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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 12 December 2003 07:40 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mick Jagger knighted. Keith Richards calls honour a '(expletive) disgrace'.

LONDON (AP) — Mick Jagger sealed his place among Britain's establishment today, accepting a knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

"It's very nice to have honors given to you as long as you don't take it all too seriously," said Jagger, the 60-year-old prancing frontman for the Rolling Stones. He sported black suede and leather sneakers for the occasion.

He laughed off the abuse he has taken from fellow Stone Keith Richards, who has called the knighthood an "(expletive) disgrace.''

From: The right choice - Iggy Thumbscrews for Liberal leader | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 13 December 2003 12:29 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I say, does this mean that Sir Mick is now a "Street Jousting Man"?
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posted 13 December 2003 09:34 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's worth Jagger taking the "honour" just to spite snot-faced biddies like this one:

The announcement last year of Jagger's honour elicited a couple of angry letters to the Daily Telegraph. A Canadian woman whose husband, mother and grandfather all received honours wrote: "By giving a knighthood to a rogue like Mick Jagger, the prime minister has denigrated all the worthy recipients of honours from Her Majesty the Queen."

And yet, I'm amazed that Jagger can say this with a straight face:

"I don't think the establishment as we knew it exists any more," he told reporters. Honours are very nice, "as long as you don't take it all too seriously."

I read about Jagger getting ready to accept the knighthood a few weeks ago, and Richards' comments gave me a giggle. I was thinking, "How long before Jagger claims he's just jealous?" Sure enough...

Anyhow, I agree with Richards' sentiment. I don't mind honours for people who have been contributors to the country's culture or honour, but knighthoods are stupid. They're stupid because an unelected, privileged family confers them, and they're stupid because you're expected to call recipients by a title afterwards, not to mention that your wife gets a title too, which is ridiculous.

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posted 14 December 2003 02:01 PM      Profile for marcy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think such honours are indeed, the relics of time of infantile forms of 'government' (I guess that means both the Brits and we Canadians are still infantile) but at least the reason for making Mick a sir was honest. It was for service to British industry. It couldn't have been for humanitarian service, as the old stone has never, ever lifted a finger to help anyone other than himself. the guy's a Tory, for God's sake. Yech. As well, his truly insipid former 'wife' Jerry was a staunch admirer of the Iron Lady. This brings me to a relevant and related topic for Canadians - get rid of the monarchy, the sooner, the better.
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