Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy birthday, Doctor Thompson

Today (Sunday) marked what would have been the 73rd birthday of one of my heroes, Hunter. S. Thompson. Thompson was one of the pioneers of gonzo journalism, and he's always been an inspiration of mine. I wrote a piece earlier this year on the fifth anniversary of his death, and I thought it was worth linking to again. The man produced some tremendous writing, and in a lot of ways, he pioneered many of the styles and techniques some of us bloggers use today. To celebrate his career, here's a link to one of his classic columns, and a song I have no doubt he'd approve of:

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