Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Right on time, National Review posts a pathetic "good riddance" piece on Hunter S. Thompson. Demonstrating once again the pop culture tone-deafness that has endeared NR to cranky old rich white men everywhere, the poor writer brought in to do the hack job couldn't even get Thompson's motto correct. The correct quote is "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

Somewhat surprisingly, Tom Wolfe turns in one of the best obituaries for Thompson that I've read, nominating him as "the century's greatest comic writer in the English language."

Steve Gilliard also has an excellent commentary on Thompson, his significance in modern journalism, and how Thompson's work relates to the blog phenomenon.

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