RIP Gore Vidal. Want to see a guy tell it like it is? With about 10 million people watching his famous 1968 debates with conservative William F. Buckley Jr., Vidal called Buckley a “pro-crypto-Nazi” on national television. He took it in stride when Buckley fought back, “Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I’ll sock you in you goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered.”

I LOVE THIS. miss you Gore Vidal.