Art Buchwald 

 The Associated Press has reported:

WASHINGTON – Columnist Art Buchwald, who chronicled the life and times of Washington with an infectious wit for over four decades and endeared himself to many with his never-say-die battle with failing kidneys, is dead at 81.

We all gotta go.  I like the way that Art went, smiling.

*Jest in Peace

(H/T photo:  Washington Post )



David and I must have been posting at the same time, we both had a post on this topic up within seconds of each other. I’ll invoke editor’s right, and combine the two posts;

Here’s a man who was sent to a hospice to die, finally got tired of waiting, and checked himself out, and wrote a book about the experience.


Interesting that James at OTB quotes him as remarking…

 “Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.”

… given my comments this morning on “American Idol”, you may gather we were of like mind, here.

Fortune smiles on us that we still have his printed and recorded wit.

Tags: , ,