I just looked her up. I was 4 when she died. This is old news. Way old. How are we supposed to remember somthing that happend so long ago?
Because r1 people who are 40 can remember 15 years ago. And I'm not calling anyone elder, I am 40.
Go back to listening to your Justin Bieber, r1.
Thanks OP. Easily my favorite DL thread ever. So bitchy, mean-spirited and ruthless, everything we love in DL. I wish I had cut and pasted the original thread into a document.
Does anyone know who these guys are? Despite all the lampooning of them, they do seem like decent folks.
I was reading alt.showbiz.gossip on usenet and someone posted "Di and Dodi dead". I thought it was some kind of joke. So I clicked on the thread and was shocked to read who it was about.
[quote] So I clicked on the thread and was shocked to read who it was about.
Did you let out the same anguished cry as the queen in the youtube video?
I don't see what's so funny. She touched the hearts of a lot of people, I remember being 10 years old and waking up at 5:00 am to watch the royal wedding. She was the most famous woman in the world and showed kindness to AIDS sufferers when few public figures of her stature did.
I didn't yell out when I heard she died, but I definitely was shocked and saddened.
Wasn't there an asg "Di and Dodi hurt" thread first?
In all seriousness, it was a complete shock that this happened, and I can empathize with the screaming guy in the link. I did the exact same thing when Donna Summer died.
I was jerking off to a Brad Hunt video, and when I finished and pressed Stop, the news on whatever network I'd last been watching was talking about the accident. They were showing the tunnel in Paris and eventually announced she'd died.
The next day a friend wanted to know if I wanted to go lay flowers in front of the British Embassy. I didn't.
I was 20 and watching Running on Empty at my then boyfriend's house, who was this older, hyper masculine, hunky fireman. Running on Empty might have the saddest ending ever, so I was bawling like a baby as the movie was ending and my bf (who wasn't watching the movie) walks in from the other room, also bawling.
Him: "So you found out too?"
Me: "Yeah, the dad just let River Phoenix go. He just let him go!"
Me: "What do you mean, what?"
Him: "No, Princess Diana just died."
Me: "Oh shit. I better call my mom."
Probably sounds stupid to you all, but it made us laugh for months.
[quote]Easily my favorite DL thread ever. So bitchy, mean-spirited and ruthless, everything we love in DL. I wish I had cut and pasted the original thread into a document.
I agree...totally. It was hysterical.
In fact the boys in the clip aren't all queeny at all, as everyone seemed to make out at the time it was first posted. There's a wide range of gay types represented in this group.
That must have been a very creative thread, since the video is just a few nondescript gay guys watching TV.
I just remember thinking who the fuck are they. And it must be some kind of joke post.
I knew who Diana was but I did not know she was dating a guy named Dodi so I didn't put the names together.
Then I turned on the TV and it was all over the place.
[quote] That must have been a very creative thread, since the video is just a few nondescript gay guys watching TV.
I guess you "had to be there", but the thread featured: 1) accusations of self-loathing against anyone who made fun of the guys; 2) some pretty creative commentary about the furnishings in the condo; 3) jokes about other times some of us screamed like that (such as when we forgot the souffle that was in the oven); 4) accusations the video was fake because why would they be filming just when it was announced Diana died.
Awww, this video never ceases to crack me up. Glad to see it pop up again!
R1's little ass crack smells of undigested Snicker bars, entitlement, and the third digit of a dirty finger.
She's also a troll. If not here, in life.
[quote]I was jerking off to a Brad Hunt video, and when I finished and pressed Stop, the news on whatever network I'd last been watching was talking about the accident. They were showing the tunnel in Paris and eventually announced she'd died.
The balls were so blue that day...
She was the People's Princess.
That scream gets me every time. Plus his friend trying to hide his laugh by putting his hand over his mouth.
I still shed a tear when I think back to that unfortunate day.
Gay people (me included) never get over anything. That's what the little shits don't understand yet. We are the cultural memories of the corner's and cellars of the world's varied civilizations, and our griefs, grudges and passions are even more tenacious than anything the Irish/English, Jews/Palestinians, or Christians/Muslims can show for their mere centuries of challenge and conflict.
We feel Joan Crawford's insanity. We recall D'oyly Carte's frustration with Gilbert. We understand the Magdalen. We light candles to Little's Joe's image. We remember Carol Channing when she was young. We mourn for Jon Erik. We cherish Celanese Fortrel. And we revel in the grotesqueries of Judy, Jackie, Diana and Vadge.
And if pipsqueaks don't get it or feel it, if you don't with a mad zeal rush to Google the things you don't understand, and if you squawk in pride at your not knowing the things that form the foundational detritus of the world's culture, you're either not really gay or you're missing a critical component located in the center of the heart.
Questioning this video's relevancy? Shit. We're still cackling at Victoria having a bust of John Brown put under the satins of her coffin.
I was in Paris last week on business and the route from my hotel to the offices kept bringing me through the Diana death tunnel.
I was a little surprised there was no sort of marker.. Not that there should be or that it would be very 'French' to do that, but considering the idolization of her, I figured there would be something on the wall, but there isn't.
It's only odd to be that with the pilings separating the two directional lanes of the tunnel and them not being that thick, that the accident would have been so furious as to kill everyone on board, except one person.
If anyone's driven through that tunnel, you'll know what I mean. Seems as though those separating concrete posts would have muted the impact the car made on the wall.
What R20 said. lol.
Death Tunnels of the Rich and Famous
Diana was killed because the car smashed at a fast speed. The arterial tearing that killed her is a consequence of blunt trauma, as she smacked herself at the seat or other barriers in the car, wildly at great force, since she was not wearing a shoulder restrain. These injuries are almost invariably fatal, because, as with an aortic aneurysm, the vessel shreds and cannot be repaired, causing eventual bleeding out and catastrophic multiple-organ collapse.
One may wonder about the precise circumstances behind the wreck, but there is no controversy in how the wreck caused Diana's fatal injuries.
Also, recall she had other serious injuries - her thigh among them - that would have contributed to the grave shock she sustained, only making matters more likely to quickly turn fatal. That she lived as long as she did is rather surprising.
I spent the night drinking at the Boiler Room in NYC. Got home after midnight and turned on NBC to watch the end of Saturday Night Live. I was convinced that the news coverage was a skit and couldn't understand why it was lasting so long when it wasn't funny. Yeah, I was wasted. Anyway, once I realized it wasn't SNL but the news, I called all my friends over and we watched the coverage until dawn. My "JFK" moment.
[quote]I called all my friends over and we watched the coverage until dawn. My "JFK" moment.
R30 just gave me MARY cancer.
I was 19 and starting my second year of college the next day. I was packing up some clothes and other stuff at my parents' house with SNL on in the background when they interrupted with breaking news that Diana had been in a car crash. I stopped what I was doing to watch, and a short time later they announced that Diana was dead. I was in total shock, as were my parents who came into the room to watch with me. The next day on campus it was all anyone was talking about, naturally. Everyone was in total disbelief. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I cannot believe it was so many years ago.
What was the cause of Diana's death?
Car pole tunnel syndrome.
Who attracts Diana more than a wealthy Egyptian?
A solidly built Pole.
r1, are you stupid? Diana's sons are still young; she is not from the Medieval period.
R31, thanks! My first "MARY!" comment here. I've arrived.
I was in London on holiday, woke up to the TV news and took the Underground to Heathrow to meet my partner arriving from Chicago. No one on the plane had been told about the accident. The next several days were truly unbeliveable: the flowers in the park,the church services, the huge traffic jams,the crowds. Sad time but I'll never forget the experiences.
Saint Diannur of Wales became the patron saint of cheated-upon women (and gay men) everywhere.
That night when I saw the coverage on the news, I immediately began weeping and wailing, choking on my sobs, while my mother was yelling for me to "shut up" and "be quiet" so she can hear the news coverage.
Which made me cry even harder
The news broke in the U.S. on the Saturday night before Southern Decadence. Since this was before the days of texting and cellphones everywhere, news spread by word of mouth in the French Quarter.
People were shocked. Other people wondered aloud whether they should go back to their homes and hotels and try to throw together a Diana outfit for the parade the next day. Some were tributes, some were steering-wheel-through-the-chest ideas.
Can we get back to the video please?
R22, "MARY", great post! Your wit and wisdom and nonpareil (sp?) I'm sitting here cracking up; one of the best posts in ages! Plus, I am totally going to be chewing over the phrase "foundational detritus" - I'm not sure anyone has put those two words together before, hee-hee! but you make a great point.
HAIL MARY! @ R22
Most of R22's post reads like Mandarin to me.
My sister swears that she watched a live news update that said Diana was only mildly injured in a crash, so when the subsequent report said that Diana was dead she was freaked out.
Also, great post R22, aka Mary, Queen of Scots.
As someone else said, the very best part of this video is the snarky friend trying not to laugh at the gasping Mary.
I'm always surprised when I click on the video .... Maybe there's a bunch of copies of this all over YouTube because for this video to have only about 3500 views is odd to me .... heck, I feel like I've viewed it at least that many times myself ("Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....")
The night Diana died. I was in bed asleep. As was my custom, the radio was on and tuned to 640 KFI Los Angeles. The Tammy Bruce show was on. I awoke to hear her breaking the news. The rest of the night was about Diana and I never went back to sleep. Tammy was very upset, appearing to be very fond of Diana. Goes to show you that a bug fucking crazy wing nut lesbian is in someway, really not better than the rest of us.
She was the lesbians' princess, too, R46, regardless of wing.
I was in New Orleans that Labor Day weekend, celebrating Southern Decadence. It was 2am and the line for a room at the Club Baths was out the door and down the block. It looked like a Madonna book signing event.
Everyone was tipsy. I looked across the street into a straight Irish-themed pub bar and saw their TV kept showing images of Diana, so I went over to check it out.
When I found out she had died, I rushed over to the line outside the Baths and delivered the bad news. You never saw such a wail go up in your life!! Those drunk queens in line for the Baths just screamed and cried and screamed and cried.
I wonder what those guys are doing now.
I would have paid to see that, R48. I have a frau friend who took flowers to the British consulate or somewhere where there was a huge pile of them. She wanted me to go with her so I could take a picture of her putting the flowers down. I'm not kidding. I not so politely declined. Another friend and I tortured her with Diana jokes for a while.
The Royal Family wanted her out of the picture. Forever. She was embarrassing them, and endangering their very lucrative family busine$$.
You can believe the driver was "trying to outrace the papparazzi" if you like. Sounds kinda dumb.
You sound dumb, R51.
I was still in high school, at my best friend's house watching MadTV. I was on the couch, he was down on the floor where I could inconspicuously admire his ass from behind (I had such a crush on him...but he was straight). That's when the news broke and distracted me from what I was doing.
I heard on TV that she was in an accident. I immediately went online and into a UK chat room (those were the days!) Belfast news called it that she was dead when everyone else was announcing "possibility of serious injuries." They just flat out announced on tv that it had been confirmed that Diana was dead. It took an hour for the US news to catch up.
(And of course the apostrophe in "corners" was a typo.)
I do recall, R44, that at first they assume Diana's injuries were survivable. No one, as far as I know, reported that her injuries were minor, just that two people were killed on impact but that Diana, although injured, had survived. They then mentioned specific injuries, including the serious cut on her leg/thigh, and since no one seemed in a hurry to take her to the hospital it was felt like she'd make it.
Dum Dum Dum Duuuuuuuummmmmm!
We went to be thinking she was going to live, and only realized she died when the local paper screamed it on the front page.
The tv and radio stations in my hometown were talking about how anyone could go online to send consolation notes to Diana's family.
I'm now embarassed to admit that I was one of those people who did just that.
I don't know why people think the guy screaming was funny, it was the most shocking news on Princess Diana that was unbelievable. I was just as upset as the guy was, it was such a tragedy.
I just came from seeing a friend at the hospital, when my dad told me the horrible news...was up all night watching CNN. You were hoping that she would survive the crash, but it was unheard of that Diana would die so suddenly.
I did appreciate the opportunity it eventually presented for me to win an Oscar.
I remember the day because I had just woken up and started drinking my coffee when my phone rang. It was my best friend asking me if I heard the news that Diana was dead. I was stunned and turned on CNN.
It was tragic and I felt very sad for William and Harry.
R38's mom made me laugh.
r1 - you sound very boring. And annoying.
r48, during that Southern Decadence, I was already in the Club by then that night. I only learned of Diana's death in the morning when I turned on the morning news in my hotel room and heard the reporters referring to Diana in the past tense. I consider myself fortunate that I was spared the ordeal of trying to process the magnitude of the loss while doing all I could to satisfy the needs of as many as I could fit in.
Someone VERY close to me died on the same day, very tragically, so every time I see stuff about Diana's death I relive it. Not as bad as the first few years, but it still stings and is why I'm not much of a Labor Day fan.
I turned on the tv to the news there was an accident and Dodi had died and I felt so bad for Diana. I called my mom and said how sad it was that Di had just found a new love and now he was dead and my mom was quiet for a minute and said, "Honey, she's dead too." I was shocked.
Who is it who died?
Do tell, it's an anonymous board after all
It was my mother.
I thought the title of this thread was The Night of the Iquana and I thought it was about me.
Thanks for posting this OP. It cracks me up every single time. I think I'll make the Mary outburst my ringtone.
Only the deranged, mentally ill anti-Diana trolls could make fun about losing the most loving, caring and beloved person on this earth at such a young age.
I was twenty-four when she died and in my second year of med school. I remember being really upset because Diana was such an example of tolerance, and I wasn't out. I also remember being really depressed because I was alone with no one to share my grief that night. The next day I couldn't figure out why I was still so terribly upset, but I placated myself, thinking that Dian was my first real celebrity tragedy and that by the next one, I wouldn't be alone. Well, a lot of celebs have died since then, and I'm still alone.
This is so weird since I was also playing cards (bridge, to be exact) with gay friends the night we heard the news about Diana. None of us screamed, at least I don't think we did.
I'd love to know whatever happened to those guys.
I think this is a copy of a copy...the original video was much better quality, which allowed DLers to have a really good gander at the apt.
R70 is a victim of stale press and her own deluded notion that if she pompously bleats judgment on her betters no one will notice the salami and turtle cheesecake on her breath.
But we do smell you, Cuntalina. We do.
I remember the original thread from years ago, and it was hilarious. I especially loved all the bitchy comments about the decor of the apartment. I wish that thread was still available, it was a classic.
That original 'gaggle of queens' thread was here when I first discovered DL...no wonder I stayed.
Another thread from that same time was the one about what do you do with your used condoms.
'My pug ate mine. It was hanging out of her ass when I had people over'.
Yeah, what a hoot,right? .. you people are pathetic.
And you're a bloody cunt, R78. How about you grab your dollies, climb into your Kia, and do a reenactment for us?