Wales, Y'all! Represent!
Well, wonder no more! I was thrilled today to discover that Welsh singer Tom Jones has just been knighted! Take THAT, Sir Paul McCartney! Step back, Sir Ian McKellen! Now the Welsh have a knight, too! Oh, sure, he's a little embarrassing---it's a bit like giving an Academy Award to William Shatner. But maybe there's a reason for it. Unfortunately, the article I read was a little light on details---apparently you just show up, get knighted, and leave in time for your midday crumpet or whatever. Which is a shame, because I'd love to think that, after the ceremony, some official regaliaed flunky leaned over and murmured, "And did you bring your band with you? Because the Queen Mum would love to hear 'Sex Bomb.'"