Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

Fear and Loathing Where Good Men Die Like Dogs

Posted Sunday, July 4, 2010, at 7:22 PM
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  • are you out of your mind ? how and why did you stitch all these random fragments together ?

    for starters, you might want to pay half as much attention to fact-checking as your hero Hunter.

    first, hst once described television as a long plastic hallway ... etc. not america.

    second: no way in hell did he ever attend columbia.

    third: yes, he left a suicide note, you bonehead.

    and fourth: he may have called nixon a swine, but he called everyone a swine. if you'd do about two minutes of research ... you'll find much more cutting, and hilarious passages about nixon.

    and it's another gross error to lump all his characterizations of presidents together. he distrusted many of them, but got along quite well with Carter and McGovern.

    and this conspiracy crap at the end ? get out from under your tinfoil hat brother.

    -- Posted by timeoutofmind on Mon, Jul 5, 2010, at 4:07 PM
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    In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson attended Columbia University -- School of General Studies -- he attended part-time classes in short story writing.

    Four days before his death, Thompson wrote a short note to his wife titled "Football Season is Over" -- it read: "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always ******. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."

    The police considered this to be a possible suicide note -- highly questionable as a suicide note considering many of the bizarre things he wrote. Plus, it was written 4 days before his death.

    As to the conspiracy stuff at the end -- it gave me an excuse to write the piece. Those conspiracy theories are floating around the Internet -- I didn't make them up, nor did I endorse them -- I merely mentioned their existence.

    "A word to the wise is infuriating." HST


    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Wed, Jul 7, 2010, at 5:58 PM
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