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Monday, February 21, 2005  

Parade Through the City of Dis

Hunter S Thompson is, by all accounts, dead; a victim of his own hands and his own gun he ended the crazed and often out of control arc of his life on Sunday echoing Hemingway in his methods.
The bartender in hell is going to have his cloven hands full now that the father of Gonzo has pulled up a stool. The man gave a voice to a generation and taught us that sometimes the best way to fight the system is from within, but usually the best way was just to get fucked-up out of your skull and start some shit. His methods were often questioned, but his message rings even truer today.

"So much for Objective Journalism. Don’t bother to look for it here—not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms"

posted by JMV | 2/21/2005 02:21:00 PM
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