fear and loathing on tv

May 6, 2003

I don’t know how I became a Hunter S. Thompson fan at 13, but he never ceases to amaze me. Watching him on the Conan O’Brian show was utterly good TV. Seeing him stumble from behind the curtain, drink in tow, was possible one of the best scenes on TV.

They had a rehash of Conan shooting automatic rifles with HST, probably once Hunter had enough of a buzz on. Then again, Hunter probably hasn’t been without a buzz since the Carter Administration. Nothing against the man, he’s a hell of a writer. But I think something about him and Keith Richards, kills the illusion that drinking and drugs kill. Maybe it’s the alcoholic Atkins diet?