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December 16, 2011 10:29 am

"He woke up every morning, pinching his chubby little flanks and thinking, I”ve got away with it again.’" Hitchens on Jerry Falwell, upon his death.  And his best, "If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox."  Just merciless. 

(Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)

6:47 am
"One of our lunches, at Café Milano, the Rick’s Café of Washington, began at 1 P.M., and ended at 11:30 P.M. At about nine o’clock (though my memory is somewhat hazy), he said, “Should we order more food?” I somehow crawled home, where I remained under medical supervision for several weeks, packed in ice with a morphine drip. Christopher probably went home that night and wrote a biography of Orwell. His stamina was as epic as his erudition and wit."

Christopher Buckley on his friendship with late, great Christopher Hitchens.  Say what you will about him, but he was fearless. 

(Source: newyorker.com)