Happy Birthday Hunter

Hunter S. Thompson, a journalist who created gonzo journalism, would have turned 72 today.

Thompson wrote numerous books including “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72,” “Hell’s Angels” and “The Rum Diary.”

He also wrote for many well known publications.

Gonzo journalism involves having the writer immerse themselves in the story so much to the point where they become a central figure in it.

“The Rum Diary” was also one of the reasons I wanted to become a writer.

“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing,” Hunter in “The Rum Diary”