On Hunter S Thompson

February 28th, 2005

My friend Dianne rang me with the news. “Your hero has killed himself!”

“Holy shit! Not John Laws!? How will I cope, hell, how will the whole of Sydney deal with the loss of the great Golden Microphone? I’ll sure miss the dulcet tones of that timeless baritone polluting the AM airwaves with all of his right-wing drivel. Who the fuck’s going to be Keeping the Dream Alive now?”

“No, Hunter S Thompson!” she corrected.

“Has HST got a job rockin the mike at 2UE? There’s hope yet.”

“HST has killed himself!”

“Oh, I already knew that …”

“Ok, bye.” She hung up.

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