Christopher Hitchens Day

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Celebrating and remembering the life of Christopher Hitchens on the date of his birth, April 13th.  Let's lift a glass of Johnnie Walker Black, with a splash of Perrier, to the Bard of Atheism. If you smoke, a standard cigarette will do but a fine Cuban Cigar would be a tribute.

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Comment by vlad tepish on February 4, 2014 at 9:35pm

i will be at the local pub on april 13 having a drink and a smoke..as well as  talking to a few believers and atheist friends of mine...should be a lively conversation.....

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on January 4, 2014 at 10:29am

@David Smith - you make me want to take a Belfast vacation. :D

Comment by David Smith on January 3, 2014 at 9:42pm

I'l be going out for a wee drink in memory of this man, perhaps before I get to drunk, go and find a street preacher to argue with for a while, then go and get wasted.

I'l be going out for this in Belfast if any of our north/south Irish comrades want to join, or anyone else, couches can always be surfed!

Comment by Dylan Blaine on December 5, 2013 at 4:06pm

On April 13th, I'm DEFINITELY going to the "Hitch" bar in Toronto. Oh, and yes, it's named after Hitchens.

Comment by Inacio fernandes on December 5, 2013 at 12:48am
How do I share this? I tweeted bout it but there should be a share button also I hope the developers of the site look into the matter.
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on August 14, 2013 at 10:08pm

If you don't drink or smoke - just pick another vice!  Do you enjoy ice cream?  Select a fine haagen dazs and knock yourself out.  Don't want to take in too many calories?  Run a hot bubble bath and play your favorite music a bit louder than you would normally think prudent.  :D

Comment by Diane on August 14, 2013 at 7:16am

I am not sure what form my "attending" will take but I will figure it out by then.  At the very least I will be especially unapologetic about my atheism on that day.  I don't drink alcohol or smoke anything, but I will raise a mental toast to him. 

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on August 13, 2013 at 10:01pm

When unjust laws rule the land, just men must be outlaws!

Comment by RobertPiano on August 13, 2013 at 8:51pm

Hitchens' run-ins with the law have not been restricted to Sparta city limits. In May 2002, he was arrested for drunkenly singing 1930s union songs while driving a stolen riding lawnmower through the streets of Boston, where he was attending an international women's-rights conference. Hitchens accused police of "atavistic, morally reprehensible Stalinist scare tactics" before being bailed out by conference organizers the following morning.

Sgt. Ed Poole of Boston's 11th Precinct said there was no love lost between Hitchens and his arresting officers.

"Word got around the station that this guy wrote a whole book claiming that Mother Teresa was a stooge of right-wing dictators," Poole recalled. "Supposedly, he said her hypocritical approach to charity for the poor of Calcutta, as well as her steadfast advocacy of the Catholic Church's doctrine prohibiting birth control, made her an essentially immoral individual undeserving of the mantle of sainthood. Well, a lot of the boys here are Irish-Catholic born and raised, and they don't take too kindly to people speaking ill of nuns."

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on August 11, 2013 at 11:13pm

Thanks, Reg - I needed an uplifting thought tonight and seeing the '49 to 2011' just triggered a memory of his voice.

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