The marvelous achievement of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman was that they were able to build on Kerouac’s feverish road dream of something bigger beyond the horizon and flip it…
“Jim Morrison, Mary and Me” explains a lot about the last few months before Morrison became the Doors’ frontman, and within two years a rock legend with big shelf-life. Now after nearly a half-century of being dead, the dude endures.
What an illustration of the Law of Unintended Consequences. Toss the dude out of your house and two years later he goes iconic, and four years after he becomes a superstar he dies and becomes legendary.
It is simply extraordinary to read these missives over a half century later. Take note of HST’s phrasing, which point the way to Fear and Loathing. Enjoy his outrage, which crackles off of the page like dry lightning in a tinder dry forest.
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and all the small towns in between, Pennsylvania is crucial to both campaigns, so much so that I’d go so far as to call Pennsylvania the new Florida on the 2020 Electoral College map.
“The problem with power is that those who want power are almost always the people who should NOT be given power.”
by Kyle K. Mann, editor-in-chief – Virginia is the 27th state to decriminalize possessing up to an ounce of marijuana starting July 1, 2020, meaning there are only 23 seriously stupid states left. High time! I’ve been a fan of the plant for over a half century. The authority figures […]
by Kyle K. Mann, GonzoToday Editor-in-Chief – “Law enforcement” officials can see your web browsing activity without a warrant. The bill to restrict that failed in the US Senate by one vote. One vote. The vote to reauthorize and amend the Patriot Act was on May 13, 2020. Google it. […]
by Kyle K. Mann, editor-in-chief – That freaky summer of 1969 that I turned 18, I choose not to go to Woodstock. I was on the East Coast in Rhode Island with a couple of fellow-musician pals. We were spaced-out 60’s kids off the leash, with tickets to the show […]
by: Kidman J. Williams I was asked by the Topanga Tornado and Gonzo Today’s Acting Head, Kyle K. Mann to write a little something for Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday today. So, in TRUE Thompson fashion, I missed the deadline on purpose. What could I possibly say about Thompson that hasn’t […]