Monday, August 22, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

Hunter S. Thompson's final party.

The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. - Tom Clancy.


Hunter was a crazy fucker in life..he also made sure he went out with a Big Bang by designing the 32 foot tower that was part of his sendoff which took place this past weekend six months to the day he shot himself..lots of folks attended, George McGovern, Johnny Depp, Jann Wenner(founder of Rolling Stone Magazine),Senator John Kerry, Lyle Lovett, Bill Murray, the musician David Amram, Ed Bradley(60 minutes) and locals like Bob Braudis, the sheriff of Pitkin County, Colo. Hell Johnny Depp PAID for the sendoff which cost an estimated 2 Million..thats Million folks..
His ashes were part of the fireworks shot off during the festivities..apparently Hunter loved fireworks..the link to the NY Times article is here.

3 people gave us their .02 cents:

John Q. Public esq. said...

hey, I was there...

in spirt anyway, if not lifestyle.

JQP

The Zombieslayer said...

I loved HST. He got Johnny Depp into shooting guns. I have two of his books Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the one I really liked, The Curse of Lono. Both were hilarious. I've also read Better than sex which was good for what it was too.

He was also an avid football fan, which I could appreciate. One of his mantras - never bet against Brett Favre. Favre will go down in history as one of the greatest, because he could single-handedly change the course of the game like no one else can.

Manning was hapless against the Patriots. Favre never gets shut down like that. That proves Favre's a better QB than Manning.

Chick said...

Two of my favorite men were so cool...to have been there...Johnny Depp & Bill Murray...

That's called...going out with style...