Sunday, August 21, 2005

bye, hunter

Great piece in this morning's Washington Post about Hunter S. Thompson's final sendoff.

Last night, friends and family gathered on his ranch in Colorado to see his ashes blasted into the sky, complete with fireworks. According to the article, the shindig cost $2 million, with the tab picked up by the lovely and talented Johnny Depp.

Best line from the article comes care of former Democratic Senator and presidential candidate George S. McGovern. According to the article,

"Thompson conceded that much of his reporting was fictional, but his admirers said he used imaginative touches to get close to the truth . . . McGovern called Thompson's report on the 1972 presidential campaign 'inaccurate and irreverent and truthful'."

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