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My favorite obit ever

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sirvaliantbrown, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Did any of you see this?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/04/db0402.xml


    I'll post the lede, which should be enough to make you read it all:
    --
    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.
    --
    And the last line is absolutely brilliant.
     
  2. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Beknighted Brown,

    Is there anything worse than one of those safety-first and conservative gay-orgy hosts?

    YHS, etc
     
  3. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    This guy could be a Kennedy!!
     
  4. I hate them too.

    Good point.
     
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Brilliant piece of work.
     
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    [blue]So why did he never marry?
     
  7. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    He couldn't find the right girl. You know one who was a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies.

    He evidently never tried online dating.
     
  8. I passed his obit around the office.
    A couple of guys googled him and found his wikipedia entry. Apparently, the guy died at an orgy.

    Sure beats "Took the Gloryland Express to be with his Lord and Savior" which appeared in our paper a few weeks ago.
     
  9. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Headline for the funeral notice should be: Taking Out the Eurotrash
     
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Louche: Of questionable taste or morality; disreputable or indecent; dubious; shady

    I've got to find a way to work that word into a story.
     
  11. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I'm sure it would be real hard, considering we deal with athletes.
     
  12. IU90

    IU90 Member

    And he was the great great grandson of THE Bismarck, the father of the German nation. Why couldn't George Washington's descendents be this much fun?
     
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