Hunter S. Thompson, who took is life yesterday, was the favorite author of my uncle, who took his life a few years ago. The world, it seems to me, is a sadder, more confusing place without them.

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  1. Posted February 22, 2005 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    He’ll be missed by many. My brother called in total shock to ask if I had heard the news.

    I wonder why Hunter did it.

  2. mark
    Posted February 22, 2005 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    It probably wasn’t just one thing. I suspect he had lots of reasons to do it… and not so many not to.

    And it probably didn’t help that journalism died in America.

  3. stella
    Posted February 25, 2005 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    One of my favourites, I think it says it all-

    “The U.S. Treasury is empty, we are losing that stupid, fraudulent, chicken crap, war in Iraq, and every country in the world except a handful of corrupt Brits despises us.
    The American nation is in the worst condition I can remember in my lifetime, and our prospects for the immediate future are even worse. I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it.
    Our highway system is crumbling, our police are dishonest, our children are poor, our vaunted Social Security – once the envy of the world – has been looted and neglected and destroyed by the same gang of ignorant greed-crazed bastards who brought us Viet Nam, Afghanistan, the disastrous Gaza Strip…. .
    The stock market will never come back, our Armies will never again be No. 1, and our children will drink filthy water for the rest of our lives.
    Who does vote for these dishonest shit heads? They are the racists and hate mongers among us;
    they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis.
    The Bush family must be very proud of themselves today, but I am not.
    Big darkness, soon come. Take my word for it.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  4. chris
    Posted February 25, 2005 at 8:33 pm | Permalink


    Do you know where I can find his most recent essays, like this one here? I have avoided him for awhile because I didn’t want to shae the pain (I am a Democrat of the ostrich variety), but I found this a very soothing message, esp the piss down their throats part. I of course have lately been fantasizing about ripping off their heads and skull fucking them in the bloody orbits of their gouged out…um nevermind.

    Thank you for this piece from HTS. He WILL be sorely missed.

    Sincerely, a mother of two

  5. stella
    Posted February 25, 2005 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    i dont really know, so far as recent, I can only do so much of him at a time or I end up wanting to stick a fork in my forehead from the terrible beauty-
    But my friend Nitro said something I thought noteworthy-

    “I only just finished reading “Kingdom of Fear” about two weeks ago (excellent start, tapers off somewhat- strongly recommend the first third of it, anyway).
    Well, if I was Hunter S. Thompson, I’d probably shoot myself eventually, too. It was clear that he couldn’t poison himself. And sooner or later anybody gets tired of trying. Why is it always the innocent and good that are called home? Why not Alberto Gonzalez? Or the Olsen Twins?”

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