Friday, January 18, 2008
Bobby Fischer, 1943-2008
Bobby Fischer, who established once and for all that it was possible to be a genius and completely insane at the same time, dead at the age of 64. After disappearing from the international chess orbit, Fischer at one point resorted to making money by selling phone calls from himself to chess fans and students, at $2,500 for an hour's chat. Bob Dylan's manager supposedly bought one of these for Zimmy.
Fischer's dying words were: "Hitler lives on. Bet you didn't know that, did you? Did you? Haha ha ha ha!"