He Gave a Lovely Light

Today the collective voice of reason’s tongue became that much duller. Christopher Hitchens died today; his final moments spent among friends. As a dying man he lived more than most healthy living people. He took responsibility for his mistakes, and placed no blame for his affliction. He burnt his candle at both ends, and oh, how we basked in his light.

I didn’t always agree with the man, and his methods were harsh, but I never got tired of seeing him work and rare was a foe that didn’t deserve it. In his memory, giveth hitchslaps, and taketh with dignity when it is you who are hitchslapped.

Cheers, Chris.

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Maki Naro is an artist, incurable geek, and lover of cooking, public radio, small animals, and Blade Runner.
He comprises one half of the Sci-ence Webcomic's dynamic duo.


  1. December 16, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Thanks for posting this, Maki. I’m having a highball for Hitch:[email protected]/6519450511

  2. December 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Anne, will you be at the SF Solstice party? I will be having a Johnny Walker for him there. I hope they stock up a good supply….(sob).

  3. December 16, 2011 at 1:27 am

    The art is beautiful. Thank you for posting this.

  4. December 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

    @geologic, I will not, as I’ll be serving drinks elsewhere. Have a double for me.

  5. December 16, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  6. December 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Brilliantly done. I shall be drinking skeptically tomorrow in his honour.

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