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Writing Quote: The Celebrity Journalist

It takes tremendous craft for a nonfiction writer to dominate his subject. Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson could pull this off, but once they became celebrities in their own right, it became harder and harder for them to act as reporters. Show More Summary

I can’t go for that: New John Oates memoir full of shockers

What’s more bizarre: That John Oates (of Hall & Oates, of course) once had just $50 to his name in the late ‘80s? Or that he was friends with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson?

Artist Brings Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Poster Art To Life

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image Link) Johnny Depp did a great job of capturing Hunter S. Thompson's manic spirit in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, but nothing captured the feeling of being on a suitcase full of drugs like the poster art. That image of Hunter's...Show More Summary

Becca Thomas Set To Adapt, Direct ‘Gonzo Girl’ With Olivia Cooke Attached To Star

EXCLUSIVE: Becca Thomas and Jessica Caldwell are adapting Cheryl Della Pietra's book Gonzo Girl, inspired by the author’s crazy experiences while working with the late journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson. Thomas is set to direct...Show More Summary

A Journalist Beloved by Hunter S. Thompson

In addition to her years at the Aspen Times, Peggy Clifford made TV documentaries and wrote books. Today, in paying tribute to Clifford, who passed away earlier this month at age 87, the paper's managing editor Rick Carroll revisits the introduction to one of those tomes. And who can blame him? We should all be...

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

2 months 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

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

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'

3 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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