Gut Rumbles
 

February 21, 2005

it's a shame

I always thought Hunter S. Thompson was as crazy as a shit-house rat, but I always liked his writing. If he actually did half the stuff that he claimed to have done in his books and articles, the would have been dead years ago.

He finally took matters into his own hands . He committed suicide at the age of 67.

I'm going to miss the crazy old bastard.

Comments

RIP Thompson, you crazy asshole!

Posted by: murry on February 22, 2005 02:21 AM

Paris Hilton is once again having troubles with her personal life... 
This week Paris
Hilton's TMoble cellphone was hacked. Apparently the list exposed several
A-list celebrities after the contents of her cell phone, including phone numbers
of her friends, were published on the Internet at the following site... http://paris-hilton-tmoble-list.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Paris Hiltons TMoble Hacked on February 22, 2005 03:27 AM

Well at least SOMEBODY agrees with me.

I got so pissed at some of the posts I read yesterday from some bloggers I have come to like and respect. Mostly calling him a hack and a poser, etc. I will give them one thing, and I own at least half of his books, he did seem to use his formula a bit too much after awhile.

But, as to the being led astray, down the garden path, or down roads that ended up mis-spending a few of "their" precious years - give me a fucking break!!! I've been an addict to everything you can name and still am an over 30 year opiate addict - (now due to medical reasons, all legal don't ya know), done every psychedelic known to man - extensively - and been a functional alcholic for a couple of decades. Hell, I even took the cure and was sober for almost 8 years from alcohol and the first 3 of them from absolutely everything. But then the physical pain became to much to ignore. Recently, I could no longer stand still being able to taste vintage Bordeaux wine in my head and not in my piehole, so I relented on the alcohol. BUT, I never blamed any of my various diversions on ANYONE but me!! I had the need and no one influenced it or talked me into having THE NEED. I identified with Hunter's style of partying and laughed my ass off at all his early Rolling Stone articles and Fear and Loathing - after that, well...... I liked a couple of his later books. As to him influencing me and the path of my life, all I learned from him was how to tweak a few of the finer points of enjoying Vegas and the art of hotel trashing. Two things I was already well into.

I, like some of the blogger's whose posts I read yesterday, have managed to gouge out a fairly nice living so far and have most of the things that I've wanted. Could it have been better had I been more focused? Possibly, but we'll save that shit until I get my site up.

I mourn Hunter's passing. I feel I just lost another old friend and I just buried one of my best old friends in December. Hunter was a kindred spirit in some ways and they both "stomped on the terra". Who can really say what the hell is going through the mind of someone right before they commit suicide? I refuse to pass judgement on anyone in such a case - not my province.

But, I sure as hell wouldn't use the occassion to bemoan my own past over indulgences or indiscretions and blame them on someone who would have told them to their faces that you all did what the hell you wanted to, I was just on the same train at the time. Bunch of lyin' cunts......

Posted by: Drugstore Cowboy on February 22, 2005 09:03 AM

I too mourn his passing, not because of his adventures as a drug addled lunatic, but for what he accomplsihed and his flare for living. Chances are if you ever booked HST for a lecture, he would call at the last minute and say he ran into a friend at the airport and couldn't make it. His affront for political correctness knew no boundaries. Sure he may have overindulged and written books that might have influenced folks to try goofy things (mescaline, ether, blotter acid, etc...) not to mention his epic alcohol and drug fuled rants, but he eas on eof the most interesting (if not influential) characters of our lifetimes. Perhaps not the Mark Twain of the 20th Century as some would have it, but still a unique and interesting person whose work will live on for a few more lifetimes at least.

RIP Hunter.

Posted by: Florida Bill on February 22, 2005 11:12 AM

I too mourn his passing, not because of his adventures as a drug addled lunatic, but for what he accomplsihed and his flare for living. Chances are if you ever booked HST for a lecture, he would call at the last minute and say he ran into a friend at the airport and couldn't make it. His affront for political correctness knew no boundaries. Sure he may have overindulged and written books that might have influenced folks to try goofy things (mescaline, ether, blotter acid, etc...) not to mention his epic alcohol and drug fueled rants, but he eas on eof the most interesting (if not influential) characters of our lifetimes. Perhaps not the Mark Twain of the 20th Century as some would have it, but still a unique and interesting person whose work will live on for a few more lifetimes at least.

RIP Hunter.

Posted by: Florida Bill on February 22, 2005 11:13 AM

Is it true that the crazy ol' weasel and yo' ailing mama had a thing going on?

Posted by: gRetchin on February 22, 2005 12:43 PM
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