Have you had to prep for the arrival of a major VIP (eg a Queen? a Head of State? the head of the United Nations) to your office or factory? What did you have to do? [more inside]
I have just finished Atoinia Fraser s biography on Marie Antoinette, and she talks in the beginning about the inter-relation of the French court with other European courts, esp. Holland and Austria, but also to a lesser extent England. She then talks about when Louis and Marie fled, they didn't seek aid in those courts, and none of those courts intervened explicitly or implicitly in rescuing the queen or her children. What's up with that?
Looking for songs that sound like I Need You Tonight (INXS), Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), and Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead). [more inside]
I am visiting London and would like to see the Queen at Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Need some advice on how best to do that. [more inside]
Is the 1998 Toyota RAV4 5-door able to transport a queen size mattress? [more inside]
If Prince William and Duchess Kate were to legally adopt a child, would that child take hereditary positions and title? If not, would the Queen have the power to bestow them -- that is, to declare a child to be in line for the throne? [more inside]
Where does The Queen (of England)'s original authority come from? [more inside]
Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from? [more inside]
I found an ant queen under a pile of compost in the garden. I've taken her, some of her colony, and a few larve/eggs and I put them in a mason jar. They've lived on my desk for about a week. The larve are all gone now, I suspect they've matured. And I just found where they hid the queen and it looks like she's starting to lay again. Now what? [more inside]
Blogger Steerforth of The Age of Uncertainty found an old picture which intrigued him, especially the figure in the center. He wonders in his blogpost if it might be Queen Victoria. Some commenters dissent. I'm curious about it myself. Can anyone shed further light on the image? [more inside]
Does anyone have a link to the Kenny Everett sketch where the Queen sings, "God save our gracious me" while cooking breakfast? [more inside]
Is there a mechanism enshrined in law by which the British monarchy could be removed by a popular vote?
Have you seen: Freddie Mercury in a kittycat sweater? [more inside]
Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
Could I have a case in the European Court of Human Rights against being subject to an unelected monarch? [more inside]
This is going to be a bit of a longshot, but when I was in Japan a few months ago, I heard a cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" sung presumably by a Japanese female, and I've been trying to find it ever since. [more inside]
My wife and I stayed overnight at a hotel a few weekends ago and came to the realization that our bed is truly horrific. Help us buy a new mattress! (details inside) [more inside]
Is the British Queen regnant/reigning King allowed into the City of London? [more inside]
So last night, I found what I think I've determined is an ANT QUEEN crawling across the carpet in front of my tv. I caught it. What in blazes do I do now? Make a little crown? [more inside]
There's a relatively recent(?) alt-rock song I've heard on the radio a couple of times in the last six months which sounds like I imagine Queen might sound if they were just starting out today. What/who is it? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I just moved to Seattle and are looking for new bars and hangout spots. This might be a long shot, but can anyone suggest places that are like The Garage or Rojo in Birmingham, AL or Cafe Coco in Nashville, TN? [more inside]
Does the Flash Gordon pinball machine from 1981 feature any sound effects with Queen music from the movie soundtrack ?
Looking for a song a friend heard played at a club this time last year. The only thing he remembers about it is a lyric something like "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the biggest QUEEN of them all?!" Anyone recognize it? Thanks in advance.
Why is it that Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" always plays back to back? [more inside]
In this day and age, why do England and other democracies continue with this whole monarchy thing? Seems a rather costly form of national pride. [more inside]
Moving, got new queen bed. I have a metal frame on wheels, but find the idea of rolling my bed around the room retarded. How do I make my bed stay put like the piece of furniture its supposed to be without spending the $$ for a wooden platform bed? [more inside]
LyricsFilter: Regarding word usage in Queen's "Fairy Feller's Master-stroke" ... what does "quaere" mean? [more inside]
PersonalPronounFilter: What's the origin of the word "Your" in "Your Honor," "Your Majesty," and "Your Excellency" (among many others)? Why not "My Majesty" or "The Majesty?" Isn't the Queen supposed to be the source of my majesty? She sure as hell doesn't get any additional majesty from me.
I just finished reading "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis (great novel!). It made me want to learn chess. I already understand how all the pieces move, but I'm lost when it come to chess strategy. What's a good beginner's guide that will help me learn to think like a chess player?