There are still enough of these for a few more days, and, surprisingly, a few are still trickling in. If you have something worth showing, do send it along.
Landon Ross sent in two pictures, and I decided to use both of them. In the first, he’s with Hitch:
One could tell he was always “on” by his eyes. The only words I can muster are “Christopher, I cared more about you than anyone I’ve never loved in person, and I’ll miss you.”
And the second from Landon:
Here’s my best (and lacking) approximation of the what-are-you-looking-at face he so often made. He’d probably have scoffed at anything more extravagant than JW Black, but, well, there you go. It’s all I had. Here’s to Hitch.
Here’s my participation. I’m calling it Inspiration.
Artwork and words from Gary K.
Hitch. I never read anything by him until God is Not Great and I have not stopped thinking about what he had to say there, in other articles, and in debates ever since. He was a wordsmith par excellence and more importantly, he took on religiosity, grabbing the bullshit by the horns. Reading him and others of his ilk such as Dawkins and Harris convinced me that we shall not escape our shackles until we stop playing with imaginary friends and taking instructions from them. Hitch told us to grow up. Thank you, Hitch, we needed that.
From David Glück, a photo perfectly expressing Hitch’s contrarianism:
Taken by my son at TAM5 with Hitchens help.
And from Carroll, lest we neglect that there was more than one restorative in Hitchens’s life:
I don’t do amber restoratives. I quit smoking. But I can follow Hitch’s advice to make sure the water is boiling before it hits the tea.