Tag Archives: Hunter S. Thompson


For today’s post here’s a hilarious recording of HST calling the AV company that installed his new DVD player. This is priceless. This is also NSFW. Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out more Counter Culture posts.

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Quoting the Counterculture

Milicent Cranor of the Who What Why blog is currently curating a collection of quotes from notable counterculture luminaries including Abbey Hoffman, Ken Kesey, William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson. It’s a fun smart series and one worth catching up and keeping up with. Here’s an excerpt from the Kesey post: Truth doesn’t run [...]

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William Burroughs Paints Without a Gun

As many readers of these here illuminated letters surely know, the great author/Beat ghost/junky/exterminator William S. Burroughs also added the title of “painter” to his resume before his death in 1997. He began painting in his later years while living in Lawrence Kansas, but his relationship with painting and painters began much earlier. I like [...]

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Spend a Day with HST

I couldn’t find a date on this AP article (above) which chronicles a day in the life – and in the cups – with Hunter S. Thompson. His love of Chivas on full display, Thompson also stresses the importance of a big breakfast – what else would one expect from a proud son of the [...]

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Job Hunter (S. Thompson)

Ciao amigos. Ever wonder how to write the perfect cover letter? A great resume can be important to your job search, but a killer cover letter can make – or break – the best first impression. Hey, I’ve got an idea, why not turn to a level-headed, trustworthy hero of professionalism for some advice? Ladies [...]

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Hunter S. Thompson: The Crazy Never Die

Bonjour mes amis, I went on a Hunter S. Thompson binge recently. No good reason, just got a little carried away. I read a couple of biographies and discovered a lot of great videos in the process. Although this is not an official Sleepless Film Festival post, I wanted to share this video. The Crazy [...]

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