Sunday, February 20, 2005

Hunter S. Thomspon, Gonzo Journalism Dies at 67

I am shocked. Hunter S. Thompson is no longer with us to write over-the-top sports stories.

(Hunter [center] with Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp)

Thompson authored that seminal tale of post-hippie drug culture, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I won't attempt to eulogize him because the title link gives the basic details (although only a splinter of the big log that is Hunter S. Thompson). Thompson was the only journalist to predict the Death of Fun after 9/11; and so it came to be. For all of his usually incorrect sport and presidential election predictions, his essential truth and honesty about American culture always showed through.

Click Here for a list of Thompson books

ESPN days goodbye to the "Good Doctor"

Click Here for his ESPN Page 2 column archive



The Moody Minstrel said...

The man was always known and loved for being over the top, but I never expected him to blow his top.

So much for his love of the NRA.

ladybug said...

Bummer, I was looking forward to his next column! Even though I don't even follow sports-The move w/Johnnie Depp is the best-Feel bad for his wife & son. It truly is the Death of Fun (for awhile...), but like the French say, morals are fashionable for only so long; and I'm sure another hedonistic era of 1920's or 1960's freedom, fun and funkiness is just around the corner!