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rasmus
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posted 23 September 2001 06:34 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry, I just wish Babble had been here then. I wish I had remembered this past Aug. 31.

Who did it? Was it Her Maj.? Who cares?

This goes into the "beauty doesn't float" file, along with JFK Jr., the hubbub about whose death has now rightfully been eclipsed by genuine horror, genuine loss of innocence. It's hard to imagine people getting so upset by those events now. Wasn't that a sign of great decadence, great hubris, great emptiness? Of forgetting the power of nature, as Camille Paglia pointed out in her best and only good column ever?

I've linked to that column before.

[ September 23, 2001: Message edited by: rasmus_raven ]


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'lance
rabble-rouser
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posted 23 September 2001 07:12 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Onion had a brilliant take on that kind of thing with this:

The JFK Jr. Tragedy: About A Year Or So Later

On another note entirely: Nixon's still dead, right? I feel the need to check once in a while.

I thought of him when I found this quote in an otherwise forgettable Heather Malick column (is there another kind? God we're bitchy on this board!) in yesterday's glob: when Talleyrand, master wire-puller and successful Machiavellian, died, Metternich supposedly said "I wonder what he meant by that."


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Doug
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posted 24 September 2001 05:39 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Diana dead? Nonsense...she just had a facelift and a sex change and is now calling herself William.
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