You may only read this site if you've purchased Our Kampf from Amazon or Powell's or me
• • •
"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show

"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket

"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming

December 10, 2005

Geez, Everybody's Dying Today

So, Richard Pryor died today at 65. This Newsday obituary is pretty good, but of course you'd be better off just renting Live in Concert and Live on the Sunset Strip.

And Eugene McCarthy also died.

What is it with human beings and dying? Make sure that you, like I have, get your exemption form in on time, because they're really sticklers about the paperwork.

Posted at December 10, 2005 06:33 PM | TrackBack

this is really unfair. look how long nixon and reagan lived, and consider darth cheney is still alive... god must hate us sinning liberals.

Posted by: almostinfamous at December 10, 2005 07:20 PM

I dunno... Brando lasted about as long as Nixon did, and they're probably approximately on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

As for me, I intend to visit the Ten Kings of the Underworld shortly and raise havoc with my as-you-will cudgel until they strike my name and the names of my friends from the rolls of life and death. E-mail me if you want in on this.

Posted by: saurabh at December 11, 2005 12:32 AM

His webpage:

Posted by: abb1 at December 11, 2005 03:38 AM

Perhaps we should ring up Democracy and make sure that s/he, too, has that paperwork in. Then again, it may be too late.

Posted by: Aaron at December 11, 2005 05:53 AM

I actually mark the anniversary of Lenny Bruce's death every year. Does that make me sick, do you think?

Posted by: Sully at December 11, 2005 06:48 PM