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(Gothamist)   All the places Hunter S. Thompson blew his mind out with cocaine and laid his buzzed-out head at in Manhattan   (gothamist.com) divider line 43
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2013-08-13 10:38:29 AM  
Generation X: Even their heroes are lame.
 
2013-08-13 10:40:19 AM  
Funny how that cocaine didn't affect his appetite.
 
2013-08-13 10:45:13 AM  
Hunter would be proud that people are still discussing his favorite topic - him.
 
2013-08-13 10:47:57 AM  
Old buildings are old. Love the window A/C in all of these places, adds a homey touch. He'd probably be appalled at both the gentrification and the outrageous rents in these locations now.
 
2013-08-13 10:50:23 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Even their heroes are lame.


All hail Pope Reagan!

/YOU'RE LAME!
 
2013-08-13 10:52:29 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Even their heroes are lame.


Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.
 
2013-08-13 10:52:31 AM  

CognaciousThunk: Old buildings are old. Love the window A/C in all of these places, adds a homey touch. He'd probably be appalled at both the gentrification and the outrageous rents in these locations now.


live in Chicago in a place that has window air - not homey at all
 
2013-08-13 10:55:14 AM  

p the boiler: CognaciousThunk: Old buildings are old. Love the window A/C in all of these places, adds a homey touch. He'd probably be appalled at both the gentrification and the outrageous rents in these locations now.

live in Chicago in a place that has window air - not homey at all


I have to agree with you on that one. My window a/c makes my apartment look trashy.
 
2013-08-13 11:00:22 AM  
He blew his mind out for real.
 
2013-08-13 11:03:01 AM  

wallywam1: He blew his mind out for real.


*inappropriate snert*
 
2013-08-13 11:04:30 AM  
I think that Thompson, like many writers including Burroughs (William, not Edgar ), managed to catch the Zeitgeist and substitute notoriety for talent.
You want to write like Burroughs? Go on a booze bender for a week. Take a whole package of laxatives, and bugger yourself vigorously with a toilet brush once you've nearly shiat yourself to death. Congratulations, you've now had the Burroughs experience and can write like the master about it.
Oh, and if in the process you can accidentally shoot someone, you're in like Flint.
 
2013-08-13 11:05:51 AM  

oldfarthenry: Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.


Baby Boomers: Inventors of the Me Generation, the Greed of the 1990's and 2000's, and the Tea Party.
 
2013-08-13 11:11:14 AM  
He didn't notice that the light had changed?
 
2013-08-13 11:15:45 AM  
Hunter Thompson was killed by the people who put Obama in office.

/true story
 
2013-08-13 11:19:57 AM  

cynicalbastard: I think that Thompson, like many writers including Burroughs (William, not Edgar ), managed to catch the Zeitgeist and substitute notoriety for talent.
You want to write like Burroughs? Go on a booze bender for a week. Take a whole package of laxatives, and bugger yourself vigorously with a toilet brush once you've nearly shiat yourself to death. Congratulations, you've now had the Burroughs experience and can write like the master about it.
Oh, and if in the process you can accidentally shoot someone, you're in like Flint.


Yeah, the Beat Generation, as it were, though HST was a little later and doesn't fit quite right with those guys. I loved Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing...but I've come to think of him as a big phony the older I get. I also have no clue why I liked The Doors so much when I was a teenager, but I'm not denying it.
 
2013-08-13 11:22:37 AM  

Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Babby Booms: Even their heroes are lame.


FTFY. The only people in my generation who looked up to Hunter were druggies. His writing peaked in 1972 and by the 80s he was little more than a brain-addled self-parody. Johnny Depp's entertaining performance and ensuing Halloween costumes aside, where was Hunter's relevance or meaningful impact with GenX? He had nothing to do with the Punk or Rave counter-culture movements and lived an isolated, drugged out life.. he had as much to do with us as Jack Keroauc did with the hippies: he came before them.
 
2013-08-13 11:25:36 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Babby Booms: Even their heroes are lame.


Hiro-ACiD Johnson is RIGHT!
 
2013-08-13 11:37:01 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Babby Booms: Even their heroes are lame.

FTFY. The only people in my generation who looked up to Hunter were druggies. His writing peaked in 1972 and by the 80s he was little more than a brain-addled self-parody. Johnny Depp's entertaining performance and ensuing Halloween costumes aside, where was Hunter's relevance or meaningful impact with GenX? He had nothing to do with the Punk or Rave counter-culture movements and lived an isolated, drugged out life.. he had as much to do with us as Jack Keroauc did with the hippies: he came before them.


Bill Murray was always the better Thompson.

And Hunter was a pretty good writer who had some pretty wild times. A man who managed to make money doing the things he loved to do, the way he loved to do them. That in itself is admirable and very very few people can say the same.
 
2013-08-13 11:44:15 AM  

kindms: Hiro-ACiD: Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Babby Booms: Even their heroes are lame.

FTFY. The only people in my generation who looked up to Hunter were druggies. His writing peaked in 1972 and by the 80s he was little more than a brain-addled self-parody. Johnny Depp's entertaining performance and ensuing Halloween costumes aside, where was Hunter's relevance or meaningful impact with GenX? He had nothing to do with the Punk or Rave counter-culture movements and lived an isolated, drugged out life.. he had as much to do with us as Jack Keroauc did with the hippies: he came before them.

Bill Murray was always the better Thompson.

And Hunter was a pretty good writer who had some pretty wild times. A man who managed to make money doing the things he loved to do, the way he loved to do them. That in itself is admirable and very very few people can say the same.


Almost all of this^
 
2013-08-13 11:51:42 AM  
i don't think i'll ever understand the desire to be constantly mind altered.  i understand the desire to be mind altered on occasion... i don't know, i think i love food too much; i would rather have an amazing dinner at the best restaurant in town than go on a cocaine and whiskey fueled bender.  how knows, maybe if it was lundi gras (mardi gras starts way to early for an all-nighter and i usually work ash wednesday, so it's bedtime around sundown... or midnight - oh yeah, and did i mention, i'm hungover because of what i did lundi gras) cocaine isn't even that interesting of a drug - and acid?  sounds nightmarish.  i agree with the booze part though.  well, not chivas though... hmm... strange bird.
 
2013-08-13 11:56:48 AM  
I once danced with his widow Anita (before she met Hunter) and am good friends with her sister's ex-husband.

/not really a CSB.
 
2013-08-13 12:10:13 PM  
Would any of you have the balls to try and take his guns?
 
2013-08-13 12:18:01 PM  

Outrageous Muff: oldfarthenry: Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.

Baby Boomers: Inventors of the Me Generation, the Greed of the 1990's and 2000's, and the Tea Party.


Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.
 
2013-08-13 12:18:48 PM  

Onkel Buck: Would any of you have the balls to try and take his guns?


Nope.

He blindly shot out of his front door into the night at a "bear" that turned out to be his pet peacocks.

Nope nope nope.
 
2013-08-13 12:20:10 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Even their heroes are lame.




theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com

Whatevas. I ain't even mad.
 
2013-08-13 12:41:44 PM  

oldfarthenry: Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.


To be fair, you guys haven't either. The only thing Boomers have created is a corporate and political structure that makes the future so bleak, Gen Yers have accepted that life will get worse for them, not better.
 
2013-08-13 12:51:43 PM  

Outrageous Muff: oldfarthenry: Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.

To be fair, you guys haven't either. The only thing Boomers have created is a corporate and political structure that makes the future so bleak, Gen Yers have accepted that life will get worse for them, not better.


Probably true, but to agree with oldfarthenry, you even stole that from Gen X
 
2013-08-13 12:53:44 PM  
I couldn't make it through fear and Loating in Las vegas in one sitting.  I found it farking disturbing as all fark - probably because I could relate to it in ways I wish I couldn't.

However, Depp did a late night TV interview (I think that's what is was) where he told a story about hanging-out with Hunter out on his ranch and subsequently inviting Don Johnson over.  Hilarity ensued of course, albeit brief.

If you haven't seen the interview, it's probably on youtube.  Pretty damn funny.
 
2013-08-13 12:59:07 PM  
The coke schedule is almost certainly bullshiat. The biography the AP sourced for it is part biography, part fictional chapters. For that matter, many of the details Hunter included in his published work are bullshiat. He deliberately erased the line between fact and fiction. Sometimes it's easy to tell which parts are factual and which parts are wild inventions. Sometimes it isn't.
 
2013-08-13 01:06:05 PM  

syberpud: Outrageous Muff: oldfarthenry: Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.

To be fair, you guys haven't either. The only thing Boomers have created is a corporate and political structure that makes the future so bleak, Gen Yers have accepted that life will get worse for them, not better.

Probably true, but to agree with oldfarthenry, you even stole that from Gen X


Except statistically, Gen Xers have done better than their parents. Gen Y is the first American generation that will not do better than their parents.  It's almost like convincing everyone that they need college degrees then raising the tuition rates 500% while cutting the grant money would negatively affect an entire generation of workers.
 
2013-08-13 01:46:33 PM  

special20: Funny how that cocaine didn't affect his appetite.


Yeah, that's a lot of food that would taste like nothing on a cocaine high.
 
2013-08-13 01:56:31 PM  

oldfarthenry: Outrageous Muff: oldfarthenry: Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.

Baby Boomers: Inventors of the Me Generation, the Greed of the 1990's and 2000's, and the Tea Party.

Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.


Not Boomer or Gen Y - but if I had to chose which generation got wiped off the map I would go with boomers hands down. Gen Y hasn't had a chance and I think they would prefer the world not burn like so many Boomers are set on doing.
 
2013-08-13 02:06:17 PM  

special20: Funny how that cocaine didn't affect his appetite.


Came here to say this.  I don't understand.
 
2013-08-13 02:17:40 PM  
GanjSmokr not really a CSB

I ran your post thru my CSB Analyzer app & if it were you on the phone with him when he blew his brains out & instead of her, so yeah
http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/hunter-s-thompsons-widow-speaks-about -h er-husband-and-her-book/Story?oid=1407575
 
2013-08-13 02:22:09 PM  
Argyle82 Came here to say this.  I don't understand.

His schedule's menu lists a voracious dinner that does not reflect what a coke addict would consume (which is why models preferred it) so unless it's a Southern appetite thing, Hunter being from Louisville & all...only Drew can say
 
2013-08-13 03:03:35 PM  

p the boiler: oldfarthenry: Outrageous Muff: oldfarthenry: Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.

Baby Boomers: Inventors of the Me Generation, the Greed of the 1990's and 2000's, and the Tea Party.

Gen-Yners: inventors of nothing as it would require them to get off their entitled asses & actually do something.

Not Boomer or Gen Y - but if I had to chose which generation got wiped off the map I would go with boomers hands down. Gen Y hasn't had a chance and I think they would prefer the world not burn like so many Boomers are set on doing.


Why because they are all angsty like the boomers were in the 60s? They didnt want to see the world burn then either.
 
2013-08-13 03:17:59 PM  

oldfarthenry: Outrageous Muff: Generation X: Even their heroes are lame.

Generation Y-ner - always grabbing an opportunity to snivel & biatch about the proceeding ones that are "oppressing" them.


Gen y here. To busy being a hard working and interesting person to give 2 hoots about you biatchy old timers.

for that matter anybody younger than me is a punk.


funny how that works with people
 
2013-08-13 03:31:18 PM  
www.drinkalot.com
 
2013-08-13 03:58:14 PM  
Given that he was living in NYC in the late 1950s when he was a struggling writer supporting himself as a newspaper reporter, I don't think he did a lot of coke.

It was only once he moved to the West Coast in 1960 and started work on what became Hell's Angels that things got weird.
 
2013-08-13 05:37:22 PM  

cynicalbastard: I think that Thompson, like many writers including Burroughs (William, not Edgar ), managed to catch the Zeitgeist and substitute notoriety for talent.


This.
 
2013-08-13 07:09:05 PM  
I think it's the hypocrisy of the Boomers tha piss most people off. And Depp was the better Thompson. Murray was just playing himself. Although Depp's Tonto sounds too much like his Thompson.
 
2013-08-13 11:35:48 PM  
This entire generation is good.  This other entire generation is bad.
Is that about right?
 
2013-08-14 02:44:15 AM  

Mateorocks: cynicalbastard: I think that Thompson, like many writers including Burroughs (William, not Edgar ), managed to catch the Zeitgeist and substitute notoriety for talent.
You want to write like Burroughs? Go on a booze bender for a week. Take a whole package of laxatives, and bugger yourself vigorously with a toilet brush once you've nearly shiat yourself to death. Congratulations, you've now had the Burroughs experience and can write like the master about it.
Oh, and if in the process you can accidentally shoot someone, you're in like Flint.

Yeah, the Beat Generation, as it were, though HST was a little later and doesn't fit quite right with those guys. I loved Hell's Angels and Fear and Loathing...but I've come to think of him as a big phony the older I get. I also have no clue why I liked The Doors so much when I was a teenager, but I'm not denying it.


F&L in Las Vegas or F&L on the Campaign Trail?

I liked the Campaign Trail one better, but I guess I'm weird that way.

I never thought he was a phony, but I do think he loved to exaggerate a lot and I always loved reading whatever he wrote.

I also have no clue why I used to like the Doors.

I did see Hunter speak on 2 occasions.  The 2nd time was in the '90s and he just mumbled the whole time and I don't think anybody understood a word of it including Hunter.

He was a good writer (IMO), but much of it was notoriety.  Burroughs was good too.  I could never write as well as either of them no matter how many drugs I took or how much I drank.  Some of my worst posts on Fark are proof of that.
 
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