Saturday, November 10, 2007

Goodbye Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer died today of acute renal failure at the age of 84. When he wasn't drinking, doing drugs, stabbing his wife, serving in the military or dealing with one of his nine kids, Mailer was writing some of the best literature of the 20th century. Oh, and when he wasn't doing all of those things, he was doing a guest spot on Gilmore Girls.

Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) said it best, in this episode titled, Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant:

"He takes up space, he drinks iced tea, he scares the other people off."

America just lost one of the last great rebels. There aren't too many people left willing to just stick it to people. Goodbye Norman Mailer.