We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — hunter s thompson

| Danielle Vincent

The Hunt for the American Dream: A Scavenger Hunt for my 30th Birthday

In January 2005, 25 or so of my friends agreed to come to Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate my 30th birthday. We rented out several rooms in The Stardust, a now-gone hotel on the Strip, conveniently proximate to Circus Circus (see Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Our mission: to find The American Dream. Our method: a great scavenger hunt containing all the elements that make up the American Dream (cultural diversity, grandmas asleep at the slots, a margarita served in the largest liquid receptacle available at a bar -- in our case, the coffee pot--,  pic...

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| Danielle Vincent

Kissing My Hero / Kissing a 70 Year Old Man: Meeting Hunter S. Thompson in Los Angeles

In honor of the Hunter S. Thompson Clean Getaway Subscription Box going out tomorrow (was supposed to go out today, but as usual things are a little late), here is the story of one of the most significant moments of my life. An ad in The LA Weekly I was...

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| Danielle Vincent

I waited my whole life for this moment: The Ultimate Tribute to my Favorite American Hero

He may not be everyone's idea of a hero, but he sure is mine.Why is Hunter S. Thompson my hero? No, it isn't his reckless lifestyle, ample consumption of bourbon and cigarettes, wildly enthusiastic use of fast vehicles and powerful firearms, or confusingly potentially-lethal quantity of mind-altering substances. Sure, those are all admirable on some level, but there are hundreds (if not thousands) of deadbeats on Hollywood Boulevard pursuing that heavy dream.Thompson is my hero because of his vision and his writing. Because of the relentless and ruthless dedication to the truth.After his coverage of the 1972 Presidential election forRolling Stone, McGovern's campaign manager called his reporting "the least factual, most accurate account" of the election.His writing reflects the same kind of hopeless optimism and grim resignation that we see today in "The Daily Show."He covered a time when America was recovering from slap after slap in its patriotic face. Our...

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Point / Counterpoint: Beautiful Skin vs. Exciting Life

[caption id="attachment_11505" align="alignleft" width="200"] Doesn't this look fun?![/caption] Point: Tips for beautiful skin! "For most of us, the most common and unfortunate side effect of skin problems is isolation. We don't want to be seen the way we look. You can hide a lot of physical flaws, but not acne....

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