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(Russia Today)   FBI admits their file on journalist Hunter S. Thompson is Gonzo   (rt.com) divider line 111
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2012-10-11 04:44:27 PM
While it might have provided some interesting reading, it's HST's reaction to it I would have appreciated.
 
2012-10-11 04:50:28 PM
Meh - RT.

HST was more trustworthy than they are and I actually believe HST exaggerated most of his drug use. If he said he did 20 hits of acid, 3 ounces of coke and drank 4 bottles of JD, he probably only did shiats of acid, did 3 grams of coke and drank 2 bottles of JD.

Take RT News with a similar grain of salt.
 
2012-10-11 04:52:19 PM
*mumble-mumble-mumble-SCREAAAAAAAAM-BANG-BANG-BANG*

We miss you HST, you crazy bastard.
 
2012-10-11 04:55:27 PM

oldfarthenry: *mumble-mumble-mumble-SCREAAAAAAAAM-BANG-BANG-BANG*

We miss you HST, you crazy bastard.


I saw HST speak once. There were no screams or bangs, but mumble-mumble-mumble pretty much sums up everything else about it.
 
2012-10-11 04:58:06 PM

oldfarthenry: *mumble-mumble-mumble-SCREAAAAAAAAM-BANG-BANG-BANG*

We miss you HST, you crazy bastard.


Can you imagine his take on Romney? Also, Matt Taibbi, you are no HST.
 
2012-10-11 06:40:45 PM
"fifteen years is long enough for even stupid people to learn practically anything."
words to live by

/RIP HST
 
2012-10-11 06:40:59 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-11 06:41:06 PM

Dogberry: While it might have provided some interesting reading, it's HST's reaction to it I would have appreciated.


One would have to have been at the same parties as HT to "report" on an "official" capacity. Meaning, those agents had to get pretty twisted themselves a few nights to get that close to the guy....avoiding them.
 
2012-10-11 06:42:28 PM
In one of his stories--the Cozumel "Stryker aluminum yacht" one--he describes how he stayed ahead of the PI trying to hit him for the hotel bill by forcing the poor fool to adapt to his and his companions' weirdo drug schedule. I absolutely believe it. Any FBI agent trying to follow HST around would be a deranged mess trying to stay awake for 19 straight days on speed and then sleeping for a week and a half. No normal person can do that.
 
2012-10-11 06:42:43 PM
America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

/small>miss you buddy
 
2012-10-11 06:42:44 PM

Dogberry: oldfarthenry: *mumble-mumble-mumble-SCREAAAAAAAAM-BANG-BANG-BANG*

We miss you HST, you crazy bastard.

Can you imagine his take on Romney? Also, Matt Taibbi, you are no HST.


I think his disdain for both political parties would be more accurate.

And the FBI probably destroyed it because they didn't want it getting out that they wasted a lot of funding on following around a functional drug addict.
 
2012-10-11 06:46:16 PM

pottie: America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

/small>miss you buddy


I totally read that in his voice.

/fark you John Denver!
 
2012-10-11 06:50:28 PM
HST was crazy before the drugs.

/Father grew up with him
//Had a personal note inside his copy of the Hell Angels book he wrote
 
2012-10-11 06:56:37 PM
he might have dun heroin but he never did Salon Pas
i bet that stuff gets u farked up worse than Fentanyl
 
2012-10-11 06:57:35 PM
"If I followed my better instincts right now, I would put this typewriter in the Volvo and drive to the home of the nearest politician - any politician - and hurl the goddamn machine through his front window ... flush the bugger out with an act of lunatic violence then soak him down with mace and run him naked down Main Street in Aspen with a bell around his neck and black lumps all over his body from the jolts of a high-powered "Bull Buster" cattle prod." -HST in response to Ford pardoning Nixon

I miss that farker.
 
2012-10-11 06:58:05 PM
Even in Australia, HST is a highly regarded legend of 20th century literature and journalism. One of the greatest Australian journalists, whose career was tragically cut short by a very aggressive brain tumour, Matt Price, was certainly no HST but his capacity to write about (Australian rules) football as if it were politics and politics as if it were football (he did both equally well) was clearly inspired by HST.

I think it's Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, one of the greatest works ever written about realpolitik, where HST describes how appalled he was that it turns out he wasn't on Nixon's famous 'enemies' list (else its somewhere in The Great Shark Hunt). I'm sure he'd be glad to know that the FBI considered his file worthy of destruction. The suggestion by SteamingPile that it was because the FBI didn't want the world to know how much effort they'd wasted on him may be true too, but I'm sure countless activists, academics and Washington types dine out every night on stories that their FBI files were destroyed for national security reasons when the truth is they were just a waste of time.
 
2012-10-11 06:59:59 PM
good early stuff quickly burned out on believing his own legend and then wrote self-parodying shiat for 30 years.

also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.
 
2012-10-11 07:03:23 PM
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar as thinly disguised J Hunter

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-11 07:08:31 PM

BitwiseShift: Sir Digby Chicken Caesar as thinly disguised J Hunter

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x278]


www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com
 
2012-10-11 07:10:25 PM
In honor to you, you honorably crazy SOB, I post one of your works: The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.

images.smh.com.au

/I wonder what his output of these elections would've been?
 
2012-10-11 07:13:08 PM

Omahawg: good early stuff quickly burned out on believing his own legend and then wrote self-parodying shiat for 30 years.

also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.


It was a .45.

I took a late-night phone call from him (he wanted info on Ted Rall) and made a late-night visit to his house.

/csb
 
2012-10-11 07:15:11 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Omahawg: good early stuff quickly burned out on believing his own legend and then wrote self-parodying shiat for 30 years.

also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.

It was a .45.

I took a late-night phone call from him (he wanted info on Ted Rall) and made a late-night visit to his house.

/csb


well, not quite the spaghetti mess it could have been then.

still a waste.
 
2012-10-11 07:16:27 PM
From the Kentucky derby piece:

Why not? Money is a good thing to have in these twisted times. Even
Richard Nixon is hungry for it. Only a few days before the Derby he
said, "If I had any money I'd invest it in the stock market." And the
market, meanwhile, continued its grim slide.


... I see nothing has truly changed :C
 
2012-10-11 07:18:28 PM

Aussie_As: ...whose career was tragically cut short by a very aggressive brain tumour...


That's an amusing way to describe a bullet.
 
2012-10-11 07:21:27 PM

Omahawg:
also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.


Which is probably Thompson used a handgun.
 
2012-10-11 07:22:08 PM

IWood: Aussie_As: ...whose career was tragically cut short by a very aggressive brain tumour...

That's an amusing way to describe a bullet.


No I was referring to the late Matt Price, not the late HST. HST was from Kentucky, not Fremantle.
 
2012-10-11 07:22:09 PM

IWood: Omahawg:
also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.

Which is probably Thompson used a handgun.


Why. WHYYYYYY.
 
2012-10-11 07:23:23 PM

IWood: Aussie_As: ...whose career was tragically cut short by a very aggressive brain tumour...

That's an amusing way to describe a bullet.


You might want to re-read that.
 
2012-10-11 07:23:54 PM
Where's the picture of him, Depp, and Downey? I got a buzz just looking at it, lololol.
 
2012-10-11 07:24:49 PM
"There goes one of God's own prototypes. A powerful mutant of some kind. Too strange to live. Too rare to die."
 
2012-10-11 07:25:11 PM
And nobody cares. I've had it with this bullshiat. DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? Go down to the bookstore, in the window, you'll see who I am. This comment form...I can't DO A GOD DAMN THING WITH IT. And there's...what's that? This works like this now. I see. There's no excuse for this.
 
2012-10-11 07:25:29 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

never forget the great samoan dream

the brown buffalo is a pretty good read.
 
2012-10-11 07:26:59 PM

Dogberry: oldfarthenry: *mumble-mumble-mumble-SCREAAAAAAAAM-BANG-BANG-BANG*

We miss you HST, you crazy bastard.

Can you imagine his take on Romney? Also, Matt Taibbi, you are no HST.


Can you imagine his take on Obama. I think that would be more scathing.
 
2012-10-11 07:29:05 PM
I miss HST.


Bet him and the man upstairs get high as a mofo...
 
2012-10-11 07:29:07 PM
I really want a copy of his jacket...
 
2012-10-11 07:34:13 PM

Gyrfalcon: In one of his stories--the Cozumel "Stryker aluminum yacht" one--he describes how he stayed ahead of the PI trying to hit him for the hotel bill by forcing the poor fool to adapt to his and his companions' weirdo drug schedule. I absolutely believe it. Any FBI agent trying to follow HST around would be a deranged mess trying to stay awake for 19 straight days on speed and then sleeping for a week and a half. No normal person can do that.


Why would they? 2-3 men. Shift work. 10-12 on, shift off, sleep, etc.
 
2012-10-11 07:39:38 PM
Just the thought of reading Hunter's file is giving me the giggles.
 
2012-10-11 07:42:15 PM

Omahawg: good early stuff quickly burned out on believing his own legend and then wrote self-parodying shiat for 30 years.

also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.


A lot of his later stuff was great. Give it a read and you will see for yourself.

And he used a Colt .45.
 
2012-10-11 07:45:06 PM

Gyrfalcon: Any FBI agent trying to follow HST around would be a deranged mess trying to stay awake for 19 straight days on speed and then sleeping for a week and a half. No normal person can do that.



You never have just one. For starters you need to be around him 24/7 and second, you can't have the same person following him around all the time, that's too obvious as the person will pick up something so obvious even if they aren't paranoid.
 
2012-10-11 07:45:33 PM
Went to see the Rum Diary in the movie theatre. Depp nailed it. Underrated flick. 
Too bad they couldn't work in Benicio somehow.
 
2012-10-11 07:46:04 PM
Carl Sagan, George Carlin, and Dr. Thompson are awaiting me at the bar of my idea of a cool afterlife.
 
2012-10-11 07:46:46 PM
No spider Jerusalem yet?
 
2012-10-11 07:52:25 PM

rattchett: Omahawg: good early stuff quickly burned out on believing his own legend and then wrote self-parodying shiat for 30 years.

also, shotgun suicide is really unfair to the people you leave behind to clean up your mess. just ask hunter's hero ernie hemingway.

A lot of his later stuff was great. Give it a read and you will see for yourself.

And he used a Colt .45.


That's right, the shotgun he used for painting
 
2012-10-11 07:56:53 PM
Meh, they probably thought he was irrelevant by then and burned the files to clear up storage space for other real persons of interest.
 
2012-10-11 07:57:31 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 07:57:52 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x311]


imageshack.us
 
2012-10-11 08:03:18 PM
For all HST fans, check this out. If you haven't already.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-11 08:11:44 PM
Thompson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wounded to the head at his Woody Creek home in 2005.

Gonzo editing.
 
2012-10-11 08:18:07 PM

fusillade762: For all HST fans, check this out. If you haven't already.

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One of the best series I've ever read. In an odd turn, it's what introduced me to HST.
 
2012-10-11 08:20:19 PM
Hunter's elegy for Nixon is a thing of pure beautiful hatred:
Link

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