HST set for lift-off

Final preparations are underway to launch Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes in fireworks shells fired from a cannon on his property in Colorado. The launch is tonight at a private ceremony with about 250 invited guests. At least they found one way the king of gonzo journalism hasn’t previously used to get high.

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now— with somebody— and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.

Hunter S. Thompson, “Fear & Loathing in America,” Sept. 12, 2001

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