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Bikers on snow in Paris

by Robert R. KEBBI
Bikers on snow in Paris

Bikers on snow in Paris

HDR photo of  bikers on the Paris Snow illustrated by a quote from Hunter S. Thompson

« Buy the ticket, take the ride »

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was a journalist and a writer of American rebellious temperament, partying and provocative. He invented the principle of gonzo journalism, investigative method based on immersion in an environment, not hesitating to take drugs and alcohol when necessary, writing the story in the first person without seeking objectivity. He committed suicide February 20, 2005, at his home in Aspen, Colorado. This is the actor Johnny Depp (who played Hunter Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) which, according to Thompson’s widow, has funded the ceremony and heard the desire of the author scattering his ashes from a cannon at the top a tower that the writer had built during his campaign for election to the sheriff of Aspen.

About Hunter S. Thompson :

Hell’s Angels. In 1965, Carey McWilliams, editor of The Nation, hired Thompson to write a story about the California-based Hells Angels* motorcycle club. After the article appeared (on May 17, 1965), Thompson received several book offers and spent the next year living and riding with the gang. The relationship broke down when the bikers perceived that Thompson was exploiting them for personal gain and demanded a share of the profits from his writings. An argument at a party resulted in a savage beating for Thompson (or « stomping », as the Angels referred to it). Random House published the hard cover Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in 1966, and the fight between Thompson and the Angels was well-marketed. CBC Television even broadcast an encounter between Thompson and Hells Angel Skip Workman before a live studio audience.

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