As per the graphic at the bottom of my blog, I feel a need to remember a man who through a humourous medium made some highly salient points.
Bill Hicks (click link for his rant on the positive influence of drugs) died on February 26th 1994 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 32.
It was a sad loss to the world.
He can be seen in any number of audio and video recordings. Of which (in my opinion) the best are: 'Arizona Bay' and 'Rant in E Minor'. These make me laugh even first thing on a monday morning.
While Bill was (contrary to popular belief) politically oriented more towards the right than the left, he was not afraid to openly criticise the humourously woeful parts of republican right wing. Many thinkers who are centre or right seem to shy away from this (for example the esteemed Mr Jackart....I have this argument with him in the pub all too regularly) possibly in fear of attracting the leperesque 'leftist' label. Though of course, leperosy is vastly preferable to such political cancer.
Bill......the world misses you.