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Kyrie Eleison

Hunter S. Thompson killed himself on Sunday. May God have mercy on him.

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  1. Jonathan Webb says

    A personal hero of mine. The greatest pure wordsmith of his generation who tragically believed his own myth.

  2. Jonathan Potter says

    I like that he was friends with Patrick Buchanan. And that he once typed out The Great Gatsby as a literary exercise. And if SK is right about comedy being the incognito of faith, then he had that in spades, too.

  3. He had a tremendous influence on modern letters. Look at writers like P.J. O’Rourke, David Sedaris and Randall Sullivan; the journalist as subject. More significant is how he influenced the voice of modern literature.

  4. Rufus McCain says

    He put the ear in fear and the oat in loathing.

  5. Henri Young says

    It pisses me off that he offed himself. I thought he had more grit and grace than that. Look at the pope. Now there’s courage for you — keeping on keeping on.

  6. Jonathan Webb says

    Amen.

  7. Jonathan Webb says

    Regardless of divorce and health problems, he should have hung on being his ornery self. Only, more ornery, throwing colastomy bags at Airline Attendents etc.

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