On Monday I had this exchange with one of the authors of the fine New School blog via Twitter (which is why things like punctuation are not there):
Never missing a promo opportunity Rogue is doing Dead Guy beer tastings all day. Stay classy Rogue
@SamuraiArtist: If that’s about what I think it is, that’s pretty fucked up.
@Grotusque of course it is. They dont just suddenly decide today to put special tastes of all dead guy variations with no notice until today
@SamuraiArtist Uh-huh. I think I’m going to rethink my future purchases of Rogue.
I agree that Osama Bin Laden was an evil man who got what was coming to him. My initial response to the news was: “Good. Because fuck that guy. Note: this will also be my response when Dick Cheney dies.”
I also believe that Bin Laden is dead now and after thanking the men and women who brought him to justice, (and I am extremely grateful for the work they do) it is well past time to work on the multitude of other issues confronting us as a country. I made my comment and then I went back to doing shit, because shit needs to be done.
To paraphrase Patton Oswalt: It’s Monday, get to work.
If you want to raise a glass to his death on your own time; that’s your business. I have certainly done things at home that are well beyond the scope of this blog or public interest. But when your business wants to celebrate a man’s death publicly, however vile that man was, that’s my business too and I don’t think I want to have much to do with you.