Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 02, 2009
Zonker: What a lovely day... for rowing! Hey, did I ever tell you about the viscount St. Austell0in-the-moor-Biggleswade-Brixham who preceded me? Apparently, one night in Octboer of '87, he took off in his beloved de-commissioned Spitfire MKI from Newcastle-upon-Tyne bound for Willhelmshaven. He never arrived! With no heir, his estates were sold off to settle his gambling debts. I acquired his title auction. Well, guess what! It turns out he's been living quietly in Norway! His solicitor has just emailed me, demanding I relinquish the title... Hang on, here's an update... good God! Last night his Lordship dropped dead of a massive stroke! The claim is forfeit! The title remains with me! What an extraordinary turn of events, wouldn't you say? Boopsie: I'm sorry, have you been talking to me?