There’s a lot to miss about Xavi. His Xavi-isms. His text messages just to check in. His company at comic book movies with Asher and me.
But what I’ll miss the most is the absolute joy he brought everywhere he went. I never saw Xavi grumpy or angry and only on the rarest of occasions did I see him sad.
Xavi was the happy warrior we all wish we could be. To have the passion to fight for his rights and the rights of all of his friends, loved ones and even strangers. But to never let that passion temper his joy for life.
I miss you already, Xavi.
If you never met Xavier, visit thatssoxavi to get a feel of his joie de vivre that drew people to him.
’Sup. It’s us, the millennials, here for once not to talk about ourselves. We want to talk about you. You’ve had plenty of time to wallow in your unique generational greatness in the 50 years since the Beatles went on Ed Sullivan, but this week marks a darker, more grown-up anniversary. It has been 50 years since the Beatles left our shores after that first trip, and now you’re old enough to have a talk, like adults, about giving up your last sacred cow. No, not Social Security. We need to talk about your music.
In our interminable generational debates, the thing you always come back to is your unshakable belief that your music is better than ours. That it had soul and meaning and purity and cynicism and a message — that something magical happened, round about 1959, and we, your children, will never really understand. It’s time to demolish that myth. We’re sorry, but this has to happen so we can move forward together.
In which a Millennial is pretending to speak for the rest of us, and failing.
This is a great way to break up your day. Watch Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon rework the classic “Born To Run” to skewer Gov. Chris Christie over the Fort Lee, NJ bridge scandal that has engulfed his administration.
I don’t know when this will all end. But ‘til then. You’re killin’ the workin’ man!
Who’s stuck in the Gov’nor Chris Christie–Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam!