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Hunter S. Thompson
(1939-2005) born on
Jul 18
US journalist. Journalist, writer, editor. Born July 18, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky. Thompson is best known as a proponent of "new journalism", a form of writing that engages the subjectivity of its author and often includes fictional elements to dramatize real occurences. Among numerous examples of his eccentric and daredevil approach towards writing, he became the first reporter to infiltrate the Hell's Angels. He rode with them for a year, an experience which led to his being savagely beaten up.
         
   
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That was always the difference between Muhammed Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.

R
There is a progression of understanding vis--vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance --physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. . . Which is exactly the way it should be . . .
A
Gonzo journalism is a style of "reporting" based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism . . .
N
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
K
Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs -- unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendents who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Last Tango in Vegas: Fear and Loathing in the Far Room;" in "Rolling Stone," 18 May 1978.
R: "Fear and Loathing at the Superbowl;" in "Rolling Stone" (New York), 15 Feb 1973.
A: "The Great Shark Hunt," "Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," 1979.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: "A Letter to The Champion: a publication of the National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers," Jul 1990.
   


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