Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The New York Times)   "The only thing that really worried me was the art. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an art binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon"   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, campaign posters, Police, Freak Power, Daniel Joseph Watkins, Poster House, Gonzo journalism  
•       •       •

464 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 05 Mar 2021 at 9:35 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



3 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-03-05 10:39:47 AM  
Ah to have been just a dozen years older then. Glad I don't live in Aspen now, but Thompson is still a hero whose ethos deserves many more ethical thoughtful emulators, and empowering of same. And the art rocks. Silly attempts at gonzo drug culture cred notwithstanding.
 
2021-03-05 11:31:53 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Ah to have been just a dozen years older then. Glad I don't live in Aspen now, but Thompson is still a hero whose ethos deserves many more ethical thoughtful emulators, and empowering of same. And the art rocks. Silly attempts at gonzo drug culture cred notwithstanding.


He was also a french fried maniac who was flat out actively dangerous at times.  Not "instead" but "additionally."  Really kinda depended on the mood you caught him in and where he was as far as how much blood was in his drugstream.
 
2021-03-05 12:41:17 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Urmuf Hamer: Ah to have been just a dozen years older then. Glad I don't live in Aspen now, but Thompson is still a hero whose ethos deserves many more ethical thoughtful emulators, and empowering of same. And the art rocks. Silly attempts at gonzo drug culture cred notwithstanding.

He was also a french fried maniac who was flat out actively dangerous at times.  Not "instead" but "additionally."  Really kinda depended on the mood you caught him in and where he was as far as how much blood was in his drugstream.


It's always been impressive that as twisted as Thompson could get, Oscar Zeta Acosta apparently scared the ever-living fark out of him. All these years later, the diner is one of the few bits I remember clearly from both the book and film, and it was not a fun moment, and I'd bet money it was one of the more true-to-life moments as well. Both men had their just causes at times, but they were by no means good people

/gifted writer with a keen eye for politics
//terrible, terrible farking role model, holy shiat no
 
Displayed 3 of 3 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.