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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2005-02-23 5:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-23 16:40, freddiefreelance wrote:
After reading the Ralph Steadman quote late last night I had a strange flash on the timing of HST shooting himself: it was the first Sunday after the weekend of the Pro Bowl, the real end of the football season.




I'd like think of Hunter Thompson and Dick Nixon sitting in some afterlife sportsbar recapping the '04 season over a beer. Hunter was a great writer and a man's man and as such, he did something few of us can or will do...he wrote the ending to his autobiography.


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2005-02-24 08:11 am   Permalink

I was just perusing the wealth of articles at http://www.gonzo.org and found this:

Hunter S. Thompson's remains to be shot out of a cannon!

Check it out!


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gwenners
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Posted: 2005-02-24 12:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-24 08:11, Hakalugi wrote:
I was just perusing the wealth of articles at http://www.gonzo.org and found this:

Hunter S. Thompson's remains to be shot out of a cannon!

Check it out!



Am I the only one who notices
a very strangely apt Muppet Show connection to this?

Cheers,
Gwen Smith

[ This Message was edited by: gwenners on 2005-02-24 12:09 ]


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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-02-24 12:43 pm   Permalink

I don't know about you all, but if this cannon ball thing is done publicly, and/or the tentatively planned public memorial in late spring/early summer goes forward, I'm thinking "Colorado Road Trip."

 
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senioraqua
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Posted: 2005-02-24 2:22 pm   Permalink

Love the Gonzo-cannon, a big muppet "waka waka"
for that one.
A good quote from the Denver post article: Thompson liked to joke that he was cannon fodder, which led to his oft-expressed wish for one final blast.
This stunt is appropriate for the godfather of gonzo journalism, which is a scatter-brained form of writing... wait that didn't bring up a good mental picture.


 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-02-25 12:32 pm   Permalink

wow. this is weird and gross:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=377&item=4530830861&rd=1

NOT my auction!

poor HST.


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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2005-02-28 11:02 am   Permalink

also, just found this DVD about HST online. does not appear to be available on amazon.com:

http://www.breakfastwithhunter.com/thedvd.asp

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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2005-03-12 1:16 pm   Permalink

Just fetched my new Rolling Stone from the mailbox. Excellent article(s) on HST by Jann Wenner & freinds. Also some very cool pics & illustrations. A must read for fans & admirers.

 
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purple jade
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Posted: 2005-03-13 6:10 pm   Permalink



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stuff-o-rama
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Posted: 2005-03-16 01:40 am   Permalink



 
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fijifingers
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Posted: 2005-03-25 08:26 am   Permalink

Have you ever tried to put 90 lbs. of air in your vehicles tires .....??

Check my tires ......plzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I stumbled onto ....."Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" ..........during the 70's .....it was right next to "The Late Great Planet Earth" ...in the bookstore.

I guess HT rode it out.





 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-03-25 08:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-28 11:02, dangergirl299 wrote:
also, just found this DVD about HST online. does not appear to be available on amazon.com:

http://www.breakfastwithhunter.com/thedvd.asp



Yeah, I'm surprised that this isn't getting better distribution. Hopefully it will do in the fullness of time, so it's a little cheaper (and easier to get hold of in the UK).

Another DVD worth getting is the Criterion Collection version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". It includes a 1978 BBC documentary with Hunter and Ralph Steadman, a short film of Hunter visiting the set, and an HST audio commentary to the film. Really good stuff.

Trader Woody



 
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tikivixen
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Posted: 2005-03-26 2:28 pm   Permalink

"The delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain."

--HST



 
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