The one-thousand boat flotilla down the Thames takes place tomorrow. Today? The Queen got into the mood by going to the races (see the photo), where, at the Epsom Derby, her horse placed second. We of the Ricochetti can get into the mood ourselves by watching two videos, one high, one low.
The high, which lasts almost a quarter of an hour, represents a reverent overview of the Queen's six decades on the throne. Lots of crowns, lots of coaches, and lots of waving from balconies, all with Handel and Elgar playing in the background:
The low? Well, if you watched all 15 minutes of the first video, consider yourself entitled to 90 seconds of the Diamond Jubilee Jello Mold:
Gor bless ya, ma'am.
(With a tip of the hat to a certain denizen of Park Avenue.)