History Creator / HunterSThompson

9th Apr '16 4:36:30 PM eroock
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with [[UnknownRival self-declared]] ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only topic of discussion.)

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'''Hunter Hunter Stockton Thompson''' Thompson (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with [[UnknownRival self-declared]] ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only topic of discussion.)
20th Sep '15 10:19:39 AM Specialist290
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only topic of discussion.)

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared [[UnknownRival self-declared]] ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only topic of discussion.)
17th Aug '15 5:06:06 PM mlsmithca
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. He enjoyed popularity during the 70s as the failed hippies of the previous decade became burnouts, sellouts or drifters, but his fame began to diminish (fittingly) in the 80s.

Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the ''only'' topic of discussion.

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. He enjoyed popularity during the 70s as the failed hippies of the previous decade became burnouts, sellouts or drifters, but his fame began to diminish (fittingly) in the 80s.

Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. Thompson (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the ''only'' only topic of discussion.
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17th Aug '15 1:28:14 AM JakesBrain
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His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, and the founding author of Magazine/RollingStone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - per his wishes - his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.

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His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, and the founding author of Magazine/RollingStone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - -- per his wishes - -- his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design design, built on his property in Woody Creek, Colorado and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.
16th Aug '15 5:23:40 PM nevergonnadanceagain
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only topic of discussion.)

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. He enjoyed popularity during the 70s as the failed hippies of the previous decade became burnouts, sellouts or drifters, but his fame began to diminish (fittingly) in the 80s.

Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. (Thompson Thompson scored a rare one-on-one interview with Nixon with the sole constraint that football would be the only ''only'' topic of discussion.)
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13th Apr '15 5:40:16 PM Thranx
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground.

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground.
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13th Mar '15 11:27:16 AM Patachou
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground.

His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President RichardNixon, and the founding author of Rolling Stone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - per his wishes - his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' ''Magazine/RollingStone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy RichardNixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground.

His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President RichardNixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, and the founding author of Rolling Stone's Magazine/RollingStone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - per his wishes - his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.



Possibly better-known than Thompson himself is his thinly-veiled alter-ego, "Raoul Duke", who, in addition to "starring" in ''Las Vegas'' occasionally made appearances in Rolling Stone heading the magazine's fictional Sports Desk. (Incidentally, Duke is also still listed on the ''Rolling Stone'' masthead, along with Thompson's longtime illustrator Ralph Steadman -- who is in turn credited as Gardening correspondent.)

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Possibly better-known than Thompson himself is his thinly-veiled alter-ego, "Raoul Duke", who, in addition to "starring" in ''Las Vegas'' occasionally made appearances in Rolling Stone Magazine/RollingStone heading the magazine's fictional Sports Desk. (Incidentally, Duke is also still listed on the ''Rolling Stone'' masthead, along with Thompson's longtime illustrator Ralph Steadman -- who is in turn credited as Gardening correspondent.)
27th Dec '14 11:28:00 AM bt8257
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* ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'' (1971)

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* ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas: ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream'' (1971)



* ''The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1: The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955?1967'' (1997)

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* ''The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1: The Proud Highway: The Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955?1967'' 1955/1967'' (1997)



* ''The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 2: Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968?1976'' (first appeared as a collection of papers in ''Time'' magazine, 1997) (first published in 2000)

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* ''The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 2: Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968?1976'' 1968/1976'' (first appeared as a collection of papers in ''Time'' magazine, 1997) (first published in 2000)



19th Dec '14 5:14:44 AM harryhenry
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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President RichardNixon, and the founding author of Rolling Stone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - per his wishes - his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.

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'''Hunter Stockton Thompson''' (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was the [[AbstractApotheosis living embodiment]] of [[TheSixties the Sixties]], as well as an American journalist and novelist. He is accredited with creating GonzoJournalism, being one of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' Magazine lasted long enough to become an institution instead of folding early like many other such mags (there's a reason he's ''still'' on the masthead), and being one of the most scathing, conniving, and vicious political writers in recent history. Though he started out in sports writing and remained well-rooted in it up to his death, his political journalism is what he will be remembered for. Of course, he was quite able to meld the two, frequently including references to sports in his political writing, and vice versa; [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball pro football]], a passion he shared with self-declared ArchEnemy RichardNixon, provided particularly fertile ground. ground.

His published bibliography, both pre-and-posthumous, consists of nearly twenty books (a number of which are collections of his journalism work and personal letters), the most famous being his first three: in order, ''Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga'', ''[[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream]]'', and ''Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72''. He was a larger-than-life figure given to shocking society into awareness of his points and who was convinced that the American Dream was dying around him. He was also one of the heaviest opponents of President RichardNixon, and the founding author of Rolling Stone's National Affairs Desk. He [[AteHisGun shot]] [[SuicideIsPainless himself]] in 2005. He was cremated and - per his wishes - his ashes were shot out of a cannon of his own design and paid for by his close friend Creator/JohnnyDepp.
16th Dec '14 11:21:14 AM Premonition45
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