The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved #2020

The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved By Hunter S. Thompson The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved This was a seminal sports article by Hunter S Thompson on the Kentucky Derby in Louisville Kentucky first appearing in an issue of Scanlan s Monthly in June of that year Though not known at the
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  • The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved By Hunter S. Thompson This was a seminal sports article by Hunter S Thompson on the 1970 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, first appearing in an issue of Scanlan s Monthly in June of that year Though not known at the time, the article marked the first appearance of gonzo journalism, the style that Thompson came to epitomize through the 1970s.The article s focus is less on the actual racThis was a seminal sports article by Hunter S Thompson on the 1970 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, first appearing in an issue of Scanlan s Monthly in June of that year Though not known at the time, the article marked the first appearance of gonzo journalism, the style that Thompson came to epitomize through the 1970s.The article s focus is less on the actual race itself indeed, Thompson and Steadman could not actually see the race from their standpoint and on the celebration and depravity that surrounds the event, as well as other events in Louisville Thompson s home town in the surrounding days.
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    1. Hunter S. Thompson

      Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind altering substances and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms , his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority He committed suicide in 2005.

    872 thoughts on “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved”

    1. Long before there existed a merchant association s campaign to Keep Louisville Weird, Hunter S Thompson was the living embodiment of the concept a local boy and the alien spawn of its weirdness, a favorite son that his civic parents embraced with the furtive hugs reserved for Black Sheep Heroes welcomes have been reserved for the Ville s respectable alumni Jennifer Lawrence, Diane Sawyer, Colonel Sanders, Muhammad Ali these and others are enshrined in monumental images on the sides of the city [...]


    2. People used to read interesting, informative sometimes funny magazine articles This is one of those articles written by a famous witty writer What I found out about this famous horse race besides the well known fact that there are many addicted gamblers ready to spend their last ten bucks on the dream of winning back some small amount of the fortune they have lost on the horses is how inebriated many of these well dressed people become at the track.


    3. Next year, when spring is in glorious bloom and mid May comes around on Derby weekend, do yourself the favor of downloading or otherwise locating the audiobook version of this Rolling Stone magazine piece which catapulted Thompson into Gonzo Journalism fame Narrated by actor Tim Robbins, with lush, jazzy musical accompaniment by the legendary Bill Frisell, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved captures Thompson in his most hilarious and paranoid vision of a Vietnam era Lexington afternoon, [...]


    4. Quintessential Hunter S Thompson gonzo journalism What I find so interesting about this style of writing is it s hard to tell what s real or not because it all seems so real He apparently submitted this thinking it was a terrible piece of writing and consequently ended up sparking gonzo journalism itself One of the scenes towards the beginning of the story where he met Jimbo at the bar was particularly memorable for me It s just something about fitting every spectator at the Derby into one heuri [...]


    5. Anticlimactic by today s standards but an entertaining article nonetheless Hunter S Thompson is the quintessential outsider who loves to make himself the quintessential insider In his eyes, the Kentucky Derby was never about the horses but rather the real beasts on the stands Hunter Ralph set out to expose the breed of sub humans who attended the derby for what the are only to find out they were just as decadent and depraved as their subjects.Pure Gonzo journalism, worth the read.





    6. There he was, by God a puffy, drink ravaged, disease ridden caricatureke an awful cartoon version of an old snapshot in some once proud mother s family photo album It was the face we d been looking for and it was, of course, my own What started as a generally innocent writing assignment became the benchmark for what would later become Hunter S Thompson s own branding of New Journalism, the self immersive sub genre of Gonzo Journalism characterised by the dark brooding humour, societal wrong doin [...]


    7. Thompson is a crazy man and interestingly enough is from Kentucky This article presents the reader with the worst kind of Southern a drunk, racist, xenophobe and insert additional negative Southern stereotypes here We also discover the article is not only about the Derby but also about the author In reading this, I wonder if my own experiences would ve been the same Did his craziness just attract craziness Also, I wonder what Thompson s childhood was like and did it push him to such debauchery.


    8. I would have loved to see Thompson s face as he toyed with and bewildered the Derby faithful Thompson explains the Derby without explaining it, which makes sense for anyone that s been there and been so far and removed from the action, the horses and physical feats are rendered pointless Booze, gambling, and the mob are head and shoulders above any sort of pageantry.


    9. An interesting little piece and my first delve in Gonzo journalism Thompson s style is a little wacky and not really to my taste, but there is still some good stuff here Definitely influenced some of David Foster Wallace s pieces later on, particularly Big Red Son.


    10. An intense piece of writing, that will surely make you have a good laugh, but when you finish it, and actually realize that this is not fiction, it will make you tremble



    11. The kentucky derby has never been about the horses It is in the stands where the real beasts perform warning salty language


    12. A cute and entertaining little intro to his relationship with Steadman Should have listened to the audio book as someone else had suggested.



    13. Anticlimactic by today s standards, but an article worth reading Edgy with great insights into every conceivable aspect of The Kentucky Derby.



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