“Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” was wrapped at the same time as filmmaker Alex Gibney’s last effort, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” an Oscar-winning documentary about the Bush administration’s controversial techniques for interrogating terrorist suspects.“Drearily sententious” — fine phrase. Elsewhere, the aphoristic Galupo attributes to Thompson “a theory and practice of journalism so idiosyncratic as to defy imitation.” And rather than risk an idiosyncratic (if not indeed dreary) descent into inimitable sententiousness, let’s just roll the clip:
Not coincidentally, “Gonzo” is overly pushy with Nixon-Bush and Vietnam-Iraq parallels, but if today’s antiwar left were more like Hunter S. Thompson, perhaps it wouldn’t be such a drearily sententious lot.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?