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christopher hitchens on daily show tonite...

Discussion in 'News' started by mental invalid, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    think he has a new book out....

    i hope jon gives him the extended interview...

    anyways just wanted to let heads know...
     
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I'll admit - I had to look up who is Christopher Hitchens.
     
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    really?

    wow, i figured being the media whore like i am, that you knew who he was...

    well um, christopher this is bobbo, bobbo this is christopher...im glad you two got a chance to meet...im sure you will both have wonderful disagreements...

    poop check out the trials of henry kissinger...he is in the movie...drinking red wine chain smoking sweaty drunk...


    "Hitchens is well-known for his ruffled and hard-drinking persona, as well as his unpredictable political views. A prolific writer, he has written many books and articles over the years, deliberately courting controversy. One book condemned Mother Teresa as a self-serving egotist."
     
  4. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Oh, wait. I Googled his picture, and I do remember him. He wrote something that I seriously disagreed with .. although I can't remember what exactly it was. Maybe something with Iraq.
     
  5. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    he wrote a really scathing, ignorant review of farenheit 9/11 that i went off about. key3 insists he's dope, but from what i can tell, dude is a pompous cock sucker.
     
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Yes! That was it, actually - the F911 review.
     
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    like i said im sure you two will have your disagreements..

    i know i do...but he i think he is brilliant and a terrific op-ed columnist...and he has a great use of the english language...


    pompous yes, cocksucker no...nor would i say his writing of moores movie was ignorant...i mean you can disagree with its conclusions, i did with some, but i think claims of ignorance are unfair....


    "To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery."
     
  8. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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  9. I wasn't in total disagreement with his Farhenheit 911 review. Dude seems cool to me.
     
  10. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    actually, it was me who was insisting he was dope
    in the f9/11 thread. he is indeed a duder. thanks
    for the heads up roe.
     
  11. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    okay so i officially save a seat for mr. hitchens at my "which five people would you want to sit at a table with" question...

    bringing out the dixie cup with booze...

    i wish they had discussed more about the recent election and the new found glory of the christian right...
     
  12. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Really? You thought it was that good?

    I really didn't get that much from the conversation. It's like Hitchens had 1000 things he wanted to talk about (which I'm sure he does), so he kept skimming the surface and skipping around a ton. But Jon was moving him along, too, though. Meh. Give me 30 minutes of Stephen Colbert doing anything and I'd be happier.
     
  13. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    Id never heard of this dude before, but from what i saw on the daily show he seems like a cool guy.

    i'll have look into his shit more.
     
  14. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    ooofah...that this week in god wasnt that good, though i did like the zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance shout out...

    but yeah i always hate that about daily show, the short interview...and yeah i think that hitchens probably has about a 1001 things to say...

    the man is so fucking traveled and so fucking brilliant and so fucking linguistically masterful that i could sit and drink and smoke and listen to him for hours...

    timmy russert had him and the editor of vanity fair on for an hour a few weeks ago, thats the minimum for that guy...

    but it was great to see him tanked and in a more relaxed setting...

    so yeah i thought it was great, but i massively biased towards this guy...

    browner check the link i posted, it has all of hitchens writings...
     
  15. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    my problem with the 911 review was that it was an excercise in literary masturbation that focused almost solely on moore himself and not on the movie. which, for such an obviously intelligent guy, seemed well beneath him.
    what do i know though.

    i downloaded 'america the book' last night. im listening to it now. want to confuse the fuck out of yourself? get an accounting job, a web site and a talking book then try to accomplish all 3 at the same time. ohhh brother.
     
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