In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

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In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby part-time poet » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:09 pm

It seems hard to believe, but today (February 20) is the fourth anniversary of the death of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A good time to pause and lift a glass in Gonzo's memory.

It is a testament to the vitality of his thought and his larger-than-life personality that, four years after his death, HST is still everywhere in our culture--this year we saw the marvelous Gonzo documentary, and after many years of frustrating delays, The Rum Diary is about to begin filming with an outstanding cast. I'm sure for JD and the rest of the folks at Infinitum Nihil, The Rum Diary is a labor of love.

We mourn Hunter's passing, we cherish what he has left with us, and we hope that those who held him dear find some comfort as they soldier on.

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Liz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:20 pm

Thank you for the heart felt post, part-time poet and for encouraging us to keep Hunter's memory alive.

To Hunter. :toastingpirates: Off to fill up a glass full of ice....
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Endora » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:22 pm

Four years? It doesn't seem so, does it. I can remeber the news hitting so clearly.

A pic donated by my ds who is a huge fan of HST:

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby MovieFan » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:34 pm

What a lovely post idea. May the good doctor continue to rest in peace and inspire the masses to (as in his words) take the ride :motorcycle:.

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby bluebird » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:28 pm

Thanks, P-T-P! It does seem hard to believe that it's been four years...
He is missed by many...
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby KYwoman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:52 pm

I also find it hard to believe that it's been four years. I remember how I heard the sad and shocking news. I think Hunter would be (is) happy that Johnny and his production company are at the helm of the movie that's beinig made of his first novel, The Rum Diary.

Cheers, good Doc, may your work continue to live on and inspire others.


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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Lady Rose » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:33 pm

KYwoman wrote:I also find it hard to believe that it's been four years. I remember how I heard the sad and shocking news. I think Hunter would be (is) happy that Johnny and his production company are at the helm of the movie that's beinig made of his first novel, The Rum Diary.

Cheers, good Doc, may your work continue to live on and inspire others.


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Yes , its great that Johnny produced the movie 10 years after the first one Fear and Loathing , becauce he is the only one who knew him well . Hunter was a good writer , I have read any books and like the style how he was writing . Rum Diary is very interesting I am really looking forward to the movie .
Sorry for my bad English.

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Boo-Radley » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:37 pm

part-time poet wrote:We mourn Hunter's passing, we cherish what he has left with us, and we hope that those who held him dear find some comfort as they soldier on.

:worldhug:

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Bohemian » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Thank you for the reminder, PTP.

A toast to the good doctor. :toastingpirates:
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby GAO » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:02 pm

Thanks, PtP, for reminding us.
Time really flies. Four years... I still cannot believe that.

By the way, I was in the US in the first week of this month for a very sad reason. My mom-in-low passed away. :bawl:
A few days after the funeral, when I took a train, I found "GONZO" book in the bookstore in the station.
I wasn't in "shopping mood" at all during my staing in the US, but I bought the book. I thought it can be a memory of this sad visit.

RIP, Hunter!
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Be happy.
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:00 pm

To Hunter...

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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 -
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby ace » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:35 pm

To the good doctor: :dillingerhello:
Rest in Peace

GAO-
Very sorry to hear about your lose. It has been a rough start to this new year for me too in that department...hang tough! :hug:
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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby fansmom » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:37 pm

Bohemian wrote:Restless soul
Southern gentleman
Idealist
Patriot
Gonzo wordsmith
Spirit in the sky
Lovely, Bohemian . .

GAO, I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. :ohno:

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby dharma_bum » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:39 pm

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Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

Unread postby Liz » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:38 pm

Nice, Db! :cool:

GAO and ace, I’m sorry for your respective losses.
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