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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up "Sounds are the wind and a dull roar..."

"But with the throttle screwed on there is only the barest margin, and no room at all for mistakes. It has to be done right... and that's when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see at a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and a dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it... howling though a turn to the right, then to the left and down the long hill to Pacifica... letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge... The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones that have gone over. The others - the living - are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later."
-Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels

Goddamn. If this book doesn't make you want to buy a motorcycle, you aren't alive.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 11:21 AM
 
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....There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones that have gone over....

Thompson fulfilled his own words last February. He used a shotgun on himself. He was a good writer.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 12:15 PM
 
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Well a shotgun will definately do you in rather then most guns. So it was good thinking upon his part. Messy for others though.

Stick the bbl under your chin, pull the trigger & blow your brains & top of the head out. Quick & sure way to go.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2005, 12:40 PM
 
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Well a shotgun will definately do you in rather then most guns. So it was good thinking upon his part. Messy for others though.

Stick the bbl under your chin, pull the trigger & blow your brains & top of the head out. Quick & sure way to go.
I'm going out of here in a much slower process: A pack of cigs and a pint of Cutty a day. More fun in the long run!
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