Monday, August 13, 2007

The tasteless origin of a tasteless cliché

‘I watched with deep despair as Eva Braun, who had not even been married to the Führer for an entire day, succumbed to the poison capsule and expired before my eyes. And then to my utter horror the Führer raised his Luger to his head. "No, mein Führer, no!" I cried. "Ah, but I must, Ludwig," he said sadly. "But why? Why?" I beseeched him. And the Führer said, "Because I want to spend more time with my family," and pulled the trigger.’

-- from "The Absolutely Last, Positively Final Days of Hitler" by Hugh Roper-Trevor

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