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Hunter S. Thompson’s Daily Routine

Holy crap.

If Hunter S. Thompson had treated his body well, I’m guessing he could’ve been an Olympic athlete–since he lived until 67 while doing this to himself.

Thompson doesn’t have a book on the Time list, but you might know him from having written Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell’s Angels, and creating what is now called “Gonzo Journalism.”

Even if it’s only halfway truthful, wow. As crazy and morbidly fascinating and sad as this is, you’ve got to love the entry for 6 a.m.

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(Via: Julia Segal)

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Brandon #

    That’s … a lot of cocaine.

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    January 14, 2013
  2. Olof #

    Also a master of marketing himself… Wouldn’t want all writers to match his drug comsumption but I think many could benefit from a brilliant pr-strategy (chock and awe) that keeps people talking about you forever. Even years after your death.

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    January 14, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on ateqmaleq.

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    January 14, 2013
  4. bba #

    And let’s not forget, it wasn’t like Hunter’s body finally gave out on him at 67. If he didn’t take things into his own hands, he’d probably still be going strong.

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    January 14, 2013
  5. I got a little nauseous reading it. Can’t believe he made it through the day without a trip to the ER.

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    January 14, 2013
  6. That 7 pm entry is pretty awesome. When was this written?

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    January 14, 2013
    • I honestly don’t know. I saw it on a couple of sites last week. Looks fairly old to me, maybe when it was during his heyday.

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      January 14, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on Isabeau Jane | My Digital Fingerprints and commented:
    Whoah! You really need that much cocaine?

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    January 14, 2013
  8. Thompson was a writer, so whether this was meant as a PR ploy or to prove he had the strongest constitution on the planet, it’s anyone’s guess, I’m not sure I would consider this completely factual. If you were under that much “influence,” it would be hard to keep track of time. Isn’t that reason he missed the Rumble in the Jungle, although he was supposed to cover the match?

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    January 14, 2013
    • Yeah, but the AP reported it, and they are always truthful, right? Kidding. Like I said, even if it’s half true, that’s a lot of cocaine. Maybe this is just one day in his life, more so than a picture of what every day looked like.

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      January 15, 2013
      • And now I’m wondering if the list was just “wishful thinking” on his part. :o) In any case, the man was definitely a walking drug/liquor store.

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        January 15, 2013
  9. Brian #

    Definitely funny to read, but an extreme exaggeration, I’m sure. However, I have heard great stories of him going for early morning runs while his guests slept it off.

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    January 14, 2013
    • Justin n #

      no exaggeration. he was a true addict by the late ’70’s.

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      February 1, 2013
  10. This is fantastic, a perfect working day! I jest of course but as you say it is morbidly fascinating. How much of it is fact, and how much fiction? even if the truth lies somewhere in the middle it’s still pretty wild.

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    January 15, 2013
  11. Grass to take the edge off! HAHAHAHA!

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    January 15, 2013
  12. Reblogged this on Exploring New Perspectives and commented:
    There’s a reason the world is still infatuated with HST.

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    January 15, 2013
  13. The book has a copyright date of 1992 and it’s noted that it’s largely fiction. The only accurate parts are the quotes at the end of the book 😀

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    January 16, 2013
    • Ha! Great research, Mutant. That explains some stuff. I guess it was kind of a satirical look at what a Thompson day might be. Maybe it’s only 1/2 true.

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      January 16, 2013
  14. Cocaine and food? Guy was a champ.

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    January 23, 2013
  15. Have seen his cover letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun. One of my favorite lines: “I can work 25 hours a day if necessary, live on any reasonable salary, and don’t give a black damn for job security, office politics, or adverse public relations.”

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    January 24, 2013
    • Justin n #

      the man was a true beast-master along the lines of dylan. none of that article was false. and by the late 70’s was most likely a daily routine till he died. I greatly admire the man. the best writing I’ve ever read.

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      February 1, 2013

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