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One more conspiracy theory goes down in flames...Princess Di's death--accident

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member


    The inquiry, known as Operation Paget, was hardly the Warren Commission. But it did take three years and cost £3.96 million ($8 million). A team of 15 investigators interviewed 300 witnesses, re-examined evidence already compiled by French authorities in their own, earlier investigations, and collected more than 600 exhibits.

    But we still have the grassy knoll.
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Yeah, but some people will claim this is Britain's version of the magic-bullet theory.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Then there's assholes like me, who think Princess Di was one of the most meaningless, over-hyped, vapid celebrities of our time. Along with the rest of the royal family.

    I'll never forget the argument in the newsroom I had at the time with a female reporter who claimed she was a supreme role-model for women.

    She freaking married into a royal family! Truly, a goal for us all! The odds are probably better for us to play pro baseball, football, basketball and hockey simultaneously, become a porn God, enter Greek Orthodox monkhood and figure out the formula to run vehicles on Schlitz before any of us replicated her "role-model" path.

    But she was against land mines!
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So it's taken nine years for people to figure out the driver was a drunk, three times over the limit, and on prescription meds.

    The funniest thing about all of this is that the day of the accident, the early editions of the tabloids had covers blasting Diana for cavorting around with Dodi Al-Fayed. They were still on the stands as people were waking up to the news she was dead.

    They got pulled pretty quickly for the complete about-face.....
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    That's why they're celebrities.

    Bubbler, the Royal Family is about as good a story as you can get.

    Being Canadian and all, we grew up with the Queen's picture in all our classrooms and were taught the Queen was on the same level as God. My grandmother thought that Princess Margaret was a horrible woman for trying to marry that commoner and was absolutely appalled that we got our own flag in '62 (63?)

    It's only relatively recently that we've learned they may be the most dysyfunctional family ever
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    My antipathy comes from the post-death notion that she was a saint, hero, or role-model. She was none of the above. She was a princess who hit the ultimate lottery and was loved because of her royalty.

    Oh, and an outing alert. I am ...


    I take requests. Since I've already played God Save The Queen, anyone for Pretty Vacant?
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The odd thing is that pre-crash, a lot of my fellow countrypeople felt the same way about Diana as Bubbler. Then she died, and anyone saying a bad word about Saint Diana was a social outcast.

    The outpouring of grief by the nation for someone who did charitable work for photo-ops, cheated regularly with multiple people during her marriage and was in general a complete attention-seeker was pathetic.

    You remember who else died that day. Mother Teresa. An outpouring of grief on the same level would have been appropriate. Shame it never happened. Obviously wasn't attractive enough.
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Don't disagree at all. I guess my only point (if there was one) is that there were and still are a lot of monarchist supporters here in Canada since the Queen is the official head of state here.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Outing alert: GB-Hack is Steve Jones. Next up ... Sub-Marine!

    I'm so stupid. It never occurred to me GB-Hack was Great Britain-Hack. I seriously thought you were Green Bay-Hack.

    I guess Niall Quinn references are more apropos than throwing Lynn Dickey out there then.
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I'm not against this particular royal family any more than I'm against any other royal family. Just a bunch of inbred people who used to control everything back in the day. I have no more respect for them than the street person down at the corner.
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I've got to agree with Bubbler on this one. I just don't get it.

    Our local news station (large metro area) sent us a link to this story as its "breaking news" of the day.
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'm not pro-monarchy by any stretch of the imagination but Princess Di, for pretty obvious reasons, was one of the most popular people in the world during her good days.

    All you have to remember is the wedding--it was, as the cliche goes, a perfect fairy tale wedding. I know dozens of people who got up at 5:00 a.m. to watch it. Books on the wedding sold in the millions.

    So after she was killed in the accident, everyone more or less forgave her for her shallowness and started to remember her from the good old days.
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