Monday, August 22, 2005

Not with a whimper, but with a bang


via the BBC

The ashes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson have been blown into the sky from a cannon in Aspen, Colorado.

Friends and admirers had gathered for the event at the writer's US home, six months after he shot himself there.

His ashes were fired from a 150ft tower topped by a red fist with two thumbs - the symbol of Thompson's free-wheeling, first-person gonzo journalism.

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