Posts Tagged: christopher hitchens

Sorry, Fellas, You’re Not That Funny

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Plenty of people, from Christopher Hitchens to Adam Carolla, have made the assertion that women aren’t funny.

You can probably guess that we at the Rumpus disagree, since we have a whole feature devoted to Funny Women (plus we live in the real world, rather than Misogynist Fantasyland, where women have never, ever rejected Christopher Hitchens or Adam Carolla, and always laugh at their jokes).

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The Decline Of Hitchens, Again

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A long time ago, back when I was basking in over-priced Leftism in Santa Cruz, I gave a gift to my friend:  Letters To A Yong Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens.

At that time Hitchens was a venom-tongued writer for the progressive magazine The Nation and was still pals with the other equally acid-tongued provocateur, Alexander Cockburn.  (Who believes, among other things, that Al Gore should be tried for war crimes.)

It was before Hitchens’s infamous transformation into a weird neo-con misanthrope radical, back before he all but officially announced his drunken disdain for women, liberals and Muslims.

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Link to Drink: What Christopher Hitchens Gave Up God For

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Rarely have I seen a Christopher Hitchens TV interview in which the atheistic author of God is Not Great isn’t knocking back an ice-clinking glass of whiskey of some brand or another. Yet, I never knew Hitch’s hootch of choice was Johnny Walker Black Label until I read a first-person account posted on the brainstorms blog of an evening spent with the God-searing, well-oiled polemicist.

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