This week, the newest heir to the British throne, George Alexander Louis something something was born. Several friends have pointed out that the name reminds them of George Costanza, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis Dreyfuss —hence, Seinfeld. And as Stephen Colbert pointed out, Seinfeld was about what the Royal family actually does…. nothing.
I was shocked when my elderly parents raised a toast to the “birth of a new king”, something my 82 year old father exclaimed he never thought he’d live to see again. I was a little perturbed that they took an interest in it. But then again, we are from “British” Guyana, are of “British” Indian extraction, and are citizens of “British” Canada. So there you have it.
I really have no interest in any of it, except that I’m a fan of history. And I’ve decided that I will try to be less of a cynical asshole about these things, and actually be forgiving of people who want to celebrate pointless, but otherwise happy things. So if you want to celebrate the birth of a child, then that’s fine with me; it’s better than celebrating some pointless sports victory in which you likely had no role.
So, because people sort of seem interested, today’s quiz is all about British monarchy. As usual, the answers are at the bottom…