Friday, October 27, 2006

Verbatim Hitchens: "What's it like to be a minority of one, or a kick bag for the Internet? It washes off me like jizz off a porn star's face."


I was highly amused by Ian Parker's profile of Christopher Hitchens in the October 16 issue of the New Yorker. Hitchens came off just like I figured he would. Entertaining, smart, a tremendous alcoholic, and one of the biggest assholes the world has ever produced. That he has switched to support the Neocons is probably the best thing that could happen to progressives--his way of making himself seem like an enormous jerk is symptomatic of a deep self-destructive streak. The quote from the title says all you need to know about Hitch and why I am so glad he isn't on my side.