Hunter Stockton Thompson: July 18,1937- February 20, 2005
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 bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."
A few of his memorial quotes:
"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."
"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. "
"That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation. "
"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. "
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
This is a memorial post to one of the greatest writer/journalist ever lived. I will try to find and create my own Gonzo-style and post some of the stories here.