UPDATED SAT. JULY 19th (see bottom of post)
Today July 18th is Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. He would have been 71. Now everybody knows that Hunter liked to have a good time so lets just do that today and celebrate the man – he would have wanted to hear ice clinking in glasses and the sound of people having FUN!
If you are lucky enough to live near a theatre that is showing Alex Gibney’s Gonzo then why not check it out tonight and then hit the town. For those of you living in Hunters hometown of Louisville there is an event on tonight that promises to be a real blast.
Today also marks the publication of Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen. There is a book-signing tonight by William at Explore Books in Aspen for those of you lucky enough to live nearby. You can check out a list of places where William will be signing his book here. Having read the book (along with all the other ones on Hunter) I have to say it is by far the best one out there. Check it out you won’t be disappointed.
There is also a big event at the Nomad Lounge in Omaha today with Beef Torrey & Kevin Simonson – authors of Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson. Along with signing copies of their book, there will be a screening of Breakfast With Hunter and Kevin will be sharing one of the largest collections of Thompson and Steadman paraphernalia in the country. For full details of the event check out the website.
Finally don’t forget our great competition!
Happy Birthday Doc,
UPDATE: Check out this great story about Hunter by Michael Cleverly.
2 thoughts on “Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson”
I’ve spend half a day thinking about how to celebrate this day. I live in Holland so the medicine won’t be a problem, but I do not have many friends who are also such big fans of the good doctor like myself. Two of them are, but it’s vacation and they’re of to better places. Also, the Gonzo-film is not being broadcasted somewere in the neighbourhood – I’m not even sure if it is anywhere in this country.
Well.. I guess I just grab some of that old Rolling Stones I was lucky to get and read those. Or watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – or in Gonzovision. Or both.
Allright. Take care.
Happy Birthday Hunter.
I’ve tippled a bit of Chivas and reflected on what HST has made me into. I’m a monster, true, but I’m an honest monster with a killer comic book collection.
Thanks for this website, Ron. And thanks for the comment.