Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bedtime for Gonzo

Well, at long last, the loved ones of Hunter S. Thompson have said farewell to the great writer in a manner fitting with his sense of decorum.
WOODY CREEK, Colorado (AP) -- With a deafening boom, the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson were blown into the sky amid fireworks late Saturday as relatives and a star-studded crowd bid an irreverent farewell to the founder of "gonzo journalism".

As the ashes erupted from a tower, red, white, blue and green fireworks lit up the sky over Thompson's home near Aspen.


The private celebration included actors Bill Murray and Johnny Depp, rock bands, blowup dolls and plenty of liquor to honor Thompson, who killed himself six months ago at the age of 67.

It seems Hunter S. Thompson and I had similar desires for our memorial services. He wanted to be shot into the sky, while I've requested that my body be shot from a cannon into Bill O'Reilly's crotch. Repeatedly.

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