Friday, 16 December 2011

A Modest Proposal

Before you make that joke you're just itching to make about Christopher Hitchens meeting god, stop for a moment.

I have a modest proposal for you.

If the joke you're about to make would not raise a smile from the man himself, please, keep it to yourself.

There is something awfully repugnant about the idea that, now Christopher is no longer around, it's licence for all the witless to begin spreading around the humourless thoughts in their head that they'd never have gotten away with while he was here.

Christopher Hitchens loved and appreciated humour, even that which he was the butt of. His only stipulation was that it be genuinely funny.

Be true to the man, won't you?

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