Post-Hitch Dumbfuckery

Among many others, I read the piece on ABCNews.com about Hitch's death. The comments there and elsewhere have been mainly positive and even reverential, but some crossed over into the nasty. It's their right to say such stuff, certainly. But it's also ... revealing, let's say. These are verbatim, by the way: … [Read more...]

So Long, You Magnificent Sonofabitch

Well, shit. Woke up at 5 a.m. with a 50-mph wind roaring outside my window. Rolled over and picked up my phone to check the weather, and was immediately assaulted with Facebook posts praising Hitch. Clicked over to a news page and saw it. Dead at 62. Damn. Many times during my younger life, I asked the people around me "If there was a pill you could take that would make it possible for you to live forever, would you take it?" And I've been amazed at the answers, which consisted of a large … [Read more...]