Today is the anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson's birth.
In honor of the weird and often wonderful writer and Louisville native, here are a few of my favorite nuggets of his Gonzo wisdom.
- Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.
- The writer must be a participant in the scene... like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.
- Democracy as a system has evolved into something that Thomas Jefferson didn't anticipate.
- As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.
Have a weird, wild, and wonderful weekend, y'all. It's what Dr. Thompson would do.