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by abigail
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: ONBC Archives
Topic: The Group at Grauman's
Replies: 108
Views: 22943

Great pic, ladies! It sounds like you're having a fabulous time. I'm so happy for you! (And jealous that I can't be there! :grin: ) What a fun group! I can't wait to hear the full report and see the rest of your pics. :bounce: Enjoy the rest of your trip!
by abigail
Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread - 5 Lists of 5
Replies: 196
Views: 10508

Oh how fun! :bounce: I love lists of any kind. Especially if I don't have to do anything on them. :grin: I'm going to go ahead and post mine before I read the whole thread. I'm too eager. Depp Movies: What's Eating Gilbert Grape Dead Man Fear and Loathing Arizona Dream Edward Scissorhands Chocolat N...
by abigail
Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #29 - Farewell to Vegas
Replies: 31
Views: 4126

I've kind of disappeared for past few questions - my courses are keeping me too busy. But I've kept up on reading the threads and I've so enjoyed the illuminating discussions. And I am, as always, humbled by the thought-provoking questions provided by Liz and DITHOT (You both rock!) and the depth an...
by abigail
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #19 - He had the Music
Replies: 16
Views: 2656

Oh, I have the perfect chance to post one of my favorite Hunter quotes! It's quite fitting. Eerily so, almost... “I heard the music, and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums. Some people strum guitars. It’s all in the music you hear.” -Hunter S. Thompson Wow! I agree with you all - he had the music...
by abigail
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #15 ~ Thompson and Twain
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

Liz, if you want an even better laugh, read Hunter's "Fear and Loathing 2004" column from Rolling Stone. It will make you laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh. Just type a few of the words above into google. I'll stop there, to avoid trouble. That's a fantastic article S-R-T. I printed it ou...
by abigail
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #15 ~ Thompson and Twain
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

A bit that always jumps off the page at me is "Kill the body and the head will die." He references boxer Joe Frazier. I'm not interested in boxing in the least. But this passage prompted me to look into it anyway. Frazier defeated Ali, one of Hunter's heros, in a 1971 fight. As soon as the boxers ha...
by abigail
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #14-Stoned, ripped, twisted..Good people
Replies: 36
Views: 4402

The affects of adrenachrome are highly exaggerated, though, according to what I have read about the drug. I swear I remember an interview with Hunter where he said that adrenachrome doesn't even exist - that the use of that drug in F&L was entirely fictional. I assume that he means that it does...
by abigail
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #7: The Women of the Story
Replies: 95
Views: 8621

I feel we have to be so careful not to try and 'beat them at their own game' rather than putting a stop to the game altogether, if you know what I mean. YES! That was definitely the lesson I learned from the icky workplace politics of the eighties and nineties. Ditto, dharma_bum. Sands you've put t...
by abigail
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #7: The Women of the Story
Replies: 95
Views: 8621

That was a wonderful post KYwoman. Thank you. :cool:
by abigail
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #9 - Favorite Quotes
Replies: 64
Views: 4517

No one says dingbat anymore? I had no idea. :blush:

Bad cheese...:lol: Ahh that was funny.
by abigail
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #10: The Illustrations
Replies: 28
Views: 1881

The illustrations are so appropriate and capture the spirit so well of Hunter's writing. The two are quite complitmentary. It seems like I remember a conversation between Hunter and Ralph in the kitchen on Breakfast With Hunter about the art work for F&L; the drawings have become so connected to...
by abigail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #9 - Favorite Quotes
Replies: 64
Views: 4517

Here are some of my favorites. Absolutely hysterical. :lol: ... Duke - "I'd like to get hold of some priests' robes, They might come in handy in Las Vegas." Duke - "For christ's sake don't smoke that pipe at stoplights. Keep in mind that we're exposed." He [Gonzo] nodded. "We need a big hookah. Keep...
by abigail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #7: The Women of the Story
Replies: 95
Views: 8621

But why can behaviour that would be repellent in real life be entertaining on the printed page? If we were to encounter sexism , violence and so on in reality would we laugh? Here we don't even know how factual the account is, so can't excuse ourselves by being certain it's fiction. Wow this is an ...
by abigail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #7: The Women of the Story
Replies: 95
Views: 8621

I’m right there with you, Abigail, and I do wonder what it says about me. I think my easy acceptance of this stuff might be a reflection of the period when I came into the workforce. In the early 80’s greed was good. Women competed with men by talking trash and playing in the mud right along side t...
by abigail
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Topic: F&LILV Question #8 - Hunter's Lampoon?
Replies: 25
Views: 1548

:biglaugh: I'm loving this double-duty conversation. DITHOT I'm not sure if Johnny's kids are entirely to blame for his boy humor since he's been using fart machines for longer than they've been around. But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. :lol: Heeeee I always thought the line about the "bel...

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