Sunday, July 18 1937
76 years, 5 months, 14 days
Sunday, February 20 2005
Age at Death:
67 years, 7 months, 24 days
Cause of Death:
Louisville, Kentucky [ view ]
Thursday, April 24 2003
Hunter S. Thompson's '90s Macintosh ad is exactly what you'd expect it would be
The '90s were a wonderfully odd time for advertising. We had beershilling frogs , parents who couldn't understand Bubble Tape and hoards of gangs armed with Nerf weapons prowling screens everywhere. But most importantly, subversive icons of the counterculture could be used to sell cuttingedge technology. In 2013, the idea of using a psychedelic literary rock star like Hunter S. Thompson in a ...
Reporters Notebook Gazette.Net
Hunter S. Thompson wrote and said a lot of things. In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the late journalist wrote the line, Good people drink good beer. He also wrote some fairly, um, critical statements about the profession of journalism, but we dont have to get into that here.
Flying Dog Brewery Releases BarrelAged Gonzo Imperial Porter Magnums Signed by Artist Ralph Steadman
Frederick, MD When Hunter S. Thompson, the prolific Gonzo journalist and longtime friend of Flying Dog founder George Stranahan, died in 2005, the brewery paid tribute the only way it knew how: A beer.
Philly's Running of the Santas: The original is still the greatest
The scene: a Saturday afternoon in December. A Santa appears in the frame, walking through Old City. Muscular and tall, not your usual Santa, but, OK, you can deal with a slender Santa.
Houck: Judging Bakeoff a weighty responsibility
The Pillsbury bakeoff has lost it quaint quality and become a marketing behemoth with 100 home cooks serious about winning the 1 million prize, writes Tribune food writer Jeff Houck.
The Remarkable Tale of Hunter, the RealLife Rescue Dog
Wives and husbands come and go, children leave, friends fade into abstractions on Facebook. The dog is generally there for life, all of his or all of yours, whichever comes first. Hunter, who died Sunday night at home and surrounded by his people, was there for life. It was really his second life, which began when I pulled his numb body from a freezing, halfempty swimming pool 10 years ago this ...
Hynes rackets chief retiring before DA Thompson transition
He wants no part of a DA Thompson regime. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes controversial veteran rackets chief filed his retirement papers this week and plans to leave the office...
Playboy Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of Stunning Pictorials and Journalistic Excellence
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2013 PRNewswire Playboy magazine officially kicked off its yearlong 60 th anniversary celebration today with the release of the magazine's highly anticipated JanuaryFebruary ...
Poet finalizing banner for friend, journalist Hunter S. Thompson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. WHAS11A local poet is helping the city honor one of the citys most famous journalists. Poet Ron Whitehead said he has been working on a banner, like those Hometown Heroes that are already across the city, to honor his friend, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The mural will be hung in downtown Louisville, but instead of a photo, the banner will be a portrait drawn by a ...
Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' tracks appetite for selfdestruction
Exboxing champ Mike Tyson is as merciless with himself as he was with opponents, his sordid antics finally giving way to a quest for redemption. Back in Mike Tyson's heyday, it was a badge of honor for many boxers to simply survive past the first round in the same ring as Tyson, the selfdescribed 'animal' and 'monster' of American sports.