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RIP Christopher Hitchens and Joe Simon

Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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So Christopher Hitchens died on the 15th of December.

And the the day before that Joe Simon died.

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It's not been a very good last couple of days in terms of rad people staying alive.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    don't worry, I'm not dead

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  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    is dichot-

    oh

    oh okay

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Way to bring the mood down even further, Dich
    Spoiler:

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    still kind of weird that amy winehouse is dead

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    He burned the candle at both ends, but it made a pretty light.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    At least we still have Greg Land and David Finch

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    He burned the candle at both ends, but it made a pretty light.

    Rather awesome way to word and look at it.

    I just read about Hitchens and I'm a little sad.

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    At least we still have Greg Land and David Finch

    That's in really poor taste, CL, jesus christ.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    Meiz wrote:
    He burned the candle at both ends, but it made a pretty light.

    Rather awesome way to word and look at it.

    I just read about Hitchens and I'm a little sad.

    I didn't write that- he did.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    At least we still have Greg Land and David Finch

    That's in really poor taste, CL, jesus christ.

    Nah, it's funny. Deal with it.

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    Heh, well the man did have an ego although unlike most, could back his up.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    as a man with one leg and both hands in the grave druhim is uniquely qualified to judge gallows humor

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote:
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    At least we still have Greg Land and David Finch

    That's in really poor taste, CL, jesus christ.

    Nah, it's funny. Deal with it.

    Not really.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular


    I really loved this debate series.

    Raise the fuck out of the public discourse.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, really. Get off your stupid soap box.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    can this be the one death thread where we don't get into a big ghoulish throw-down about whether or not you can make jokes about the dead

    just this once

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Fizzy Cotton CandyRegistered User regular
    I don't know much about Christopher, but his brother, Peter Hitchens, is a terrible person.

    I read that they were estranged for a long while, and since Christopher seemed like an OK guy, that makes a lot of sense.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    i have never so intensly disliked the way a man has said things i otherwise agree with

    hitchens was a rare breed

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote:
    can this be the one death thread where we don't get into a big ghoulish throw-down about whether or not you can make jokes about the dead

    just this once

    it's not like hitchens is a guy who cares a lot about what happens after his death anyways

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    Pony wrote: »
    i have never so intensly disliked the way a man has said things i otherwise agree with

    hitchens was a rare breed

    Ok, good, I thought I was alone here.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    Meiz wrote:
    He burned the candle at both ends, but it made a pretty light.

    Rather awesome way to word and look at it.

    I just read about Hitchens and I'm a little sad.

    I didn't write that- he did.

    le youtube

    He said it "gave a lovely light" goddamnit. It sounds better when it's all britishy like that

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Druhim wrote:
    Yeah, really. Get off your stupid soap box.

    I'm just so fucking sorry that I even considered giving a shit about something despite your staggering ignorance on the subject. How silly of me to care about something you don't know anything about. I really hope you can forgive what a goose I've been, Dru.

    I don't think it's stupid and if you had even the most microscopic fucking clue as to what you were talking about you might even agree with me. Although considering your track record and general disposition this would almost certainly be giving you too much credit.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Nothing is funny unless Spectre-x approves of it first

    Please send all jokes in advance to Spectre-x C.O. your tasteless ass

    PS can we cut this lame bullshit argument out, I hardly think a Hitch thread is the place for sandbox-level discourse about which jokes are funny

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    It's not just a Hitch thread and I'm fine with people making tasteless jokes about dead folks. I just also think it's fine to give people shit for making tasteless jokes.

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  • PeccaviPeccavi oh... oh my!Registered User regular
    And dru's just giving you shit for giving people shit about tasteless jokes.

    And in turn you're giving dru shit about...

    Just a meta shitpile.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    what on earth is going on here

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I heard there was so much alcohol in Amy Winehouses blood, when they tried to cremate her the incinerator exploded and destroyed the funeral home.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Peccavi wrote:
    And dru's just giving you shit for giving people shit about tasteless jokes.

    And in turn you're giving dru shit about...

    Just a meta shitpile.

    I N C E P T I O N

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    I heard there was so much alcohol in Amy Winehouses blood, when they tried to cremate her the incinerator exploded and destroyed the funeral home.

    what's the opposite of too soon?

    too late?

    yeah

    this joke is too late

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Inner Century Anthems Based Off Inner City TantrumsRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    Peccavi wrote:
    And dru's just giving you shit for giving people shit about tasteless jokes.

    And in turn you're giving dru shit about...

    Just a meta shitpile.

    S E P L U S P L U S

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    what's important is that my joke was hilarious and perfectly tasteful

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    That is true.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    I heard there was so much alcohol in Amy Winehouses blood, when they tried to cremate her the incinerator exploded and destroyed the funeral home.

    what's the opposite of too soon?

    too late?

    yeah

    this joke is too late

    Just like your Mom taking the morning after pill last week...

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    Hitchens was kind of a bastard, but he was the kind of bastard I respect and admire.

    Really anyone who has the balls to call people out like he did deserves that kinda respect.

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  • I heard there was so much alcohol in Amy Winehouses blood, when they tried to cremate her the incinerator exploded and destroyed the funeral home.

    I heard that the blaze was so strong it travelled backwards in time and that's how the great fire of london started.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    That joke wasn't tasteless, it was just dumb and terrible.

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  • the fact that it is so dumb and terrible lends it a certain je ne sais quois

    like ralph's 'i heard your dad went into a restaurant and ate everything in the restaurant and then they had to close the restaurant'

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    It's almost there. Not quite. Like a man leaping across the grand canyon, falling inches short, a glorious feat turning into a ketchup-like splatter on the rocks below.

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  • edited December 2011
    but...je ne sais quois :(

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    I learned about Hitch's death on twitter from Patton Oswalt.

    Nobody really seems to be talking about him. It's sad.

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