Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Bad news for PJ O'Rourke

PJ O'Rourke has been diagnosed with cancer.  Ted Kennedy has cancer of the brain; PJ has cancer of the arse -- appropriate for both, he suggests.

I have, of all the inglorious things, a malignant hemorrhoid. What color bracelet does one wear for that? And where does one wear it? And what slogan is apropos? Perhaps that slogan can be sewn in needlepoint around the ruffle on a cover for my embarrassing little doughnut buttocks pillow.

It might not be fatal.

I'm told I have a 95% chance of survival. Come to think of it -- as a drinking, smoking, saturated-fat hound -- my chance of survival has been improved by cancer.

Tim Blair reports this rules out PJ's Australian trip in December, and presumably his trip here as well.


  1. Bugger - to both his getting sick & cancelled trip. I was really looking forward to seeing him, even if he is a "logical, sensible, pragmatic Republican"! ;)

  2. Oh dear, I am awfully sorry to hear of his illness.

    The 95% success rate for recovery is good news and hopefully he will be able to visit our Great Nation next year.


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