hunter s thompson – when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Hunter S Thompson was an American journalist and author, most famous for his works Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is known also for his unrepentant lifelong use of alcohol, LSD, mescaline, and cocaine (among other substances); his love of firearms; his long-standing hatred of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush; and his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism.

“Hunter S Thompson” – A Circus Mind

From the fastest two minutes in sports
To the distant waters of Puerto Rico’s ports
I arranged my entries, dotted i’s and crossed t’s in distilled molasses
Destroying the American dream by creating a beautiful scene of excess
Imagination and a device to open a lock
It was my reflection in the mirror I tried to block
It was the 1960’s that I laid to rest
Looking to the west as the last wave crests
Vote for me! The sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado
Cigarette smoke curling around a beautiful Brunello
The evenin’s empire returns and surrounds me with a single gunshot
And the ragged clowns dance behind me as the fireworks go off – Ryan Cox

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