Men could have thoroughly exploited the moment of the Royal Wedding to appreciate what women are all about. They could have at least feigned interest in understanding what it was that made women tick, but no. Why was this wedding such a draw? What were and are the themes involved? The Cinderella themes, the dashing prince. Happily ever after. These thematic constants provide a veritable treasure trove of data mining that explicate the most amazingly complex animal on the face of mother Earth: the woman.
But per usual, they not so much dismissed the spectacle but showed absolutely no concern or interest one way or the other. Amazing.
And as far as tacky merchandising, has it come to this? Yes.