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February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, RIP

On the Corner now.

Oh Lord [Ace]: Such a shock. I guess I sort of imagined he'd outlive me.

This is hardly his most important moment, but I love the fact that he told Gore Vidal he'd punch him in his fucking prissy face.

Not nearly an adequate tribute, but I do love this so.


Later Vidal would claim he found this proposal of fisticuffs hilarious, as he just thought it was so silly, the idea that men miked up and wearing headphones could fight.

I'm guessing that's not quite true. I bet the preening jagoff pissed his pants a little.

More substantive, I guess, was his debate with noted Soviet apologist Noam Chomsky.

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posted by Slublog at 12:20 PM

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