One truly noteworthy news item this week: the death of Robin Williams. He was fun. Just when we need more of his fun, he abruptly leaves us. All of which is made sadder by his having done so by his own choice. Was the party that was his life, to which he invited us all, really that bad for him personally? How can he have possibly been so sad when he made us laugh so easily…and often. Fare well, Dear Prince of Laughter and (laughing) choirs of angels sing thee to thy rest.
However, the intense irony of Mr. Williams’ sadness while making so much laughter is surpassed by the irony of the passing of the Classiest Clown Ever being followed on the World Stage by the Islamic Funsters of I.S.I.S. Will we ever be able to forget their antics? They can pull off mass beheadings so gracefully. Truly memorable. And if our Prez truly gets off his duff and does something violent to them…may raucous gangs of Hellish demons drag them to their just fates.
All of which reminds me of another (sometimes) very funny man, the late Christopher Hitchens, a now reformed British atheist. Whenever he talked or wrote about atheism, he was out of his depth and not funny. But when he spoke about things he was knowledgeable about, he could be uproariously funny. I recall one speech wherein he expressed his confusion about why Muslims hate the Western modern World so much. He was perplexed by finding a complete lack of logic behind the Muslim Hostility towards “everyone else.” He concluded by saying “since they hate us so much, I feel it is time to give them a reason to do so.”
Who can disagree?