You read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – congrats, that’s a tick in the ‘cool’ box.
You watched the movie adaptation with Johnny Depp – congrats, we approve.
One thing you probably haven’t watched is Hunter S. Thompson’s interview on Conan O’Brien’s show from back in 2003, when (I’m guessing) his publicists forced him to punt his new book, Kingdom of Fear, on later night TV.
You know he hated every second of this, but it’s still worth a watch:
I don’t want to sound like I’m trying too hard but you need to read Hell’s Angels, it’s absolute magic.
More footage from the pair’s gun-shooting excursion:
He actually appeared a few times on David Letterman’s show, but this is my favourite from 1987:
Fancy a look at what made Hunter tick? Spoiler – it was drugs:
You may remember that Hunter requested his ashes be shot out of a cannon, so let’s watch that one play out:
At least he didn’t ask that a relative snort them, a la Keith Richards.
RIP Hunter, you were here for a good time, not a long time.