Friday, December 16, 2011

Hitchens Is Dead

Everyone knows that Christopher Hitchens has died. He was an outstanding writer, drinker, smoker and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. VF gushed this morning:

"Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor."

Hitchens, unlike his brother, didn't believe in God. Now he will find out. 

I'll say a prayer for his soul.

Dies irae, but remember Farrer's words, Advent is a time when "judgement runs out into mercy."



All Seeing Eye said...

...Now he will find out...

But he will still argue about it :)

Greg Tingey said...

He won't find out.
Nor will anyone else.
Nice try, but no banana

LSP said...

Doubtless true, Eye.

LSP said...

Almost thought you were going for the quasi haiku there, GT.

Very much enjoy "Nice try, but no banana."

Greg Tingey said...

Kim Jong-Il is dead.
Now there's one we won't miss!

LSP said...

I saw... Kim is now dead. I shall probably drive off somewhere and shoot guns by way of a minor celebration.