Blasting Hunter S. Thompson from a cannon seems appropriate both for those who loved him and those who hated him.
From The Courier-Journal:
A meadow near Aspen, Colo., is being prepped with a Statue of Liberty-sized tower containing a cannon that will pepper the sky next month with the cremated remains of Hunter S. Thompson, a Louisville native.
A Beverly Hills, Calif., events planner hired by actor Johnny Depp -- a native of Owensboro, Ky. -- is pulling together details of the private send-off that will culminate in Thompson's ashes being blasted from the top of a 150-foot temporary tower behind Thompson's Owl Farm home in Woody Creek near Aspen. The event will take place Aug. 20, the six-month anniversary of Thompson's suicide.
Although I have
serious reservations regarding the celebration of suicide, I could be placated if Johnny Depp crawled into the cannon with Thompson's ashes. Depp may have retracted his anti-American comments, but I believe he only did it because people got mad and he knew it would affect his popularity at the box office.
Thanks for another brilliant laugh. I love the way you Americans can always turn any converstational issue and turn it into a jab at any semi-liberal minded American.
See, I am also a Johnny Depp fan, as I was also a huge admirer of the Duke of Gonzo himself. Thompson especially, was never scared to speak his mind about the sad state of affairs inside your so-called "United" States of America. The land of the free and the home of the shit scared little patriots.
It wouldn't be any use to try and axplain to you that the "freedom" your country has been using as an excuse to invade and burn countries halfway around the world, is also inherent to your own society. If an actor or public figure therefore has the decency to make a public comment about the sad state of affairs in America (especially concerning the war peddling retard at the head of the country) it is part of his own freedom to be able to make such a comment and not be labelled anti-American.
But let's not turn this into an argument. Let's just point at you and laugh.
Fear, loathing and a little bit more fear... God, you've got to love the good old You Ess of Aye!
Posted by: Melt on July 27, 2005 09:56 PM