Monday, February 21, 2005

i guess it got a little *too* weird

Hunter Thompson killed himself yesterday. Fuck.

"when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

It was pretty obvious the end was near when he started comparing Nixon favorably to Bush. I guess there are limits to how much fear and loathing even Dr Gonzo himself could take. What chance do the rest of us have?

The Onion's relevant headline: "Contemporaries Remember Hunter S. Thompson As Ravenous, Mutant 40-Eyed Lizard-Demon".

From an obit at Jackson Specific:

Turn on the television and listen to George W. Bush, full of braggadocio, ignorant or impudent in the face of reality. Hunter S. Thompson was a spirit of a true America, an America that right now feels very far away. Rest in peace, brave and insane soldier. We will carry on your work. We will aspire to your greatness. You cut a swath through a jungle of inequity. We follow behind, cursing the gnats.

Goddamn, these suckers're big.

I like to think he'd have enjoyed the way the headline turned out:

That's entertaaaaiiiiinnnnmmmentttt... cue the curtain.