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Football Season Is Over

H.S. Thompson's suicide note, titled "Football Season Is Over", published by Rolling Stone.

No more games. No more bombs. No more walking. No more fun. No more swimming.
67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am
always bitchy. No fun--for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old
age. Relax--this won't hurt.

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sad_soliloquy
May. 22nd, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
omfg is fucking love h.s.thompson! did iva tell you what i did on this year's february 20th? did you read 'fear and loathing in las vegas'?
liiac
May. 22nd, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
how do you like his life?
sad_soliloquy
May. 22nd, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
he's been some strange kid, huh? i think he's been pretty crazy, but in a good way if you know what i mean. i don't remember, was that him who said 'i wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and all the rock and roll stuff that goes with it, but it has always worked out for me, so..' ? or something like that. i think it was him. i mean .. i don't think his lifestyle would have worked out nowadays, because ..i dunno ... the drugs are not what they were in the 70s, the society isn't .. and all this crap. take a look at the fucking pete doherty ('the libertines').. i wished i could get the gonzo papers from somewhere, i'd like to read them. i only read (and watched)(and loved)'fear and loathing in las vegas', which was quite (lol. i'm all about understatement) impressive. i started reading 'the rum diary', but i couldn't finish it since it wasn't mine and i had to give it back before i had the time to get done with it.
but all in all, i think he has been a brave, outstanding, strange and crazy person. oh and funny. he was damn funny.

what do you think of him/his life/his writings/his beliefs blah?

P.S.: i just realized in my first comment, the 'is' was supposed to be an 'i'. that way it would actually make sense. lol

P.P.S.: if you should see iva somewhere, tell her i said hi, will you? thanks.
liiac
May. 23rd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thompson is some kind of hero for me. His aggressive way of carnage with social foolishness and ignorance charms me sometimes. He was brave fighter though he went too far sometimes. I know very few people of his generation who could take as sober view of things that happened in the political world in 60s and 70s, as Thompson did. He felt ambiguity and falsity of the world but also believed in incredible freedom of the young minds that time. I am sorry for he was not understood. I have hundreds of Thompson’s books and articles, video materials and interviews. Unfortunately most of them in English. I am trying to translate them for Russian guys because I still hope that someone will appreciate this person. After all the way Dr. Gonzo saw the world we live in is relevant today, you should just look deeper.
You are right about the fraise – it belongs to Thompson. Hunter wrote that his reckless drug past had become a heavy mark on his reputation. Drugs have never seemed to him like something resolving all the problems, but in nevertheless it was suitable way to see himself and the public in the other, perhaps more honest, color. And I can’t disagree with this. Drug culture is (maybe) outdated and lost its former romance. Any way I know few methods to set my mind free better than using drugs. The main thing is to prevent drugs from becoming a tragedy. It often happens with human, I mean us.
P.S. I told Iva you said hi - and she told me to tell you she said thanks)
sad_soliloquy
May. 23rd, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
why did you delete that other comment? well anyways, no, nothing bad happened. i was just all sad and a bit angry because nobody in my school gave a damn about him and all. well, but that's not the point. i was just all weird on that day and wrote his name all over my hands and everybody kept asking me who that is and why i would do something as weird as that. and i kept telling people about him. it was like .. a way to spread a word about him and all. lol. nobody was really interested in his work though. which was sad, but oh well. screw them, i thought. :)
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