I can now reveal, exclusively, the latest royal baby will not be named Fred, as I’d earlier suggested, or George Alexander Louis, as incorrectly quoted by various lamescream media.
It/he will be Adolph Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in recognition of his Germanic antecedents.
‘Adolf’ was a common name for newborn babies in German-speaking countries in the 19th century and early 20th century until the end of World War II,” says the Wikipedia going on:
“Due to the stigma with the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the name ‘Adolf” is now rarely given as a forename to males.
“The name is still common among now-elderly people. Adolf Dassler, the founder of Adidas, ended up using his nickname “Adi” in his professional life and for the name of his company.
“Similarly, the French version, Adolphe — previously a fairly common name in France and also the name of a classical work of French literature — has virtually disappeared, and the Italian name Adolfo has suffered a similar fate.”
I’m a Brit, or least I was until many decades ago I became a Canadian citizen. My parents immigrated to Canada way way back so I was raised here, but I was born in London, England, smack in the middle of World War II and if I’m proud of anything to do with the UK, it isn’t the untrammeled excesses that’ve been the hallmark of so many princes and princesses and Kings and Queens only in England, but elsewhere, it’s the courage shown by millions of ordinary British citizens during the Blitzkrieg.
Of course, much the same fortitude was shown by citizens of Dresden and other German cities obliterated by the British in retaliation.
But that’s another story …
Back at the ranch house, or, I should say, Buck House, the celebrations continue and people everywhere laud and applaud the new arrival of the third in line to the throne.
However ,“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire :“
The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply” — Nathan Rothschild.
Meanwhile, they’ll make movies and TV specials about it/him, and while everyone is going gaga about the latest new royal baby, what about all those not-so-Royal babies in Africa and elsewhere who are helplessly starving to death every day while the world watches?
Social media advertisers are also going bananas over the new baby. To them, it/he represents all kinds of golden opportunities to thrust their products down the throats of hapless ooing and ahing online citizenry everywhere, whether they like it or not.
According to the New York Times, “Amid the baby frenzy in the news media, advertisers took to Twitter and Facebook to send congratulatory messages to the royal family, with brands including Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Pampers publishing posts inspired by campaigns the companies had begun before the birth. While the digital media reaction to the campaigns was decidedly mixed, they were examples of how brands are increasingly trying to become part of news-driven cultural moments.
An advertisement for Coca-Cola featured two bottles of the soft-drink with the names “Wills” and “Kate” on them in a congratulatory toast. “Time for a royal celebration,” read the caption, followed by the Twitter hashtag #ShareACoke. The idea came from the company’s “Share a Coke” campaign in New Zealand and Australia, where the bottles were labeled with names common in those countries, said Andra London a global communications manager at Coca-Cola.
“We didn’t want it to be about pushing a product,” London is quoted as stating.
“We wanted it to be about the happiness of the occasion because that’s where our brand values lie.”
By Wednesday afternoon, the ad had received more than 10,000 “likes” on Facebook and was shared about 1,700 times, the story adds.
But there are some who’d prefer to, “never hear another peep about the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton,” says ABC News continuing:
“For that group, “the flood of news and Facebook and Twitter updates about the new baby seems inescapable, but it doesn’t have to be
Here’s how you can block the news of the new 8-pound, 6-ounce royal baby on Facebook and Twitter:
1. Install Unbaby.Me Plug-In for Chrome
Sure, the Unnbaby.me plug-in for Google Chrome browsers was designed by a software developer who just wanted to block photos of his friends’ newborns, but it works for any baby, even if it is heir to the throne.
You can install this extension here for Chrome browsers. Once installed, you can adjust the keywords that the software blocks. We’d suggest adding “royal baby,” “royal baby boy,” “it’s a boy” and then, of course, the official name, once it is released.
The software automatically replaces the photos and posts about the baby with a photo of a cat, although you can sub in photos of dogs or a beach. This solution only works in Chrome with the Twitter.com and Facebook.com websites.
2. Set Up a Twitter Filter in Tweetdeck
If you use the Tweetdeck Twitter application on your computer, there is a very easy way to filter out content from your feed about the royal baby. On your timeline, select the arrow on the top right of the column and then select the drop-down menu with the word “content.” In the “content excluding” field, type in the terms you’d want to block, including “royal baby,” “it’s a boy,” “Kate Middleton,” and more. That should remove tweets with those words from your feed.
3. Close Your Eyes
When those things fail, it’s best to just rely on old-fashioned techniques: close your eyes and ignore. Sure, the The Guardian has made it a bit easier with a button to hide all of its royal coverage, but just try and skim over the headlines. It will all be over soon.
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