Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Best Rejection Letter EVER! Rumored To Be From The Late, GREAT Hunter S. Thompson

I'd like to think this is how Mr. Thompson would have reacted to Mark Halperin's and John Heileman's Game Change, especially after a chapter title that begins with "Fear And Loathing ..." and what I strongly suspect is a fake composite men's room scene, which is liberally borrowed from the incomparable, original Gonzo masterpiece, Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail. There's homage, there's borrowing, and there's "appropriation." In the end, it all depends on the ethics of those doing the plagiarizing. It helps when the gun-toting genius is dead. What are the odds he'll get a single line of acknowledgment when the movie comes out?

Here's the story, and here's the rejection letter believed to have been penned by Hunter S. Thompson:

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