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(Iwon)   Hunter S. Thompson falls and breaks leg while covering a marathon. Doctors ask his advice on what to prescribe for the pain   ( divider line
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2003-12-17 08:46:33 AM  
Just ask Ozzy.
2003-12-17 08:46:44 AM  
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro! Get Well Soon, Doc!
2003-12-17 08:47:25 AM  
great headline
2003-12-17 08:47:46 AM  
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Dubious Self Portrait
2003-12-17 08:48:24 AM  
Mighty fine headline, Mr. Headline Writer.
2003-12-17 08:49:34 AM  
i say great headline too. maybe if he smeared some ether on the would?
2003-12-17 08:49:42 AM  
The good doctor has had a run of bad health lately.

Here is his latest column about the marathon :

Running wild
2003-12-17 08:50:05 AM  
I was reading some commentary on him, and Jann Wenner once wrote:
"I've learned that you shouldn't take anything Hunter says seriously. On second thought, you shouldn't take anything Hunter takes."

Get well Hunter, and if you need any spiritual guidance, you can always ask my good friend, the Reverend Yail Bloor.
2003-12-17 08:51:53 AM  
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"Is it safe?"
2003-12-17 08:53:15 AM  
the only thing that really worried me was the ether....
2003-12-17 08:56:09 AM  
"As your lawyer I recommend you rent a fast car with no top, and you'll need cocaine"
2003-12-17 08:59:06 AM  
Give him some ether!

There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.
2003-12-17 09:00:04 AM  
I thought that after 'Better Than Sex' he was giving up writing?
2003-12-17 09:02:14 AM  
Not unless he's giving up booze and drugs too.

those addictions don't pay for themselves man. you gotta whore yourself out one way or the other.
2003-12-17 09:04:53 AM  
May have broken his leg, but at least he didn't spill his drink.
2003-12-17 09:04:55 AM  
... damn giant bats.

-Loved "Where the Buffalo Roam"
2003-12-17 09:05:02 AM  
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.

OK props to anyone who can find a picture of Dr. Gonzo's wife
2003-12-17 09:05:23 AM  
As your attorney, I advise you to take a hit from the little brown bottle in my shaving kit.
2003-12-17 09:05:35 AM  
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

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One of my favorite pics. That's a little 'no smoking' sign behind him.
2003-12-17 09:07:07 AM  
And even though I love HST you would have to read his compilation of letters and realize he is really a little bastard that screwed a lot of people over
2003-12-17 09:11:38 AM  
Please allow me to introduce myself. Im a man of wealth and taste.
2003-12-17 09:12:24 AM  
great bit of publicity for "the Rum Diary" though. He's been trying to get that made into a movie since the late 60's. can't wait.

/get well soon
2003-12-17 09:14:06 AM  
Hes married to a 30 year old? I need a picture...
2003-12-17 09:17:24 AM  
One thing you learn after years of dealing with drug people, is that you can turn your back on a person. But never turn your back on a drug; especially when it's waving a razor sharp knife in your face.
2003-12-17 09:17:26 AM  
Em, three of those, and maybe a hit off that ether. I don't know, maybe throw in that nurse and I'll be off to a good start.
2003-12-17 09:17:49 AM  
Dorf: That is the best book I've read in a long time. HST Rocks!
2003-12-17 09:18:35 AM  

Did you read "Songs of the Doomed: Gonzo Papers Vol. 3?" He really gets that rapist in the library GOOD!
2003-12-17 09:20:27 AM  
I wonder if the Hells Angels had something to do with it.
2003-12-17 09:25:09 AM  

she isnt bad, i've seen her somewhere, and i'd hit it.
2003-12-17 09:25:17 AM  
fundamentally weird syncronisity. Seems my life is reverting back to when I read thompson all the time and I had a horrible girlfriend.

I had been reading something and thought about hunter thomspon about the need to experience something before reporting on it, and I said wow, hunter thompson, then I went to fark.


and pointless...
2003-12-17 09:25:55 AM  
2003-12-17 09:18:35 AM PottyMcNugg

No, I haven't read that one. what happened?
2003-12-17 09:27:24 AM  
I hope HST donates his body to science so we can one day find out how he lived so long. Keith Richards has nothing on this guy.

BTW, anyone ever see "Where The Buffalo Roam"? Bill Murray did a great job as HST too.
2003-12-17 09:27:47 AM  
Did my freshman English term paper on the good Doctor. Tried to emulate his style of production, but alas I had no access to the really good stuff. Took notes all semester, wrote nothing until the last day. Went down to the student union with a handfull of caffeine pills and ordered two large cokes. Popped the handful and went to work 4 hours before deadline.
Got marked down a full grade for not typing the paper and still got a B for the twenty nine single-space handwritten pages.
2003-12-17 09:27:54 AM  
Well, I can't post a picture of the 30-year-old wife, but here's a link to a page with one:

2003-12-17 09:31:18 AM  
Did he fall, or did one of the natives try and take him out because they heard Lono had returned?
2003-12-17 09:36:16 AM  
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There we go...
2003-12-17 09:39:44 AM  
Kickass headline.
2003-12-17 09:42:12 AM  
when i was in school, HST was speaking one night. i wrangled my way onto the team that went to pick him up from his hotel.

we drove down and knocked on the door. no answer. we knocked louder. still no answer. we were trying to figure out what to do when the door bursts open and HST runs out in his underwear. We looked at each other for a split second and ran in, grabbed some clothes for him, and chased him down the stairs. By the time we got downstairs, he was two blocks down the road, so we jumped in the car and drove after him. we drove to campus at about 2 miles an hour with him hauling ass next to us, trying to get him to get in the car. after about 10 blocks, he stopped, got in the back and got dressed. not a word was spoken about the incident.

i love that man. he insipired many chemical experiments for me.
2003-12-17 09:52:07 AM  
yeah and not to add to the fun but I'm writing a paper now on gay marriage for an american studies class thats due in 5 hours... and I started this morning. I have been following his journalism dictates for sometime and I find it is only workable in radio because there you can really capture the moment. With paper and ink sometimes things get wet.

I have wasted much of my 6 years in 5 undergraduate programs emulating and worshiping this guy... Not sure if it was wise. But I have had fun. The best was when I got my nipples pierced for my radio show (didn't know that was going to go down that day) then the next day was racing sailboats in 20 knot winds in the Baltimore harbor the day after and falling on my tits and just saying the fark with it because at least I'm still alive.

everyday I thank god for college radio and forgiving parents...
2003-12-17 09:53:34 AM  
and I keep forgetting the way I found out about him was an interview by Pheobe Legree for Puritan magazine with him... damn there was some hit shiat in that issue.

And with a name like Puritan it has to be good...
2003-12-17 09:56:04 AM  
get well soon, HST... that way you can get back to using drugs for recreational (rather than therapeutic) reasons
2003-12-17 10:06:04 AM  
hunter taught me a lot this year. get better soon.
2003-12-17 10:06:39 AM  
My favorite example of HST's work is a little snippit from Fear and Loathing on the Campaing Trail '72, a ~500 page book that is indeed about the presidential campaing of 1972. Immediately after summarizing the current standings of the democratic presidential candidates, Hunter segues:

But I feel The Fear coming on and the only cure for that is to chew up a fat black wad of blood-opium about the size of a young meatball... peel back the brain, let the opium take hold, and get locked into some serious pornography."

The man is a genius, but maybe not a good role model for the kiddies

2003-12-17 10:19:07 AM  
Fear and Loating in the Carribean
2003-12-17 10:23:44 AM  
He's gotta be careful...a fall like that could shatter his liver.
2003-12-17 10:28:05 AM  
I worked for a summer in Aspen way back in '81 - and ran into him at the Aspen Bar & Grill (John Denver, Don Henley and others too.) I was too intimated to speak to him directly, but sat at the bar with him and got blitzed. After a while, the alcohol didn't seem to really effect him. I passed out later.

2003-12-17 10:29:37 AM  
HST lecture from '77 torrent

perfectly legal. big fun, high excitement.
2003-12-17 10:29:37 AM  
awesome headline!
2003-12-17 10:31:22 AM  
I love HST, he's the best. But I cannot believe he's letting Josh Hartnett be in the movie version of "The Rum Diaries." Such a great book, such a horrid actor.
2003-12-17 10:32:38 AM  
Get well soon, Doc.
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