Queen Elizabeth arrives Down Under

Queen Elizabeth sails into Sydney: Photo by James Morgan

Queen Elizabeth sails into Sydney: Photo by James Morgan

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A SOUTHAMPTON cruise ship has made quite the entrance to its latest port.

The Queen Elizabeth sailed into Sydney Harbour displaying a massive 'Happy Mardi Gras' banner from her top decks to pay tribute to the international festival.

Stretching 126-metres long, the cape was part of the outfit of dancer and performer Vanity Faire, who was positioned on top of the Cunard luxury liner on a glitzy 2.2-metre high stiletto.

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5:45pm Sun 2 Mar 14

eurogordi says...

For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival.

Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own.

That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras!
For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival. Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own. That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras! eurogordi
  • Score: -8

6:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

SOULJACKER says...

eurogordi wrote:
For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival.

Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own.

That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras!
Hahahahaha, are you for real?
It's called getting into the spirit of things, but then again this is England & God (oops) forbid we should be happy & be positive about anything!

The British need to learn not to feel guilty about celebrating stuff!

'Cinco de Mayo' coming up too & that is my wedding anniversary & I shall be getting my pinata out.

Get with & it stop being such a miserable git!
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival. Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own. That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras![/p][/quote]Hahahahaha, are you for real? It's called getting into the spirit of things, but then again this is England & God (oops) forbid we should be happy & be positive about anything! The British need to learn not to feel guilty about celebrating stuff! 'Cinco de Mayo' coming up too & that is my wedding anniversary & I shall be getting my pinata out. Get with & it stop being such a miserable git! SOULJACKER
  • Score: 8

7:05pm Sun 2 Mar 14

eurogordi says...

Yes, I am for real and yes, I do know how to celebrate. However, we are constantly told to be tolerant of alternative views and yet corporate behaviour such as this is exactly the opposite of tolerance. Perhaps you are the one who is actually unreal!!
Yes, I am for real and yes, I do know how to celebrate. However, we are constantly told to be tolerant of alternative views and yet corporate behaviour such as this is exactly the opposite of tolerance. Perhaps you are the one who is actually unreal!! eurogordi
  • Score: -5

10:09pm Sun 2 Mar 14

SOULJACKER says...

eurogordi wrote:
Yes, I am for real and yes, I do know how to celebrate. However, we are constantly told to be tolerant of alternative views and yet corporate behaviour such as this is exactly the opposite of tolerance. Perhaps you are the one who is actually unreal!!
Lol, yeah whatever.
Maybe Cunard are just getting with it & not being some stupid old scrooge 'stick in the mud like you.
Looking at your first comment you are obviously a 'God fearing' religious person which is your right & far be it from me to condemn you for that, but I might just.
That said, all the troubles of the world appear to me to be down to one God or another & they don't look like they are doing too much good at the moment.
Be it Jesus Christ or Allah it don't mean sh*t to me because I live in the real world & not from some old fairy tale book that is so very open to interpretation it is unreal.
The world would be a whole lot better place & more tolerant without the religious bigots saying how everybody else should be living their life.
There sure as Hell ain't nothing unreal about me!
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Yes, I am for real and yes, I do know how to celebrate. However, we are constantly told to be tolerant of alternative views and yet corporate behaviour such as this is exactly the opposite of tolerance. Perhaps you are the one who is actually unreal!![/p][/quote]Lol, yeah whatever. Maybe Cunard are just getting with it & not being some stupid old scrooge 'stick in the mud like you. Looking at your first comment you are obviously a 'God fearing' religious person which is your right & far be it from me to condemn you for that, but I might just. That said, all the troubles of the world appear to me to be down to one God or another & they don't look like they are doing too much good at the moment. Be it Jesus Christ or Allah it don't mean sh*t to me because I live in the real world & not from some old fairy tale book that is so very open to interpretation it is unreal. The world would be a whole lot better place & more tolerant without the religious bigots saying how everybody else should be living their life. There sure as Hell ain't nothing unreal about me! SOULJACKER
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Sun 2 Mar 14

X Old Bill says...

In fact the concept that Christians call Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or whatever is much older than the invention of Christianity.

Thousands of years ago primitive man realised that his winter food hoard started to go off when the warm weather arrived so he just gorged himself to use it up and then starved until the spring and fresh supplies were available to be hunted and gathered.
Christians and some other religions just adopted it for the same practical reason but put a 'God element' in it to make sure people complied.

It is of course rather pointless in the Southern hemisphere at this time of year because it is autumn when they should be hoarding rather than using food.
In fact the concept that Christians call Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or whatever is much older than the invention of Christianity. Thousands of years ago primitive man realised that his winter food hoard started to go off when the warm weather arrived so he just gorged himself to use it up and then starved until the spring and fresh supplies were available to be hunted and gathered. Christians and some other religions just adopted it for the same practical reason but put a 'God element' in it to make sure people complied. It is of course rather pointless in the Southern hemisphere at this time of year because it is autumn when they should be hoarding rather than using food. X Old Bill
  • Score: 2

10:23am Mon 3 Mar 14

Tenderhearts wife says...

eurogordi wrote:
For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival.

Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own.

That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras!
does it really matter if the Gay and Lesbian society have chosen to use the colours and ideas of Mardi Gras as a part of their celebrations? the main thing is that it used for just that 'celebrations' which in this day and age are few and far between. I feel that maybe your lack of tolerance of diversity shows in your comments and you also have issues with corporate organisations. lighten up, get your feathers and plastic fruit out and have a shimmy. . . you never know you may enjoy it.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: For those who may not know, Mardi Gras is a Christian festival which translates as "Fat Tuesday" (or Shrove Tuesday as it is known in the UK). It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, a traditional time of fasting for Christians. In Hispanic countries, it is also considered a time of celebration and carnival. Unfortunately, if one looks at the rainbow colours displayed on Queen Elizabeth, one could be mistaken by thinking that Mardi Gras is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender activity. This is not the case, for LGBT communities across the globe have stolen the event and turned in into their own. That is unacceptable and also offensive to many, who hold the coming religious season with utmost reverence. Cunard is wrong to associate itself with the modern and misunderstood celebration of Mardi Gras![/p][/quote]does it really matter if the Gay and Lesbian society have chosen to use the colours and ideas of Mardi Gras as a part of their celebrations? the main thing is that it used for just that 'celebrations' which in this day and age are few and far between. I feel that maybe your lack of tolerance of diversity shows in your comments and you also have issues with corporate organisations. lighten up, get your feathers and plastic fruit out and have a shimmy. . . you never know you may enjoy it. Tenderhearts wife
  • Score: 0

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