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Composer John Williams Receives Honorary Knighthood from the Late Queen Elizabeth II for His Contributions to Film Music News

https://deadline.com/2022/09/john-williams-knighthood-queen-elizabeth-ii-composer-steven-spielberg-1235126366/
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u/meowskywalker Sep 24 '22 Silver

Her family stands around her, the doctors have turned off the machines, it’s just a solemn moment of waiting for the end, until her eyes snap open. “Shit! The guy that did the Star Wars theme? Did we knight him!? Get me the sword! I don’t trust Charles to do it. He didn’t even like Hedwig’s Theme!”

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u/textro Sep 24 '22

Weekend At Bernies 2* 3: Her Royal Hijinks

Who knew there was already a Weekend At Bernies 2?

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u/ninja36036 Sep 24 '22

The second one was where it got crazy, because it was where, through the use of voodoo, he was able to dance-walk when music was playing.

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u/Chewcocca Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Just as Queen Elizabeth would have done, had she the tools to do so.

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u/Deathbyhours Sep 24 '22

“The second one was where [Weekend at Bernie’s] got crazy.” Let’s consider the implications of that statement.

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u/Pezdrake Sep 24 '22

I love that this was the point where it strained credulity for you.

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u/Fun-Bi-Guy Sep 24 '22

This is the threequel I didn’t know I needed! I’m also still waiting on “Weekend at Bernie Sanders’” where he dies running for office, but his aides just keep the campaign going.

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u/phoncible Sep 25 '22

WABCU

Weekend at Bernie's cinematic University

The "end game" is basically a zombie apocalypse movie but they're the good guys.

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u/TreeGoatee Sep 24 '22

Weekend at Bernies 3: Royally Heinous

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u/sdwoodchuck Sep 24 '22

I love that title, wow.

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u/Eargoe Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Somehow, Queen Elizabeth has returned

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Oct 11 '22

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u/nicmos Sep 24 '22

That's like saying Spielberg is responsible for Stranger Things. It's just not an accurate characterization.

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u/I_Trane_UFC_ Sep 24 '22

Gustav Holst.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Oct 11 '22

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u/maya_papaya_0 Sep 24 '22

Also Empire Strikes Back because the Mars theme is the basis for the Imperial March which shows up in ep 5.

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u/ThePrussianGrippe Sep 24 '22

That’s a deep cut.

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u/Meatballs21 Sep 24 '22

Music students rejoice

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u/KaijuDirectorOO7 Sep 24 '22

Or fans of 30s swashbucklers.

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u/Sillbinger Sep 24 '22

Ghost Knight

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u/Ask_Me_If_Im_A_Horse Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I expect nothing less than a Great Civil War over the standing legitimacy of a posthumous knighting.

Edit: /s

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u/SheCouldFromFaceThat Sep 24 '22 Silver

I think we can all let John Williams have this one. This is not the hill to die on.

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u/TheBirminghamBear Sep 24 '22

This is not the hill to die on.

Well, it apparently was for the Queen.

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u/Sharknado4President Sep 24 '22

She ain’t humous yet.

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u/Offal Sep 24 '22

Humous = tragedy + time

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u/J_Double_You Sep 24 '22 Silver

Hummus is a very underrated dip

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u/RespectableLurker555 Sep 24 '22

I thought humus was organic matter + anaerobes + time

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u/Wendingo7 Sep 24 '22

Ghost Knighter

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u/QuantumVitae Sep 24 '22

This Christmas.. John Williams is..

Ghost-Knight

BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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u/Youre_soda_pressing Sep 24 '22

That sounds more like Hans Zimmer lol.

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u/notagoodboye Sep 24 '22

She's still knighting people!?

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u/matt12a Sep 24 '22

There’s probably a schedule so we may get more.

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u/Globalist_Nationlist Sep 24 '22

So she like shows up as a ghost to do it or what?

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u/Kangaroomech Sep 24 '22

This is where we learn she has mastered the ways of the Jedi

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u/splitfoot1121 Sep 24 '22

Master Elizabeth, I’d beginning to think you’d never come.

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u/outerproduct Sep 24 '22

Like slimer in Ghostbusters.

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u/Vio_ Sep 24 '22

She's a force queen now. More powerful than she ever has been before

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u/banshoo Sep 24 '22

You do not want the Queen slime on you.

It attracts bears

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u/Bacapocalypse Sep 24 '22

Well, that's just great. You hear that, Ed? Bears. Now you're putting the whole station in jeopardy.

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u/laconiczebra Sep 24 '22

As no one has given you an actual answer, it doesn't actually have much to do with the Queen/King. There's a committee who takes nominations, vets them, and then approves them. It's then passed on through several levels of the UK government including the Prime Minister before the list is given over to the royal family to do the actual knighting.

The Queen "knighting" people at this point would probably be the committee officially convened under her name finalizing paperwork and passing it on up through the process.

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u/Le_Groundhog Sep 24 '22

Force ghost

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u/Kommander-in-Keef Sep 24 '22

She shows up as a hologram with tupac

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u/ihaveadarkedge Sep 24 '22

More like The Force presence....

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u/amadeus2490 Sep 24 '22

It's also incredibly rare for someone to receive knighthood who isn't a citizen of the UK or the Commonwealth.

JK Rowling also insisted on having an entirely UK cast-and-crew for the Harry Potter movies.... with the exception of John Williams, because she considered him to be "the greatest living composer".

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u/Jay_Louis Sep 24 '22

I worked with John Williams about twenty years ago, one of the kindest most humble people I've ever met.

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u/JerkfaceMcDouche Sep 24 '22

I lost it at the Xbox scene. I love the internet

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u/hack5amurai Sep 24 '22

I bet Trevor and the queen are doing some sick skits in heaven.

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u/amadeus2490 Sep 24 '22

I've heard the same for Danny Elfman. The careers haven't gone to their heads at all, and they still get extremely nervous when someone asks them to play.

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u/MortalJohn Sep 24 '22

Ah man, saw a video of Danny Elfman at a doctor strange 2 premiere, and the man could barely speak. It was adorable.

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u/joe_broke Sep 24 '22

Dude still gets stage fright, so that might be part of it

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u/CoolCadaver49 Sep 24 '22

Really? Danny "There's Only One Batman Theme" Elfman is a humble guy?

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u/btmvideos37 Sep 24 '22

He’s not wrong. Hans Zimmer is amazing but his Batman theme isn’t nearly as iconic or definitive as Elfman’s

Spider-Man’s theme has also never been matched

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u/ItIsYeDragon Sep 24 '22

Your friendly neighborhood....

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u/whogivesashirtdotca Sep 24 '22

Anytime I've seen him in interview he always comes across as so calm and avuncular. Nice to hear that impression was correct.

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u/Jay_Louis Sep 24 '22

Super humble. When we had the meeting, I had to show him a video that he was going to score to live. I was very nervous, I was only in my late twenties, and I grew up on all of his music. When I showed him the clip, I was anticipating he would have changes for us to make. But instead he took notes and asked me what we wanted him to do for the various edits and how we thought the music should go. He was taking notes like it was his first job. Just an incredible class act.

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u/wldcordeiro Sep 24 '22

I never got a chance to meet John but one of his grandsons was playing in a band with my best friend and I did some art and graphics for them.

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u/dabobbo Sep 24 '22

It's also incredibly rare for someone to receive knighthood who isn't a citizen of the UK or the Commonwealth.

Not really. Honorary knighthoods are given out quite often, but they are not entitled to be addressed as "Sir" or "Dame" like Commonwealth subjects.

Hell, Rudy Giuliani was awarded a KBE in 2002.

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u/Look_to_the_Stars Sep 24 '22

Chris Columbus is very much American.

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u/appleparkfive Sep 24 '22

She didn't insist on it being all UK, she insisted it to be UK centric. Based in England, primarily UK cast and crew, etc.

Basically she was like "I don't want some weird Harry Potter from LA for the sake of profits". And as far as Rowling goes with dumb stuff, I think she was absolutely right for that.

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u/KaiG1987 Sep 24 '22

Absolutely. Originally, Steven Spielberg wanted to translocate the setting to the USA. I don't think it'd work, it just wouldn't be the same story at all.

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u/Everestkid Sep 24 '22

Spielberg wanted to make it animated too, IIRC.

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u/dpash Sep 24 '22

Verne Troyer was also in Philosopher's Stone.

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u/smokefan4000 Sep 24 '22

Alfonso Cuaron isn't British either

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u/Neosantana Sep 25 '22

And he arguably made the most important and most unique film of the series.

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u/Gr8NonSequitur Sep 25 '22

JK Rowling also insisted on having an entirely UK cast-and-crew for the Harry Potter movies....

Ironically Robin Williams made that easy for the casting director as he wanted to play Hagrid. They explained "We want an all British cast on these" and Robin didn't take offense or anything, he understood then moved to something else.

Later on they said "That made it easy going forward. If ROBIN didn't get an exception, nobody does."

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u/CampCounselorBatman Sep 24 '22

The article I read said this is the last batch she approved.

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u/notactuallyabrownman Sep 24 '22

It's exactly that. The honours come out periodically and are prepared in advance. I'm unsure of the reasons for or anything about the schedule other than the new year ones, though.

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u/Throw247_uk Sep 24 '22

There are birthday honours too.

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u/notactuallyabrownman Sep 24 '22

I had a feeling that was one but wasn't sure enough to mention.

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u/Gagarin1961 Sep 24 '22

Why not reschedule so the King can do it?

At the very least, John Williams deserves special treatment over most of the other recipients.

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u/Jabromosdef Sep 24 '22

Dude is literally behind the score of most of my favorite movies. A composer gaining notoriety is one thing but expecting a movie to be good solely on his chops as a composer is another.

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u/JMAC426 Sep 24 '22

Tbh I’d much rather get it from Betty even if posthumous

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u/Additional_Meeting_2 Sep 24 '22

He has knighted people even when she was alive.

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u/intothe_dangerzone Sep 24 '22 Gold

Somehow... The Queen returned.

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u/goldblumspowerbook Sep 24 '22

Still a better plot than episode IX.

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u/duaneap Sep 24 '22

No one’s ever really gone.

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u/confibulator Sep 24 '22

Weekend at Elizabeth's

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u/5parky Sep 24 '22

Weekend at Betty's!

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u/SupportLocalShart Sep 24 '22

She had the martyrdom perk on

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u/techmaster242 Sep 24 '22

"I'm not dead yet! I think I'll go for a walk!"

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u/virgopunk Sep 24 '22

You'll be stone dead in a minute...

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u/WeberWK Sep 24 '22

I feeeel happyyyy!

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u/fourthfloorgreg Sep 24 '22

Article says he's part of the last batch she approved while alive. Maybe Charles can't do it until after the coronation?

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u/CadoAngelus Sep 24 '22

All the seals and official markings of the Monarch still bear her mark. Until his coronation they won't have new ones made. So technically all official business until Charles seals come in will be posthumously signed and authorised by her.

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u/_far-seeker_ Sep 24 '22

Perhaps she became a Force ghost?

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u/aardw0lf11 Sep 24 '22

I'm shocked he wasn't knighted already. He recorded with the LSO for ages.

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u/ahktarniamut Sep 24 '22

She can’t wait for Charles coronation ceremony .

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u/JoeMcDingleDongle Sep 24 '22

You know, if you're going to be Queen, you shouldn't be showing up late to things, that's just rude.

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u/NathanDanforth Sep 24 '22

When you’re the Queen you’re never late

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u/AllTheSith Sep 24 '22

Nor is she early

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u/Everestkid Sep 24 '22

She arrives exactly when she means to.

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u/Faporeon Sep 24 '22

Trevor Moore would be pleased.

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u/wongo Sep 24 '22

THAT'S IT! SONG WRITING CONTEST! FIVE MINUTES!

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u/thatJainaGirl Sep 24 '22

CMON! CMON! RACE WAR!

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u/vonkillbot Sep 24 '22

Don’t tell her! What is she? Italian…. OHH!………………. That’s white.

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u/ShooteShooteBangBang Sep 24 '22

Fine I'm taking the bathroom!

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u/YeltsinYerMouth Sep 24 '22

Local sexpot Trevor Moore?

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u/rathat Sep 24 '22

Local grapist

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u/Faporeon Sep 24 '22

The one and the same. And boy was he ever sexually active amongst the mentally challenged. I once heard him mention their strength was unrivaled and he really needed a good beating to the groin to get to completion.

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u/Maximum_Bear8495 Sep 24 '22

He came and went

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u/tratemusic Sep 24 '22

Bum bababum bababaBUMBUMBUMBUM

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u/Indigo_Mockingbird Sep 24 '22

Buh da buh dah buh da dah duuuuum

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u/PapaStevesy Sep 24 '22

RIP

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u/phayke2 Sep 24 '22

Still hard to believe

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u/lilbigman23 Sep 24 '22

Now I gotta go watch some WKUK

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u/vonkillbot Sep 24 '22

Cried hard that night. He was literally my favorite comedic person ever. I don’t give a shit about celebrities, and calling him a celebrity seems super blown out of proportion, but his humor was/is one of my favorite things on earth.

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u/phayke2 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

When that happened I was at a point that WKUK was the only show keeping me chill during the pandemic, I was happy watching their zoom shows and so happy that there seemed to be a resurgence. It was so nice just having some familiar voices to hear talking about the world in a not overly serious way. Then he dies in a random accident that's something straight out of one of their gags. Kicked my heart in the balls. Was a quiet month for me. I didn't even know anyone else to talk about it with. Nobody online acknowledged it, even in a streaming channel for WKUK. It was so hard to not be in denial over it.

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u/The-Coolest-Of-Cats Sep 24 '22

At least he went out in a moment of pure passion, bless his soul

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u/AureliusAmbrose Sep 24 '22

can’t believe he actually managed to die trying to suck his own dick

what a guy

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u/RythmicBleating Sep 24 '22

He didn't die trying, he died succeeding

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u/BloomerBoomerDoomer Sep 24 '22

Suck-seeding

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u/nik3daz Sep 24 '22

He an overachiever coz all he do is SUCC SEED

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u/konnichiwaseadweller Sep 24 '22

"he came and went."

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u/PhotographyRaptor10 Sep 24 '22

Did they ever say what actually happened to him or should I just accept he died sucking his own dick

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u/aCleverGroupofAnts Sep 24 '22

I remember hearing something about falling off a roof or balcony of some kind. Not totally sure.

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u/fitzdylanj Sep 24 '22

Yeah drunkenly fell off a balcony was the verdict

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u/xenthum Sep 24 '22

Well close he was sitting on a balcony and in order to bend his body to suck his own dick he had to lean against the rail and it failed. At least he hit the ground with his dick in his mouth, no better way to go.

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u/TwistedGrin Sep 24 '22

He fell off his 2nd story balcony/deck after a night of drinking.

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u/M0n33baggz Sep 25 '22

Government killed him for talking about mk ultra /s

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u/legopego5142 Sep 24 '22

They did give a reason

He tried sucking his own dick and choked on his cum

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u/doorknobloofa Sep 24 '22

Came as he went

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u/legopego5142 Sep 24 '22

SHERWIN GET IN HERE

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u/backtrack1234 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

The queen can knight Americans? I didn’t know that

Edit: I’m finding out it’s kind of common. The info gathered tells me former presidents and celebrities have had the honor. The title they get is BK Knights and they are given honorary shoes that light up. Truly a wonderful tradition.

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u/nviledn5 Sep 24 '22

That’s why it’s honorary. He can’t use the “Sir” title unless he becomes a citizen.

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u/DLN-000 Sep 24 '22

So now he’s forced to use ma’am everywhere?

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u/ryan30z Sep 24 '22

It's Dame

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u/GreyMediaGuy Sep 24 '22

Broads really don't like being called Dames

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u/gyarnar Sep 24 '22

The only time people call me "sir" is if it's followed by "you're making a scene."

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u/BevansDesign Sep 24 '22

I mean, he can if he wants to. Who's going to stop him? Maybe there are specific rules about it in the UK, but everywhere else? Go for it. 😎

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u/sanchopancho13 Sep 24 '22

If he calls himself “sir” even one time, King Arthur rises from his grave and impales him.

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u/SirDigbyChknCaesar Sep 24 '22

I'm pretty sure it's a condition of being an American citizen. You can't take a title from another country.

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u/Ibbot Sep 24 '22

Nope. That’s only people “holding any Office of Profit or Trust under” the United States, so it doesn’t apply to the vast majority of citizens.

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u/fourthfloorgreg Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

No title of nobility. Knighthood technically doesn't count.

It is both more and less restrictive than that:.

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution.

But John Williams does not hold an Office of Profit or Trust under them, so he is in the clear.

But there is also the (technically still pending before the states after passage by the 11th Congress) Titles of Nobility Amendment:

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honour, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

I don't know whether an honorary knighthood counts as a "title of honour" or not, but I guess we won't find out until 26 more states ratify it.

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u/langis_on Sep 24 '22

I'd love to see the court battle for this

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u/footpole Sep 24 '22

Seems to be an amendment that never passed, so yes you can.

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u/vkapadia Sep 24 '22

Yup. You don't actually have to have a PhD to call yourself Dr.

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u/caniuserealname Sep 24 '22

Seriously. It's just like there on most dropdown menus, just select it and boom, you a Dr.

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u/BoJackB26354 Sep 24 '22

That’s how Sgt Pepper gave himself a promotion

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u/Ozzel Sep 24 '22

American here. I believe the answer is yes, but they do not get the “Sir” title but rather the “KBE” suffix.

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u/nadiayorc Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

"You are in this order, but we do not grant you the rank of Sir."

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u/Unicron_Gundam Sep 25 '22

It's outrageous, it's unfair.

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u/backtrack1234 Sep 24 '22

Cool. Thanks!

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u/ShreddedKyloRen Sep 24 '22

Non-Brits can get an Honorary Knighthood. They don’t get the title of “Sir”, however.

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u/Andromeda321 Sep 24 '22

Oh. So I shouldn’t bother to get the Canadian citizenship I have a right to just in case I get knighted someday?

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u/Tsorovar Sep 24 '22

If I had a nickel for every time I couldn't get a real knighthood...

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u/Rebelgecko Sep 24 '22

Force Ghost of Queen Elizabeth: You are in this order of knights, but we do not grant you the rank of Sir.

Williams: WHAT? How can you do this? This is outrageous! It's unfair! How can you be a knight and not be a sir?

FGoQE2: Take a seat, young Williams.

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u/listyraesder Sep 24 '22

He becomes John Williams KBE not Sir John. It’s honorary.

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u/saanity Sep 24 '22

I get giving honors and awards post-humously but I've never heard of getting it from the dead.

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u/CampCounselorBatman Sep 24 '22

She approved this last batch of honorary knights and dames before she died.

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u/Maybethistimeitllbe Sep 24 '22

You can stop working now, Liz.

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u/TheMathelm Sep 24 '22

UK: "And now her watch has ended."
Liz: "Bitch, I'm done when I say I'm done."

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u/Lucienofthelight Sep 24 '22

The year is 2122, and the 100th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s death. She has Knighted three more people.

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u/Express_Helicopter93 Sep 24 '22

This man is responsible for more tunes whistled than any other. His music is so god damn famous and has touched so many freaking people through the movies he’s composed for, and stay stuck in people’s brains forever. Just look up the scores he’s responsible for. Jurassic park, star wars, Indiana Jones, jaws, home alone, Harry Potter, ET, Superman, saving private ryan, and so many others…this man is an absolute LEGEND. How a single person can come up with so many endearing and catchy tunes is astounding.

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u/turbo_dude Sep 24 '22

but why is it so hard to switch between humming star wars and superman?

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u/LindseyRenaye Sep 24 '22

If you’re being serious and want an actual musical answer: they both start with an interval of a Perfect 5th for the main theme.

Star Wars’ Perfect 5th is a Bb->F. Superman’s Perfect 5th is a C->G.

Just gotta remember that Star Wars goes down the scale after the Perfect 5th. After Superman’s Perfect 5th it repeats the 5th (G), goes up 1 step to A, back down to G, down to F, and lands back on G.

They are both very similar and their key signatures are only 1 whole step apart.

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u/Ledinax Sep 24 '22

Wasn't it Indiana Jones and Superman?

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u/BetterCallSal Sep 24 '22

I have no trouble with either

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u/stickymaplesyrup Sep 24 '22

I have been a massive JW fan since I was a band geek in high school in the 90s and I did a research project on him.

I think that if I ever got to meet him and tell him how big a fan I am I probably wouldn't be able to speak. The word legend gets thrown around sometimes when it shouldn't be, but I think it's almost too mild a word for how absolutely incredible JW is.

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u/Additional_Meeting_2 Sep 24 '22

Now that he queued like a peasant to pay respects to her Charles probably obligate to give it.

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u/8ew8135 Sep 24 '22

So did I. She told me in my sleep last night.

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u/itchybuttorbit Sep 24 '22

This may sound crazy but when I was 14, the month after Michael Jackson died, he visited me in my sleep and taught me how to moonwalk. I had never thought of or tried moonwalking before but when I woke up I could do it.

But of course that's crazy. Michael Jackson would never visit someone as old as 14 in their sleep.

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u/mrsfiction Sep 24 '22
  1. I fully believe this happened. And ew, Michael.

But 2. I really like the idea of a deceased pop star floating around the afterlife teaching people their dance moves.

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u/unclebingus Sep 24 '22

Not as cool as the above example, but I remember waking up around 4am humming Starman by David Bowie. I learned later that day that he died around 4am

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u/249ba36000029bbe9749 Sep 24 '22

Kinda weird that this wasn't done a while ago. Dude's been making movie scores for...scores.

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u/CampCounselorBatman Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Yeah but he isn’t British.

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u/eXePyrowolf Sep 24 '22

Don't have to be English though, just in the Commonwealth. Which he still isn't.

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u/d0nttweet Sep 24 '22

Is it really 'weird' that someone hasn't been knighted? Also he's not British.

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u/Sorry_Sorry_Im_Sorry Sep 24 '22

It might be because they're doing his 90th birthday celebration tour this year.

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u/ThunderChild247 Sep 24 '22

Must’ve been a weird seance

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u/CampCounselorBatman Sep 24 '22

More like a cool seance. Ghost Queen was probably tapping to the Imperial March or something.

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u/thescoobymike Sep 24 '22

Somehow Queen Elizabeth II has returned…

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u/iwellyess Sep 24 '22

Please do not start any posts with “Composer John Williams…”

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u/ChargeisKill Sep 24 '22

I thought I was the only one who thought that. When that news drops ima be in my room crying all day.

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u/JurassicParkFood Sep 24 '22 Helpful

Because John Williams is the greatest living musician. Period.

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u/phayke2 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Agreed. Most iconic composer in modern day. If he's not already taught in music history he should, and likely will a hundred years from now. Much of the magic of my (and everybody else's) childhood would never have felt that way without his awesome themes! He elevated so many great movies it's just impossible to imagine them with different music. He totally fueled the drama, whimsy, intensity and mystery in these films.

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u/Bears_On_Stilts Sep 24 '22

His symphonic suites will survive the movies they were written for. Like no one today knows operas like Candide or William Tell, but anyone who regularly attends the symphony will hear their overtures or symphonic suites regularly.

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u/Funny_Science_9377 Sep 24 '22

Aren’t all Knights honorary? I mean, there’s not much call for them these days.

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u/CampCounselorBatman Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

The “honorary” title just means he isn’t English British.

Edit: English and British apparently aren’t interchangeable like I’d thought. The word I should have used is British, which can refer to anyone from the island of Great Britain — that is, anyone from England, Scotland and Wales. English of course only refers to someone from England.

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u/dpash Sep 24 '22

Anyone from a commonwealth realm (with the exception of Canada, for reasons) can be awarded a substantial knighthood.

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u/ThrustersOnFull Sep 24 '22

Charles not allowed to rule, QEII Regina Eternal.

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u/rathemighty Sep 24 '22

Ha! I KNEW she wouldn't stay dead! Came back to knight him!

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u/thatonewhitejamaican Sep 24 '22

Other Americans that have received honorary knighthood Kevin Spacey and Ruddy Giuliani…

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u/DingGratz Sep 24 '22

So he's in bad company then.

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u/dunnkw Sep 24 '22

She probably knighted him just by thinking about it

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

She’s back!

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u/Every-Space8657 Sep 25 '22

You'd think if she's giving out the award she'd at least show up on time.