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Fear and Loathing on a Ducati 900: Hunter S. Thompson Rides Again

August 6, 2008

“Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me.” 

Hunter S. Thompson – Song of the Sausage Creature

I was lucky enough this week to pick up a copy of Cycle World from March 1995 which contained the above article from The Good Doctor in all it’s glory complete with artwork by Ralph Steadman. You can check it out in the rare articles section. In addition to Hunter’s article there is also a two page article by Brenda Buttner about her lost day at Owl Farm. Check it out below:

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Also William McKeen will be signing his new book Outlaw Journalist at the following locations in Florida:

Jacksonville Book Signing
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Book Mark
Street: 299 Atlantic Blvd.
City/Town: Atlantic Beach,

Tampa Book Signing
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Inkwood Books
Street: 216 S. Armenia Ave.
City/Town: Tampa, FL

Miami Book Signing
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Books and Books
Street: 265 Aragon Ave.
City/Town: Coral Gables, FL

According to Mr. McKeen he has been asked to inscribe – “You Twisted Pigfucker!” – at previous signing events to which he obliged, so don’t hesitate to buy a copy for your Gonzo friends or enemies with a suitable inscription – I’ve always liked “Chew on this you heartless swine!” 

 

Here are some links to recent interviews with McKeen regarding the book.

http://will.illinois.edu/focus580/interview/focus080729a/

http://www.aspenpost.net/2008/07/18/con-games-radio-keen-interview-with-hunter-thompson-author-2/

 

Ok for now,

 

Ron Mexico  

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