Dead Like De La.

"Bush is a natural-born loser with a filthy-rich daddy who pimped his son out to rich oil-mongers. He hates music, football and sex, in no particular order, and he is no fun at all."Hunter S Thompson, Oct. 20th, 2004

RIP John peel. Who will play "silly jungle" and The Fall records now?

So, they managed to lose 380 tons of explosives in Iraq. Expect super-slaughter over the next seven days. This is going to be the bloodiest week yet. They offed 49 Iraqi soldiers innit. Well, you would, wouldn't you?

I almost forgot about Hunter. Hunter was my favourite, ever since that windy afternon in Birmingham when katy gave me a creased old copy of Fear And Loathing and I devoured it all in one sitting, on a bench outside Hooters.

"If Nixon were running for president today, he would be seen as a "liberal" candidate, and he would probably win," writes the Doc in Rolling Stone. "He was a crook and a bungler, but what the hell? Nixon was a barrel of laughs compared to this gang of thugs from the Halliburton petroleum organization who are running the White House today -- and who will be running it this time next year, if we (the once-proud, once-loved and widely respected "American people") don't rise up like wounded warriors and whack those lying petroleum pimps out of the White House on November 2nd.

Nixon hated running for president during football season, but he did it anyway. Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him.

You bet. Richard Nixon would be my Man. He was a crook and a creep and a gin-sot, but on some nights, when he would get hammered and wander around in the streets, he was fun to hang out with. He would wear a silk sweat suit and pull a stocking down over his face so nobody could recognize him. Then we would get in a cab and cruise down to the Watergate Hotel, just for laughs."