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Old 01-21-12, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hitch on a Dahon

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Old 01-21-12, 10:54 PM   #2
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I post Michelle Nichols (Uhura) on a Moulton and get tons of responses. I post Christopher Hitchens on a Dahon and hear crickets.
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Old 01-21-12, 11:35 PM   #3
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Well everyone knows Uhura...
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Yep who's this Hitch? When I read the title I thought you were talking about pulling a trailer.
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Yep who's this Hitch? When I read the title I thought you were talking about pulling a trailer.
LOL that is exactly what I thought. Then I saw the pic and thought "Cool Pic" but still didn't get it.
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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens

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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens
I just asked my wife if she had ever heard of Christopher Hitchens. "Yeah, he died recently of throat cancer".

So i see your point about intellectual circles.

It might have taken a pic of Mother Teresa on a bike for me to go "I've seen her somewhere before".
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IT people didn't have to take many Humanities courses, Is My Guess..
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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...
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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...
It's the bombast, not the atheism. That picture is saying "screw you all, I don't care if you think I look dumb, I AM AWESOME ON THIS THING."
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So i see your point about intellectual circles.
Oh be nice. Everyone knows Hitch, you just posted it in this ghosttown of a subforum.
Alas, if only resurrecting Zombie Hitchens could be done as easily as this thread. I'd resurrect a Brigade of them.
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I was expecting something like this. I thought maybe he traded in his Peugeot.
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now, if we can just get sam harris on a brompton....
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Losing Hitchens and Gore Vidal in the recent years brought the average of National IQ down a bit..
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losing Hitchens an Gore Vidal in the same year brought the average National IQ down a bit..
I'm just relieved both lived long enough to see the joyous end to the previous administration (as I'm confident they both were as well. [Okay, maybe not joyous, but at least slightly less aggrieved.])
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