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    Bill Hicks: Fear vs. Love


    Yesterday marked the 14th anniversary of the passing of Texas Outlaw Comic Bill Hicks. A tribute was presented at Gotham Comedy Club on Tuesday to honor Bill's memory, promote his amazing work, and raise funds for the Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation. This unique non-profit organization provides aid to animals who are sick, orphaned or injured.

    On February 25, 2004, British MP Stephen Pound tabled an early day motion titled "Anniversary of the Death of Bill Hicks" (EDM 678 of the 2003-04 session), the text of which was as follows:

    That this House notes with sadness the 10th anniversary of the death of Bill Hicks, on 26th February 1994, at the age of 32; recalls his assertion that his words would be a bullet in the heart of consumerism, capitalism and the American Dream; and mourns the passing of one of the few people who may be mentioned as being worth of inclusion with Lenny Bruce in any list of unflinching and painfully honest political philosophers.



    Bill's Wikipedia entry
    - a great start for those unfamiliar with Bill.

    Coming Soon: a new BBC documentary about Bill produced by Paul Thomas and Matt Harlock

    Did I mention he shook me by the lapels at the age of 15? It worked, Bill. Thank you.


    Bill Hicks
    December 16, 1961 - February 26, 1994


    Bill Hicks official site
    Sacred Cow Productions

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    sjef     Wed, Feb 27, 2008  Permanent link
    The conclusion:

    "A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."

    - Bill Hicks, obviously.
    Reckon     Wed, Feb 27, 2008  Permanent link
    Thanks for the addition, sjef. PerfectO.
    Anees     Tue, Mar 18, 2008  Permanent link
    Man, I love Bill Hicks, wish he was around today.
    Reckon     Tue, Mar 25, 2008  Permanent link
    I feel the same way, Anees. I've been running him for pres for years; now I think I'm pulling for Google (in the long run).
     
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