Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Omega Man's Gone

As you will no doubt be unable to avoid finding out, Charlton Heston has died.

I've always had the utmost respect for the guy, read his autobiography, was pissed when Michael Moore pulled one of his more brain-dead "shock interviews" by trying to blindside Heston, who was in the early stages of Alzheimer's, in Bowling for Columbine.

Heston just seemed to ooze integrity. I, for one, think the world is diminished a bit by his passing.

Here's a speech he gave at Harvard in 1999 about going against the cultural tide when it's trying to sweep us out to sea. It's a favorite piece of mine; glad I nabbed it and saved it at the time.

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