Great Satirists

Some great satirists I’ve been reading lately, who seem to share some mental kinship – perhaps only the kinship of shared genre, but it feels like something more:

Mark Twain
Kurt Vonnegut
Hunter S. Thompson
Tom Robbins

They all possess a great love of language, a dualistic dark but somehow optimistic view of humanity, disgust at bureaucracy and organized religion…

Seems like they are the kind of people that it would be great to go out for a drink with, to sit at a table in a dingy bar, toasting doomsday and discussing humanity.