I post Michelle Nichols (Uhura) on a Moulton and get tons of responses. I post Christopher Hitchens on a Dahon and hear crickets.
Well everyone knows Uhura...
Yep who's this Hitch? When I read the title I thought you were talking about pulling a trailer. :)
Christopher Hitchens was probably the single most famous essayist alive, a bombastic blowhard and jackass but incredible writer and debater, a diehard athiest and contrarian. Highly controversial, but well known, in intellectual circles. How well known? When the Vatican needed the official Devil's Advocate (literally that's the name) to argue against Mother Teresa's canonization, they asked Christopher Hitchens to do it.
Hitch died from cancer about a month ago. That he had a folding bike says a lot.
IT people didn't have to take many Humanities courses, Is My Guess..
Aaahhh the penny just dropped. I'm bad at remembering names but now I make the connection. He was the one whose brother Peter came to faith in God, and they have had public debates against each other.
I'm curious what the folder connection would be saying about him? I'm a devout Christian and I don't think my folding bike enthusiasm is saying much about me... or perhaps it is saying I am a bit of a Asperger syndrome guy... ;)
Alas, if only resurrecting Zombie Hitchens could be done as easily as this thread. I'd resurrect a Brigade of them.
I was expecting something like this. I thought maybe he traded in his Peugeot.
now, if we can just get sam harris on a brompton....
Losing Hitchens and Gore Vidal in the recent years brought the average of National IQ down a bit..