The Telegraph reports that Vlad The Impaler’s castle, aka Castle Dracula, is up for sale for $40m.
I’ll be setting up a Paypal donation site entitled “Please Help Fund The Refurbishment Of Our Fortress Of Evil,” with the aim of turning the castle into a techno-base for my criminal cabal. With the psychic emanations of Vlad on our side we’ll become a kind of National Trust*-meets-S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – a secret organisation of international fascists, bent on hardcore architectural preservation, mandatory heritage-appreciation, and occasional world domination.
*The National Trust slogan “for ever, for everyone” has a vaguely Orwellian tone to it.