sorry –

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

4 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on February 21st, 2005 @ 1:12 pm

    hmm, well, I think, personally he might have been an asshole. But his articles and books remain masterpieces,

  2. blubb (unregistered) on February 21st, 2005 @ 3:41 pm

    RIP. However, I would have assumed him to go down in flames with a spectacular overdose from his travel case of goodies.

  3. phil (unregistered) on February 24th, 2005 @ 9:49 pm


  4. tom (unregistered) on February 25th, 2005 @ 9:18 am

    What a nice idea! I would love to read some Thompson, “the Campaign trails” for example or the “Kentucky Derby”. Please tell me details because I would need to plan this.

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