RIP, Hitch

So, Christopher Hitchens is dead. He has left Tumortown and passed beyond the Land of Malady, after leaving us with some last words of advice on dealing with mortal illness.

I’ll miss his voice and his writings. We now have all that we are going to have from him.

I can’t resist adding his widely-quoted words of wisdom:

“The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics.”

Like Christopher Hitchens, I’ve enjoyed them all. Over-rated? Possibly. Enjoyable? Certainly.

RIP, Hitch.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to RIP, Hitch

  1. TomT says:

    I have to hope there is a cache of whiskey-stained unpublished manuscripts squirreled away somewhere. Though even that wouldn’t make up for the loss of his trenchant reflections on current events going forward.

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