Tuesday, September 13, 2005

# Posted 11:47 AM by Patrick Belton  

HITCHENS V. GALLOWAY: It seems vaguely reminiscent of one of those 1960s Japanese B-movies, wherein Godzilla takes on Batman, or King Kong the Harlem Globetrotters, or somesuch. (We had a slightly different television set, where I was growing up.) But too good to be true or not, they're squaring off amidst what will no doubt shortly be the wreckage of New York City (q.v. cinematic convention, wherein in quaint regional custom Californians traditionally destroy Manhattan; it's their culture, after all) or at least the Baruch campus, at 7 pm EST tomorrow. Listen to it here, on KPFT.

Amidst his Rockian training regimen of jogging the steps of the midtown Public Library while tossing off bon mots to his left and right, Hitch is talking smack beautifully, and in canonical WWF fashion, in today's Slate. Professional wrestling depends upon a dashing and vaguely admirable bad guy, and I'd like to nominate Gorgeous George for the role - you can almost see him oiling his moustache in the changing room, dressed in a smoking jacket and drawling witticisms like a Bondian villain, only far more fluent and oleaginous.

It really doesn't get much better than this. It really doesn't.
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