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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 03:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right Queen fans, let's get this thing rolling!

If it's good enough to start a petition for Ringo Starr (as revealed in the British press last week), it's good enough to get one going for our very own Brian. Just follow the link below, and sign the e-petition (it will take you all of 3 minutes). Unfortunently, you have to be a British citizen to be able to partake, so come on Britain, let's try and get Brian that knighthood he so fully deserves.
(Next year is Roger's turn!).



"Your petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website at the following address:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SirBrianMay/

Your petition reads:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to recommend to the Queen to confer a knighthood on Brian May

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to recommend to the Queen to confer a knighthood on Brian May, curly-haired guitar virtuoso, astronomer, humanitarian, and charity do-gooder."

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every year, without fail. lol

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And why not?

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because knighthood is an extremely daft, medieval practice?


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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why noy try and get an honour for Roger & John 1st and then go for a knighthood for Brian. It would seem unfair for him to be knighted without the other 2 even having some sort of honour.


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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nick Armstrong wrote:

And why not?


Ooohhh... awfully defensive there. I just find it funny that someone always seems to pop up and mention this!

Can't I laugh at that?

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nick Armstrong wrote:

Brian May, curly-haired guitar virtuoso, astronomer


He deserves title of Prince of Wales for that actually. Hey, Charlie, Billy and Harry, get out - it's Brian's place! Brian for the King!

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

man it sucks you have to be a british citizen..

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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scprof wrote:

Why noy try and get an honour for Roger & John 1st and then go for a knighthood for Brian. It would seem unfair for him to be knighted without the other 2 even having some sort of honour.


I agree how come Brian is the only one that has been given an honour surley Roger & John deserve 1 also.


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Posted: 22 Dec 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have to admit, with someone like Mick Jagger getting his knighthood for "service to popular music", surely Brian far surpasses this alone! He loves participating in musical events and heck, he's always getting involved with charity things, too. It's true, he would easily deserve it in my book.

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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's cool Adam!
I must admit, I did go on the defensive.
I just thought it would be nice for Brian (and then maybe Roger and John) who does a lot of good work both in the field of music, and outside of it.
It's as you put it, if Mick Jagger can be a sir, then I'm damned sure Brian, who does alot more for good-causes, is more deserving.

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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is a bit laughable...from BOTH perspectives

1. the whole "award" system in Britain is wank and carries not real recognition anymore...for fucks sake the england cricket team were nominated last year after beating the aussies...and LOOK what happened to them this year!!!
2. and wtf has Brian done? nothing to merit a knighthood that's for sure...he's certainly no John Lennon or Paul McCartney....and he hasn't done anything of merit for at least 15 yrs....so are we just giving em out now like confetti?



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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People who give/risk their lives to save others through sheer bravery are far more deserving of big-name honours in my opinion.

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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's and Queen's charity work isn't worthy?

Remind me Brenski, when did the beatles get their honors? And what was it for again? And it was said, "The Queen did not see fit to elaborate on the motive behind honoring the Beatles." Bit secretive ain't it. It was controversial and even rumoured to be just so she could meet them.

Plus, I just saw a documentary on tv where they showed the Rolling Stones in their satanic element in the 70's. Hmm... Especially liked the clip where Jagger's chest had the devil drawn on it.

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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We've now got "Sir" Bono and he's not even British so the whole thing is a farce.




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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

We've now got "Sir" Bono and he's not even British so the whole thing is a farce.



Wrong. He can't be known as SIR. It was on the news. But hey, that guy does lots of things, so why not. But he will not be known as sir because of his non-british side.

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I already call Brian "Sir Brian", and I do so merely because he's a great guitar player and it suits him. The rest of the whole knighthood thing is 'fluff' anyway.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scallyuk wrote:

We've now got "Sir" Bono and he's not even British so the whole thing is a farce.



it's fekkin honourary...ie it doesn't count...like Geldof's


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Brian's and Queen's charity work isn't worthy?

Remind me Brenski...Adam.


Queen only got involved in charity BECAUSE Freddie died from AIDS


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 22:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Brian's and Queen's charity work isn't worthy?

Remind me Brenski...Adam.


Queen only got involved in charity BECAUSE Freddie died from AIDS


Guh don't get all moral. Regardless the reasons, they've still done more than we have. To say nothing of the anonymous donations Freddie used to make. You can't claim moral high ground here, so don't :P


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