Monday, February 21, 2005

R.I.P. Dr. Gonzo 

A strange underbelly of American counterculture mourns today over the suicide of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A one time sports journalist who finagled himself into the upper reaches of the literary world, Dr. Thompson was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Woody Creek Owl Farm over the weekend.

Thompson's suicide, although saddening, seems somewhat befitting of a man who built his career on the defiance of convention. His work inspired many writers, myself included, to remember always that the world is best viewed with a sideways glance. His death, far from tragic, is actually long overdue. Alas, the path of excess lead to the palace of wisdom.

"We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark -- the place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Goodnight, fair doctor.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

When You're "Against Us" 

I don't want to give the impression that I'm an imperialist war monger, but I was sent this link by the good doctor last week, and I have to admit it is a thing to fear and behold.

Monday, February 07, 2005

There is absolutely no connection between Saddam and September 11. He just liked it an awful lot, and that's enough to officially qualify as "against us." Posted by Hello
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