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Happy birthday, Bill!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted December 16, 2015
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Many happy returns, sir! Bill Hicks in 1991. (Check bottom for credit)

The R&H pays homage to legendary comedian Bill Hicks, who was born 54 years ago today (16/12/15).

If you've never heard of Bill Hicks, you have been seriously missing out.

The man was a true legend and undoubtedly one of the greatest comedians to ever grace this planet.

But he wasn't just incredibly funny.

He was also something of a far-seer.

And if, perhaps, more people had heeded what he actually said when he was alive (he died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 aged 32, having apparently foreseen his condition several years prior while tripping on psychedelics), then maybe the world wouldn't be in quite the false mire of dog dirt that it currently is.

Who knows?

Back and to left, eh, Bill?

Back and to the left.

The above vid is embedded here on the truth-tastic Rake & Herald from JohnNada80's YouTube channel, which you can check out here.

Thankfully, there are shedtonnes of clips of Bill Hicks in action on
YouTube, such as, surprisingly enough, on the Bill Hicks channel here. Meanwhile, to watch an excellent documentary on Bill Hicks, have a click of this. The guy was, is and always will be an absolute star. Many happy returns, Bill!

See also Happy birthday, Frank!, posted 21/12/13, among others.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer, illustrator and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. He has written on numerous subjects for various publications and is available for hire and commissions. He can be contacted by email here.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Bill Hicks at the Laff Stop in Austin, Texas in 1991 by Angela Davis (Angela D.) from Austin, TX, USA.

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