Bifurcated Rivets
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25 Nov 2005

RIP George Best - we knew it was coming, but...

I remember George Best in his heyday. There was something magical about him, even though I'm not a football fan. There haven't been many like him since and there aren't many who could compare even amongst today's most successful players. It's a shame that he had to die so young (relatively speaking).<br> <br> Having said that, can anyone deny that he largely brought it on himself? What is it with successful sportsmen, rock stars, famous actors and other celebrities that makes them so self-destructive? Is it something inherent in their personalities, or is it something that happens to them when they get rich and famous?<br> <br> Oh well, RIP George.<br> <br> (Purely in the interests of social science, if anyone wishes to make me rich and famous in order to study the way in which a normal working bloke would cope with the attendant pressures, I'd be more than happy to volunteer for the project...)<br> <br>


drunk ruins liver. drunk gets replacement liver on the NHS. drunk ruins replacement liver. drunk dies. I'm strugging to see where the moral of the story goes except that telling drunk people to gtf and die in the corner might save somebody elses life a bit more productively..