Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, RIP

Fare-thee-well, Christopher Hitchens, always a joy to see in action, to read, to often disagree with. My favorite recent quip of his that springs to mind: "Cheap booze is a false economy" (Hitch-22, 2010).

Gore Vidal landed the last good shot in their back-and-forth quibbling: "Hitchens identified himself for many years as the heir to me. Unfortunately, for him, I didn't die" (2009). A salute to them both.

Today's Rune: Protection.


jodi said...

Erik, very scary. As we all know, life is too short to drink cheap booze. Currently I am very thirsty! Enjoy your pre Christmas week!

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely an intersting guy. said...

Both Vidal and Hitchens good writers.

But atheists.

Must be my inhuman sense of humour, but I imagine a final scoreboard:

God..............100 per cent.

Vidal and all!