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On pain of red-carding, accept for one moment the eschewing of the politics, and just consider the life on the enthusiasms alone: he sailed as an expert, spoke prose despite having Spanish and French as his first languages, proposed the introduction of bike lanes in New York City to reduce traffic, worked for the CIA, wrote spy novels, served as a delegate to the United Nations, founded a successful magazine, hosted a popular television show, and once played the harpsichord on the Conan O'Brien show.

He's dead, but the tank had to be empty. We bestow this week's tribute to William F. Buckley, who really should have had this stache.

Ah, yes: RIP, Bill. HT to Holly