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Hunter S. Thompson

     "I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me."
    Hunter S. Thompson

Born: July 18, 1937 or 1939
(depending on the source)

 

Dr. Gonzo and the Professor:

     "Thompson did not disappoint. We did not have much time together before the speech. He walked in and introduced himself, and shook hands like a normal human being. He was soft-spoken and polite, even if he did mumble a bit. He was certainly not the mad-dog reporter I had half-expected.
     We sat in a lounge near the stage and talked about my words of introduction and the format of the talk. It was a rather bluenose college, and so he would not be allowed his usual bottle of Wild Turkey on sate. Yet he needed something to keep his fires idling before facing the audience. He unzipped the athletic bag
his only luggage parted the newspapers and clothes within, and pulled out a 'live' Lowenbrau.
     It was open and foaming on his clothes. He quickly guzzled the last of the beer, then tossed the bottle across the room into the garbage can. 'Let's go,' he said"
       Dr. William McKeen about his encounter with Hunter

Click here to listen to the Ballad of Hunter S. Thompson (MP3 format)

 

Gonzo Links:

     "If there's anything I've
learned,
it's that you can turn
your back on a person, but you
can never turn your back on a
drug. Especially when it's waving
a razor sharp hunting
knife in
front of you."
   Hunter S. Thompson

 

Click here to listen to Hunter Thompson on the proper use of the word "F**k Warning: Graphic language (.wav format)

 

     "We had two bags of Grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets Rolling Stoneof 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 ... not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked in a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can..."
                 Hunter S. Thompson

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