Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I just don't want to know....


Many in Britain are currently wrapped up in a vomit-inducing nostalgia fest about Diana, Princess of Wales. It has been 10 years since her death in a Paris car crash, when many Britons were (strangely) crushed with grief over a troubled woman who was for many a style icon, charity worker, and tabloid celebrity.
Two major investigations by French and British police concluded that Princess Diana's death was a tragic accident, but 10 years on many remain convinced she was murdered in a sinister plot. In fact, Di’s death has spawned a world class outbreak of bat-shit mad conspiracy theories. My favourite one suggests leaders of a "new world order" assassinated her because she wouldn't marry former President Bill Clinton. Other theories claim that she was killed as part of a Satanic ritual, or even that she is still alive having faked her own death.
Frankly, I never liked Diana.I was never a fan. And I mean never. Diana was the product of very adept, high tech marketing and PR- nothing more; nothing less. She was of average to low intelligence. She was a self-obsessed moron who both courted media attention...and resented it when media attention didn’t suit her goals. She didn't deserve the accolades that seemed, to many, to be necessary whenever her name was mentioned after her death.
I think the Nation wept for Diana as it often does when any character from a long running Soap expires. Personally, I'd weep buckets of tears if Grey's Anatomy were ever cancelled. Does that make me gay?
I didn’t give a crap when Diana snuffed it and don’t give a crap about Diana now... Nor should you.

26 comments:

Tyler Durden said...

I'd stick her in the pooper if I had a chance.

Stan!! said...

A bit late now, Tyler. 'Tis a pity.

Newmania said...

Same here Stan I remember thinking everyone had gone mad. I do not like what I take to be her effect although no doubt she was just a symptom. I enjoyed "The Queen" which I thought did a good job of charting the emotional history of the period . Loved the D of E`s raction to Elton John at Westminster

I feel a bit the same about Brown now , I was listening to my mother saying "He`s getting a lot right "( She is a lifetime Conservative tea maker). In much the same way I look around and think I do not gets this . He appears in Wellington boots and evryone thinks its a triumph ?

I have a great affection for the monarchy and I cling to the belief that as the focal point of the tribe they have a purpose above a living soap opera. For the new age we badly need a genius capable of grasping the sacremental purpose of the role to polish the crown .

Diana has , unfortunately bequeathed us , nice but rather dim sloanes. Never mind , nothing wrong with them ,good for Harry for wanting to get out to do some fighting.

Helen said...

Pity you weren't around earlier Stan. Cannot opine on the woman except to rue the feathered look she gave us. This anniversary has only created a marginal stir here, (except I can drive an hour and a half north to see gowns she wore...). Most people are like "wow, it's been ten years" then launch into where they were at the time of her death, 9/11, and Pearl Harbor...
It's a small town, these things happened yesterday.

Jenny! said...

I never was a big fan of Di either! Don't really care about her life or death! And the conspiracy people are fucking whacked!

Grendel said...

Totally agree, well said Sir!

Kitty said...

fuck!!! you would think she was mira hindley or summink!!!

stan!! can i tactfully suggest increasing your meds baby?

this virtual marriage is full of surprises! i never knew you were such a meanie.

it makes me horny though...

mutleythedog said...

Still..

You would have..

wouldn't you?

Dyck!! said...

I never dug the short hair. You're a princess, for chrissakes! Look like a woman!!

Kitty said...

dyck!! - agreeing

Stan!! said...

Newms,
Yes and No. Yes, I liked the film, but no, I am far from being an enthusiast for royalty.
Helen,
Only a marginal stir?...count yourself lucky. Even the Turkish media is overdosing on Dianamania redux).
Jenny!
Yes, Di was an ass. But you know some of the conspiracy theorists might be on to something. After all, the entirety of the World's media outlets are under the control of the One World Government. 9/11 was an "inside job". You heard it here first.
Grendel,
Delighted that we are of one mind.
Kitty,
Fuck it. Sometimes I likez to hate...feel my pain and stay away from Dyck!
Mutley,
Actually....I wouldn't have. The Duchess of York...now that's a different matter.
Dyck,
You do make a lot of sense sometimes.

Jenny! said...

I don't buy the conspiracy thing!

Stan!! said...

jenny!!
Don't be knocking the conspiracy theories. Remember fluoridated water is a Communist conspiracy to sap the western world's moral and physical strength.Did you know the plays of Shakespeare were actually written by Wilhelmina Shakespeare, a female victim of a white male conspiracy?Oh, yes. And when you get home tonight, dismantle your toaster immediately and search for surveillance devices. deep down, you know I'm right.

Open Grove Claudia said...

It's a funny thing. 17,000 people die in drunk driving accidents in the United States every single year but Diana Princess of Wales, who couldn't be bothered to wear a seat belt, was killed by a mysterious conspiracy.

Now that's just strange.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

I agree with you, never could stand the women and felt embarrassed to be a British Citzen at the the ridiculous outpourings of grief on her death.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I was not a fan either and we know more now about how daft she was. I think the nation goes into this sentimental mood these days because you can get to your 50s without having had a bereavement so when someone like this dies people focus on it and don't really know what to do. But 2 young boys, however rich and privileged, lost their mother.

electro-kevin said...

Hello, Stan.

To Mutley - like Stan I wouldn't have giver her one either. There simply wasn't an allure for me, she simply wasn't sexy and was too sly.

Stan!! said...

Claudia,
You could be right....unless the illuminati (or was it the CIA?) hypnotised Di into not wearing the seat belt. Think about it.
Mr Crushed,
Yes, it just wasn't our usual way of doing things. I fled Blighty not long after. Blair's Britain wasn't my kind of place. Nor is Brown's Britain come to think of it.
Welshcakesalina,
I take your point....but at least, they had wealth and privilege to fall back on.
Mr Electro-Kevin,
I'm glad to hear it. I have a thing for Camilla though....

Newmania said...

Not a fan of the royal family ....Grrrr you and Croydonian shouild be horse whipped ...couple of bounders.

A nation is more than laws and taxes Stan...a lot more she is chalice that holds the tribal memory the living root in the rich loam of the land . She ( the queen) is wonderful.

Sue said...

I totally agree! She was also a raging borderline personality disordered freak!

Stan!! said...

Horse whipped? I think not. Perhaps a light spanking from Camilla would be a more measured response. Personally, I'm indifferent to the Royal debate; I don't care if we keep them, I don't care if we don't. Although the potential alternative of something like a President Blair is a scary one, of course.
Sue,
Right on. Even Earl Spencer, Princess Diana's brother, subsequently accused his sister of being bat-shit nuts and deceitful and castigated her for being a "fickle friend" towards him and others in their circle. At least, that's what the letters from her former butler, Paul Burrell revealed. Allegedly.
I guess not everyone can be as sane as me...

Stan!! said...

Sue,
Sadly....it would seem that you are blogless.Stan sighs meaningfully...

Kitty said...

stan!!- sue is NOT blogless, she just looks it.

http://slimsuellen.blogspot.com/

baby, can we stop hating on the dead laydee soon? its booooriiing.

Stan!! said...

Kitty, I owe you one ;-)
I owe Sue one too come to think of it.
Nah, let the anti-Di hate roll thick and fast. It's what the people want....

Lindystar the HOR blogger said...

Gag me, and not in the good way. Ack I agree with you in your own special way.

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