Friday, October 30, 2009

If I Had Money, this Might Be SB's Obituary

Count Gottfried von Bismarck, who died on July 2, 2007, 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. When not clad in the lederhosen of his homeland, he cultivated an air of sophisticated complexity by appearing in women’s clothes, set off by lipstick and fishnet stockings. Never concealing his homosexuality, von Bismarck continued to appear in public in various eccentric items of attire, including tall hats atop his bald Mekon-like head. At parties he would appear in exotic designer frock coats with matching trousers and emblazoned with enormous logos. Flitting from table to table at fashionable London nightclubs, he was said to be as comfortable among wealthy Eurotrash as he was on formal occasions calling for black tie.

The great-great-grandson of Prince Otto, Germany's Iron Chancellor and architect of the modern German state, the young von Bismarck showed early promise as a brilliant scholar, but led an exotic life of gilded aimlessness that attracted the attention of the gossip columns from the moment he arrived in Oxford in 1983 and hosted a dinner at which the severed heads of two pigs were placed at either end of the table. [SB wants to live a life of gilded aimlessness, goddamnit. Bless his heart. He enjoyed his money and title. You can't begrudge a motherfucker money if they have fun with it.]

10 comments:

Jennifer Rains said...

This guy would be have been a great dinner guest...

Happy Halloween...

Love ya, Jenn

The Dish said...

I need friends like him. Mine suck in comparison.

Petit fleur said...

Sounds like he was the life of the party! Maybe even the party itself!!
Fabuloso!

Syd said...

I would have liked to attend at least one of his parties.

Ms. Moon said...

I'd let him stay for the weekend.

gingermagnolia said...

He sounds like he was a hoot AND a holler.

Findon said...

He'd have gone well in the steelworks. Yep. its his money and he partied.

Changedit said...

Long live Gottfried ... or not, as this obituary shows. xxx

Marco Dante said...

That is my new goal in life: to cultivate an air of sophisticated complexity and be a LOUCHE equally comfortable associating with wealthy Eurotrash as I am with black tie bon vivants.
Marco

Gledwood said...

sounds like my German alter-ego hahar!!