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|Wednesday, August 1st, 2007|
Finally... The Gonzo Fest!
Plans have begun for a Hunter Thompson Festival to take place next Summer 2008 around the time of Hunters birthday. Further info can be found at the Gonzo Board:
There is also a myspace account:
The official website is www.gonzofest.net
|Monday, February 20th, 2006|
Twas a year ago today,
Hunter S.T. burned away,
He couldn't enjoy his life anymore,
So he blew out his brains with a .44,
Too weird to live, too rare to die,
But he made sure to enjoy the ride,
So take a drink and have some fun,
In honor of the late great Dr. Thompson.
Watch 1 - Watch 2
(watch 1 for fun, watch 2 especially)
|Thursday, November 24th, 2005|
Breakfast with Hunter
I guess I have one too many friends that know I like Hunter S Thompson. For my birthday I received more than one copy of "Breakfast with Hunter". I've been meaning to sell them on ebay for a while. Now that I am moving to DC to become a political correspondent I need to get rid of things for the move and frankly- I need the cash. So I'm selling off the extra unopened copies. I'm only listing 1 at a time so I don't compete against myself. Moving from the midwest back to the East coast is not cheap- so any bid will be much appreciated-
|Thursday, August 18th, 2005|
|Monday, July 11th, 2005|
|Sunday, May 1st, 2005|
|Thursday, March 3rd, 2005|
|Monday, February 28th, 2005|
|Thursday, February 24th, 2005|
As a sign of respect to the late, great master of provocation, I've decided I should leave these communities. Maybe I thought that he might read my work someday if he ever ended up here somehow...I know, it's fuckin' pathetic.( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: grateful
|Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005|
Ah-nuld Trips Balls on Nicorette
This is too funny!!! I would've paid a million bucks to watch Ah-nuld trip out...and he was apparently pretty upset by the whole thing. Tom Arnold was the source of Ah-nuld's psychedelic experience, giving him some nicorette to help him avoid the temptation to light a cigar because, and I quote, " he had to drive a semi cause he was in Vegas... I should've said, 'Take one.' He took six 'cause it's like gum and it tastes good. And so he called me (saying), 'You bastard! I'm hallucinating! I'm driving down the highway!'"
(Source; Tom Arnold)
Putting aside the question of why the Governor of California should be forced to drive a semi in the first place, Vegas or not...I can't help but hope to myself that HST, reaching out from the afterlife in what is bound to be a whole series of strange occurrences, had something to do with this.
I'm not trying to quit smoking, but maybe I should score some nicorette anyway
Remembering the King
Another way to draw the Doctor.
Today's Quote: "The suicide of Hunter S. Thompson, the best-selling writer who pioneered an extravagant form of participatory journalism famously labeled "gonzo," brought to a sober close an era of print journalism rooted in the raucous 1960s."
~~ Elaine Woo, New Journalism's Dark Prince
This list should hopefully continue to grow as more and more praise of HST becomes public...
-Ralph Steadman Remembers Hunter;http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1419636,00.html
-Putting Thompson in his proper historical perspective (Great Read)
-"I've Gotta Get My Elephant Tusks Back";http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1419644,00.html
-"A Libertarian Legacy";http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1419670,00.html
-"Truth is weirder than any fiction I've ever seen...";http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1419500,00.html
-in his own words
"I suspect writing is a bit like fucking, which is only fun for amateurs. Old whores don't do much giggling."
~Hunter Stockton Thompson 1937-2005~
|Monday, February 21st, 2005|
My good friend pjhateslj
just posted this short peice of writing, but I think it is well written enough that you might enjoy it. Some kind of eulogy, or something. ( The End of an EraCollapse )
Fear & Loathing in the Afterlife
||The Good Doctor
I'm too in shock to write much just yet, but I want to share this in his honor. He will be sorely missed...
A drawing of HST using the photo from the back cover of "Fear and Loathing in America" for reference.
Here's one way to draw the Doctor
Some thoughts from Disinfo.com;
Today's Quote: "Gonzo journalism is a highly subjective and extremely personal form of reporting. While Dr. Thompson's writing style has not changed dramatically since the sixties (although his form has), the first piece of writing to be called gonzo was The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved written for Scanlan's and illustrated by the Welsh cartoonist Ralph Steadman. As the deadline approached, and with his article still not done, Dr. Thompson resorted to ripping pages out of his notebook and send them to the editors. What resulted was "gonzo", as Bill Cardoso called it. (Gonzo is really an Italian word for absurdities - gonzagas. Cardoso claimed it was a corruption of the French Canadian word "gonzeaux" which means "shining path". To my knowledge, no such word exists)."
~~ Gonzo, What Is Gonzo Journalism?
Our 'wicked warlock' Richard Metzger has spoken of how one of Disinformation's goals is to bridge the gap between the counterculture's old guard and what Jason Louv calls Generation Hex. We're saddened by the news that 'gonzo' journalist Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on Sunday. HST was a pivotal influence during my student media stint, when E. Jean Carroll's biography Hunter was passed around the editorial office. He also toured Australia in the mid-1970s after the Fear and Loathing myth had taken hold. Now I'm numbed. What's often forgotten, but that is evident when reading the early works in The Great Shark Hunt, was HST's mastery of observation. 'Gonzo' reportage paralleled the innovation of participant-observer research in anthropology: a mastery of craft, detail and action to change situations. Reading these early works is like witnessing Crowleyan magical exercises transplanted to Los Angeles or the 1972 political campaign trail. Disinfonauts engaged in social change can also learn from HST's drug-crazed persona and how the myth became reality. This is very sad news, but maybe it might inspire some of you to carry on HST's spirit in your own projects. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Happy Gonzo Day!!!!
|Sunday, January 16th, 2005|
|Tuesday, January 4th, 2005|
I really doubt that HST would want the King Hell responsibility of being U.S. President in 2008...He doesn't want to clean up Bush's mess... Maybe we should begin making nominations for an actual Freak Power candidate to run in 2008. It may seem like a pipe dream, but look how many of us there are. Surely we can find a Gonzoist Freak who's obnoxious enough to at least make our influence felt in the campaigns of other parties. Look how much impact the Green Party had in 2000. With our enthusiasm and powerful voices, we could make a dent in the ideologies of both major parties... or at least have a hell of a lot of fun causing trouble
UP WITH FREAK POWER!!!!! Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, November 14th, 2004|
|Thursday, May 27th, 2004|
|Saturday, March 20th, 2004|
time to start up again!
so, i've got the biggest reccomendation for you all to read this work of our beloved.
this one's about his experience following the '92 campaign trail and that was entertaining just from watching a little of it on tv. in this book thompson just goes all out and refers to everyone as Bubba and has many frightening and humorous situations befall him. basically, its so good. GET IT NOW AND READ.