Queen Mum dies :-(

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 01 Apr 2002 08:38:23 -0800

eleitl@leitl.org wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Mar 2002, Paul Prescod wrote:
> > It's about OUR mortality! Diana is a proxy. If she can go so young then
> If people would care about their mortality they would actually start doing
> something about it. 

Are you saying that people do NOT care about their mortality? They are
totally indifferent to the idea of their own death?

> >
> > It was a media event because it was an event in people's lives.
> Unconvincing. It shook people because she was a celebrity.

It was an event in people's lives *because* she was a celebrity! And she
died young. She reminded them or their own mortality and that of the
people around them.

 Paul Prescod