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ORAC
6th Apr 2005, 13:42
DENVER, Colorado (AP) --

Hunter S. Thompson's ashes will be blasted from a cannon mounted inside a 53-foot-high (16.15 meter-high) sculpture of the journalist's "gonzo fist" emblem, his wife said Tuesday. The cannon shot, planned sometime in August on the grounds of his Aspen-area home, will fulfill the writer's long-cherished wish.

"It's expensive, but worth every penny," Anita Thompson said. "I'd like to have several explosions. He loved explosions."...

The cannon shot will be part of a larger public celebration of Thompson's life. Some details remain to be worked out, including the exact date, what kind of cannon will be used and the specifics of the gonzo fist, his wife said.

She said the gonzo fist will be mounted on a 100-foot pillar, making the monument 153 feet (46.63 meters) high. It will resemble Thompson's personal symbol, a fist on an upthrust forearm, sometimes with "Gonzo" emblazoned across it......

Buster Hyman
6th Apr 2005, 13:50
She could've just left the body out in the sun for a few days...if he liked explosions!:ugh: :yuk:

Rushton
6th Apr 2005, 13:56
And Damien Hurst will be there to catch the ashes so he can display them as "art"

airship
6th Apr 2005, 13:59
At least he didn't have to go through life with a fist stuck up his @ss...

http://www.dvdscan.com/muppet_5.jpg

image source: http://www.dvdscan.com/muppet_5.jpg

Rushton
6th Apr 2005, 14:02
At least he didn't have to go through life with a fist stuck up his @ss...

Don't knock it until you've tried it

airship
6th Apr 2005, 14:07
He does look kinda happy here I suppose but I worry about the permanently protuding eyeballs though...

http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_megagonzo_1.jpg

image source http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_megagonzo_1.jpg

Jerricho
6th Apr 2005, 16:54
And all those chickens he stuffed.........

Mac the Knife
6th Apr 2005, 19:22
Hunter was one of the great originals.

Another link to the crazy 60's gone....

I'd suggest an ATOMIC CANNON -- http://www.vce.com/grable.html

airship
7th Apr 2005, 19:23
If you turn that Happy Gonzo pic 180, the lower half has a remarkable resemblance to another part of the anatomy... :E

Jerricho
7th Apr 2005, 19:29
Hey you're right.

It looks just like a foot :E

Or maybe 10 inches.........