Friday, May 4, 2018

IN THREE WORDS

In this weekly feature, I'll share with you a weekly guest, and you tell me in only three words what come to mind.

In three words....
Gore Vidal

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    1. Deeldes is at it again. Keep this up and you'll be on the reboot of Laugh In.

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  2. Who? Miss Vanjie!!!


    (Because it's the first thing that came to mind!)


    Also:

    Why so glum?

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    1. Miss Vanjie seems to be the best answer in any pinch.

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  3. Arrogant, opinionated, difficult
    OR
    homosexual in denial

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    1. To be fair, he denied heterosexuality, too. He thought everybody was everything. The argument can be made he was an early proponent of what's now called pansexuality. But his personal relationships seemed to be mostly with men.

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  4. Quotations, quotations, quotations!
    Sx

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    1. "The four most beautiful words in our common language, I told you so."

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  5. (Another bite of the cherry!):-

    Erudite, dense, challenging

    And yet another:-
    My anti-religion hero! (Well, one of them, anyway).

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    1. I do believe one night with him would have been very interesting conversation and a time.

      And I'm speaking of a vertical stance of course.

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  6. manners, epigrammatic wit, polished

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    1. Vidal and Norman Mailer--a champion of Beat writers who was nonetheless surprisingly unaware about what so many of those writers had in common--were in a car together when the former made that revelation about Kerouac, and the shock caused Mailer to drive right off the road! It actually hurt Vidal's and Mailer's friendship for a number of years, but I believe they had patched things up by the time of the latter's death.

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    2. Both of you...what interesting tidbits I did not know of! I do know the Kerouac and Vidal were both very handsome in their young days....can only imagine.

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  8. Postwar LGBTQ novelist (The City and the Pillar)

    Myra Breckenridge writer

    historical novelist gadfly (Burr, Empire, Lincoln, etc.)

    talk show guest (on everything from Johnny Carson to Charlie Rose)

    Tennessee William's friend

    William Buckley's nemesis

    Truman Capote's nemesis.

    Jackie Kennedy's stepbrother (though they didn't grow up together)

    Al Gore's cousin (distantly related, Vidal once referred to the 2000 Democratic Presidential nominee as "Cousin Albert")

    Sorry to hog so much space here, but this is one fellow whose career I've really followed.

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    1. Pssst, Kirk, your fanboy is showing!

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    2. Have you done a post on him Kirk. I would love to read one if you didn't. He was quite interesting and what family connections he had alone.

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    3. http://wwwshadowofadoubt.blogspot.com/2012/08/in-memoriam-gore-vidal-1925-2012.html

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  9. Sorry, but I got three more.

    Ran for Congress

    Ran for Governor

    Lost both times

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  10. "Others must fail."

    Jx

    PS Although others here may believe it to be true, I do not believe these "paedophile" rumours. The accusations were only made by a nephew and a half-sister who were contesting the great man's will. I suggest people read this. Jx

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