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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:The death of Gonzo journalism?
ABC News article

This is important to me as the ethos rings true. The idea that a journalist cannot be a dispassionate onlooker but must step in and immerse. That to do anything less is timid, and untrue.

I admired the boots and all approach. I admired the intelligence. And I laughed my head off at the dark humour.

And I loved the way that it was fully, and I mean fully, acknowledged that the journalist was an actor in the story, with opinions and ideas influencing the events and the presentation of them.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Posted:Yeah I heard about this a couple of hours ago. Sad that he took his own life! frown

Sandra Dee passed away as well! frown


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bluecat


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Posted:frown

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

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Location: Over There, United Kingdom

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Posted:frown that is sad news.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Posted:Our whole valley is weirded out, he's our neighbor! He had this big metal ranch-gate with huge birds that had glowing red eyes at night...He even ran for Mayor of Aspen, years ago. In one way, I'm a little surprised that one who took so many chances and pushed so many boundaries lived as long as he did! He was always shooting at neighbors' dogs and trespassers, as much as I don't totally agree with that, we now have one less eccentric in our midst to balance out the rich hum-vee drivin', fur-wearin', poodle-dying elite who don't really live here anyway. What night shall we all watch Fear and Loathing in memoriam?

take the schneak-tip

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_Clare_
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Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Posted:*sigh*

How sad. Another one lost. Read his work and his memory lives on

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Getting to the other side smile

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Zim
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Posted:i was just about to start a thread on this in chat and i saw it in discussion....

i'm a fan of hunter s thompson and use his style of writing when writing some of my own stories for class, brilliant guy, he lived a great life.... what one may refer to as "one big rockstar weekend"

i'm thinkin this friday night is when we all watch fear and loathing....


Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.

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Rovo
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Location: Austin, TX, USA

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Posted:I found this interesting apparently he has requested to have his remains shot out of a cannon or another form of artillery.

A proper send off???
Cannon Fodder

At least he is gonna go out with a bang ubblol


Peace, Love, Circles

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_Clare_
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Posted:tee hee. eccentrics of the world should be celebrated biggrin

Getting to the other side smile

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spacey
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Total posts: 291
Posted:what a weido, but what a way to go...cool bounce bounce2

"I dont want no fatty bumbum, i want a lean mean shagging machine" anon

"I'm sweet and wholesome with a little bit of filth thrown in"

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

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