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    Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Per cnn.com
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    OMG.

    He was the voice of a generation.

    A sick and twisted voice, but an icon of my generation.
    George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Whoa...

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    In his prime, he was magnificant.

    RIP, Gonzo journalism.
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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Oh wow. I just don't even know what to say.

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    Man, I'm feeling old right now.
    George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

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    WOW.

    Wow. How sad.

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Oh man. That is sad news. I hate to say it, but not totally unexpected.

    RIP Hunter, maybe you'll find peace now.

    The motel of lost companions,
    Waits with heated pool and bar

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Surprising but not really. I just read a column by him the other day on ESPN.com. Very sad indeed. Loved his writing especially the political stuff.
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    With his fascination for guns, I'm thinking he went out like Hemmingway.
    George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

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    My favorite piece was his Kentucky Derby story. If you want to read a good sampler of his best stuff, buy "The Great Shark Hunt"
    George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Wow just horrible news. One of my favorite writers ever. I was just wondering about him the other day he used to write for ESPN's website a lot and had not written much at all the last 3 or 4 months.

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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    My favorite piece was his Kentucky Derby story. If you want to read a good sampler of his best stuff, buy "The Great Shark Hunt"
    That was great stuff. I liked "Shark Hunt" and "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail". I know it's not supposed to be one of his classics but I liked "Generation of Swine".
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    Re: Hunter S. Thompson Dead - Probably suicide

    This is very strange for me. My wife and I sat down and watched the movie "The Whole Wide World" for the first time tonight. When it was over, I logged onto RedsZone and found out this news.

    Warning: Major movie spoiler ahead...




    What's strange about that? Well, the movie The Whole Wide World is the true story of author Robert Howard. The movie ends with Howard's suicide.

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