When I was a political science/history major, Art Buchwald was required reading. He was a humorist. A good humorist has to be smart. He was all that and more. I listened to his final interview on NPR on Thursday and it was funny and sad. He was generally annoyed that he stuck around as long as he did. He opted not to seek dialysis. His stinking around gave his peers and his fans an opportunity to show their love.
Even as he faced the end of this phase of his life, he kept his sense of humor. He will be missed.