On Sunday, I went out for a drive in the cuntryside in Cambridgeshire, which, apart from the LibDumb shithole of Cambridge itself, is about as Tory and patriotic a county as you could find.
And I have to say there was precious little visible evidence of jubileeation to be seen. A handful of bunting here and there, not a great deal of commitment shown anywhere.
Similarly, I was utterly unconvinced by the "flotilla" of rag-tag boats and the pomp and circumstance. It didn't really look like anything above and beyond the normal levels of pomp and circumstance.
The concert at Buckingham Palace was, in my opinion, excruciatingly awful, apart from the fireworks and the projects. A collection of past-their-prime singers who, apart from Stevie Wonder, sounded like they'd fail the auditions for X-Factor's Got Voice or whatever the fuck it's called.
And the "comedians". Seriously. They should all have been taken outside and shot.
It's depressing when the man who should be most irritated by Brenda's longevity was the best and most entertaining speaker at the event.
The whole thing (apart from the pomp and circumstance) looked like a half-assed celebration of mediocrity, a remarkably apt celebration of everything that makes Britain meh, a country facing relegation that still thinks it's a contender for the cup.
Now, as an anarchist, I don't think we should be celebrating the Jubilee or anything else. But since I'm in a very small minority, I have to ask why it was such a half-arsed event. The overwhelming majority of twitter seemed pro-Jubilee, and I tend to follow a pretty wide spectrum of political views. So why was there such a poor showing on the day(s)?
Go big or go home. I think Eastenders is on, if that helps you make your mind up.