How that planet still has kings and queens and princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, sultans and emperors in the 21st century is lost on this plebian. There are 44 countries that still claim royalty but only a handful that have any real ruling power. None the less, we just seem to love our royals. We seem to love them more the more they misbehave. I know this because I watch the Crown. Here in America, we call our royalty celebrities. We don’t need a king. We have The Weekend. We don’t need a queen. We have Oprah and she’s on a first name basis with real royalty. Sure, we’ve had elected officials behave like royalty, but we Americans get to choose our own titles like…grumpy and I’m proud to say grumpy from the house of pancakes. I’m the less than honorable Grumpy Old plebian Dan Smith Listen on WLHA, the Big 64.