Probably the most famous (infamous) Colorado author, Hunter S. Thompson is an iconic character and the founder of the gonzo journalist movement.
Although most people think of the OTHER fear and loathing when they think of Thompson, Campaign Trail ‘72 is my favorite.
Two of his favorite books are: The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, and The Great Gatsby. #agameoffavorites @ErinSueG
I'm late on this but @GarthRanzz & @TricksyTails tagged me so... #TuesdayTidbits
🚀Hunter S. Thompson. It would be the best dinner EVER. I'd really like to see how well I could pace that guy. 🤔😂😉
🚀Hmmm. I'm thinking dinosaurs...but I need to know if I can take a couple of loaded up Kindles, iPods & some solar chargers. Also a fully stocked solar powered camper van please.
🚀I'd pick me. Where do I sign my multi million dollar contract? 😎😅
"The mere mention of Kennedy's name is said to give Nixon bad cramps all over his body, such as it is. His thugs are already starting to lash Kennedy with vicious denunciations -- calling him a 'liar' and a 'coward' and a 'cheater.'
And this is only December of 1971; the election is still ten months away."
Today's #Goodwill scores.
As a chronic jaywalker (I'm too impatient for my own good), I appreciated this passage.
Oh, Chicago. It really is never dull there (but in the best way, contrary to HST's belief).
It's either a very good idea or a very bad idea to read this during an election year.
HST was first & foremost an astute journalist with a mind for politics &chicanery. Add to that a generous amt of illegal substances, & a presidential campaign that puts the Good Dr at odds with Nixon at the height of his paranoia & power, and you've got the best book on America politics ever written