December 11, 2008, - 1:55 pm

6 Million Degrees of Diana Separation Anxiety

By Debbie Schlussel
If you’re like me, you’re sick and tired of hearing about this rotted corpse of a high school drop-out once known as Princess Diana. The only achievement of this woman was marrying up well. If you’re like me, you were tired of hearing about her death, about five minutes into the non-stop coverage of it in 1997.
But some people–primarily women who love this stuff–just won’t give it up. Get over it, already.
Given my views on this, you can imagine my laughter when I read this in my morning Detroit Free Press:

Jack and Robin Firestone, the only Americans who witnessed the fatal car crash of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in the Paris tunnel, will be at Borders in Dearborn at 6 tonight for a promo appearance for their book “Chasing Diana.” The Firestones’ book is about their 11-year journey since the vacation that changed their lives.

Sick of This, Sick ‘o Them . . .

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Everybody has to earn a living somehow, but dude, their accomplishment is . . . being the only Americans who saw a car crash in France 11 years ago? Hello . . .?
What’s even more amazing is that this questionable status is somehow enough to carry this couple for eleven years, to the point where they are still being brought by national book chains to major cities for a book tour.
What the heck do you say in a book when you saw like two seconds of something? This would be my book in that case:
Page One. Hello, the car crashed. She died. The end. Then, like 200 blank pages to follow, to make it look good on Ron Burgundy’s book shelf.
Do you really think this couple added anything beyond that? In case you were wondering, here’s the “insight” these people give unto our world:

“The first thing I noticed were lights bouncing off the tunnel walls as we entered and afterwards, I noticed these dark formal looking cars very conspicuously parked,” said Robin Firestone, author.
In their book, “Chasing Diana,” the Firestones talk about seeing the soon to be deceased princess in the back of the car, with a man who turned out to be Dodi Al Fayed, heir to the Harrods store empire.
“I said to my husband and my son, ‘Oh my God there’s a woman in the car, a blond haired woman in the car, and looks like she must be dead. My God, what are they doing,” said Robin.
The Firestones want their book to become part of the record, to fill in the gaps and to raise some very important questions.

Um, “gaps”? I’m more interested in filling in the gap between “Breakin'” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.” Talk about raising some very important questions.

Jack and Robin talked about their experience during a book signing at the Power Plant Barnes & Noble. It’s a story whose latest chapter unfolds with the couple testifying before the royal courts of justice.
“We actually give a birds-eye view. You are there to feel to what it was like in that tunnel. And we hope, that as people read the story they’ll realize there’s a lot more to this story,” said Jack Firestone, author.

Um, actually there really isn’t much to the story. High school drop-out who married well, got divorced and slept around. Car crashed. She died. End of story.
Cannot believe the extent of this Diana-worship garbage and how it still goes on. Incredible.
She wasn’t that great alive. She died. Eleven Years Ago. Move on. Get a life.

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16 Responses

The Firestones are parasites.
The end.

kaps on December 11, 2008 at 3:17 pm

[If you’re like me, you’re sick and tired of hearing about this rotted corpse of a high school drop-out once known as Princess Diana.]
C’mon Debs, this is a new low for you. You’re better than this.
[She wasn’t that great alive.]
She may not have been perfect, but she inspired and helped people.

Norman Blitzer on December 11, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Diana was not evil and she did not deserve to die. Peoples Princess my ass! She also did not deserve the adualtion of so many people as she did nothing of importance in her life except marry wealthy and pout a lot. The Dianafication of Britain is as sure a sign of the demise of that nation as is the growing Islamization.

Ripper on December 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Diana is a twofer. Not only was she a soap opera star, but she was a liberal, and maybe even a threefer, as she was dating a Muslim. Can’t miss.
She ushered in the soap opera news on Fox, CNN and all the rest. The lowest point was the Runaway Bride saga, but there are a lot of close seconds. Partly the results of years of a combination of dumbed down/PC education.
In order for democracy to be effective, we need an informed citizenry. Certainly a problem that Bush/Rice/Clinton didn’t understand, or if they did understand, didn’t acknowledge, but it is also a problem here. People seem to enjoy their dumbed-down state. I hate to sound antiquated, but not only drugs, but alcohol may be a problem too. Go into bars on weekends and people who are apparently professional seem to act like morons. My co-workers, professionals, got really angry when I asked them to look critically at the drunken behavior of these people on their binge weekends. Although this isn’t a main factor involved in the dumbing down, it does contribute.

c f on December 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm

This Diana thing is the usual tabloid pop culture bullshit worship. Bores the hell out of me.

rtaylor174 on December 11, 2008 at 9:54 pm

I know Diana is an old sorry subject, but people still focus on this woman who was as dumb a doorknob, had horrendous judgment in everything she did except buying clothes. She sticks in one’s craw, which is why Debbie couldn’t resist discussing her, but I hope this is close to the end for Diana. She was such a BORE!

Jamieos on December 11, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I take it there will be no Elton’s John “Goodbye England’s Rose” in Debbie’s ipod.
That blog entry was a mow-down. Nancy Grace has nothing on Debbie Schlussel.

californiascreaming on December 11, 2008 at 10:56 pm

“I’m more interested in filling in the gap between “Breakin'” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.”
I love a hot gal with a sense of humor.
Debbie, you’re my princess!

Jeff_W on December 12, 2008 at 1:30 am

You will enjoy this Onion clip… making fun of the Diana worshiping psycho media: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dh-7KDwgdo

Xoce on December 12, 2008 at 4:52 am

“As the wreckage from today’s tragic crash continues to smolder, one can’t help but think of the accident that took the life of the People’s Princess.”

Xoce on December 12, 2008 at 4:53 am

Deb you took the words right out of my mouth! I never could understand all the attention I am sick and tired of people getting attention because of there wealth or someone they married wealth or their parents wealth. Who gives a flying F!

ohboyohboy on December 12, 2008 at 9:34 am

Coming in 2009 … Jack and Robin Firestone’s follow up to their number 1,487th on ‘the New York Times least read’ … “We Need To Get A Life”
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan
Blog: http://rougerevival.blogspot.com/

Jimmy on December 12, 2008 at 9:41 am

Diana was called “People’s Princess” because she slept with the “common people” while Charles slept with his mistress.
She was supposed to be “down to earth” because she liked to bond with the common people and shook hands with them without her gloves on unlike the royal queen and other royalty who were worse than Adrian Monk.
Hmm I remember when she was in India she still had her gloves on as she shook hands with the poor people. I wonder if the handshake was only for the Africans when BBC, Reuters and CNN were filming it on camera.
All said, she’s dead and gone. She didn’t contribute anything positive to anyone. On the other hand, if she had played her role as mother to Dodi’s son/daughter/whoever, it would spell doom faster to the free world than you can think of. I don’t know if her death was planned by the royal family or it was a real accident, but at the moment the world is safer without her.

anonymous twit on December 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I don’t know anyone who was anything but embarrassed by her behavior. The morons in the media were entranced by her shoddy glamour. While she didn’t deserve to die, she certainly could not be considered a role model.

iowavette on December 12, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Furthermore, those folks living off her demise are hard to understand. Roll out the appropriate simile: It takes all kinds. It’s a great country. Etc.

iowavette on December 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I believe I read the only survivor was the body guard…because he was wearing his seat belt. Perhaps a minor point, but it was thought she would have survived if she was wearing her belt.

Dr.Dale on December 12, 2008 at 7:28 pm

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