A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Prince Harry

I don't usually do paparazzi blogging, but recent news has revealed that Britain's Prince Harry is a man. He has gone to the front lines of Afghanistan to serve his country while others in Britain sleep peaceably in their beds, holding their manhood cheap. Harry has even gone so far as to say he doesn't particularly like Britain with it's bands of press vultures picking at his hide. He prefers to be with his men.

This is not uncommon among men who have tasted the simplicity and unique clarity that comes with warfare. Leaving the complexity of society and all the unnecessary crap associated with the media generated reality soap opera existence that is foisted upon us is truly enlightening.

I read with sadness Harry's plight as he was ordered to leave the theater of operations after the story of his presence broke over the internet. Then I noticed Harry's cap. Yep. I might just have to send him a Molon Labe cap. Good man Harry.

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Blogger phlegmfatale said...

I have long thought that Harry is made of stiffer stuff than the rest of the royals, bless 'im. He's earned the respect of a lot of people.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed the hat when they showed video of him on CNN the day the news broke. I think it slipped notice of many Americans as we are so used to seeing Old Glory worn by our boys over there. I pointed it out to my better-half who usually notes things "out of place" quicker than I do. I've heard no one else mention it until now.
God save the Queen.
God save Prince Harry...He's turning into quite a man.
Diamondback

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xavier: Not to take away from this young man's noble efforts to prove his manhood to himself, his family, and the world, but I would think you would credit Tamara as your source for some of the more colorful and evocative prose in your post. Al Terego

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Bob in Houston said...

I love the hat, especially the backside of it which says "We do bad things to bad people"

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And gentlemen in England, now a-bed

Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."


May chance Xavier should credit William Shakespeare........

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Or perhaps George Orwell

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh, I see...it was coincidence that Tam's post and yours pick up the same historical alliteration in commenting on the same event, albeit a few hours apart. Great minds think alike, yes? A.T.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Bob@thenest said...

I've never had much use for royalty, either the "real" kind or those who just act like it, but Prince Harry I could like a lot.

I wonder how he's going to handle the family expectation of a more subdued and subtle lifestyle, seemingly expected of British royals, after he's tasted the variety and openness of the real world. I'll bet he does very weil with it all.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

His time in Asscrackastan is going to be the only time in his life where he was just a normal person. Not a royal, not a tabloid spectacle, just a normal human being doing a job.

It's good that he got to do this. It'll give him some perspective that other royals may never have.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Jonathan said...

His time in Asscrackastan is going to be the only time in his life where he was just a normal person. Not a royal, not a tabloid spectacle, just a normal human being doing a job.

It's good that he got to do this. It'll give him some perspective that other royals may never have.
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Well except for his uncle, his grandfather and to a small extent his father.

Grendel

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

grendel,

Harry's father never served in combat. Those who are first and second in line for the throne are prohibited from combat operations, iirc. Hence my use of the word "may". William will never see combat.

12:18 PM  
Blogger The Hermit said...

I think the quote is so well known she just assumed people would know it was Shakespeare.

1:43 PM  

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