Geoff Porter submitted an original drawing, which he wrote about here.
By the time I remembered that I wanted to take photographs for this purpose, both myself and all other potential photographers had consumed too much Johnny Black for competence. This one’s the best of the lot, though, taken with friends around a table which has witnessed 8 or so years of debate and argument. The T-Shirt, cut off, is a Bukowski line that reads “Sometimes, you’ve just got to pee in the sink” – a bit déclassé for Hitch, perhaps, but that night it was a reminder of his courage, which we’re all poorer for no longer having around. I’ve also posted my own piece in memoriam.
From Heber Gurrola:
From Doug Preston, who lives in Calgary, Canada:
He’ll be missed.
And from Michael Bouchard, from Denver:
This is exactly how myself and two friends left the table last night after our own tribute to Hitch. Amber Restorative in the foreground and in the back you can see The Quotable Hitchens. We would just open at random and read. Our conversation never lagged and we left a “ruined table”, the way Hitch would have wanted it, I think.
And a bonus video of the lion in winter: a best-of-Hitchens compilation posted just four days ago. It’s a good one—see the exchange at 19:03 about accommodationism and especially the wonderful finale that begins at 20:32.