Baxil (baxil) wrote,
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RIP RAW

In case you haven't heard it from every other person on your Friends list, Robert Anton Wilson's blog says that he passed away earlier today.*

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* I qualify that with "Robert Anton Wilson's blog says" because ... well ... every single other source I've been able to find on the Internet eventually links back to that one single blog post. Boing Boing, Wikipedia, the single source for it in Google News ... etc. Now, if I had to single-source a news story about a famous person's death, their blog would be the best possible place for it. But I can't help but hang onto a reservation or two based on his own statement 5 days earlier that "I don't see how to take death seriously."

I don't think RAW would take unkindly to one last gesture of earnest truth-seeking in my waiting for confirmation. It's not very Discordian to allow reality to be dictated to you by one single voice, no matter how much you love and trust and respect it.

And, should this (inevitably) be found to be true, much love to you in whatever Beyond awaits, Rob old boy.


UPDATE: It took a few days, but news agencies got on board. Any reason there was to doubt his death has vanished, but the irony remains.
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