Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I am mad as hell...

I am just pissed!

I logged onto one of my linux systems and my "fortune" was a quote from Hunter S. Thompson...

Todays weirdness is tomorrows reason why.
-- H.S. Thompson

...and to make matters worse I then SSHed to another system and the "fortune" there was by H.S. himself... (Quoted below...) So, why am I mad as hell? Pissed? Because the dumb SOB went and blew his brains out instead of becoming the GonzoBlogger that he should have become.

What could possibly been more natural than Hunter S. Thompson blogging?

Quick, get your lawyer and a quart of EverClear...and BLOG this!

After two or three weeks of this madness, you begin to feel As One with
the man who said, "No news is good news." In twenty-eight papers, only
the rarest kind of luck will turn up more than two or three articles of
any interest... but even then the interest items are usually buried
deep around paragraph 16 on the jump (or "Cont. on ...") page...

The Post will have a story about Muskie making a speech in Iowa. The
Star will say the same thing, and the Journal will say nothing at all.
But the Times might have enough room on the jump page to include a line
or so that says something like: "When he finished his speech, Muskie
burst into tears and seized his campaign manager by the side of the
neck. They grappled briefly, but the struggle was kicked apart by an
oriental woman who seemed to be in control."

Now that's good journalism. Totally objective; very active and
straight to the point.
-- Hunter S. Thompson, "Fear and Loathing '72"

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