just procrastinating

Monday, February 21, 2005

This doesn't surprise me one bit.
"Fear and Loathing" author dead at 67

Aspen - Hunter Stockton Thompson, who coined the term "gonzo journalism" to describe the unique and furiously personal approach to reportage exemplified in his 1972 book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," died Sunday night of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Woody Creek home. He was 67, family members said.
When we did the introductions right at the start of business school everyone had to answer the question, "Who would you most like to sit next to on an airplane? Pretty much to a person the answers were boring "Bill Gates" or "Jack Welch" type answers. I had just finished reading "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", so my answer was, or course, Hunter S. Thompson. I've since decided that would be a bad idea, but at the time it seemed like it would have been an interesting choice.

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