Christmas is just a few days away, which means getting rid of your Christmas tree in a timely manner is just a few days away +1. In the below video, taken in 1990, Hunter S. Thompson demonstrates one disposal method: dumping on two cans of fire starter and tossing a lit match, as the Cowboy Junkies "Misguided Angel" soundtracks the quick burn. [ more › ]
Any movie that drops in with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson is ok by us especially if Max Headroom intros it: No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride… and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it […]
"Luck," wrote the U.S. gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson, "is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it." Russian President Vladimir Putin, who last week gave the most pitiful state-of-the-nation speech of his extraordinarily lucky...
Courtesy of Electronic Awakening Film Buy the ticket, take the ride. -- Hunter S. Thompson In humanity's prehistoric time long before we invented money or an alphabet, we lived in harmony with Mother Nature, connected to the land and comfortable in our primordial selves. Show More Summary
The Hells Angels, known for heir criminal activities, violent tactics, and abundant odors, are perhaps the most notorious motorcycle gangs in the United States. Hunter Thompson once described the group as "American as jazz." And hat's worth remembering; No matter what their reputation is, they have the same rights as any other Americans. Show More Summary
Most people (some of his fans included) think of Hunter S. Thompson as a madman, a drug addict, and a man who lived on the edge his entire life, and they're right. But as much as these were part of his persona they shouldn’t overshadow the fact that Hunter was, first and foremost, a damn good writer. Show More Summary
It was ten years ago today when a man named Spinelli with the voice of a young Hunter S. Thompson and the hair of an old Exene Cervenka set out to forever change the way we consume automotive media, one $8 post at a time. In honor of of us not becoming a Gizmodo subblog, show us your favorite stories from the last decade. Read more...
Max turns to drugs to inspire his creative side. Column by Max Booth III NOTE: This is the final installment of a 4-part mini-series; read the previous installments here: One, Two, and Three. I was still having trouble writing, so I turned to drugs. There was a guy who always hung out behind Wendy’s trying to sell stolen bottles of cologne. I... [Continue Reading]
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Here's Thompson, writing for ESPN's Page 2 on Sept. 12, 2001: Read more...
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As ISIS continues to draw zealous young recruits from the west to the fronts in Syria and Iraq, Michael Muhammad Knight, whom The Guardian has described as “the Hunter S. Thompson of Islamic Literature,” tells in The Washington PostShow More Summary
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels.
When the first Sin City movie was released, George W. Bush had just begun his second term. Pope John Paul II died during its opening weekend; Hunter S. Thompson had taken his own life about six weeks earlier. People were talking about Terri Schiavo. Show More Summary
Aside from maybe having your remains shot out of a cannon, Hunter S. Thompson style, there’s no more badass way to shed this mortal coil than a Viking funeral. And that’s exactly what GWAR frontman and friend of The A.V. Club Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Show More Summary
“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.” ? Hunter S. Thompson
There is no question that Johnny Depp is a man of a thousand faces. His past transformations include Edward Scissorhands, The Mad Hatter, Captain Jack Sparrow, Hunter S. Thompson, and even Willy Wonka. Fans will be pleased to know that his latest movie, Mortdecai, seems to fall perfectly in line with his modus operandi. The folks […]
President Richard Nixon, the most unpopular president until George W. Bush, resigned from office 40 years ago today. My favorite Richard Nixon article: Hunter Thompson's June 16, 1994 eulogy published in Rolling Stone, "He Was a Crook."... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Arthur Schlesinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersh, Elizabeth Drew, Evan Thomas, and others on the fall of a president and its aftermath, from The Atlantic archives