Byron, Poe, Baudelaire and de Sade are also involved in a second, unspoken form of one-upmanship involving the juxtaposition of serious expressions and outrageous neck-attire.

Huge thanks to everyone who liked our link last week, unfortunately we were not given the hundred grand. Fortunately I’m quite accustomed to not being given a hundred grand – it happens to me almost daily – so the feeling is not alien to me. I guess with 750 other entries the odds of winning must have been like, one in a million. Probably. I’m not good with complicated statistical equations. Anyway, thanks.

Next week: We delve deeply into the controversial subject of Nietzsche’s syphilis.

- Nick

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