This is completely off-topic, but, folks, HE is dead. Hunter Thompson committed suicide.
The creator of Gonzo Journalism and author of such great pieces as “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail”, “Hell’s Angels”, is dead. I admired his books for the last 7 years, when I got in touch with his work for the very first time, in a bus travel over night from Copenhagen to Vienna. (This is some kind of connex, no?) If you don’t have yet, read and get the idea of what the American Dream is all about. This is one of his best.
Edit – This is not completely off-topic – after all, Thomspon was one oft the first who showed that “involved journalism” could be a good thing. And personal, subjective coverage is pretty much what blogging, and metroblogging in particular, is all about. He was a great man, and he will be missed. – Philipp