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Hunter S. Thompson
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Rank: George The Dude
Nominated by The Dude

Special Selection July 09

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. "  from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson

Sometimes to understand a life, you must start at the end.  At Hunter S. Thompson's funeral, his ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 153-foot tower of his own design (in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button) to the tune of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" and Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man.

We all are the stars of of our own stories, but Hunter S. Thompson's story just might be a little more interesting.  Creator of Gonzo Journalism, Thompson has written himself into history.  This controversial 20th century writer lived his life on the fringes of society and reported about it in his own literary style.  Critics can debate the quality of his work and the ethics of his choices but that may be the point that he is worth talking about.

This is a man who ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado on the "Freak Power" ticket, on a platform of legalizing marijuana and putting for-profit pot dealers in the stocks. 

 

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THE COUCH DRESS
Rank: A Very Model of a Modern Major General Ivana B. Awesome
Nominated by Ivana B. Awesome

3rd Place October 08

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Rank: George The Dude
The Dude commented ( about Hunter S. Thompson ) on 7/6/2009
Hunter S. Thompson is my favorite nominee I've ever sent in. I'm so thrilled to see him in this venue and to see how he'll stack up. I think the only other nominee I'm really enamored with this month is MST3K. reply high five

Rank: Klinger Jack McTanner
Jack McTanner replied to The Dude on 7/27/2009
Oh my goodness, you must be so conflicted right now. reply high five

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Awesomealot replied to Jack McTanner on 7/27/2009
I know I am! This is a hard choice! reply high five

Anonymous commented ( about The Couch Dress ) on 10/12/2008
Can I get that in purple?? reply high five


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