Well, I was going to put this off for awhile, but I see that I cannot. The Observer is forcing my hand.
We'll kick off the celebration with a link to The Observer's piece on him in their "People" issue, together with its rather . . . intimidating image. Gordon has to be one of the the somberest-photographed funnymen I can recall. Think Mark Twain's stern portraits.
The Secret Sage
There will be at least two more pieces on Gordon to follow this one, so you may want to hold your Gordon STDs for a bit.
But if I know you, you won't.
In the meantime, I found the Observer's short piece to be quite, well -- observant.
We know of Gordon's LHO obsession -- but I'm moved to wonder if the foundational link isn't driving through Dallas in convertibles.