It was Saturday night in America, and I felt like a native son.

If Sunday is the Lord's day, then Saturday belongs to the Devil. It is the only night of the week when he gives out Free passes to the Late show at the Too Much Fun Club.

Some people will tell you that slow is good–but Im here to tell you that fast is better. Ive always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba

Wishing all of you degenerate pig fuckers a Safe & Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸 t.co/fGQKkqv9oQ

I think I’ll load up on mescaline & drive into town for the action—lock into a ringside seat by a window in the Jerome Hotel tavern and watch the annual police riot.

Wonderful. Who could ask for a better show on this fine American Holiday?

July 4—curfews, posses, jeeps full of drunken cowboys with shotguns, local realtors & sheepherders wearing Notre Dame football jackets ganging up on young longhairs, huge dynamite blasts on Little Nell & hand-grenades in the Woodlander bar …

What sells, today, is whatever Fucks You Up - whatever short-circuits your brain and grounds it out for the longest possible time.

It was mainly a matter of life-style, a sense of obligation and even duty.

We were the Menace - not in disguise, but stone-obvious drug abusers, with a flagrantly cranked-up act that we intended to push all the way to the limit...

It was a pretty pure experience that turned into a very pure piece of writing. It’s as good as The Great Gatsby and better than The Sun Also Rises.

I would classify it, in Truman Capote’s words, as a nonfiction novel in that almost all of it was true or did happen. I warped a few things, but it was a pretty accurate picture. It was an incredible feat of balance more than literature. That’s why I called it Fear and Loathing.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a masterwork. However, true Gonzo journalism as I conceive it shouldn’t be rewritten.

I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively.… For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words.

I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem.

The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.

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Toootim

מסטודון היא רשת חברתית חופשית, מבוססת תוכנה חופשית ("קוד פתוח"). כאלטרנטיבה בלתי ריכוזית לפלטפרומות המסחריות, מסטודון מאפשרת להמנע מהסיכונים הנלווים להפקדת התקשורת שלך בידי חברה יחידה. שמת את מבטחך בשרת אחד — לא משנה במי בחרת, תמיד אפשר לדבר עם כל שאר המשתמשים. לכל מי שרוצה יש את האפשרות להקים שרת מסטודון עצמאי, ולהשתתף ברשת החברתית באופן חלק.