Wednesday, April 20, 2011

But we're British

BE THANKFUL we're Americans, for ours is a largely classless society. Not so in the UK. Here's how one upper crust Times writer eviscerated poor Kate Middleton, Prince William's bride-to-be: Hers is a tale of "shiny new money systematically raising a girl so perfectly to a prince’s eye level that she is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.” Daaaamn, as Chris Rock might say. That's cold. The Economist concurs: "Class shows up Britain at its worst." This reminds me of the scene in Titanic when Rose's disapproving mother (old money) reminds DiCaprio (no money) about his station in life. "Tell us of the accommodations in steerage, Mr. Dawson. I hear they are quite good on this ship." Jack: "The best I've seen, ma'am. Hardly any rats."

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