Comey Firing Resurrects Hunter Thompson’s Nixon Obituary, by Vino Knight-Trane

James Fallows of The Atlantic linked HST’s Nixon obituary in his post on Friday following the Comey dismissal:

He Was a Crook: Hunter S. Thompson on Nixon – The Atlantic

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He Was a Crook. A scathing obituary of Richard Nixon, originally published in Rolling Stone on June 16, 1994.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/07/he-was-a-crook/308699/

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The Wave Speech – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

I had no idea that “The Wave Speech” from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas had been given a name and taken on a life of it’s own amongst Thompson mavens and literary academics. I had wrongly assumed that I was the only one to find beauty in these six paragraphs and to excerpt . . . → Read More: The Wave Speech – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Gonzo Tourist: Even opposite Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp sounds like Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is gonna get lucky…

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Johnny Depp has been forever typecast as Hunter S. Thompson. Even when, as here in new film, The Tourist, he sweetly coos tender Euro intrigues with Angelina Jolie, you can still hear echoes of the crazed voice of Thompson ranting across Las Vegas:

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Reimagining the Dick Van Dyke Show – Classic TV Comedy as Written by Major Literary Figures

The Dick Van Dyke Show Episodes That Should Have Been

These are Dick Van Dyke Show episodes as they should have been, balls out comedy written by Dr. Seuss, Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, James Michener, John Cheever, Jack Kerouac, Franz Kafka, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, J.D. Salinger, . . . → Read More: Reimagining the Dick Van Dyke Show – Classic TV Comedy as Written by Major Literary Figures