I wasn’t going to comment on the Lord of The Gonzo departing this earth for hopefully saner pastures yesterday, but I’m gonna say it anyway. Hey, it’s my blog and I’ll post if I want to…

Let’s get one thing straight on Thompson before we move forward: the guy wouldn’t want your pity or sadness over his death. The creator of Gonzo Journalism (a.k.a. the other strain of the New Journalism that emerged in the 1960’s through writers like Tom Wolfe) was simply an amazing writer. He knew exactly how to write a sentence, convey atmosphere and make you feel like you were really there.


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