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Insights from the Counterculture: Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait
Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait

By Milicent Cranor,whowhatwhy.com –

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

Rush Limbaugh… is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival—the freaks who bite the heads off chickens—but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people.

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world—bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are whores for power and oil with hate and fear in our hearts.

All the blood is drained out of democracy—it dies—when only half the population votes.

There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

This is the horror of American politics today—not that Richard Nixon and his fixers have been crippled, convicted, indicted, disgraced and even jailed—but that the only available alternatives are not much better; the same dim collection of burned-out hacks who have been fouling the air with gibberish for the last twenty years.

What a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers…

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.

Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits—a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.

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Worldwide Hippies Digest Friday: Hunter S. Thompson, Disintegrating Art and Only in America can a…

viagra ukpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ />A gonzo look at the Derby, courtesy of Hunter S. Thompson
BY RICH COPLEY,rcopley@herald-leader.com – Among recent new releases by Jason Mraz, Train and Birdy dropped this curiosity: The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved, a dramatizion of Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 article that pioneered gonzo journalism.

It just sat there on my Spotify cue for a week or two until I finally hit play. I was quickly transfixed by Hal Willner’s production featuring Tim Robbins as the author and music by Bill Frisell.

Gonzo journalism lays aside any pretension of objectivity, usually placing the reporter at the center of the action recounting his or her experiences. It’s more commonly thought of in conjunction with towns such as Las Vegas and subjects such as hippies in the 1970s. But anyone whose ever spent a first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs can easily imagine Thompson would have plenty of fodder for his story at the Derby, particularly with him and his British illustrator Ralph Steadman gallivanting through the exclusive suites and the infield, liberally imbibing mint juleps.

The story starts with Thompson landing in Louisville and quickly being chastised by a Derby regular (played by Dr. John) for ordering a margarita. More…

Okanagan festival showcases a design destined for disintegration
By Jennifer Smith – Kelowna Capital News – A new piece of public art is scheduled to disintegrate beginning next weekend.

Skilfully planned by cane artist Annabel Stanley, the spherical pyramid—a nod to the roundness of the earth and it’s home at Summerhill Pyramid Winery—will be, for lack of a better term, rotting away for the next year or two.

“It comes from the earth, then it’s created and then it goes back to the earth,” explained Stanley, a former florist who began working on natural art pieces when she owned a flower shop in New Zealand.

This new sculpture is inspired by environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy’s land art—the British sculptor creates pieces from the natural surroundings found on a site often photography the piece to preserve a fleeting existence—and is a creation of the Cool Arts Society.

Over the last couple of weekends a team of adults with developmental disabilities, and the volunteers who work with them on art projects, have carefully assembled the structure out of cuttings from the Summerhill vineyard, under Stanley’s direction. More…

Come, Let Us Reason Together Things look foolish to wise

By: W. Flemon McIntosh, Jr. | Morganton News Herald – Things are looking dim to many of us from the old school. Church people are alarmed at what is going on around them, and many are asking questions everyday as to what is the world coming too.

Since many of you requested this information again, we will give it to you with some minor revision. Here goes.

Only in America … can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance!

Only in America. … are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink!

Only in America … do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions!

Only in America. … do people order double cheeseburgers, a large fry and a diet coke!

Only in America … do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters!

Only in America. … do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and leave useless pieces of junk in the garage! More…