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Old 02-20-05, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hunter S. Thompson dead at 67

Sadness prevails.



http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp.../obit_thompson
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Old 02-20-05, 11:45 PM   #2
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ah *****!
i'm gonna miss him.

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Old 02-20-05, 11:49 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-21-05, 12:24 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-21-05, 12:25 AM   #5
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and a high speed drift to him.

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Old 02-21-05, 12:59 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-21-05, 01:17 AM   #7
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them's fightin' words, skit
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Old 02-21-05, 01:42 AM   #8
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Now that sucks. Sounds as though he really did have some personal demons chasing him
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Old 02-21-05, 03:34 AM   #9
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ya. peace out HST. And. Terry Gilliam's as good a director as anyone could hope for, especially given the book. Just saying.
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A great and sad lost. I guess it finally got too wierd for him.
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Old 02-21-05, 06:35 AM   #11
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I didn't think he'd go out like that either, pretty disappointing. A very sad day nonetheless.
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Old 02-21-05, 07:25 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 02-21-05, 07:26 AM   #13
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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....
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Old 02-21-05, 07:26 AM   #14
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Suicide... in a rats A$$ suicide. It was a Barger whack made to look self inflicted!

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Old 02-21-05, 07:36 AM   #15
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just like that it came on the news as I was typing.
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Old 02-21-05, 11:42 AM   #16
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Well, we still have "Uncle Duke".
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Old 02-21-05, 12:33 PM   #17
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You are corrrect, alanbikehouston.

I'll be interested to see how "Doonesbury" handles this.
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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".
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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.
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Old 02-21-05, 04:09 PM   #20
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buy the ticket, take the ride.

goodbye hunter.
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and a high speed drift to him.

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.

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?
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Old 02-22-05, 01:10 AM   #22
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I'm bettin it was an accident - not suicide at all.
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Old 02-22-05, 09:20 AM   #23
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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.....
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Old 02-22-05, 12:39 PM   #24
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Suicide... in a rats A$$ suicide. It was a Barger whack made to look self inflicted!

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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!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22appr.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22thompson.html
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Old 02-22-05, 12:58 PM   #25
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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.
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