Wrote this in May 2009:

This is a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. It costs a great deal of money. Eddie Murphy has one, and so does Beckham. You can get yours with a brushed stainless steel hood and teak on the back, like a fine yacht.

And as sure as night follows day, some philistine has fucked one up.

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And who do you suppose is the author of this fuckery? Meet Prince Marcus von Anhalt:

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Gawker:

To be sure there’s plenty of competition for [the title of World’s Richest Asshole], but we think Germany’s Prince Marcus von Anhalt (above) has a pretty clear shot at it. Born Marcus Eberhardt in 1969, he started out as a butcher, went into the brothel business, did some time for tax evasion and human trafficking, then bought himself a title (from Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband): Prinz von Anhalt, Herzog zu Sachsen und Westfalen, Graf von Askanien. Now the SOB’s latest stunt is driving around in this Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe covered in a Louis Vuitton multicolored monogram print.

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Cynica says this assault on good taste is roughly on par with Paris Hilton’s Pepto Bismol Bentley:

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I disagree - I’d rather be seen in the Roller than in what’s left of that Bentley. But driving either one would be sheer torture.