That orchid didn’t stand a chance.

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Over at the Book Bench, Meredith Blake unravels the mystery of Keith Richard’s visit to New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and the death of the library director’s orchid the following day. The fact that Richards used the poor plant’s pot as an ashtray might have had something to do with it. Blake writes:

He combines the tenacity of a cockroach, the charm of a fox, and the tolerance of a half-dozen linebackers. Only now, after so many years spent consuming toxic substances, Richards’s mere presence is enough to kill off plants he casually comes into contact with; he’s not so much resilient as he is radioactive.

This is quite funny considering he was there to promote his autobiography entitled Life.

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~ by Valerie Palmer on December 15, 2010.

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