William is marrying Kate.
In a curious case of deja vu, those who obsess about those kinds of things got an eyeful of photos, videos and news items posted all over the globe.
The hype today following the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton was nearly overwhelming, given that this "news" really should come as no surprise to anyone.
This duo has been dating for nearly a decade, which considering their age bracket is a pretty long time in this day and age. But then given the roller coaster ride that William's parents -- Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer for anyone who has been in a cave for the last twenty years -- it's no surprise that the Brits chose to bide their time before formally breaking the non-news.
I mean let's face it -- Charles and Di's wedding was a spectacle that set the stage for what was supposed to be a fairy tale happily ever after -- and we all know how that went.
The whole family can't afford another public relations nightmare like that one again, especially since the entire "royalty" scene is one of the most oxymoronic expenses imaginable at a time in history when a whole boatload of people are doing without.
William will one day be the King of England, and maybe Kate might get to be his Queen, both titles that serve absolutely no practical function whatsoever except for the expenditure of money and whatever "news" their doings may generate.
Haven't we got better things to do?
Amen, and pass the mustard.