When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

06 July 2007

He's mainlining with the angels now

Nobody, but nobody, writes obituaries like the English.

Case in point:
Count Gottfried von Bismarck, who was found dead on Monday aged 44, was a louche German aristocrat with a multi-faceted history as a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies.
Now that, by God, is a lede.

It gets better.

Count Gottfried von Bismarck (Obituary, The Daily Telegraph [UK], 4 July 2007)


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