Friday, July 06, 2007

Best. Obit. Ever.

That was the subject line of an email from faithful ISB reader Jim I found in my inbox this morning. For those unfamiliar with the subject, the British papers long ago turned the obituary into an art form. Some of the best prose in British nupes can be found on the obit pages, a far cry from the formulaic capsules I'd write in my first days at (the defunct) The New Brunswick Home News.

There's plenty of material. There are so many drug-addled, eccentric Eurotrash philanderers parading around the capital cities of the old country. Check out this latest obit from The Telegraph on the great-great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck. Poor Otto.

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