Remembering Hunter S. Thompson

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Remembering Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:01 pm

Just a note of rememberance tonight on the anniversary of the death of Hunter S. Thompson.

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -
Wow! What a ride!

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Unread postby Parlez » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:10 pm

And a full moon for howling at!!
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:13 pm

With a bite out of it :cool: (There is a partial eclipse in my neck of the woods.)
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Unread postby Parlez » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:19 pm

Aye, and a FULL eclipse is happening for some to see!
Maybe Hunter is there, watching...:heart2:
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Unread postby bluebird » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:15 pm

Thanks for starting the thread, DITHOT. I was just watching the eclipse and thinking of Hunter. I have The Proud Highway on my bedside table, think I'll read some of it.

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The edge … there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. HST

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:27 pm

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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -

Wow! What a ride!

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Unread postby Baxendale Guitar » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:49 pm

All Hail to the Professor!!! :cool:
I can't watch full moon it's too cloudy here... :banghead:
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Unread postby Joni » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:04 am

The total eclipse was an awesome sight, and a very fitting, timely tribute to Hunter. :lilyrose:

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Unread postby gemini » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:17 am

I was watching the eclipse too and it's strange because I have been on a sort of Hunter binge this month. Not drugs and booze but a reading binge. I bought The Rum Diary, Heh Rube and The great Shark hunt. Its eerie reading some of his political writings looking back from today. I don't really get into the Sports scores but enjoy his gambling strategies and stories of famous people he was with through out the years.
The Rum Diary was interesting too since I know Johnny still wants to make it into a film.
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Unread postby Beautah » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:18 am

To the good Doctor! :toastingpirates:

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Unread postby Liz » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:13 am

Joni wrote:The total eclipse was an awesome sight, and a very fitting, timely tribute to Hunter. :lilyrose:


Very fitting! And I’m sorry to say I missed both events. I was in a computer class. :-/

To Hunter. :toastingpirates:
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Unread postby KYwoman » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:51 pm

My thoughts were on Hunter yesterday too. Full moon, eclipse and all, very fitting. Miss your voice in these times, Hunter.
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Unread postby Endora » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:14 pm

KYwoman wrote:My thoughts were on Hunter yesterday too. Full moon, eclipse and all, very fitting. Miss your voice in these times, Hunter.


Yes, KYw, I think he'd have things to say about these times, and that they'd be worth hearing.
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Unread postby nebraska » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:51 pm

How quickly the time passes! RIP HST!

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Unread postby Xaxis » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:10 pm

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Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
The night above the dingle starry,
Time let me hail and climb
Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
In the sun that is young once only,
Time let me play and be
Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
And the sabbath rang slowly
In the pebbles of the holy streams.

All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
And playing, lovely and watery
And fire green as grass.
And nightly under the simple stars
As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
Flying with the ricks, and the horses
Flashing into the dark.

And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
With the dew, come back, the c**k on his shoulder: it was all
Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
The sky gathered again
And the sun grew round that very day.
So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking warm
Out of the whinnying green stable
On to the fields of praise.

And honoured among foxes and pheasants by the gay house
Under the new made clouds and happy as the heart was long,
In the sun born over and over,
I ran my heedless ways,
My wishes raced through the house high hay
And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows
In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
Before the children green and golden
Follow him out of grace,

Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising,
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea
“Know thyself” and “Nothing to excess” inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi.


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