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2012-08-01 01:10:41 AM  
86 indeed
 
2012-08-01 01:10:52 AM  
That dude was awesome at doing stuff with hair or whatever he's known for.
 
2012-08-01 01:11:26 AM  
He was an asshole.

The world needs more assholes.
 
2012-08-01 01:12:25 AM  
Lisa Simpson is going to be crushed. First Bleeding Gums Murphy and now Gore Vidal. Who's next, the founder of Mapple?
 
2012-08-01 01:12:31 AM  
DrZiffle: He was an asshole.

The world needs more assholes.


What's the over/under on Dan Cathy being found dead this year. I have it either as a drug overdose, or as autoerotic asphyxia to gay pornography gone horribly wrong.
 
2012-08-01 01:13:19 AM  
Goodnight, Mr. Veedle
blog.masslive.com
 
2012-08-01 01:13:55 AM  

DrZiffle: He was an asshole.

The world needs more assholes.


He was a classy asshole. Not like assholes we have today who just shout you down.

Man...He was one fine asshole.
 
2012-08-01 01:15:47 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

"You damn dirty writer. I did not play a homosexual in Ben Hur."
 
2012-08-01 01:16:15 AM  
He was a real life 'most interesting man in the world'.

I saw him on Realtime with Bill Maher a few years back, and he recounted having dinner with Amelia Earheart when he was 10, because his father was in charge of Army Aviation at the time.
 
2012-08-01 01:17:54 AM  

salsashark1: That dude was awesome at doing stuff with hair or whatever he's known for.


Funny, Vidal Sassoon DID die this year. So, heaven forbid, if something happened to Al Gore, you'd have the Al Gore Vidal Sassoon death pool.
 
2012-08-01 01:17:59 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP
 
2012-08-01 01:18:32 AM  
i.ytimg.com
"The point of the American democracy is you can express any point of view you want- shut up a minute."

Sad loss.

/hot
 
2012-08-01 01:19:03 AM  

skinink: salsashark1: That dude was awesome at doing stuff with hair or whatever he's known for.

Funny, Vidal Sassoon DID die this year. So, heaven forbid, if something happened to Al Gore, you'd have the Al Gore Vidal Sassoon death pool.


I don't want to wish death on him, but that would be a great Jeopardy question.
 
2012-08-01 01:19:31 AM  
Tax Boy: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x292]

"You damn dirty writer. I did not play a homosexual in Ben Hur."


Oh yeah. That's totally straight NOTHING gay there.. Just like these guys are platonic friends.

http://bit.ly/N9Sx93
 
2012-08-01 01:19:45 AM  
Two famous people named Vidal dead in the same year?

Watch your back, Chilean soccer player Arturo Vidal.
 
2012-08-01 01:19:49 AM  
: Vigoda gives a familiar, friendly nod as a farewell
 
2012-08-01 01:20:11 AM  
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail." - Gore Vidal
 
2012-08-01 01:22:41 AM  

UsikFark: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
"The point of the American democracy is you can express any point of view you want- shut up a minute."

Sad loss.

/hot


On that note, here's the video of Vidal successfully trolling William Buckley into a pretty pissed off state.
 
2012-08-01 01:23:47 AM  
i224.photobucket.com

RIP
 
2012-08-01 01:24:12 AM  
" 'Liberal' comes from the Latin liberalis, which means pertaining to a free man. In politics, to be liberal is to want to extend democracy through change and reform. One can see why that word had to be erased from our political lexicon."

www.vanityfair.com
 
2012-08-01 01:24:42 AM  
Vidal: so soon?
 
2012-08-01 01:25:11 AM  
I will call someone a crypto-fascist today in his memory.
 
2012-08-01 01:26:19 AM  
For a second I read that as Abe Vigoda and got this panicky, lost feeling.
 
2012-08-01 01:34:12 AM  
He was an excellent essayist. This book is huge, but well worth reading:

ecx.images-amazon.com

/he also had Buckley correctly pegged as a crypto-fascist
 
2012-08-01 01:35:20 AM  

skinink: salsashark1: That dude was awesome at doing stuff with hair or whatever he's known for.

Funny, Vidal Sassoon DID die this year. So, heaven forbid, if something happened to Al Gore, you'd have the Al Gore Vidal Sassoon death pool.


If Weird Al also dies you'd have the Weird Al Gore Vidal Sassoon death pool

/which would be pretty weird
 
2012-08-01 01:40:30 AM  
images.wikia.com

His boobjob surgery had complications.
 
2012-08-01 01:42:47 AM  

Durendal: UsikFark: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
"The point of the American democracy is you can express any point of view you want- shut up a minute."

Sad loss.

/hot

On that note, here's the video of Vidal successfully trolling William Buckley into a pretty pissed off state.


I admired both of these men for their intelligence and eloquence

/I'd never seen that until now, and I don't know why
//I'm pretty sure the neighbors called the cops because of the insane laughter
 
2012-08-01 01:43:16 AM  
www.dreamprophesy.com
RIP Vital Organs
 
2012-08-01 01:44:43 AM  
I loved his shampoo
 
2012-08-01 01:45:17 AM  

Ambivalence: DrZiffle: He was an asshole.

The world needs more assholes.

He was a classy asshole. Not like assholes we have today who just shout you down.

Man...He was one fine asshole.


Itchy, though. One fine but itchy asshole.
 
2012-08-01 01:45:56 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: [i224.photobucket.com image 182x232]

RIP


actually Al Gore is a cousin of Gore Videal
 
2012-08-01 01:48:13 AM  

skinink: salsashark1: That dude was awesome at doing stuff with hair or whatever he's known for.

Funny, Vidal Sassoon DID die this year. So, heaven forbid, if something happened to Al Gore, you'd have the Al Gore Vidal Sassoon death pool.


The Perfecta Trifecta!

/bettable in Vegas?
 
2012-08-01 01:50:56 AM  

FVendetta: I will call someone a crypto-fascist today in his memory.


He wanted to call him a crypto-fascist but he said crypto-nazi instead.

Here's the tape.....
Link
 
2012-08-01 01:52:16 AM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

RIP
 
2012-08-01 02:09:51 AM  
I actually haven't read any of Gore Vidal's works. Does this mean I have to turn in my liberal card?
 
2012-08-01 02:13:27 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org


RIP Vikos Gorge
 
2012-08-01 02:14:20 AM  
RIP. He was a good American. An ass, but a damned eloquent one.
 
2012-08-01 02:17:50 AM  

Aar1012: I actually haven't read any of Gore Vidal's works. Does this mean I have to turn in my liberal card?


If you don't read, you could be a redneck conservative.
 
2012-08-01 02:18:05 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: He wanted to call him a crypto-fascist but he said crypto-nazi instead.

Here's the tape.....
Link


I can swear we've had this debate before. Deja vu? Whoa!
 
2012-08-01 02:18:06 AM  

Neondistraction: RIP


fark, I thought Abe Vigoda died and I came straight here to see how the RIP meme would play out. I feel really stupid but at least I found the next book (or collection of essays, whatever) I'm going to read next.
 
2012-08-01 02:18:56 AM  
media.giantbomb.com

RIP
 
2012-08-01 02:22:24 AM  

Durendal: On that note, here's the video of Vidal successfully trolling William Buckley into a pretty pissed off state.


Came to post something like this. Vidal vs. Buckley is always good, but often hilarious as well. The only reason I hate these clips is that they remind me of just how pathetic the current climate of 'debate' is.

I'm not going to pussy-foot around here: I put the majority of the blame on the fairly recent dearth of Buckley-like personalities, and the insatiable appetite for cheap ratings and even cheaper, emotionally-driven votes. The response from the left, while nowhere near as vitriolic and anti-intellectual, is hardly without blame either.

Farking sad, man.
 
2012-08-01 02:26:51 AM  
Gore sucked. Literally.

Hitchens would be easier to miss.
 
2012-08-01 02:30:19 AM  
MeinRS6: Gore sucked. Literally.

Hitchens would be easier to miss.


Aww. Look honey, it's trolling! It wants our attention!
 
2012-08-01 02:30:48 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Red Shirt Blues: He wanted to call him a crypto-fascist but he said crypto-nazi instead.

Here's the tape.....
Link

I can swear we've had this debate before. Deja vu? Whoa!


If I had been drinking you're probably correct. Not that I would remember.
 
2012-08-01 02:34:28 AM  

MeinRS6: Gore sucked. Literally.

Hitchens would be easier to miss.


Cause nothing shows what an intellectual you are like playing the "gay card". What's the follow up? Drop some N-bombs and urinate on some poor people?
 
2012-08-01 02:37:46 AM  
Thank you, Gore Vidal for saying that Christianity is "intrinsically funny."
 
2012-08-01 02:45:56 AM  
blog.gooutdoors.co.uk

RIP
 
2012-08-01 02:47:57 AM  
Instead of simply skipping the thread, you had to take one of your dumps on the middle of the floor, didn't you? The very least you could do is provide reasons why you feel the way you do (aside from a pretty childish gay remark). But nah, that's what people who aren't assholes do in a thread about a guy who just died.

Dude, you need help. You're simply a nasty human being. Either grow up or take your playground act somewhere it will be appreciated.
 
2012-08-01 02:59:33 AM  
From one grown-up nerd to another, good night Word Loaf man.

/He has kissed more boys than I ever will.
 
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