Hunter Thompson watch

Oregon commuters channel the Doc

April 26, 2004
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The Back Seat, a commuting column at the Oregonian, seems to have invited readers to imagine how Hunter Thompson would handle a commute into Portland. Sample: While beating out the flames from a small fire my attorney inadvertently set in the back seat, I let the Shark wander onto the shoulder, causing a hitchhiker...

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Why the Doc shouldn’t gamble

April 15, 2004
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From HST’s latest ESPN column. It was our old neighbor Omar, who still owes me $90,000 from a previous gambling disaster, which ended tragically in a long-ago bet involving his little sister and the New York Yankees and a rash of White Slavery accusations against me and Anita and everything we stand for. So...

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HST on the NCAA men’s b’ball title

April 6, 2004
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The 2004 presidential election will be a matter of life or death for the whole nation. We are sick today, and we will be even sicker tomorrow if this wretched half-bright swine of a president gets re-elected in November. Take my word for it. Mahalo. Hunter Thompson concludes his wrapup of U-Conn’s victory over...

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H.S. Thompson in S. Africa

April 5, 2004
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Well, not really. He’s merely mentioned in this column from Business Day, a Johannesburg business pub. The story laments the lack of frivolous contestants in the nation’s elections, and points to you-know-who as an example to the voters of the world: On a smaller, more menacing scale, famed US gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson...

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Introducing the HST Watch

April 2, 2004
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A blogger named Greg suggested I start a Hunter Thompson watch, with links to stories detailing his misadventures. So, I did. If you look down on the “categories” list on the left you’ll see a link to the category page where all future HST-related postings will be archived. As long as you’re in a...

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Obligatory drunken Hunter Thompson link

March 31, 2004
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The Doc favors Duke in the Final Four. Safe to say that Duke does not favor him, considering his shenanigans during an alleged lecture in the mid-70s. In his ESPN column, HST quotes George Plimpton’s account of the point where things went too far (HST had just called the president of the university a...

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Hunter Thompson breaks a leg

December 17, 2003
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In my quest to link every scrap of Hunter S. Thompson news I happen across, I share the following: He’s back in Colorado nursing the leg he broke when he slipped on the bathroom floor of a Hawaii hotel. Thompson had planned to join actor Josh Hartnett on the pace vehicle for the annual...

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Hunter Thompson’s peacocks dead

September 24, 2003
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And he vows revenge.

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