No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Goat Boy » 24 Aug 2017, 14:03

Similarities, yes, but "Was it any different to the reaction when Bowie died?"

Yes, yes it was.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Jeemo » 24 Aug 2017, 14:52

I felt for two younge boys losing a parent so young. Everything else was ridiculous.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby The Prof » 24 Aug 2017, 15:22

Jeemo wrote:I felt for two younge boys losing a parent so young. Everything else was ridiculous.


Yeh - especially the way they seemed to be pushed out in front of the weeping masses. It was almost is if the *powers that be* thought they ought to console all these people and didn't give a stuff about how they might be feeling.

Mind you, one of my overriding memories is that for a woman who campaigned quite strongly against landmines to get wheeled to her grave ontop of a giant cannon seemed somewhat inappropriate.

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby toomanyhatz » 24 Aug 2017, 16:31

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As one does.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Aug 2017, 16:48

toomanyhatz wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:I just arrived home from work at about 2 or 3 in the morning. I think I just thought "fuck", then went to bed.


As one does.


As one did do, yes.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Thang-y » 24 Aug 2017, 16:50

Tactful Cactus wrote:it was such a mental punch in the face for the UK


Absolutely not.

Mass hysteria stirred up and fuelled by the media. Yes there was reaction on a huge scale but the media went to town and that's all you heard about. Millions of non-reported people in the UK couldn't have given a flying fuck but you didn't get to see them. I, for one, was enormously relieved when Private Eye came out and saw that there were others who had a voice who hadn't been overcome with the urgent need to go and sign the book of condolence down at Tesco's.

I was embarrassed for humanity.

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Tactful Cactus » 24 Aug 2017, 16:52

Thang-y wrote:Absolutely not.


I forgot people here get tetchy when they're lumped in with Royalists.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Aug 2017, 17:15

Tactful Cactus wrote:
Thang-y wrote:Absolutely not.


I forgot people here get tetchy when they're lumped in with Royalists.
Unclench Thang-y, I wasn't talking about you


:D

I remember the day really well. I had had a huge argument with my then partner the night before and got up early - about 6 - to go to work. I went and woke him up and he said 'I hope you're waking me up to say you're sorry!' I was annoyed that he was still annoyed and said 'no, I'm waking you up to tell you Lady Di is dead!' Well, it got him up and down to the telly.
I got to work and loads of staff were in the tv room. Some of the patients were crying. When I talked to them later, not one of these patients appeared to be a flag waving royalist. In fact, quite the opposite - the overwhelming opinion was that this was someone the royal family had shafted and there was no love lost for the Queen or Charlie - the total opposite.

As I wasn't someone who ever talked about the the royal family to anyone or paid any interest this was a surprise. I wasn't fervently anti royalist but I liked the idea of people 'getting hip' to the pantomime of a monarchy and showing 'disrespect' to the head of the nation. This I could get with, especially when it was eighty year old ladies.

Of course, Diana's PR machine assisted in the engineering of this and she was far from a radical figure, was hugely wealthy and all that, but it was the break from the slavish yes'm to the Queen and co that thrilled me, however tenuous a link to revolutionary thought that may have been.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Thang-y » 24 Aug 2017, 17:26

Tactful Cactus wrote:
Thang-y wrote:Absolutely not.


I forgot people here get tetchy when they're lumped in with Royalists.
Unclench Thang-y, I wasn't talking about you


Yeah, I wasn't just making the point that many didn't care. You called it a 'mental punch to the face of the UK' which made me cringe - no, it really wasn't. 1066 was a punch in the face to the nation. 20 years ago it was just a hysteria media-fest.

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Aug 2017, 17:57

Tactful Cactus wrote:it was such a mental punch in the face for the UK


Thang-y wrote:Absolutely not.

Mass hysteria stirred up and fuelled by the media.

I was embarrassed for humanity.


Incredibly, I agree!
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Tactful Cactus » 24 Aug 2017, 18:40

Thang-y wrote: You called it a 'mental punch to the face of the UK' which made me cringe - no, it really wasn't..


Ok point taken

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Nikki Gradual » 24 Aug 2017, 18:45

I was at a friend's wedding in York. The drinking was mental (the bride threw up red wine on her dress) and everyone went to bed very late.
At 7am the next morning there was a furious rapping on my door, I stumbled out of bed barely able to see or speak, opened the door and standing in front of me was an Aussie wedding guest who had come across for the wedding. She was card-carrying wannabe Sloane, with the doily around the neck and everything (they are a bit behind the times in Melbourne), and had tears in her eyes as she said: "Princess Diana has died."
I shut the door croaking: 'Don't wake me up at this fucking hour unless something important has happened."
I then texted "Mad cow deceased" to my deputy editor.
I felt bad for her kids, sure, but the more irrational wailing and gnashing of teeth there was, the less I cared.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby The Great Defector » 25 Aug 2017, 12:30

Sky seemed to paint a picture of the Queen not copping on how popular Diana was and her shock at the outpouring of grief. Kinda suggesting she was a bit jealous or something.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Darkness_Fish » 25 Aug 2017, 13:56

I'm still struggling to get over it. You insensitive bastards.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 14:16

I thought The Windsors Princess Di special last night was great





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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby German Dave » 25 Aug 2017, 18:54

The Great Defector wrote:Nothing? Thought there'd be a mention or two. Sky news is all over it.


She died on the last day of August. I remember it vividly as it was my last day in my previous career before I retrained as a teacher.
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Tactful Cactus » 25 Aug 2017, 19:03

Pat O'Banton wrote:She died on the last day of August. I remember it vividly as it was my last day in my previous career before I retrained as a teacher.


Were you a paparazzi psychopath?

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Aug 2017, 10:01

Darkness_Fish wrote:I'm still struggling to get over it. You insensitive bastards.


:lol:

That mental punch to the UK really did stay with you, didn't it?
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Re: No Mention Of The Anniversary Of Princess Diana's Death

Postby Geezee » 29 Aug 2017, 09:44

Nikki Gradual wrote:I then texted "Mad cow deceased" to my deputy editor.


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