Too many drugs might be bad for you after allposted by Mu at 2/21/2005 10:03:00 AM
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Most people today probably only remember him from the adds for a really bad 1998 movie, and there only in passing (after all, "based on a book by" is not the credit line most people remember).
Having missed the 60 in short lederhosen, I at least got introduced to "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" the right way, read by a beautiful blonde next to me in an open muscle car driving through the desert to Las Vegas. Admittedly, it was a Camaro and no Mustang, the desert was mainly in Arizona, and the reason we to books was the lack of radio stations other than the Mormon station out of Kingman, but hey, those details you suppress. Never having done drugs I couldn't really relate to a lot of the stuff, but it sure got us to LV in a good mood.
Tompson was famous for being able to get into groups noone else could. He hung out with Hells Angels for a year to write a book (and survived, what's the most amazing part of it). To do the Nixon campaign next. Somehow that puts all our blogging from the safety of our keyboards into a perspective. Bloggers might out JGs based on their data trail, but Tompson would most likely have hired JG for a private night to prove the point. And that's why I stay safely behind my keyboard - I'm not cut out to be a serious journalist.