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!"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You manage to make that "Jefferson still survives" joke again and again yet alter it just enough to keep it funny. Kudos.

Rick Hopkins said...

Yeah he was a crazy but I really enjoyed the movie "Searching For Bobby Ficher'

Anonymous said...

Yeah, well. They'll need shovels and flashlights for the sequel.

Anonymous said...

By the way, if anyone's in the mood to romanticize this man, keep in mind his blazing anti-Semitism and all-around horribleness. But let our Bobby speak! This little gem is from the day after 9/11:

"This is wonderful news. It's time for the US to get their heads kicked in. Finish off the US once and for all. Fuck the US. Fuck the Jews. They're murderous, criminal, thieving, lying bastards. They made up the Holocaust. They are the worst liars."

Good riddance, Mr. Fischer.

T. Nawrocki said...

Yeah he was a crazy but I really enjoyed the movie "Searching For Bobby Ficher'

It's a good thing they never found home.