Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Let's honor Bill Hicks

Houston's late comedian-philosopher deserves to be memorialized with a statue.
Copyright 2013: Houston Chronicle | January 25, 2013 | Updated: January 26, 2013 12:44pm

One of the downsides to living in a city built on oil and gas is that we have few celebrities. A local economy lacking in media companies, amid a landscape that can be underwhelming, doesn't attract all that many famous people. So when a local talent does hit it big, Houston usually exhibits a sense of civic pride beyond what you might see in other big cities.

On the other hand, our preoccupation with business also makes it easy to forget our once-hometown celebrities when they become famous. So when a figure remains on our minds long after he's gone, you have to admit that Houston had someone special.

Someone like the late comedian Bill Hicks.


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