted monkey contingent to a rainy and inhospitable island to keep them away from the civilised world. That island later became known as "Britain", and the monkeys evolved into what we now know as "British people". Queen Elizabeth II, socialite and tabloid star, has died at the age of 96. If there's one vaguely nice-sounding thing that every obit struggling to come up with a tangible positive fact about the Queen has to say, it's that she was "always there" – and that's certainly true when it comes to the Inverse Dead Pool, where she appeared on a majestic 43 out of 48 teams, this year's 6th most popular pick. This means revolution on the leaderboard, with former top 3 @Pedro67, @theoldlady, and @Newjack all finding themselves guillotined for the treason of ranking her too high. They're succeeded by @Philip, who gallops from 13th to 3rd as one of the few players who evidently knew his grieving widow well enough not to pick her at all; @Sean, who "only" incurs a 10-point penalty and returns to 2nd in the line of succession; and @YorkshireBanker, whose measly 4-point gain anoints them to the current Inverse Throne. Hopefully they're the banker in charge of updating all the currency, because they clearly know what they're doing. They're not the only ones benefitting from only slightly not thinking the Queen would die – just 5 points for @Joey Russ, who arises to 6th, just 3 points for @ThereWillBeDeaths7, who rides a gilded carriage from 26th to 10th, and just 0 points for @Sir Creep and @CastAway, who make like Prince Andrew and jump into the teens. Meanwhile at the bottom of the leaderboard, @Hell has not been burnt by the Queen (though one can't say the reverse is true). This means our new last in line to the throne is @chilean way, who falls down like London Bridge, their 25-point penalty bringing them to an apropos number of doom: 96. As we're almost all red-faced this week, let's experiment with a new column to signal who the actual risers and fallers are: GAINED TOTAL 1. ▲ YorkshireBanker +4 14 2. ▲ Sean +10 18 3. ▲ Philip 20 4. = machotrouts +14 21 5. ▼ Pedro67 +19 22 6. ▲ Joey Russ +5 23 7. ▲ BuffaloPhil +10 25 8. ▼ theoldlady +20 26 9. ▼ Newjack +21 27 10. ▼ Sideik +19 28 10. ▲ ThereWillBeDeaths7 +3 28 12. ▼ An Fear Beag +16 30 13. ▼ gcreptile +18 33 13. ▲ LizLemon +12 33 15. ▲ Book +13 35 16. ▲ Banana +14 36 17. ▲ Sir Creep 37 18. ▲ CastAway 38 19. ▲ YoungWillz +15 39 20. ▼ CaptainChorizo +22 40 20. ▲ Spade_Cooley +8 40 22. ▼ Funeralopolis +21 41 22. ▼ GuyFromFuture +21 41 22. ▼ Nick +19 41 22. = Toast +18 41 22. ▲ The Unknown Man +13 41 27. ▲ deadsox +11 42 28. ▼ Predictor +22 44 28. ▼ MortalCaso +18 44 30. ▼ MariNisia +24 46 31. ▼ wannamaker +20 47 31. = The Old Crem +16 47 33. ▼ Pedro67's wife +24 48 33. ▼ drol +20 48 35. ▼ Grim Up North +25 49 36. ▼ TQR +17 50 37. ▼ Death Impends +19 51 38. ▲ Bibliogryphon +17 58 39. ▲ Great Uncle Bulgaria +21 62 40. ▼ BabyBlue +24 63 40. ▼ Annami +23 63 42. ▼ Perhaps +20 64 43. ▲ machotrouts' mum 70 44. ▼ msc +23 73 45. ▲ Hell 81 46. ▼ Neobrakeon +25 83 47. = Doulton +13 85 48. ▼ chilean way +25 96
  5. 13 points
    As some have said, it’s still odd to read ‘King Charles III’. Maybe the subheading of this thread should be ‘The artist formerly known as Prince’?
  6. 13 points
    I'm not British nor a royalist. But the fortitude of a 96-year old woman barely standing and suffering from a terminal Illness still finding the strength to meet the new PM and absolve her duties is only to admire. You'll miss her.
  7. 12 points
    Incidentally, just confirming she qualifies for a q/o by the looks of this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61605149
  8. 12 points
    My condolences to the UK and to the British people on this website.
  9. 12 points
  10. 12 points
    She can't leave yet, this thread hasn't reached 200 pages.
  11. 11 points
    Even I don't believe in that shit.
  12. 10 points
    Phillip came to me today, and said it was time to go. I looked at him and smiled, as i whispered that "I know" I then turned and looked behind me, and seen I was asleep. All my Family were around me, and I could hear them weep. I gently touched each shoulder, with Phillip by my side. Then I turned away and walked, with My Angel guide. Phillip held my hand, as he lead the way, to a world where King's and Queens, are Monarch's every day. I was given a crown to wear or a Halo known by some. The difference is up here, they are worn by everyone. I felt a sense of peace, my reign had seen its end. 70 years I had served my Country, as the peoples friend. Thank you for the years, for all your time and love. Now I am one of two again, in our Palace up above. Poem written by unknown author Reposted from a Facebook Friend..
  13. 10 points
    She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territory Service as soon as she turned 18, despite the protestations of her parents. BTW I am by no means a royalist either but your idiotic thread creation and your deliberately truculent attitude should probably do a bit of shuttyfuckups for now. Advocate for a republic without shouting in everyone’s faces like a prick.
  14. 10 points
    The vast majority of us in the UK have no idea what it’s like to not have Her Maj as a figurehead. She was a constant, she never stopped. Even two days before her death she was talking to Tory cunts on our behalf. Royalist or not, to varying degrees, we mourn.
  15. 10 points
    Pressing refresh on deathlist.net
  16. 10 points
    Unexpected source calls it first.
  17. 10 points
  18. 9 points
    She is a hit for @Perhaps, @Yvonne, @Great Uncle Bulgaria, @theoldlady, @Torva Messor, @Book, @The Old Crem, @John Key, @Bibliogryphon, @The Daredevil, @Annami, @Johnnas, @The Unknown Man, @msc and @Kenny CONGRATULATIONS ALL!!!
  19. 9 points
    Tributes continue to pour in:
  20. 9 points
    I'm absolutely devastated. What an extraordinary woman. What a moment in our nation's history. I don't know what else to say. Working right up until the end. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.
  21. 8 points
    Advice to British primary schools in the wake of recent events
  22. 8 points
    In this time of nationally mandated deep sorrow, here’s a healthy reminder that, despite the profundity of the situation, 10 days of national mourning does not mean you have to be mournful throughout. For the sake of your mental health, whenever you feel like it, get rid of the sombre tones of BBC Radio or Global Player and stick some upbeat music on. Turn the telly off. Stop following the rolling news. And don’t feel guilty about doing any of that. Go back to doing, saying and listening to things that make you smile.
  23. 8 points
    God save the Queen! I really hope this isn't the end
  24. 8 points
    Up there with Sandy walking out of Big Brother 3, definitely.
  25. 8 points
    She won't go in the immediate future but do have doubts now about her making the 100
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