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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
RIP HST by Helen on 21 February 2005 6:50pm
"we can't stop here, this is bat country."

bye, Doc.
Re: RIP HST by Dr. Piglet on 21 February 2005 6:57pm
such a shame. and a rather hemingwayesque exit, no?

Re: RIP HST by canaveralgumby on 21 February 2005 9:25pm
"We had 2 bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, 5 sheets of high power blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers, also a quart of tequila, quart of rum, case of beer, pint of raw ether, and two dozen anals. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."

Was that from:
a) "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
b) the Cape Canaveral Metro section for Tuesday
c) "Around the World in Eighty Days," ch. 2, prepararing for the Orient Express
Re: RIP HST by George on 21 February 2005 10:33pm

I'll never forget sitting around in my college dorm, some years ago now, listening to someone read "Fear and Loathing..." and never laughing harder in my life. He was a brilliant original.
Re: RIP HST by Miss-M on 24 February 2005 1:15pm
Who is HST?
Re: RIP HST by Helen on 24 February 2005 2:52pm
The great, and now, unfortunately, late, Hunter S. Thompson.

we need him now, more than ever.

"Have we been reduced to the level of dumb beasts?"
from F and L in LV)one of my fave quotes of ALL time.

Read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Then read Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. And The Great Shark Hunt. It is all STILL timely and relevant...
Re: RIP HST by Spursfan on 24 February 2005 5:43pm
As a teenager very into Hell's Angels, I enjoyed his book on them.

Re: RIP HST by George on 25 February 2005 7:57pm
For details on a typically "Hunter-esque" farewell with his friends and family, go to the Rocky Mountain News website. He would have definately approved.
Re: RIP HST by Helen on 1 March 2005 4:23pm
Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom.

Jesus God! what was that?

Did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking?

anyway, yeah, Hell's Angels was brilliant.
And Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of a handful of books that has made me laugh so hard that my sides ached.

Re: RIP HST by Helen on 1 March 2005 5:22pm
lest we forget Terry Gilliam's FLin LV movie with the fantastic Depp and Del Toro.

My friends and I wnent to see it on opening day wearing hawaiian shirts, bermuda shorts, tennis shoes with white socks, shades and panama hats.
And we brought grapefruit. Lots of grapefruit.

As diehard Thompson admirers, we all agreed that the film did not disappoint. It delivered and then some.

thanks Gilliam and co.

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