Richard Harris anecdote

The recent death of George Best has brought all kinds of great drinking stories bubbling to the surface once again. One of my favorites, from this week’s Popbitch:

One of the few drinkers who could keep up
with George Best was Richard Harris.
Back in the 80s, Harris was starring in a
play at the London Palladium. During the day
he spent most of his time getting drunk
in Soho. One afternoon he got chatting to a
beautiful blonde. Harris explained he was
in a play, and that she had to see it. He
then got a friend to run round to the
theatre and get him two comp tickets.

 Many hours later, Harris and the blonde 
 were hammered. He reached in to his pocket,
 finds the tickets and takes the blonde to
 the theatre. They take their seats. About
 10 minutes in to the play, Harris suddenly 
 stands up, loudly exclaiming "Oh fuck,
 I'm in this!" And runs off backstage to 
get changed.

I wish people still drank like that.

Didn’t Best spend the last few months of his life trying to publicize his slow death through alcoholism? I thought he wanted to serve as a warning sign to those who find binge drinking charming.

Didn’t Best spend the last few months of his life trying to publicize his slow death through alcoholism? I thought he wanted to serve as a warning sign to those who find binge drinking charming.[/quote]

He just wanted to make sure no one challenged the title.

Didn’t Best spend the last few months of his life trying to publicize his slow death through alcoholism? I thought he wanted to serve as a warning sign to those who find binge drinking charming.[/quote]
Jim, don’t try to tell me that you didn’t find it charming when I did it.