Saturday, August 20, 2005 via AP Wire
Friends, kin ready to blast Gonzo's ashesROBERT WELLER
WOODY CREEK, Colo. - Bill Murray, George McGovern and dozens of Hunter S. Thompson's friends gathered Saturday to give the iconoclastic journalist an unsolemn farewell, with blow-up dolls, liquor and a tower built to blast his ashes into the sky.
'He loved explosions,' explained his wife, Anita Thompson.
She said the tower, shrouded by tarps for days, was modeled after Thompson's Gonzo logo: a clenched fist, made symmetrical with two thumbs, rising from the hilt of a dagger.
The counterculture author's ashes, intermingled with fireworks, were to be fired from it Saturday evening in a field between Thompson's home and a tree-covered canyon wall.
Security guards kept reporters and the public away from the writer's Owl Farm compound Saturday as the 250 invited guests arrived, but Thompson's fans scouted the surrounding hills for the best view of the celebration of the author's life.
'We just threw a gallon of Wild Turkey in the back and headed west,' said Kevin Coy, who drove from Chester, W.Va., with a friend. 'We came to pay our respects. I was a big fan of Hunter as a writer. His straight journalism - straight as he can do it - really impressed me.'
Or Maybe That Should Be: Welcome Me Back!My laptop's hard disk died again Friday, so I spent the weekend (with the help of Joel and Jesse) rebuilding it. So I've lost all th software and bookmarks I used to have and had to download my email software again...
That means that I lost my "Approved Senders" list of emailers who I actually know, so you should send me an email so I can approve you again. Hear that, Meg and Stu? Send me an email! posted by Gary Williams at 11:17 AM | link |
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Sunday, August 14, 2005 via Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
we-have-a-code-yellow-people-this-is-not-a-drill-omg-freak-out dept.Juha-Matti Laurio writes 'Internet Storm Center's Diary reported today: Due to a number of very well working Windows exploits for this weeks patch set, and the zero-day Veritas exploit, we decided to turn the Infocon to yellow. The following Internet Threat Level meters are at level 2/4 because of Windows Plug and Play vulnerability's several exploit codes too: Symantec ThreatCon as a part of global DeepSight Threat Management System saying Increased alertness and Internet Security Systems X-Force with Increased vigilance at AlertCon.' posted by Gary Williams at 6:24 PM | link |