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Thursday, February 24, 2005
So, now we get actual content, right? Uh, no, I have to do that whole "work" thing. But here's a story about a Q&A with Hunter S. Thompson from the 70s I got on a mailing list this morning that's been ringing true for reasons that I assume will be obvious.

One moment when he showed us something was when he asked the audience what we were interested in changing in the world. Someone yelled"disco" to a smattering of applause. He shrugged and said, more or less, "is that all that bothers you"? He suggested that there was a solution that involved some gasoline and a getaway car, but he didn't want to be quoted as suggesting people burn the discos. His main point was he didn't think this would help. He seemed genuinely distressed that the young folks present didn't have bigger fish to fry. He said he thought the US would be a short-lived warrior nation, and that was that.

(thanks to Mike J)