Oh for F sake

The heir to the Dutch throne was in the small eastern village of Rhenen on Queen\’s Day, April 30, where he entered – and won – a traditional village game of toilet-bowl tossing.

But speaking at a function in Rotterdam on Wednesday, the prince admitted he felt ashamed when hurling the orange-coloured ceramic potty given the lack of proper sanitary conditions in the developing world.

\”Here in the Netherlands there are towns that take part in the throwing of toilet-bowls for a laugh,\” he said.

\”I participated with a smile, but not without shame in thinking about the some 2.6 billion people around the world that do not have this most basic infrastructure to fulfil a daily need with dignity.\”

This is the sort of wibble the Dutch Monarchy is reduced to?

Something of a comedown for the family who led the centuries of battle for independence isn\’t it?

Mind you, ours talks to the daffodils so obviously these things happen…

8 thoughts on “Oh for F sake”

  1. Note we are always exhorted to be “ashamed” for having things poorer people do not, as if our having wealth causes poverty elsewhere.

    It’s the 21st century White Man’s Burden.

  2. Shitting and pissing in private is a quite recent and culture-specific development. When Versailles was built with no indoor plumbing but plenty of outside fountains the post of Inspector of the Royal Stool was highly prized.

  3. The horror is not that ours talks to daffodils, but that they talk back to him.

    He is totally f*cking doolally.

  4. Talking to the daffodils is silly. You get much better conversation talking to the roses.

  5. Philip Scott Thomas

    “Talking to the daffodils is silly.”

    Of course it is. You’re supposed to tell your troubles to the bees.

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