Wednesday, June 21, 2006

How not to raise money

In a curious effort to convince members of their target demographic group to open their wallets, NPR decides to wrap up their fund-raising drive by airing an homage to Christopher Hitchens. Guy Raz opens his piece by noting that the drink-soaked popinjay is already on his second drink by the time they meet (in a bar, natch), observes that Hitch consumes no fewer than four double scotches and three glasses of merlot during their four hour lunch, and lets Hitchens's claim that drink sharpens his thinking go unchallenged. It goes down hill from there.

If you must, you can listen here.

2 Comments:

Blogger bluememe said...

I never thought about it before, but Hitch kinda reminds me of the Albert Finney character in "Under the Volcano." It is understandable why people are a rubbernecking around such a tragic figure, even if Hitch seems intent on taking us all down with him.

9:17 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

And of course tbogg made the comparison long ago.

9:21 PM  

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