Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Things to do to distract yourself from your existential crisis

4 comments:

Nick said...

Until this moment I had managed to go my whole life without visualizing Christopher Hitchens' penis. Thank you for expanding my horizons.

Vila H. said...

I would happily take credit for expanding your horizons in this way, but I'm afraid I did no such thing. You will notice that I wrote: "Think about Christopher Hitchens giving a blow job," not "Think about giving Christopher Hitchens a blowjob." The former in no way requires Hitchens to expose his penis; the latter, presumably, does. Therefore, I cannot, in good conscience, take responsibility for the strange wanderings of your imagination. I do, however, wish you luck in your search for an alternative explanation, and a more agreeable image.

Nick said...

Well, it was more the Vanity Fair article that led to the unfortunate mental image. Visualizing C.H.'s bits (not to mention his O-face) may have left me in such a stupor as to miss the even more damaging mental image that followed. Any combination of "Christopher Hitchens" and "blowjob"--or even any suggestion that C.H. is a living, breathing, sexual creature who may one day reproduce--has the potential to do some damage, let's face it.

Vila H. said...

Ah, yes, you actually read the piece. My apologies. In retrospect, I should have prefaced my post with a warning. Perhaps...

This link contains material which may cause the reader to inadvertently envision the author's sexual organs. Discretion is advised.

Would that work, do you think?