Tuesday, February 22, 2005

HST July 18, 1937 - February 20, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson, a true literary giant, took his life yesterday in true Hemmingway fashion by shooting himself in the head. He will be very, very missed. In addition to his incredible writing skills, Thompson was credited for coining the phrase “Gonzo Journalism”, was the inspiration of the Uncle Duke character in Doonesberry and was the subject of two Hollywood movies. He also invented a surefire recipe for the cure for boredom:

"two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls."

And if that isn't enough to liven up your bible-study class, it's time to change your denomination.

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