Friday, December 16, 2011

Friction burns

Following my passing comment about the potential empathy between Asian cultures and punk rock, news arrives from the Indonesian province of Aceh that a large group of skinny-jeaned wrong ’uns have been rounded up and sent for “re-education”. And at around the same time, The Protester become’s TIME’s Person of the Year, and Christopher Hitchens goes to Stage V. Tonight I shall eat oysters, and raise a glass to the grit.


Charles Edward Frith said...

Sublime. I didn't like Hitch's inconsistency with Neocon bawbag stroking but here he is bloody good.

Anonymous said...

His quote at the end of that clip is one of my favourites. "If you gave Falwell an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox." What a star. RIP.

Tim F said...

Sure, Charles: anyone who agreed with everything Hitchens ever said would have to be as drunk as he was. But he gave good talk, better even than his write, maybe.

And he said it as if it had just popped into his head, Pleite.

Anonymous said...

The matchbox comment is the first unoriginal thing I've heard him said - but unfortunately I can't remember who did say it first.
Great guy though.
Met him once. Sadly he was sharp and professional - not wild, drunk and chaotic - thus robbing me of a great anecdote. Selfish bugger.