Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gonzo's Last Years

Inspiring photo, no? A big red American V8 convertible, a big-ass wheelgun, and no doubt a head fulla dope! Those were the days, my friends...

All you Gonzoites out there might be interested in this article in the Times (UK).

Everyone has their own image of the late Hunter S. Thompson. He is the father of gonzo journalism, speeding through the desert in a Cadillac, carrying limitless amounts of “uppers, downers, screamers and laughers” in the opening chapter of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is the gun-toting hedonist, holed up in his fortified Colorado ranch, Owl Farm, taking drugs, drinking Chivas Regal, and receiving celebrity buddies such as Johnny Depp and Keith Richards. Or he is the fiery scourge of the Right and the Left, taking savage potshots at both Clinton and Bush from within the pages of Rolling Stone.

Yeah? And your point is...?

Anyway, Mrs. Thompson drops a dime on his softer side. Enjoy.

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