Tuesday, February 22, 2005

In Memoriam - Hunter S. Thompson

It is with great sadness that The Garlic joins with vast number of others around the world today in mourning the death of Hunter S. Thompson.

While derided in many quarters (most of the mainstream and the Nixon Administration) for his 'gonzo' style of journalism, Thompson was a giant and most remarkable chronicler of the world we live in … In many ways, he was our generation's Mark Twain … He put a spotlight, in his own, unique and entertaining manner, on the dwarfs, finks, phonies, and frauds, that took center stage, or attempted to, in secret, manipulate the masses.

As his alter-ego, Raoul Duke advocated "when the going gets tough, the weird turn pro…", Hunter Thompson never shirked from being a pro

RIP Hunter, it was good while it lasted

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the quote is : "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Weirdness just won't be the same.