I love the Telegraph

  Kate B 14:22 31 May 2007

Absolutely glorious obituary of a controversial artist, Jorg Immendorff, who has died aged 61.

click here

I am still howling with laughter at the sheer incongruity of finding it in the Telegraph; and the magnificently deadpan strap.

  anskyber 14:32 31 May 2007

Superb, I agree. A well crafted piece.

  Sethhaniel 14:33 31 May 2007

"Jörg Immendorff was born on June 14 1945 near Lüneberg, the Saxon town twinned with Scunthorpe where Himmler committed suicide." ;)

  Kate B 14:35 31 May 2007

Yeah, the deadpan sentences like that really make it a gem.

  Woolwell 15:54 31 May 2007

I always find the Telegraph obituaries a good read.

  Kate B 16:42 31 May 2007

No, the strap is the line underneath the headline, which reads "Artist who was highly regarded in Germany but got caught organising cocaine-fuelled orgies". Brilliantly deadpan.

  Kate B 18:10 31 May 2007

whoops, you're right. The headline and strap are on the obits front page, not on the story itself.

  Pine Man 18:38 31 May 2007

Great paper - if only it was a tabloid then both my wife and I could read a paper together at the breakfast table!

  Diemmess 18:40 31 May 2007

I prefer the leading obit on Grp Capt Stafford Coulson who made it to 90.
The number of old war horses is by definition decreasing by the year and there cannot be many left who saw action throughout the second WW.

Must agree though that the second obit must have been written tongue in cheek.

  realist 19:02 31 May 2007

It's OK, but I prefer The Independent.

  Woolwell 15:52 09 Jun 2007

This is an amazing tale: click here

He went from extreme poverty to a highly decorated RAF Officer.

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