April 24, 2002
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"Dear Sir Charles: I have become extremely confused lately. I know that a man of prestige and standing should not bark and flounce around like a dog, but I can not seem to help myself." Miss Manners has style, Marilyn vos Savant has a ludicrous I.Q., and Ann Landers has longevity. But do any of them have a ward who is eighty-fifth in line for the throne? Sir Charles Grandiose does, and he deigns to advise the whole vast spectrum of his social inferiors.
posted by snarkout (4 comments total)
I can't believe they actually used the Master Bates gag.
posted by Summer at 3:01 PM on April 24, 2002

Damn, i thought it was Charles Barkley. Doh.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:23 PM on April 24, 2002

How long is the line for the British throne? That is, how far back does somebody official keep count? The 85th in line presumably won't ever have a real shot at it short of a nuclear strike on Buckingham Palace during a big family reunion.
posted by Allen Varney at 7:32 AM on April 25, 2002

This list goes to 50. And this one goes to 100, but I don't know how "official" either one is. There are rules covering the succession, so nobody really has to keep an actual list.
posted by JanetLand at 10:16 AM on April 25, 2002

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