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For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.

Hunter S. Thompson has long been one of my favourite authors, artists, and idols. He stood for much more than his profession called for and in the end he garnered a cult following not only for his writing and art but for himself as well.

Recognized for his trademark cigarette holder and rarely seen without a tumbler of whiskey in hand, he pursued life to the fullest extent and had a knack for pressingly sticking up for what he believed in.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

If you’re interest in learning more about one of the most interesting men alive in the last 100 years, I recommend picking up a book or two by him. Once you’re done with them, maybe look into¬†The Joke’s Over by long-time friend and excellent illustrator Ralph Steadman (he illustrated Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas as well as other Hunter Thompson)

Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget that you come from a long line of truth-seekers, lovers & warriors