R.I.P. P.J.

As the Boomers stumble off into the sunset we see more and more familiar names in the obits that bring a pang of regret. P.J. O’Rourke was one of the greats of 20th Century journalism, and his voice will be sorely missed. Looking over my bookshelf I see that I have only Give War a Chance remaining. The rest I passed on to friends and relatives in the hope that O’Rourke’s wicked wit would entice them into reassessing their own views on the state of the world. He was the late century match for H.L.Mencken.

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One Reply to “R.I.P. P.J.”

  1. Ah, that’s sad to hear. He had such insight and humor and definitely inspired my early forays into journalism.

    That’s a lovely photo, by the way. Is that in Ireland?

    This reminded me… I had meant to forward this to you awhile ago, but it slipped my mind. I was delighted to stumble across this recently and learn that Dave Barry is still around and still has a finely-tuned ear for the absurd.

    Dave Barry’s 2021 Year in Review: A variant of 2020, so to speak
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dave-barry-s-year-in-review-wait-wasn-t-2021-supposed-to-be-better-than-2020/ar-AAS58z0

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