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Hunter S. Thompson killed himself today.

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:38 am

I don't know what to say.

Fear and Loathing indeed.
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Postby Ballwreckers » Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:10 am

It seems as though the voices got the better of him . God rest his soul. :,-(
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Postby Madison » Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:51 am

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:16 am

Wow. I'm not sure what to say. I have always been a huge fan of his writing. Everyone should read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I wouldn't be surprised if it was changed to an accidental death as Hunter was a noted gun and drug/alcohol enthusiast. There is a nice article here. Check out Page2 for some of his articles and ESPN had their own write up. link

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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:04 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Wow. I'm not sure what to say. I have always been a huge fan of his writing. Everyone should read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I wouldn't be surprised if it was changed to an accidental death as Hunter was a noted gun and drug/alcohol enthusiast. There is a nice article here. Check out Page2 for some of his articles and ESPN had their own write up. link

Mahalo Good Doctor. :,-(


I know what you mean. People don't give him enough credit because they don't realize how complex his books are - look at Fear and Loathing. It took me awhile, but now the parallels to Gatsby seem obvious.

But I don't know what to say about the death. You'd think that since he made it this far he'd never die.

I wonder what Garry Trudeau is going to do.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:12 am

Wow - I cant say Im shocked - he's seems to have been a tortured soul for a long time now. His writings at ESPN have seemed to be getting darker for a little while.

It really is a tragic loss - a revolutionary writer although I disagreed with him often. One things for certain - he could draw out laughter and outrage at the same time, probably one of the rarest traits for a writer.

btw - anyone have a link to an article regarding this tragedy?
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:12 pm

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Postby Madison » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:58 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:btw - anyone have a link to an article regarding this tragedy?


Here's one:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&ncid=2026&e=2&u=/latimests/20050221/ts_latimes/gonzojournalistthompsonkillsself
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:01 pm

I am shocked as well....when I seen this on CNN last night I really didn't know what to make of it....I think I have read about every book he had published at least once...I think "The Rum Diary" was probalby my favorite... :-)

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:42 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:I think I have read about every book he had published at least once...I think "The Rum Diary" was probalby my favorite... :-)
The Rum Diary is in production to be made into a movie now. Depp signed on to play Thompson again. It is supposed to be out later this year. :-)
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