August 31, 2007

Diana is still dead

(to paraphrase a favorite Jack Bauer blog) as we are continually reminded at the ten-year mark. Granted, she was very easy on the eyes and had her obligatory string of pet causes. But, lest we forget, she knew what she was doing when she married into the House of Windsor. She is not the first woman to find out the man she married could be a skunk as well as a prince. I wonder if she could have diverted more of her considerable energy to rearing her sons instead of on a string of affairs, a messy divorce, lucrative settlement, and boy toys afterwards

Posted by LMC at August 31, 2007 05:44 AM | TrackBack

Mother Teresa is also still dead.

I don't get why we get so twisted up about an ex-princess who was just as much a player as her ex, even if she did do some charitable work when a truly great humanitarian died around the same time 10 years ago and no one seems to care or remember. At least the Royal Family is starting to say that this year will be the last "All Diana-Worship, All The Time" anniversary of her death. Here's hoping.

Posted by: beth at August 31, 2007 06:18 AM

Read Tina Brown's's quite good and gets to the heart of what was wrong with Diana, etc.

Posted by: LeeAnn at August 31, 2007 11:28 AM

And, by the by, where were all of the 7/7 remembrances?


Posted by: Hucbald at August 31, 2007 01:11 PM

I took my wife to a Mojo Nixon ("Elvis is Everywhere", "Don Henley Must Die" and other classics) show back around 2000 or so. The New Duncan Imperials opened for him, and due to illnesses & conflicts with Mojo's usual backup group, they also stayed on & backed up the Mojoman after their set. That man's crazier than a German Shorthair hopped up on meth and Nite Train, but he gets right to making fun of the usual suspects without regard for their status.

He did a "tribute" song to Princess Di later on in the set, and while I can't remember the title or most of the lyrics, I do remember that the chorus was "Drunk, Di-vorced Floozy".

Ahhhh, memories.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at August 31, 2007 03:28 PM

As an Englishman I'm concerned about the structural integrity of certain Paris road tunnels. What would happen if I was to crash my Mercedes car into one at high speed? Would it collapse, or would I just be overtaken by some photographers on mopeds? Has this been done before? Can anyone tell me what the end result was? Surely not mass hysteria?

Posted by: mandy at September 2, 2007 04:56 PM