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Old 02-21-2005, 05:38 AM   #1
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Hunter S. Thompson Commits Suicide

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NY Times. Truely sad.

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Hunter S. Thompson, the maverick journalist and author whose savage chronicling of the underbelly of American life and politics embodied a new kind of nonfiction writing he called "gonzo journalism," died yesterday in Colorado. Tricia Louthis, of the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, said Mr. Thompson had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Woody Creek, Colo., yesterday afternoon. He was 65.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:14 AM   #2
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Does anyone know why he did it?
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Does anyone know why he did it?
Maybe he was in unbelievable pain. Psychic or physical or both. A lot of suicides are really angry, too. It's the best way to say "screw you" to someone. Not the smartest way, but certainly the most effective.
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:02 PM   #4
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It's the best way to say "screw you" to someone.
Right...

This time next week he'll be forgotten the same as just about everybody else.
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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doubt it.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:26 PM   #6
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Well, he certainly wasn't happy about the way the country was going.

I can't blame him for that, but killing yourself is a little extreme.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:28 PM   #7
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That's what I'm saying.

I fully respect a person's right to snuff themselves, but did he have a reason?
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:42 PM   #8
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The man woke up, snorted coke and smoked a joint. He was famous for violent mood swings. Like a lot of brilliant people he danced all over the edge, particularly considering the impressive substance abuse it was a matter of time. If I was half as capable as Thompson of nailing shit perfectly so often and with such flair and so unable to do something major about it I'd have blown my brains out by now too.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:04 PM   #9
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Was he bipolar? His talent has Kinda that ol' bipolar ring to it. Anyone know?
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:30 PM   #10
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With all the rich, powerful enemies he had I wouldn't be surprised if he was murdered.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:04 AM   #11
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I think it was a delayed grief response to the death of one of his peacocks last summer. Apparently, a fox or something got it. My sister was up in Aspen for the summer and had rented a condo in the vicinity of Mr. Thompson's residence. She jogs every morning and one day she came across the remains of one of Mr. Thompson's birds on the jogging trail that passes near the edge of the former Mr. Thompson's digs. She told her son (my nephew) about it, and the kid went down there and grabbed the dead bird and plucked every feather he could that was still in reasonable shape. No doubt my nephew will soon be offering these priceless momentos for sale on e-bay!
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:29 AM   #12
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Terribly sad. A great loss
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:47 AM   #13
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:54 AM   #14
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seems more fitting
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that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting---on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark---the place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:18 AM   #15
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Anybody come up with an excuse for him yet?
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