Say a prayer for all your friends and lovers waiting,
so sad and patient by your side.
Say a prayer for all your dreams in need of saving;
it only takes a day to turn the tide.
-Grey Revell, Save a Prayercard for the Devilman
i'm gonna miss him.
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How did I not hear about this? Probably my favorite author. RIP HST, you had a helluva run.
I'm amazed that it was self-inflicted. I was going to change the HST quote in my sig earlier today, but I'll leave it in homage.
I 'spect self inflicted to prevent further pain. This guy consumed more drugs than most cities. Incredibly inciteful writing, due to his permanent semi - comatose state. I first became aware of his writings through the mc comunity. He loved to live and that can wear you out.
"Survival of the Sausage Creature".
and a high speed drift to him.
BMX...the ultimate brutalis of SS. :)
I would shoot myself, too, if I had to watch that movie version of his book.
I really didn't expect him to go out that way. I expected more debauchery, which would of course send him down in a spiraling ball of flame. Not suicide. Dumb ass.
them's fightin' words, skit
ya. peace out HST. And. Terry Gilliam's as good a director as anyone could hope for, especially given the book. Just saying.
A great and sad lost. I guess it finally got too wierd for him.
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I didn't think he'd go out like that either, pretty disappointing. A very sad day nonetheless.
With the slash and burn way he lived his life, is it really all that suprising? I haven't heard word one about this on the news. That's sad. Such an influential writer and his death seems to be barely a blip on the radar. Maybe I just missed it.
Damn, that sucks! Thought for sure it would be complications/side effects from all the drugs that would catch up to him. Guess I'm actually surprised he made it to 67....
I like pie!
"The bright flicker of our television screens is the stolen incandescence of a thousand young minds." - Theodore W. Gray
"you taught us to fish while so many others were handing out tuna sandwiches" - Ziggurat
just like that it came on the news as I was typing.
Well, we still have "Uncle Duke".
You are corrrect, alanbikehouston.
I'll be interested to see how "Doonesbury" handles this.
I dunno, I think a shotgun blast is more Hunter-esque than, say, Lupus.
Maybe Hunny will finally realize that her love with Duke is unrequited, and blow him away with a 12 gauge.
I read an interview from him once that he said, (paraphrase),"If I did 1/2 the drugs I said I did, I would've been dead long ago".
If it got too weird for him what craziness are we looking at now! I thought he would go out having someone throw a radio in his bathtub right in the peak of White Rabbit.
I will miss Gonzo - Suddenly the world is a little weirder, go figure.
buy the ticket, take the ride.
"Fixed gear ain't all tight pants and hand claps."
Holy cow! Are you referring to the time Hunter went over the high side of his BMW on Hwy. 101? Hadn't thought about that in years, but I recall it as a very poetic description.Originally Posted by pgringo69
Ah, Hunter. One of the last great American patriots. I wouldn't have guessed suicide, either, but look at it this way - he died just as he lived - exactly the way he chose. I wonder if he was getting sick and didn't want to just waste away?
I'm bettin it was an accident - not suicide at all.
I liked his writing style and his way with words, too bad he never had anything good to say. That much cynicism can kill a man.....
Sonny Barger reaching out from the grave for Hunter. Interesting theory, but somehow I doubt it. Personally, I think he was ill and didn't want to die in a hospital bed. Using a gun would be the natural way for Hunter to go. His legend will live on. Goodbye, Hunter!Originally Posted by Stacey
From the NYT:
although i used to be a fan i have to say: what a dip sh*t! blowing his head off only to leave his corpse behind for his son to find. so selfish.