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Gore Vidal will be 81 next year.

 

A fascinating fellow with some interesting views on 9/11

Good call TF, I would agree with that

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Gore Vidal will be 81 next year.

 

A fascinating fellow with some interesting views on 9/11

An interview with him in The Observer (I think) found him in the process of moving from his beautiful Amalfi Coast villa back to L.A. following the death of his long-term partner and declining health. Vote Gore for '06!

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Gore Vidal will be 81 next year.

 

A fascinating fellow with some interesting views on 9/11

An interview with him in The Observer (I think) found him in the process of moving from his beautiful Amalfi Coast villa back to L.A. following the death of his long-term partner and declining health. Vote Gore for '06!

Ah - within striking distance of Mailer :rolleyes:

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Happy birthday to Gore Vidal, who seems to be in pretty good shape but is 81 today nonetheless. He made a mark in my life when I read the quote "The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes." This makes me the most interesting person on the planet.

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Happy birthday to Gore Vidal, who seems to be in pretty good shape but is 81 today nonetheless. He made a mark in my life when I read the quote "The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes." This makes me the most interesting person on the planet.

 

This article says Gore Vidal has got cancer and diabetes.

 

"Gore Vidal is 81 and bluntly admits that he is moving graciously “towards the door marked Exit”. "

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Happy birthday to Gore Vidal, who seems to be in pretty good shape but is 81 today nonetheless. He made a mark in my life when I read the quote "The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes." This makes me the most interesting person on the planet.

 

This article says Gore Vidal has got cancer and diabetes.

 

"Gore Vidal is 81 and bluntly admits that he is moving graciously “towards the door marked Exit”. "

 

A fellow of Gore Vidal's standing really should have his own thread, especially now that he seems to be ailing. He is one of the most interesting American politcal comentators/writers, who throughout his colourful life has always given good quotes.

 

I was also struck by the things he has in common with George Melly.

 

They were born a year apart.

Both went to prestigious schools.

Both are honorary associates of the National Secular Society.

Both are humanists.

Both are bisexual

 

If you dressed Vidal in one of Melly's suits there would also be a fair similarity in appearance.

 

Oh and he's buying West Ham. :lol:

 

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Happy birthday to Gore Vidal, who seems to be in pretty good shape but is 81 today nonetheless. He made a mark in my life when I read the quote "The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes." This makes me the most interesting person on the planet.

 

This article says Gore Vidal has got cancer and diabetes.

 

"Gore Vidal is 81 and bluntly admits that he is moving graciously “towards the door marked Exit”. "

 

A fellow of Gore Vidal's standing really should have his own thread, especially now that he seems to be ailing. He is one of the most interesting American politcal comentators/writers, who throughout his colourful life has always given good quotes.

 

I was also struck by the things he has in common with George Melly.

 

They were born a year apart.

Both went to prestigious schools.

Both are honorary associates of the National Secular Society.

Both are humanists.

Both are bisexual

 

If you dressed Vidal in one of Melly's suits there would also be a fair similarity in appearance.

 

Oh and he's buying West Ham. :devil2:

 

that news article looks semi-serious. I guess it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he would buy some west ham shares.

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So what are you doing next Mr. Vidal?

 

I'm going to Disneyworld Cuba!

He is supposed to be nearing his end, but yet he is well enough to travel to Cuba? It just does not add up. :blink:

 

I don't think he is as sick as others make him out to be. He is coming off my list for 2007.

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Dunno with this one, he's obviously taking some strength from outliving contemporaries and then trying to get the last word in where literary spats are concerned. Since a few people with whom he rowed are still alive maybe he'll hang on a while yet. Writers man, their ability to live a long time has often been evident on this site.

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I'm just reading Vidal's book on Lincoln. It says that when the Fed began issuing Greenbacks for the first time Lincoln thought each note had been signed personally by the Treasurer.

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No. Alas, he will on for much longer. I had the privilege (?) to watch him speak within the hallowed walls of Trinity College Dublin years ago when I was on a three-day stopover there from NYC to London. The man does not stop talking - and it's all about himself.

 

After his 'lecture', I overheard one distinguished Trinity academic turn to a colleague and mutter, "Jesus, what was THAT about?"

 

100, at least.

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I'm just reading Vidal's book on Lincoln. It says that when the Fed began issuing Greenbacks for the first time Lincoln thought each note had been signed personally by the Treasurer.

 

Does he talk about Lincoln's involvement with the occult?

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I'm just reading Vidal's book on Lincoln. It says that when the Fed began issuing Greenbacks for the first time Lincoln thought each note had been signed personally by the Treasurer.

 

Does he talk about Lincoln's involvement with the occult?

Funnily enough I have just got to a bit where he is trying to see two images of himself in a mirror, something that happened to him once, he said. But he doesn't believe in ghosts. His wife, however, talks through a medium to the two sons they lost every night. Not much of the book left. There's been several attempts on his life already so I don't expect him to make it.

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Funnily enough I have just got to a bit where he is trying to see two images of himself in a mirror, something that happened to him once, he said. But he doesn't believe in ghosts. His wife, however, talks through a medium to the two sons they lost every night. Not much of the book left. There's been several attempts on his life already so I don't expect him to make it.

 

I can recall once learning that Lincoln's wife would often draw circles or strange cultish sqares on some floors in his home. I believe only one of his children made it to be twenty years old so it had to be a drag for the couple. With much other speculation, such as Abraham's spirit wandering the White House, it works my imagination since the man claimed not to believe 'in as your words 'ghosts' - It could very well be the facts layed on his shoulders, and he became what he could never understand or see. I also read that his wife was once legally branded insane, but the decision was reversed a year later. I really don't know much about it all, the dream before the night of his death is often compared to Kennedy since he whispered a sentence relating to his death moments before Lee Harvey Oswalds shot. It is a mystery, and it probably always will be.

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I really don't know much about it all, the dream before the night of his death is often compared to Kennedy since he whispered a sentence relating to his death moments before Lee Harvey Oswalds shot. It is a mystery, and it probably always will be.

 

He dies? Go on Banshees, spoil it for me.

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He dies? Go on Banshees, spoil it for me.

 

Well let's be positive. Gore might have a more creative ending. It's spoiled for all of us, but isn't it everyones originality we all look for? I would put it like this.

 

Only for the forums and in a verse written form I present my example.

 

Abraham awoke in his bed

Petrified and shaking his head

Everything was all a dream

Or so did it seem?

 

President Lincoln was not aware

Sitting so still in his chair

Whispered fate and how bizarre

Off goes a shooting star

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First Cuba, now The Festival of Ideas in April. Not to mention that he's been doing guest voices on a lot of cartoons (Family Guy, Simpsons) lately... I'm not sad that I left him off my list... though I have a feeling I'll come to regret that comment by the end of the year...

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Here's another recent interview with the old queen. Although it mentions Vidal's 'endgame' a couple of times, he's currently making a film and doesn't seem to be on the brink yet. I reckon he'll last the year but shouldn't be discounted for 2008, along with his old sparring partner Mailer.

The only book of Gore's I've read is Myra Breckinridge, which is probably equivalent to judging Bowie after only hearing the Laughing Gnome, but it was fairly amusing nonetheless. The less said about the film the better, however.

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Power cut off at Vidal's home.

 

The article makes mention of how he installed solar panels to power his house - doesn't sound like he plans on joining the dearly departed too soon...

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Power cut off at Vidal's home.

 

The article makes mention of how he installed solar panels to power his house - doesn't sound like he plans on joining the dearly departed too soon...

 

maybe hell fall down the stairs cause he can't see

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Happy birthday to Gore Vidal, who seems to be in pretty good shape but is 81 today nonetheless. He made a mark in my life when I read the quote "The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes." This makes me the most interesting person on the planet.

 

 

then again there are a whole bunch of Africans out there that are far more interesting than you :P

 

am going to watch The Best Man soon, looks like a mighty fun movie :) at least intense ..

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