An American journalist and author who wrote The Rum Diary (1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971), The Curse of Lono (1983) and many other books. Thompson is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism. He is known for his lifelong use of drugs and alcohol, his love of firearms and his contempt for authoritarianism. He committed suicide on this day in 2005 at the age of 67, but Raoul Duke lives on forever.
Happy Presidents Day! I think we’re supposed to be observing George Washington’s birthday today. Though some say the holiday is meant to commemorate all U.S. Presidents, or at least honor Washington and Abraham Lincoln and/or Thomas Jefferson. Whatever. I still have to go to work today. As the Good Doctor would say, “Mahalo.”