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Monday, February 21, 2005

RIP: Hunter S. Thompson

Its a dark day for a lot of people. Personally, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hell's Angles, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas each changed my life...all in very different ways. The good Doctor was an icon of a free-spirited America that died a long, long time ago. Those of us born after the dark days of Nixon only got to experience that America through Thompson's books. Even after I grew up a bit and got off the ludes and amyls, I still continued to derive a great deal of hope and faith in our country from the fact that at least there were a few mountain valleys far enough away from the dark cloud of American Squaredom that were big enough to accommodate a man like Thomspon. ....sigh, that ship has sailed. Enjoy the ride from here, friend.


At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, indeed. -jf

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a pioneer . . . and a Kentucky college basketball fan.

maybe the Wildcats can win it all and dedicate their season to him. Now that would be a Hollywood ending.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger JS said...

Sean, its cool to use your real name. Who else do I know in San Rafael using a Mac at some hippie elementary school? Your silly Kentucky dreams are quaint. I'm just pulling for Vermont to make the dance.


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