As I promised yesterday, the first reader who visited the new bar Hitch, located in downtown Toronto, and quaffed Hitchens’s favorite tipple, would receive an autographed version of WEIT. Well, it didn’t take long. One reader, who didn’t look at my post too carefully, even poured himself a shot of Mr. Walker’s amber restorative at home—in the morning.
Sadly, that didn’t cut the mustard. But alert reader George Benedik hied himself to the Hitch within hours, got his tipple (picture of bottle was required), and sent it with a brief report:
Okay, here I am, reporting from the Hitch, having a Johnnie Walker Black. Not my first choice of a drink, but as you already said, “Them’s the roolz!” The place looks nice and cozy, and the absence of a TV is certainly a plus. It doesn’t seem busy at the time (it’s only 5:15 p.m. now), but supposedly that’ll change later on. Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends: Cheers!
He adds that, as befits a bar of that name, there’s a library, and sent a picture of the books along with another note:
Here is a (bad) photo of their “library.” Your book is not in it, unfortunately. The owner said he’ll make sure to add it.
And I expect that the Canadian Atheist group in Toronto will henceforth foregather at Hitch.