Monday, 18 May 2015

Happy Victoria Day!


For Canadians too, it's ALL about having a paid day off work when it comes to celebrating the Royal Family. And today is a favourite statutory holiday in Canada -- Victoria Day! So let's go camping, have a BBQ and drink beer! "Queen Who?" Who cares?

But we should feel sympathy for Victoria's unfortunate descendant, Queen Elizabeth II. It's hard to be Queen these days. The world is so full of upstart wannabes --


Even poor little Prince George isn't safe from the mockers and pretenders.


But even if the Queen doesn't like our disrespectful attitudes, she can't stay downhearted for long . . .


. . . because she has a cunning plan! Yikes!


So all together now, let's hear a rousing chorus of --


47 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

The last photo left me with a distinct desire to cough up a hairball.

Thank you for your kindness Debra.

anne marie in philly said...

WOO HOO! BBQ and beer! no tim bits?

freddie mercury - LOVE IT!

have a nice holiday; we in the colonies have next monday off for memorial day, the "official" start of summer.

strangelynaked.com said...

Wow, that guy...That guy has enough body/facial hair to cover every square inch of his body. There aren't enough lasers in the world to help that Sasquatch. Wait, is that guy Sasquatch!?! Also, unrelated, the Freddy Mercury one caught me in the smiles.

DEZMOND said...

funny how they celebrate the queen who was worse than Hitler and who enslaved and then exploited half of the world and killed dozens of millions.. but since she's a Western ruler... nobody notices this....

Mark said...

The dude who shaved his chest into the flag is the manliest act of patriotism I've ever seen. The best part about the royal wedding was indeed that it was a paid day off. I didn't even watch it. Enjoy your time off though.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

now that is some body hair! too funny!

Jeanne said...

Enjoy your (paid) day off! Now pass a burger, please. :o)

mxtodis123 said...

Have a great day off. Some great photos there, but that guy with all the body hair takes the cake.
Mary

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! These were hilarious, especially that last one. Hey, as long as it's a holiday, it's all good.

Kamyria said...

Ha ha ha That was a good one Debra!! Loved the last pic! Happy Victoria Day to you! I'm only in for a day off btw... lol

Vanessa D said...

I couldn't help but laugh at this post. Thank you for a delightfully silly read on a holiday Monday.

laurie said...

oh my,,


still laughing!!!
Happy Victoria Day to you!!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Happy Victoria Day to you. These photos were all a hoot.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I love that costume. So creative. What I don't love is that shorn hairsweater. Dude looks like a yeti that got attacked by a lawnmower.

Debi said...

A bit " saucy" I see! Cheers! To my neighbours , thanks for the crappy weather from your Orange province!
We had one sunshine day, poured rain otherwise!
Paid holiday! Yippy! With fireworks! I loves Queens!

Brewella Deville said...

Enjoy your holiday.

By the way, I find the man-scaping trend kind of ridiculous, but if that last guy was my son, I'd drive him to the salon myself. Dang.

Anne O'Leary said...

Retaking the Colonies is my favourite. I've heard that every time she visits the US, it is protocol to invite them back into the Commonwealth. Of course she's not holding a weapon when she makes the offer.

Enjoy your day off dear!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I think we'll never get bank holidays, but they might all close soon!

My squirrel, Ruby, says she's the queen.

mistress maddie said...

May you enjoy a lovely Victoria Day......now go have that beer!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Usually with a string of funnies like this, I have a favorite. All of these are my favorites. Thank you for the laughs, Deb.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

We are snowing today. But I'll take a beer and the day off for sure!! Happy Monday!

Magaly Guerrero said...

That royal baby Halloween costume is hysterical! And I quite admire Canadians' views on the holiday, lol!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy Victoria Day! That is a fantastic Halloween costume that dude has on.

Jim said...

God save the QUEEN! Always loved Victoria Day holiday! And I can say I am happy to live in Canada!
That last pic left me speechless!

JACKIESUE said...

that last one was just too creepy for words.

turquoisemoon said...

gawd!!! too funny!!! and ewwww that last one. hahaha! Thanks for my daily laugh~snort

CraveCute said...

How do you find these photos!?? They are just hilarious! Love the one with the transforming image on the money! But all of them make me LMAO!!

They Come Along said...

Have a great day off! Enjoyed the photos. lol

Adam said...

I like that clever costume of baby George

Missy George said...

Thanks for the chuckle!!!!!

Guillaume said...

In Québec we celebrate la Fête des patriotes. Before it was something else. Good, because I don't like any queen, except those played by Cate Blanchett.

Dr. Theda said...

She could probably do a better job at running things here if She did "retake the Colonies"...
ans liked the gif.. of money....
a great day to you dear Lady Debra...

Sparkless said...

I keep forgetting it's a holiday let alone what holiday it is. Happy Victoria day except that last guy, he's just creepy!

Linda said...

Hahaha! Hilarious!
Hope you had a great long weekend....
We sure did!
Have a great week Debra...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Dr. Theda said...

Thank you for the wonderful "Birthday Comment"....
...Yes we are "Creepy"... and thank you for the "complement"...
Bless you a great week to you and yours.... Stacey / "the Doctor"....

Jono said...

I didn't realize until mid morning why so many Canadians were stopping in to shop. Then I looked at the calendar. Personally, I wouldn't mind being a British subject. After all, me mum was a Brit.

Janie Junebug said...

This post is hilarious, except the last photo makes me feel a little bit like throwing up. I want a Victoria Day. I saw one of her bonnets in a museum. It was so small. Does that mean she had a very small head because she had a very small brain? I don't intend my question to be an insult to royalty. It's mere curiosity.

Love,
Janie

Rosemary said...

Hope you had a great Victoria day - at least you know who she was

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

The manscaping made me gag. Ugh.
Happy Victoria's Day!

Insomniac’s Attic said...

Beer AND wine for me, plus sitting around a fire! No camping though .. I'm too old to sleep on the ground.

I do love the May long though. Always makes me laugh when it snows (like it did again this year) and I remember all those good times when the tent roof caved in from the white stuff. :)

Madilyn Quinn said...

Haha, this is great! I live in America, but I'd always heard nobody really cared about the royal family all that much.

Professor Chaos said...

I think we here in America might be better off if she did retake the colonies.

And in honor of Victoria: https://youtu.be/i4VdcMXVO_g

Lauren Farrow said...

OMG, I never knew there was a Victoria Day! And you get the day off work. That is awesome. I

Americans get Memorial Day this weekend! I didn't even realize this until yesterday but I am psyched.

I hope you have a wonderful Victoria Day.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hahaha, I love Freddie, so this really made me laugh. Brilliant.

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoy the day!

Riot Kitty said...

The Freddie Mercury one is perfect!

psychelyn said...

The last pic-patriotism to the next level!