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Gary Cartwright, Acclaimed Texas Writer, Dies at 82

Mr. Cartwright practiced the “gonzo journalism” made famous by another larger-than-life storyteller: Hunter S. Thompson.

Football Season Is Never Over: Hunter S. Thompson And The Most Important Word In Politics

“We don’t really own anything. We are merely custodians of it during our lifetime.” — Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts Twenty years ago, I asked a mutual friend a question that would change my life forever. “Football… what is it about football?” I wanted to know. Show More Summary

Thursday assorted links

1. English has 3,000 words for being drunk. 2. “Johnny Depp spent $3 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. He spent $18 million on an 150-foot yacht. He spent $4 million on a failed record label. He spent $30,000 a month on wine, $200,000 a month on private planes, $150,000 a […] The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Johnny Depp’s ex-managers claim he spends $2 million a month on, you know, life

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Depp's expenditures included $3 million on a specially made cannon used to shoot Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen.

Lawsuit: Depp Spent $3M on Cannon for Writer's Ashes

Johnny Depp spent more than $3 million on a cannon to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen, Colo., spent $30,000 a month on expensive wines, and apparently just wasted much of the rest of his income, according to a lawsuit filed by his former managers. The lawsuit, filed...

Hunter S. Thompson’s Obituary for Richard Nixon

Feels appropriate today: Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism — which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. Show More Summary

Meet the T/C® Pro Hunters and Enter For a Chance to Win a T/C Compass® Rifle

Thompson/Center Arms™ to host a Photo Op at SHOT Show®, Booth #13729 Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it will host a photo opportunity with all of the company’s T/C Pro Hunters on Wednesday, January 18th from 2:00-3:15 at the Thompson/Center booth at the 2017 SHOT Show. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Politics as 'total retaliation'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Susan McWilliams, on Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: Most people read  Hell’s Angels  for the lurid stories of sex and drugs. But that misses the point entirely. What’s truly shocking about reading the book today is how well Thompson foresaw the retaliatory, right-wing politics that now goes by the name of Trumpism. Show More Summary

US Treasure Hunter To Remain In Jail Until He Tells FBI Where He Hid 3 Tons Of Gold

Famous U.S. treasure hunter, Tommy Thompson found a trove of gold coins and bars on the floor of the Atlantic ocean back in 1988. The treasure came from the SS Central America, which sank to the bottom of the sea during a hurricane in...Show More Summary

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Chill is a Chill montage from Calvin Miller. Featured chillers: Will Blakley, Ryan Thompson, Mark Roberts, Zack Krull, Zac Anders, Guru Khalsa, Anthony Hunter, Max Taylor, Jayson Bentley, Alder Wilson, Colby White, Zach Farkas, James Fraley, Reese Barton, Mikey Brown, Justin Williamson, Roman Carrillo and Sean Villars. Via: A Brief Glance.

Treasure Hunter Has to Stay in Jail Until 'Epiphany'

Tommy Thompson is a shipwreck explorer believed to know the location of a fortune in gold coins—but he can't spend them in Ohio's Delaware County jail, and he's not getting out until he reveals where they are. The treasure hunter has been held on a contempt charge since December...

Ex-treasure hunter ordered to answer for missing gold

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court while officials try to find 500 missing gold coins the treasure hunter

Hunter S. Thompson's Weed Coming to a Dispensary Soon

For years, marijuana growers have approached Anita Thompson, the widow of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, to put her late husband's name on their weed. "I always ended up saying no because it's the same story every time: somebody wants to slap Hunter's name on their strain," she tells the...

Copyright Troll Ordered To Pay $17k To 'Pirate' It Falsely Accused

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There is a beautiful passage in Hunter S. Thompson's otherwise largely overrated book, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, that always stuck out to me. Speaking on the anti-war and free-love movements of the sixties, he writes: There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. Show More Summary

Organized Labor In Trump World

While trying not to appear too spooked or rattled by the prospect of a Trump presidency, organized labor (with a nod to Hunter S. Thompson) nonetheless assumes it's going to be hit with a million-pound shithammer. They'd be foolish to assume otherwise. And that's not because the AFL-CIO believes Trump is, at root, anti-labor. Show More Summary

Widow Of Hunter S. Thompson Plans To Clone Late Husband's Legendary Weed

Over a decade after the death of famed author and psychonaut Hunter S. Thompson, a small part of his legacy might find new life. On Sunday, Anita Thompson announced that she was partnering with a cannabis company to clone her deceased husband's favourite strains and sell them to the public. More »      

Hunter S. Thompson Widow to Sell Author Branded Pot

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Hunter S. Thompson's widow has plans to market and sell a line of cannabis products with her late husband's image.

Hunter S. Thompson's weed is coming to pot shops soon

The late, great Hunter S. Thompson was well known for his contribution to journalism. But he was also known for his love of getting fcked up. Now, thanks to a new deal with Hunter's widow Anita Thompson, his precious, personal weed strain...Show More Summary

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