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This international comparison of the remaining aristocracy, specifically princesses, which has unfortunately continues to afflict various countries probably needs no comment.

A quick glance at the Japanese princess-idol should tell you all you need to know…

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    Comment by mi
    11:55 26/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she looks cute in that glasses O_o
    *nosebleed*

    Comment by lord_jagganath
    05:54 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Royalty is indeed a created thing... after all what makes one more fit to rule than another person other than the ability to lead ( which shouldn't be hereditary) BUT!!! Since they already are there, why depose them? .. each of those monarchies make tonnes of their own money through investments and the fact that they own large tracts of land ( now, If you start talking about how it wasn't theirs and shit like that....go fly kites, you commie bastard) In the UK, The royal family itself pays taxes on their incomes ETC ETC. also, the burden of being a figurehead that can remain constant in a sea of change should in fact be welcomed, as such these times need them all the more. They are less taxing on the nations coffers as opposed to the bloody politicians who are really sucking our blood.....
    Mos Importantly, they serve as a cover for more of the stupid things that go on in Parliment. Eg> if USA were a monarchy, Clinton wouldn't have to suffer the ignomy of being outed, Nixon wouldn't be harrassed and Bush would've been put in his place 4 years ago.... SO , who agrees that the monarchy is the perfect foil for the nations' trouble eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 31/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "don't like her? whatta ya mean you don't like her? she's beautiful, she's rich, she's got huge.... tracts of land"
    sorry couldn't resist

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 01/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    while I was in bed last night, I realized that the second question should be "what's wrong with her?" oh, process-of-falling-asleep, why must you always bring up my failures?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 01/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    also, it may be that I mixed up the sequence of "rich" and "beautiful" O.o

    Comment by KHANblog
    02:58 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it should be hereditary. they beat us to it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 27/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actualy, pointing out to the obviously misinformed Artifact.
    The Royal family in the uk DO pay tax.
    The only difference between them and us is that they have a lot of money.

    Comment by Wild Goose
    22:45 24/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Is there a royal good for anything else?"

    England's Prince Harry is good for patrolling and calling in airstrikes, being a certified FAC.

    Comment by M4verick
    11:15 05/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is like the new's pupil from sayounara zetsubou sensei dainiki XD

    Comment by KHANblog
    07:23 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    republics disgusts me.

    Comment by KHANblog
    10:12 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MelancholyMomo said:
    Its probably a bit late.. >_>..

    but I do know one good example of Royalty doing good..

    The British monarchy.. >_>..

    Yes, some could argue that some members of their family spend far to much, and live a life that is far to lavish.. but they do in the long run contribute to the British economy and society..

    all I really need to say is.. Buckingham palace.. Whenever you go to anywhere near there you will see countless tourists taking pictures and annoying the guards..

    Royalty can bring tourism to a country.. hence money..

    The Queen, and now quite a few members of the Royal family are also ambassadors..

    If the Queen for example publicly supports a humanitarian organization, it will in the long run lead to countless contributions by other people, and also it will highlight that particular organization worldwide..

    I don’t really care in the end.. just saying..

    That there are some benefits with having a Royal Family.. its just that those benefits are often ignored.. >_>..

    Dude I can think of billions of ways that monarchy pwns a republic any day and can be significant and relevant to our lives too. And I don't live in a monarchy. If one one I learned in living in a republic is that republics suck. ASS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPbTSFIbdK8&feature=channel_page [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPbTSFIbdK8&feature=channel_page]

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'am from thailand, the girl in above picture is not princess she is just a actress.

    Comment by KHANblog
    03:00 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    shit republics are known as shit.

    Comment by gmx555
    00:00 07/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From Thailand. That Thai girl is not princess, but she is just an old actress.

    Comment by kasei
    05:11 14/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spanish princess is a fake. I'm spanish and I don't know who is she. Maybe from another 'Spain'...

    Comment by razer_jt
    00:33 16/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    as far as I know the glasses were photoshopped on to the hime. Then again hehe, as they say somethings just don't go the way they are suppose to.

    Comment by Ayu
    06:35 16/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    shopped - Aiko sama doesn't wear glasses! o_o

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    Comment by metatron
    09:43 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan's Hime is loli moe =3

    Comment by Sunstreaker
    21:54 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have the Japanese ninja photographers got a pantsu shot of their princess yet? Bragging rights awaits for the first man to succeed.

    Comment by fogger
    04:18 10/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    nahhh I have seen manga and dounshy made fun of anything (the Pope, Bush, Bin Laden any religious figure ever)but never a glimpse of humor for their empy, for example in a "political" manga like 20th century boys we have most of the political personalities of the world but a japanise emepereor is neither mentioned or implied ,and I don't remind to have seen anyone in manga or anime too

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 17/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    go read the manga, "Ichi the Killer" and "Akumetsu"

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    Comment by Artefact
    08:18 10/11/2008 # ! Inadvisable

    That's a very interesting point you raise...

    Comment by Adrian
    05:31 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loli idol princess FTW! ^^

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    Comment by Emperor
    05:05 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    So for the UK its Zara Phillips but she isn't technically a princess yet due to her mother wanting her to be officially titled. Still though she is the prettiest princess of the royal household.

    Comment by W
    03:01 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hi from Spain.

    Hmmm I don't know who is that girl that appears like princess of Spain but isn't noone of the 3 current spanish princesses.

    By the way, Japanese hime is really cute (^-^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:36 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're right. That's not any of our princesses.

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    Comment by Roy
    02:57 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aww.. The japanese princess is cute, I want her on my money.

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    Comment by King of Hentai Gods
    05:35 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wanna be the Prince so I'll be the King of Japan lol, I will allow sex in the public, perhaps even better than Amsterdam

    Comment by Detailoid
    03:41 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see they picked the younger of the two Swedish princesses... Amusing.

    Comment by Kman
    08:15 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's the one who got the looks ;)

    Comment by Efreet
    04:49 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Liechenstein - two princesses?

    Well either way, they both look kinda young. But not as 'moe' as the Japanese princess, especially in the second pic.

    I say, will there be a swimsuit round? (Notoriously used in 'World' contests)

    Comment by Guin の怒り
    04:50 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just what do you mean by " unfortunately continues to afflict various countries probably needs no comment"?

    Who are you to Judge another countries culture?

    And don't most of those countries only have their Royalty as non-governmental figure heads? ie. England.
    They are like symbols of their respective countries.

    Maybe for exception of Jordan.

    "A quick glance at the Japanese princess-idol should tell you all you need to know…"
    Q: what am i supposed to know ???

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    Comment by Artefact

    One is quite right to judge the culture of others according to whatever values one happens to hold - or do you support slavery, torture and murder, when they are part of a "culture"?

    I expect you are actually only prepared to tolerate small, relatively cosmetic differences in culture.

    Anyway, I couldn't care less about their culture - I was making a political statement. Monarchy is an abomination, and these aristocratic figures represent the last vestiges of ambominable tyranny centuries old. Even now these parasites continue to leech billions of dollars from taxpayers to no good end.

    Free men would be better off without them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't every government worldwide?

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    Comment by Karma
    10:50 09/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    We have a "monarchy" in Sweden, but... it's just a pretty doll house with puppets. Puppets which we, the tax payers, pay for... just as you mentioned.

    We have a king and queen and all that, but they have zero power. They are only for show, something to put on our coins, and do no more damage than cost us a little money in forms of tax.

    Personally, I want them gone. Not gone as in dead, of course, just dethroned and put to some actual use as useful citizens. Our king could perhaps be hired somewhere as a comedian - that would be cool. He's a rather funny and light hearted man, after all.

    Comment by Svinto
    06:36 05/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like our Swedish monarchy.

    Sure, we pay them to living their titles but they are a face out representing our country (a good one I might add, our king is awesome).

    They also bring in money from tourism on special events (as in marriages, which our oldest princess is preparing for right now :D ).

    It feels bad that they are born into their roles but nowadays they can decline their position.

    Comment by Guin の怒り
    15:32 11/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "One is quite right to judge the culture of others according to whatever values one happens to hold "
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    First of all save your indignant tone. Yes anyone can pass judgement on anyone else based on their views and beliefs. My point was that YOU made an ambiguous statement. And that maybe people from the respective countries would be offended. Because now a days the supposed "Royalty" are mostly figure heads.(with the exception of Monaco and Jordan)And even though YOU don't care about other's cultures in making YOUR political statement,you can't deny that these "Royals" are part the countries heritage whether they (the people,the royals)like it or not.You can not separate culture from their current form of government.
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    "or do you support slavery, torture and murder, when they are part of a “culture”?"-
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    Don't give me that generalized B.S. Your post gave the impression of holding the Hime accountable for the evils of their ancestors.They had no control of the circumstances of their birth. Or did you?
    And by the logic that you stated above YOU and I should be DAMMING the Japanese for the tragedies in their past. Their treatement of the Ainu people ,the Koreans, the Chinese in Nanking. All cultures are guilty of the crimes that you mention.All governments too. Just look at the History of the United States. The US abolished slavery AFTER the Europeans.And the US is a supposed democracy "where all men are created equal". One more thing how many of the countries featured have totalitarian governments in which the people have no say? Like i stated before. I believe most those countries are now democratic.And if those people really wanted to change things they will. Take for example The Elections in the US.Change is possible.
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    "I expect you are actually only prepared to tolerate small, relatively cosmetic differences in culture."
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    The above statement is something you should apply to yourself.Since you "couldn’t care less about their culture". Was i the only one that saw that the vagueness in your post implied an insult in the sense that you portrayed them to have lamentable cultures. In fact when you said "i couldn’t care less about their culture". That's an insult right there. Don't talk to me about tolerance. Did you stop to think that maybe the people of these countries want their figure-heads.Because again it's part of THEIR culture and tradition. Or are you going to sit there and tell me that you know what is going through the minds of said countries citizens? Because I don't. I have no clue to what each of them is thinking. It seems to me that you are the one who lacks tolerance. You criticize these countries for haveing Monarchys(figure heads) and yet fail to see That these Aristocrats are PART of these people's acculturation.And that they are only a temporary phase in these countries civilizations. Because once the people truly have no more need of them .They(Royals) will be gone to the pages of history.
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    Now in response to your last pargraph. This was the only one that answered two of the four questions i posed. And if your post had not been so dam vague to begin with i would not be having this discussion. And to prove my point on this last matter,just read the first five comments to this post. Then read the comments after ^Emperor^.Six of them missed your political statement as well.Hell eleven out seveteen people that commented MISSED your whole political point! Thats majority and thats how vague you were.

    `nuff said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 24/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where can we find this rational meritocracy?

    Oh, and did you know that 4 of the highest GDP per capita countries (according to CIA factbook) have some form of monarchy?

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    Comment by Artefact
    16:04 11/11/2008 # ! Inadvisable

    What on earth gives you the idea that I was interested in being specific in my castigation of monarchy? Are you familiar with what an "aside" is?

    I couldn't care less about their culture, history, creed, aspirations, etc. My detestation for monarchy is based on the observation that only rational meritocracy yields real prosperity in the modern world.

    And finally, I never claimed to be tolerant. I certainly do not tolerate illiberal forms of government. "Tolerance" is not a virtue, it is weakness. Just what it is one finds objectionable or not is what is at issue when people laud tolerance.

    Comment by Crys
    00:02 10/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why, sir, are you so butthurt? Are you from all of the above listed countries. If so, then I can understand why you sound like a Smash Bros. tourney player who has just been told that Fox is banned.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Your wretched apologetics and inability to address an argument add nothing.

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    Comment by Artefact

    There is only room for pro- and anti-monarchy flaming in this thread. Save your attempts at level headedness for somewhere else.

    Comment by Crys
    02:51 10/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    As far as I can see, there was no argument to begin with. You made a simple statement about something, and somebody else became angry that you "judged" something. Is it right to question somebody else for having views? Hardly. Thus we troll the high-and-mighty person who thinks every comment is inflammatory and suggest he ingest a chill pill. That's all that means.

    Comment by Virgin Otaku
    23:52 11/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm actually surprised at Artefact's anti-monarchy stance. Since he's the founder of the Sankaku Complex concept after all.

    I'm pro-monarchy and even pro-monarchy-with-power, because they are the third type of government:

    Fascism -> Communism -> Monarchy

    Each is located at the hardened edge of the triangle of government control.

    "Democracy" by itself doesn't really exist, it's only a transition phase from Monarchy to Fascism, Fascism to Communism, etc.

    Take the U.S., it's pretty close to the Fascism edge right now. It's still 'democratic', but not for long.

    In summary it's a constant state of flux between the 3 pointed extremes. Taking out Monarchy just makes it a dualistic battle between Fascism (when the right-wingers have their way) and Communism (when the left-wingers have their way). But no more 'Sankaku Complex' of government.

    I'd rather have a trialateral struggle for government. I'm surprised you didn't notice this.

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    Comment by Artefact

    The suggestion that the US, one of the most liberal and best governed nations on earth despite its inevitable failings, is "close to fascism" is patently absurd, and only illustrates your choice of partisanship.

    As to your suggestion that a triangular model of governmental type is appropriate, I disagree - it is in fact a "shikaku complex", are you not familiar with the Nolan chart [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_Chart]?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The USA start wars as a sport.
    The USA abduct people from all over the world.
    The USA deny said people all human rights.
    The USA torture said people in illegal jails.
    The USA destroy democratic anti-US governments.
    The USA then install pro-US dictators.
    The USA are racism incarnated.
    The USA have places the police dosn't dare to go.

    Liberal? Best governed? WTF?

    The USA are almost as fashist as nazi germany once was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The monarchy start wars as a sport.
    The monarchy abduct people from all over the world.
    The monarchy deny said people all human rights.
    The monarchy torture said people in illegal jails.
    The monarchy destroy democratic anti-US governments.
    The monarchy then install pro-monarchy dictators.
    The monarchy are racism incarnated.
    The monarchy have places the police dosn’t dare to go.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "The USA start wars as a sport."
    - Absolutely false.

    "The USA abduct people from all over the world."
    - Yes, and they send weather control submarines to start hurricanes in order to destroy all the black people in New Orleans.

    "The USA deny said people all human rights.
    The USA torture said people in illegal jails."
    - Gitmo, etc. have all been closed. What torture there was has been deemed illegal and there are currently probes in process to find out who started it and to prosecute them accordingly.

    "The USA destroy democratic anti-US governments.
    The USA then install pro-US dictators."
    - Name a single true democracy (IE: one where everyone was truly free to vote, not military dictatorships masquerading as democracies) that was destroyed by the US and had their government replaced. The US has support coups, but I haven't seen a case where the government was initially a real democracy.

    "The USA are racism incarnated."
    - When was the last time you read the news? We elected Barrack Obama back in November.

    "The USA have places the police dosn't dare to go."
    - The USA is also one of the biggest and most populous countries in the world, and it is one of the most diverse countries in culture, regional economies, etc. There are going to be bad places in the USA just as there are in other places in the world.

    Comment by Tim
    00:55 10/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said sun !!




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