White people and racism: “They don’t want to be called racist, so instead of simply not doing racist things, they spend a lot of time doing them and fighting for those things not to be called racism.” Riley, DTWPS
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE, CRACKERS? WHAT.
OMG Y’ALL WE’RE DOING AN ULTIMATE POST PRIDE PARTY AND YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!
Post-pride is like post-punk, better outfits and you can dance to it.
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Divine (October 19th, 1945 - March 7th, 1988)
The character actor known as Divine was born Harris Glenn Milstead and is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery near Towson Town Center. The Yellow Pages and other sites incorrectly list the address as 9720 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD. This must be their offices or something because the actual cemetery entrance is much farther south at 680 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204.
To find Divine’s grave, you just need to follow the main lane from the upper part of the cemetery and eventually curve left towards the lower part. Once there, you’ll see the parking spots on the left and Divine’s grave will be to the right.
Other Divine locations:
When Divine was in Jr. High, the Milstead family moved from Loch Raven Village to La Paix, a huge estate that F. Scott Fitzgerald had once rented in 1932 while his mentally-ill wife Zelda received treatment at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins. (The house was demolished in 1962)
When Divine was a sophomore at Towson High, the Milsteads moved their daycare business to Francke Ave, just around the corner from where John Waters lived with his family. A neighborhood outcast, Carol Wernig, introduced them to each other.
On March 7th, 1988, Divine died in Room 261 at the Regency Plaza Suites Hotel the night before filming his first episode of Married With Children. The last time anyone saw him alive he was standing on his balcony singing “Arrivederci Roma”. My friend-in-filth, Scott, has a TON of information about this location at his website Find A Death: The Death of John Waters’ Divine. The hotel was demolished in 2007, but luckily Scott was there to rescue some invaluable items!
Hopefully very soon we’ll get to see the documentary about Divine’s mother, Frances: A Mother Divine. Word on the street is that the filmmakers are editing it to reflect Frances’ passing on March 24th, 2009*. Until then, every John Waters/Divine fan should read her book, My Son Divine. She was laid to rest next to her husband and son in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
*All 3 family members died in the month of March (‘88, ‘93, ‘09)
He’s kind of hot.