Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Died?

Republican provocateur Andrew Breitbart has apparently died of natural causes at the age of 43. This is extremely distressing to those of us who are not that many years younger.

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dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Whoa. And: Ulp.

Azi @twitter (#11,216)


At least his last tweet was a semi apology and not a full on insult to someone.

Emily (#20)

@Azi @twitter eesh, thanks for reminding me to tweet something nice before I get on the subway just in case!

@Azi @twitter But was he wearing nice underwear?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)


Apparently also dead: my humane instincts.

I'mma go reflect on my immediate reaction to this news for a while.

oudemia (#177)

People born in 1969 should stop dropping dead for me, please. Thanks.

dado (#102)

I have to know exactly how he died and what I should stop doing immediately.

freetzy (#7,018)

@dado Living in nature?

oudemia (#177)

@dado Hollering.

@dado Being evil?

Abe Sauer (#148)

I'll never forget the man who called me and The Awl racists.!/andrewbreitbart/status/11644389574

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@Abe Sauer as Robert Quigley wrote: "The coy “race is a social construct” tag was belied by the great pains to which he went to show that see, he is down with black people."

More humorless analysis of humorous Awl posts please.

brianvan (#149)

He should have never married Bobby Brown.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@brianvan Too soon x2!

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

He did not seem well (physically or mentally) during his "Stop Raping People" rant to the Occupy Protesters outside of CPAC.

flatfootafleet (#5,753)

@Lockheed Ventura Antoine Dodson concurs

DMcK (#5,027)

@Lockheed Ventura Did he ever? I know people in their 60s who look healthier than he did. His addiction to booze, coke and rage clearly took a toll on him.

Mount_Prion (#290)

…and the world got a little bit lighter.

Mount_Prion (#290)

Since Gawker rather unsurprisingly cut off their comments, I'll repeat that by now, Matt Drudge's lap must be getting cold.

Mount_Prion (#290)

Since Gawker rather unsurprisingly cut off their comments, I'll repeat that by now, Matt Drudge's lap must be getting cold.

Mount_Prion (#290)

@Mount_Prion Argh! How do I delete my stupid repeat? Ed–maybe I can't. Sorry!

Matt (#26)


BadUncle (#153)

He was a pig. He will not be missed.

El Matardillo (#586)

Does this have anything to do with that bacon-filled macaroon story?

@El Matardillo : Except this one's a story about a bacon-filled maric…oh, never mind.

Aloysius (#1,808)

I hate to express happiness over the death of anyone, so I'll just say I'd rather he'd contracted some disease that prevented him from speaking or forming opinions.

Van Buren Boy (#1,233)

Anyone want to take bets on how long it takes until some wingnut(s) claims that he was murdered by liberals?

Warwick (#222,458)

@Van Buren Boy: page 4 of the comments on the link above:

'So, was Andrew 'given' a heart attack? Washington has the best poisons on Earth. And Obama is the kind of facist that use them against his enemies.'

Reply USArmyMom9: Yes, and he was about to release some secret videos of Obama in college.'

@Van Buren Boy : I assume that this is just an elaborate setup for James O'Keefe's planned video sting of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.

Multiphasic (#411)

So, yeah, basically fighting all of my worse instincts to be callous and dismissive and say something like "this cocaine-fueled ragemonkey's gone to heaven." I WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. So I will simply point out that Dave Weigel came up with nearly three nice things to say about him! Go Dave.

LondonLee (#922)

Even more distressing to those of us older than him.

freetzy (#7,018)

@LondonLee Chin up, outliving the bastards is a worthy goal in life.

werewolfbarmitzvah (#16,402)

Will they hurry up and give us a real cause of death so that I can quit thinking up naughty guesses and then feeling guilty about those naughty guesses?

HelloTitty (#830)

Much more shocked that his father-in-law is Orson Bean than the fact of his death.

hman (#53)

Just as WNYC begins their pledge drive – HMMMM…

Multiphasic (#411)

Likewise, I would never say something along the lines of, "a sociopathic megalomaniac dies, an enormous stick insect is born, the cycle of life continues."

keisertroll (#1,117)

I'm surprised Andrew Breitbart died of "natural causes" instead of "liberal media".

I picked the wrong week for my Monkees themed Tea Party rally.

Abe Sauer (#148)

By the way, the best revenge is that every news item on his death will, like this one, call him a Republican. He'd hate that worse than anything.

endorphins created by stoking mass anger are a hell of a drug

El Matardillo (#586)

Whoever writes the 43d comment on this post will mysteriously perish!

HiredGoons (#603)

Anyone who names their child with the first letter of the alphabet basically puts a target for God on the top of their head, I think.

cory dodt@twitter (#12,071)

Having trouble believing it myself. He's well known for his horribly inappropriate pranks. I'd lay at least even money that he's alive, and waiting to come out and say "LOOK AT YOU ASSHOLES" the next time any major left-leaning blogger expresses less than sorrow at his passing.

deepomega (#1,720)

@cory dodt@twitter Yowza! Even I don't think he's that short-sighted – Breitbart isn't O'Keefe.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

I can only assume "natural causes" is code for marathon meth fuelled sessions with gay prostitutes.

I think I speak for everyone when I say, "Gosh, he just got about a million times more sexually attractive! He should have died years ago."

BoHan (#29)

So he was walking – in Brentwood – in West Los Angeles – at 12:30am in the morning. OK then. Nothing unusual about that death.

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