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February 21, 2005

Gonzo pioneer, personal hero and last of the Great Dope Fiends Hunter S Thompson shot himself in the head yesterday. What a total fucking shame. This is a great loss to the human race - I can't think of another writer as fearless and bullshit-free since "Uncle" Bill Burroughs died. You'll be sorely missed Doctor Thompson.

For a great laugh, check out the chapter in HST's autobiography "Kingdom of Fear" where he give Jack Nicholson and family a holday suprise involving a sunburst flare, a PA system with a recording of pigs in an abbatoir and a fresh elk's heart.

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson. R.I.P.

Posted by Jonah at February 21, 2005 11:12 AM


As your attorney, I would advise an immediate valedictory binge in memory of the man with any intoxicants that come to hand.

Posted by: Jan at February 21, 2005 4:47 PM

Amen to that! I should also look around for Cadillac hire places, although perhaps West Yorkshire won't have quite the same atmosphere as Arizona:

"We were somewhere around Barnsley on the edge of the moorland when the drugs began to take hold..."

"We can't stop here - this is flat hat country!"


Posted by: jonah at February 22, 2005 9:06 AM

Suicide? Foolish jedi - it was the Illuminati wot done it.... Run for the hills!

Posted by: Toast In The Machine at March 15, 2005 9:01 AM

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