Sunday, 6 May 2012

Distressed

Oh dear, what is going on here?

John Lewis, an otherwise splendid emporium, has been caught in film* selling Distressed Union Jack tablecloths. 

Perhaps a distressed flag is appropriate for a distressed nation that is no longer the power it pretends to be.

Well, old Blighty will have the last laugh. Just wait until we send King Boris the first abroad of state visits. The prospect of his arrival will surely strike fear into less happier lands...

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of Majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise;
This fortress built by Nature for herself,
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands;




*What is the modern equivalent of "caught on film"? Caught on file?

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