Trailer for H.S.T. Documentary, “Gonzo”

Well the Cool Kids beat me to it again. No bother. Here’s the trailer for the creatively-titled Hunter S. Thompson documentary by Academy Award-winning director, Alex Gibney (Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side). Anyone with “intense pretensions to the literary arts” is invited to join me at the theater when it comes out.


They’ve Broken Our Code

I ran across a comment in this very old post on Gawker that exposes all of us unliterate-types.

“A helpful tip to get through life is that anyone who quotes Hunter S. Thompson, or claims him as their ‘favourite’ author is full of bullshit. It’s code for unliterate people who have intense pretentions to the literary arts.” – Alfonso X. Alfonse

I’m not one to defend the dregs of reality TV, per se, but here’s my helpful tip to get through life: anyone who proudly uses his first name twice or feels compelled to post faux-intellectual comments in a pompous attempt to serve his own ego (on Gawker of all places!), or use the term “literary arts” obviously has intense pretensions to being an insufferable douche.

Whatever. The interview above and following quote is for said douche:

Fuck England,” I said. “This is Middle America. These people regard what you’re doing to them as a brutal, bilious insult” – The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved