My friend Al Weisel--to some political parody blogger Jon Swift, to others a movie critic and co-author of Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause--died last weekend of an aortic aneurysm. He was a mere 46 years of age--in life he would have cringed about the publication of that little detail and routinely shaved years off his birthdate.Al Weisel, who I only knew as Jon Swift, was the reason that i started to blog. He was brilliant in a way I only dreamed of being.
The tears just won't stop. Life really isn't fair.