Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Watch Your Step.

Guests and servants leaving a room after seeing the Queen of England will no longer be required to walk backwards. The longstanding royal tradition of never showing your back to the Queen was lifted for safety reasons after Her Majesty redecorated most of Buckingham Palace using an M.C. Escher design motif.

4 comments:

Yessica said...

Awesome. I got to take a tour of the palace in 2000. (After Windsor Castle was damaged by fire, they needed to open Buckingham Palace to the public to raise funds for repairs.) It's so hideous and tacky -- it's as if they hired Donald Trump as the interior designer!

Jess said...

There's no accounting for taste.

MTV Cribs has ruined tours like that for me. I don't like how rooms are always roped off like a museum, and it's just one large sitting area after another. Where is the Queen's media room? When do we see the Queen's hoopties? What does Her Royal Highness have in the fridge?

V said...

play the drinking game to MTV cribs when it is on back to back to back to.. you get the idea. Every time they show the bedroom and pan to the bed if the resident says "and this is where the magic happens" take a sip.

ps. Mans Den

Jess said...

Gah! I hate when people say this is where the magic happens! Did you ever see Chris Angel's crib episode? He said that in every room.

Not really.

But I was channel surfing the other day and saw Chris Angel say, "Do you want to know the secret to success?" I continued to flip through channels so I never heard his answer. But isn't it a little sad to think that if there is a secret to success, Chris Angel knows what it is?