19th Nervous Breakdown

Robert Love edited the late Hunter S Thompson and lived to tell the tale:

“I came to understand that the word “deadline” was actually Hunter’s code for a two- to three-week red-zone standoff against the exigencies of publishing. My goal was the opposite: to bring in a finished article before fatigue and entropy finished us off.”

And:

“Then there was his homemade photocopied stationery, which combined lurid photos, tabloid headlines, and other media detritus that struck his fancy. Where they came from I never found out, and I never asked why, but for weeks at a time all the pages arriving at the office were typed under a letterhead that said:

VULTURES ATTACK FUNERAL AND EAT THE CORPSE!

or
CONFIDENTIAL
OPEN AT ONCE
FROZEN SEMEN

or

MAN SUCKED THROUGH 11-INCH WATER PIPE

or

FORGET THE SHRIMP, HONEY,
I’M COMING HOME WITH THE CRABS

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