To find the Paddington memes so irritating and borderline offensive?
BarbaraVineFan · 12/09/2022 19:29
Getting lots of Paddington memes on my Facebook feed related to the Queen's death. Even saw a disgustingly twee one today with an image of Paddington and the Queen walking off into the distance hand in hand, with a caption something like 'I'm very tired now Paddington, will you take me to Philip now?' 🙄
Now I know the Paddington sketch from the Jubilee was mildly amusing, I enjoyed it at the time, but for some reason this mawkish and ridiculous association of a child's toy with the death of a respected leader is really pissing me off. Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same?
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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vera99 · 12/09/2022 21:09
They did back-to-back war songs on VE Day - I hated Vera Lynn by the end of it.
My favourite tribute so far.
People off their box at 3.18am pay tributes to the queen at Buckingham Palace with a Lego Princess Leia
megosaurusrex · 12/09/2022 21:19
CustardySergeant · 12/09/2022 21:10
megosaurusrex "I don't find the paddington thing offensive, I am surprised by the whole thing though, given it was only one sketch last year."
It wasn't last year, it was only 3 months ago, in June this year.
Oh yeah so it was! Makes it even weirder then
limitedperiodonly · 12/09/2022 21:20
@Antarcticant I sense a strong steak of pedantry in you and a reluctance to admit that like we all do from time to time, you exaggerated a bit.
You gave the impression that the Queen's life and achievements are being defined by a meme of her with Paddington Bear. That's just silly.
Neither is all the coverage of her in any way official. I might find it samey and bland but that's not like falling asleep and waking up in North Korea.
phishy · 12/09/2022 21:25
Glad the tide has turned on Paddington memes.
Last thread had mawkish, earnest statements like ‘I like to think it was actually Paddington...’ and ‘She wouldn't have done that if she didn't like him. E came to know him through his two films, it doesn't matter. It's their friendship now that counts.’
keeprunningupthathill · 12/09/2022 21:29
saraclara · 12/09/2022 19:45
I've got a great one for you poetry haters, shared on my local Facebook page:
Paddington sat down sadly
On a green and quiet glade
And pulled a sandwich from his little hat
Made With the nicest marmalade
He had heard sad news this very day
That the Queen's life had come to an end
He cried because that day they met
She had become his bestest friend
They had shared some tea
That very day when to the Palace he had been invited
He remembered he could hardly speak
He was so very very excited
He offered her his sandwich
Made with such love and care
She smiled at him and with a grin
She showed that little bear
That inside of her handbag
There was something she had made
And that She too kept a special sandwich
Made of the finest marmalade
Although he was just a little bear
And she a regal queen
Watching her take that sandwich out her bag
Was the best thing he had seen
He wondered if any body else would miss her
Now that she had gone
And his heart was filled up to the brim
When he turned his little phone on
He saw that Facebook had been flooded
With her pictures old and new
And that he himself that little bear
Was also in them too
Although today he is the saddest
That he has ever been
He will always lovingly remember
The day he had tea with the Queen
Ba ha ha ha ha. That's incredible. 'When he turned his little phone on!' Thanks for sharing.
Porcupineintherough · 12/09/2022 21:30
MrsRobinsonsHandprints · 12/09/2022 21:14
It saddens me that the Queen (and I am no Royalist) is being remembered for a skit. When the PM mentioned it my heart sunk, such a cheap remark. The Queen had a long and extraordinary life, the highlight of it was not Paddington.
^This! I'm not a royalist either but come on, the poor woman! Had a (really) long and interesting professional life serving her country and this^ is how we remember her?
Musti · 12/09/2022 21:37
It’s a very privileged old woman who has died surrounded by her loved ones. How bloody lucky is she? And all the peasants worshipping her very privileged feet whilst we face a very harsh winter. She must be laughing in her grave at all her gullible and stupid subjects
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