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  • Fear And Loathing In Falls Church

    01/05/2014 10:05:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Popehat ^ | January 4, 2014 | Patrick Non-White
    <p>The silver 2001 BMW 535i roared through Adams Morgan, occasionally screeching over the sidewalks as my accountant wrenched both hands from the wheel for another toke at the weed-pipe. "Gadzooks, man!" I shouted. "Can you keep it together for another fifteen miles, or at least outside the District limits?" We were halfway through our 35 mile journey from Bethesda to Falls Church, with enough dangerous narcotics to stun a grizzly bear in the trunk: We'd started with nine ounces of weed, six rocks of crack, a sugar jar full of blow, 36 vicodin tablets, a cage filled with live Bolivian arrow toads, and two jars of ketamine. Plus two quarts of Beefeater gin, a case of Schlitz malt liquor, and a four ounce ball of Afghan hash: Surely enough to get this pair of degenerate drug addicts to Fall's Church. After that what man could say?</p>
  • Film Review: The Rum Diary

    10/24/2011 6:53:00 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    Film Journal International ^ | 10/24/2011 | David Noh
    It’s Puerto Rico in 1960, and Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp, actually playing the young Hunter S. Thompson) makes his reeling, booze-soaked arrival to work at the local newspaper. Various gringo residents, from his beyond-cynical editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins) to the paper’s photographer Bob (Michael Rispoli), who becomes his roommate, and ruthless big-shot land developer Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart) try to school him in the island ways to his advantage. But Kemp has always unsteadily made his own choices, while scrabbling to find his true voice as a real writer, as well as love in the form of Sanderson’s tempting girlfriend, Chenault...
  • Duncan Hunter / Fred Thompson [Now THAT's the ticket] Please vote in FR Poll

    04/01/2007 11:41:04 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 100 replies · 1,064+ views
    Free Republic Poll ^ | LIVE |;results=2;results=2 FReepers for Duncan Hunter Please vote in the FR poll. Fred Thompson is polling way out front here, and I think that is great, but personally I think Duncan Hunter would be better at the TOP of the ticket with Fred Thompson as VP...
  • Fear and Trembling

    03/25/2007 11:55:51 AM PDT · by AlbionGirl · 6 replies · 239+ views
    D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on Kierkegaard ^ | 1996-2007 | D. Anthony Storm
    This is a deeply personal work which exists semantically on two distinct planes. Ostensibly it is about the "teleological suspension of the ethical", that is, the suspension of the moral law for the sake of a higher law. Kierkegaard cites Genesis, where Abraham is commanded by God to kill his son Isaac. Although God must be obeyed, murder is immoral (it is not technically against the Mosaic law since it had not yet been delivered?but no matter, it is against our conscience). The ethical is thus suspended for a higher goal (telos). On another level, this work is about his...
  • *Just breaking- FNC - FRED THOMPSON IS CONSIDERING PRES. RUN - nothing follows

    03/02/2007 3:14:34 PM PST · by STARWISE · 980 replies · 18,339+ views
    heard on FNC | 3-2-07
    WOO HOO!
  • Redefining the American Dream: The pursuit of wealth or happiness?

    08/31/2006 8:05:55 AM PDT · by tang0r · 10 replies · 586+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 8/31/2006 | Justin Hartfield
    There are many, like the great Hunter Thompson, who tout the “death of the American Dream.” Mr. Thompson and those of his ilk claim that it is not possible for everyone to become prosperous through hard work and dedication alone. Further, they claim that unless one already has access to wealth or power or connections, the Dream is only a vague idea, not something actually tangible to the indigent citizens who wish to rise above their ghetto surroundings. But they are wrong.
  • Aspen Dissects Drug Raids War Of Words Embroils Town

    01/19/2006 11:43:09 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies · 669+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 18, 2006 | Nancy Lofholm
    Aspen - The war on drugs has turned into a nasty war of words in a town once renowned for drug use. It seems the Aspen of legend - a place where cocaine was openly snorted in restaurant bars in the 1970s - has evolved and become divided when it comes to illegal substances. This is still an Aspen where federal drug agents can be heckled in a public meeting, but it is also an Aspen where longtime residents express worry about what kind of message a laissez- faire attitude about drugs sends to kids. The change was evident Tuesday...
  • Drug raid in Aspen stirs pot

    12/09/2005 4:24:09 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 75 replies · 2,076+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/8/05 | Ellen Miller
    A dramatic drug bust at two Aspen restaurants busy with the après ski crowd has created a rift between the two major law enforcement agencies at one of Colorado's premier ski resort towns. Fifty-three officers from a number of law enforcement agencies, some with guns drawn, stormed into two Aspen restaurants during the busy after-ski time last Friday. The raids happened shortly after 4 p.m. and netted about 2 ounces of cocaine, $3,000 in cash, nine arrests for drug involvement and 11 for immigration law violations. Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, an opponent of the "war on drugs" who believes...
  • Hunter Thompson's Reactionary Heart

    04/26/2005 2:23:15 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 558+ views
    By James G. Poulos Published 4/26/2005 12:06:02 AM In a recent Sunday New York Times, Rich Cohen, contributing editor at Rolling Stone, threw another elegiac log on the funeral pyre of Hunter S. Thompson, favorite uncle of the nation's nattering nabobs of nostalgia. What is clear from the piece -- which skips, like all the other Thompson eulogies, from Fear and Loathing straight to his final years
  • Thompson Ashes Said to Be Shot From Cannon

    04/05/2005 10:37:44 PM PDT · by Hi Heels · 22 replies · 616+ views
    Yahoo and AP ^ | April 5, 2005 | Dan Elliott
    Thompson Ashes Said to Be Shot From Cannon Tue Apr 5, 2:41 PM ET U.S. National - AP By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer DENVER - Hunter S. Thompson's ashes will be blasted from a cannon mounted inside a 53-foot-high sculpture of the journalist's "gonzo fist" emblem, his wife said Tuesday. The cannon shot, planned sometime in August on the grounds of his Aspen-area home, will fulfill the writer's long-cherished wish. "It's expensive, but worth every penny," Anita Thompson said. "I'd like to have several explosions. He loved explosions." Thompson, 67, shot himself in the head on Feb. 20 after...
  • Girl held in dad's death Teen allegedly said she shot father after he failed at suicide

    03/16/2005 9:04:09 AM PST · by scab4faa · 6 replies · 545+ views ^ | 3/15/2005 | Tillie Fong And Gwen Florio
    BOULDER COUNTY - A 14-year-old girl was arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting her father, an act that she told authorities was meant to end his suffering after his failed suicide attempt. The girl, who was not identified, was being held Monday on a manslaughter charge at the Platte Valley youth detention center in Greeley. No bond was set. The name of the 56-year-old male victim was not released by authorities Monday, but neighbors identified him as Garrett Rich, a self-employed electrician. Boulder County Coroner Thomas J. Faure said Monday that the victim died of multiple gunshot wounds, but declined to...
  • Thompson's suicide should be viewed as tragic result of depression

    03/05/2005 7:53:50 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 24 replies · 757+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 5, 2005 | Russ Winter
    In death, as in life, Hunter S. Thompson continues to exemplify, glorify and, I fear, popularize everything that we as a society have tried to eradicate. His career was spawned by luridly detailed accounts of lurching through life in an alcoholic stupor, sobering up only long enough to partake in brain-twisting acid trips and drug binges that should have left him in a coma. It's a wonder he found time to skewer the prominent politicians of his day with the tireless ranting and scathing wit for which he will forever be remembered. Now, as Hunter's generation looks back on the...
  • An inglorious suicide

    03/04/2005 7:55:19 AM PST · by tjg · 20 replies · 755+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/4/2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    Another story details the impromptu cocktail party that gathered around Thompson’s corpse — still in the kitchen chair — to drink Chivas and toast him. ‘‘It was very loving,’’ Anita Thompson is quoted as saying. ‘‘It was not a panic, or ugly, or freaky.’’ Her husband’s death should be cheered, she says. ‘‘This is a triumph of his, not a desperate, tragic failure.’’ That is either unhinged grief speaking or overripe counterculture leftism. Either way, it is grotesque.

    03/04/2005 3:08:52 AM PST · by kcvl · 31 replies · 1,576+ views
    WAS Hunter S. Thompson's mysterious death really a suicide? There are some serious irregularities surrounding the demise of the gonzo author, who was found shot to death in the kitchen of his Woody Creek, Colo., ranch on Feb. 20, and local cops seemed to have done a lackluster job of investigating. Police reports obtained by the Rocky Mountain News note that cops arriving on the scene heard shots being fired, that Thompson's son, Juan, was allowed to be alone with the body, and that there was something odd about the gun Thompson supposedly used to kill himself. Before his death,...
  • [Hunter S. Thompson] Son's shotgun tribute

    03/03/2005 8:50:31 AM PST · by Coastal · 28 replies · 920+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 2. 2005 | Deborah Frazier and Jeff Kass
    Shortly after reporting the death of his father, Hunter S. Thompson's son walked outside to fire three shots into the air, according to reports released Tuesday. Several Pitkin County sheriff's deputies heard Juan Thompson fire the shots as they approached the Woody Creek home, known as the Owl Farm. "Juan told me he had shot a shotgun into the air to mark the passing of his father," said Pitkin County Deputy Sheriff John Armstrong in his report. Hunter Thompson, who reigned as a savage social critic and inventor of Gonzo journalism for decades, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in...
  • Gonzo, But Not Forgotten

    02/28/2005 6:21:50 PM PST · by Chris_Shugart · 16 replies · 582+ views
    American Association of Independent Voters ^ | Feb 28, 2005 | Chris Shugart
    Gonzo But Not ForgottenThe strange and terrible legacy of Hunter S. ThompsonBy Chris Shugart, Feb 28, 2005  Long before the New Media emerged into prominence, there was the New Journalism, a modernistic writing style that flourished in the Sixties. Writers like Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and George Plimpton were establishing a new trend that was blurring the lines between journalism and literary fiction. At the time, there was also Hunter S. Thompson, who created his own unique genre that was so far outside the margin lines that it spawned its own definition: gonzo journalism. Now that Thompson is gone, the...
  • BLAST OFF FOR "GONZO" WRITER(Family looking for cannon to fire Hunter Thompson's remains skyward

    02/28/2005 5:26:47 AM PST · by Glacier Honey · 18 replies · 506+ views
    9 News ^ | 2/28/2005 | Dan Werner
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The family of writer Hunter S. Thompson is looking for a cannon to blast his remains skyward, honoring a wish he often expressed. Anyone wishing to provide the cannon is asked to write a 100-word essay and mail it to the Aspen Daily News, which will pass the entries on to Thompson's family. "Were talking 100 words, not 101. And snail mail only. No e-mails or phone calls," said Daily News associate editor Troy Hooper. The winner of the contest will have to bring the cannon to Aspen at his or her own expense and possibly...
  • Hunter Thompson - Another View

    02/26/2005 5:21:22 PM PST · by rcocean · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Blog Hog on Ice ^ | Feb 21, 2005 | Hog On Ice
    Gunshot Wound Fells Aging Sixties Fabulist Aaron the Rantblogger has informed me, somewhat bluntly, that Hunter S. Thompson has killed himself. "Good riddance," says Aaron. I don't know if I want to be that cold. People kill themselves because they suffer so badly that they are sure that whatever surprises death may hold, it has to be more pleasant than life. At the same time, I think Thompson was a profoundly disappointing man. For all his talent, he was a monumental poser, and to my knowledge, he never said anything remotely genuine or important. And I think it's likely that...
  • (Hunter Thompson) All Gone Now

    02/26/2005 9:53:47 AM PST · by BraveMan · 38 replies · 1,094+ views
    Fred On Everything ^ | February 26, 2005 | Fred Reed
    When Thompson blew his brains out, a door closed somewhere and you could hear the latch click. The main man had gone. Most of us can easily be replaced. There was only one Hunter Thompson. I’ll heist one tonight to a fine, fine writer, a voice of his time, the embodiment of an age the like of which there never was and which, for good or bad, will never come again. The Sixties look drab now—unkempt Manson girls, the lost and unhappy, kids bleak and bleary-brained after waking up with too many strangers in too many sour crash pads. There...
  • Writer's ashes may be shot from cannon [Hunter S. Thompson "gonzo" funeral]

    02/24/2005 7:54:47 PM PST · by XR7 · 40 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/24/05 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER - Hunter S. Thompson, the "gonzo journalist" with a penchant for drugs, guns and flamethrower prose, might have one more salvo in store for everyone: Friends and relatives want to blast his ashes out of a cannon, just as he wished. "If that's what he wanted, we'll see if we can pull it off," said historian Douglas Brinkley, a friend of Thompson's and now the family's spokesman. Thompson, who shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home Sunday at 67, said several times he wanted an artillery send-off for his remains. "There's no question, I'm sure that's what he...
  • Peggy Noonan - I'll Link to That

    02/24/2005 10:50:30 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 879+ views
    2005 Dow Jones & Company ^ | February 24, 2005 | PEGGY NOONAN
    This week, an homage de blog. Or would that be homage du blog? James Taranto will know. It's good to have an editor, especially one I would characterize as a nonintrusive stickler. He always knows my topic, doesn't know my view, corrects my spelling and grammar. [De? Du? It's all Greek to me!--ed.] Today I post thoughts blog-style. There is, however, a theme. Find it. Hunter Thompson, RIP. Tom Wolfe, a genius, goes over the top in his praise of Thompson. Wolfe and Thompson were of the same journalistic generation, and we are all chauvinists for our era. But Hunter...
  • Hunter S. Thompson on Clinton

    02/23/2005 1:45:30 PM PST · by edcoil · 36 replies · 1,646+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 23 Feb 05 | Edcoil has flagged an earlier quotation of interest: Hunter S. Thompson on Billy Jeff Clinton: Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson tells the New York Post that supporting President Clinton was "one of my greatest tactical errors in politics." . . . . " I don't want to go down in history or have my son read that his father endorsed Clinton two times," Mr. Thompson said. . . . . "I had no idea what a treacherous bastard he really is. I'm shocked he went so low. You'd think after grappling with Richard Nixon that you would know where the...
  • Fear and Loathing

    02/22/2005 1:04:35 PM PST · by 45Auto · 63 replies · 1,530+ views
    NRO ^ | 22 February 2005 | Austin Ruse
    Hunter Thompson shot himself in the head sometime on Saturday and a few things are certain. He was either stoned or hung over, and his work will be forgotten. Ask almost anyone today about Hunter Thompson and he will have no idea who you are talking about. Ask someone in a tiny sliver of demography, say ages 45 to 55, and all sorts of memories come conjuring up. There is the revelation of at least what we thought was his amazing ability with words, though I have not read him for years, so I no longer know if this is...
  • End of story for Hunter Thompson

    02/22/2005 12:06:00 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 106 replies · 2,073+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 22, 2005 | By Stephanie Mansfield
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Outlaw, druggie, Dunhill-smoking, Chivas Regal-drinking, anti-establishment literary icon Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide after becoming depressed about the United States' shift toward conservatism, said one longtime friend who spent the weekend at the Aspen, Colo., home of the late "gonzo" journalist. "He was depressed about the state of society," said Loren Jenkins, foreign editor for National Public Radio in Washington. A vehement opponent of President Bush, Mr. Thompson, 67, "was feeling maudlin about the current conservatism sweeping the country," Mr. Jenkins said. "He felt he'd had a long run, trying to create a freer society in the...
  • Friend says Hunter Thompson in pain from broken leg, hip surgery before death

    02/21/2005 8:32:02 PM PST · by freedom44 · 28 replies · 1,272+ views
    MacLeans ^ | 2/21/05 | MacLeans
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - While Hunter S. Thompson's suicide shocked many in his out-of-the-way neighbourhood, one of his closest friends said Monday the writer had been in a lot of pain after a broken leg and hip surgery. "I wasn't surprised," said George Stranahan, a former owner of the Woody Creek Tavern, one of Thompson's favourite hangouts. "I never expected Hunter to die in a hospital bed with tubes coming out of him. Thompson died in his home Sunday evening from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Pitkin County Coroner Dr. J. Steve Ayers said Monday. Authorities refused to...
  • Hunter Thompson commits suicide

    02/20/2005 10:09:45 PM PST · by Smartaleck · 974+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | February 20, 2005 | Troy Hooper
    Hunter S. Thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Woody Creek on Sunday night. He was 67.
  • Hunter Thompson: What A Man! Yeah, Right.

    02/21/2005 11:12:00 AM PST · by vanderleun · 102 replies · 3,007+ views
    American Digest ^ | February 21, 2005 | Vanderleun
    I USED TO RUN A MAGAZINE IN SAN FRANCISCO BACK IN THE 70s. I ran it out of the basement of a firehouse in North Beach under the offices of Scanlan's magazine. Scanlan's was the scam magazine of Warren Hinckle, a man whose record of conning money out of Bay Area millionaires stood unbroken for decades until the arrival of David Talbot and Salon. Warren liked to drink and spend other people's money on himself and writers. Naturally such a honey pot was going to attract Hunter. He liked to drink and spend other people's money on articles he might...
  • Pioneer Author, Journalist Thompson Dies at 67

    02/21/2005 7:01:39 AM PST · by Jenya · 41 replies · 1,392+ views
    Pioneer Author, Journalist Thompson Dies at 67 By CATHERINE TSAI, AP ASPEN, Colo. (Feb. 20) - Hunter S. Thompson, the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a new form of fictional journalism in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally shot himself at his Aspen-area home, his son said. He was 67. The Life of Hunter S. Thompson "Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his family," Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News. Pitkin County Sheriff officials confirmed to The...
  • Hunter Thompson Dies, CBS News Anchor Field Narrows

    02/21/2005 5:06:21 AM PST · by FlyLow · 23 replies · 1,322+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2-21-05 | Scott Ott
    (2005-02-21) -- With the announcement that columnist and so-called 'gonzo journalist' Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide over the weekend, the field of potential replacements for Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News has "narrowed significantly," according to one network source. Mr. Thompson, whose stock-in-trade subjectivity and vigorous injection of personal opinion became the template for much of modern journalism, was author of several books including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and A Generation of Swine. But he was perhaps best known to the elderly as the inspiration for the Doonesbury comic...
  • The son of Hunter S. Thompson says the author shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home.

    02/20/2005 8:14:19 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 808 replies · 26,932+ views
    AP News Alert ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- The son of Hunter S. Thompson says the author shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home.

    06/22/2004 1:39:37 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 41 replies · 863+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/22/04
    This morning at 11:45 a.m. ET, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will deliver a luncheon speech to the Democratic Leadership Council in Washington, speaking mostly about his successful effort to get the commonwealth's GOP-led legislature to pass his $1.4 billion tax increase. But, of course, he'll also talk about Kerry. "Three and one-half years ago, Republicans promised they could cut taxes, eliminate the national debt and keep the economy booming. Instead, our country lost jobs, and we turned a $236 billion surplus into a deficit that now approaches $500 billion," Warner will say, according to an advance copy of his speech...
  • Let's go to the Olympics! (Drug Addled, Hunter S. Thompson blows a gasket)

    "Now I am really ashamed to carry an American passport. Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these photographs did. " - H.S.T.

    05/24/2004 7:27:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies · 11,523+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5/24/04 | Matt Drudge
    Hunter S. Thompson's ESPN column was scrubbed of controversy late Monday afternoon when online editors worried the famed gonzo journalist had gone too far. In a column entitled, "Let's Go to the Olympics," Thompson went off on the Abu Ghraib prison picture scandal, exclaiming: "Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these [Abu Ghraib] photographs did." But after being linked to the DRUDGE REPORT, a top editor demanded the sentence be immediately edited --without Thompson's okay, according to an staffer. "Hunter can go too far sometimes," the Bristol-based ESPN employee told the...
  • Singer-Songwriter Warren Zevon Dead at 56

    09/08/2003 10:03:54 AM PDT · by archy · 15 replies · 485+ views
    Associated Press via Fox News ^ | Monday , September 08, 2003 | AP staff
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Warren Zevon, who wrote and sang the rock hit "Werewolves of London" and was among the wittiest and most original of a broad circle of singer-songwriters to emerge from Los Angeles in the 1970s, died at his home after a 12-month battle with cancer. He was 56.</p>
  • Hunter Thompson Tells Bush, "Quit!"

    09/13/2002 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies · 197+ views
    CBS Market Watch ^ | Sept 13, 2002 | Jon Friedman
    NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- So, Hunter S. Thompson was saying on the phone Friday morning, he had recently hung out with his long-time friend Bob Dylan while the rock-and-roll star was on tour in Colorado. Yes, we're talking about THAT Hunter Thompson and, yes, THAT Bob Dylan. Talk about a meeting for the ages: Thompson, the maestro of Gonzo journalism, and Dylan, the voice of his generation and still going strong at the age of 61. Thompson, who turned 63 on July 18, said he and Dylan had been lamenting the current spirit of America, whose fertile imagination each have...