hunter s thompson – the fastest two minutes in sports

From the fastest two minutes in sports
To the distant waters of Puerto Rico’s ports – Ryan Cox

“Hunter S Thompson” – A Circus Mind 

The first line of the entry, “Hunter S Thompson,” refers to Thompson’s place of birth, Louisville, Kentucky. Lousiville annually hosts the Kentucky Derby, a stakes race for thoroughbred horses. The race is commonly referred to as “The fastest two minutes in sports.” It is also known as “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It’s also incredible Jerry Garcia Band song.

The second line refers to Thompson’s 1960 move to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He moved to take a job with the sports magazine El Sportivo, which soon folded after his arrival. Thompson then applied for a job with the Puerto Rico English-language daily The San Juan Star, but he ended up being turned down. It also makes reference to Thompson’s book, “The Rum Diaries,” which fictionalized his experiences in Puerto Rico.



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