Tuesday, February 22, 2005

HUNTER THOMPSON, RIP

I suspect for a lot of people, if Hunter Thompson existed at all, he existed as a cartoon character in Doonesbury. But if you were a writer/radical of a certain age, Hunter Thompson blew your mind with his political reporting in Rolling Stone, which was heavily fueled with drugs, outrage, and a non-stop BS detector. He was the Lord of Excess, but he was also all there--all angry, all noticing, and fun fun fun to read. Susie Bright's take in her blog captures the loss and the love we feel for the man who invented Gonzo Journalism: Susie Bright's Journal : Hunter Takes Out the Bear.

2 Comments:

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Gothamimage said...

Came accross your blog because 'cause the Thompson bit.

I will be doing a write up on him later, myself.

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Martha said...

Thanks for posting; I dug your blog.

I feel sad about Thompson, but not surprised.

 

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