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samantha connolly

samantha connolly
Name:
GEORGE WASHINGTON!
Age:
28
Gender:
Female
Location:
you spelled "skates" wrong.

Member since September 25th, 2005

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About

i'm SAMANTHA. and i sure do love it when people call me that (:

i love max bemis a whole lot. and i don't eat animals. my friends know who they are. and i always like making new ones!


On August 20, 2005, in a private ceremony, Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 153-foot tower of his own design (in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button) to the tune of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man", known to be the song most respected by the late writer. Red, white, blue and green fireworks were launched along with his ashes. As the city of Aspen would not allow the cannon to remain for more than a month, the cannon has been dismantled and put into storage until a suitable permanent location can be found. According to widow Anita Thompson, the actor Johnny Depp, a close friend of Thompson (and portrayer of Raoul Duke, Thompson's fictional alter ego, in the movie adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), financed the funeral. Depp told the Associated Press, "All I'm doing is trying to make sure his last wish comes true. I just want to send my pal out the way he wants to go out."

Other famous attendees at the funeral included U.S. Senator John Kerry and former U.S. Senator George McGovern; 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley; actors Bill Murray (who portrayed Hunter S. Thompson in the movie Where the Buffalo Roam), Sean Penn and Josh Hartnett; singers Lyle Lovett and John Oates, The Poet Trip Lucid; and numerous other friends. An estimated 280 people attended the funeral.

The plans for this monument were initially drawn by Thompson and Ralph Steadman and were shown as part of an Omnibus program on the BBC entitled Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision (1978 ). It is included as a special feature on the second disc of the 2003 Criterion Collection DVD release of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (labeled on the DVD as "Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood" ). The video footage of Steadman and Thompson drawing the plans and outdoor footage showing where he wanted the cannon constructed were played prior to the unveiling of his cannon at the funeral.

Douglas Brinkley, a friend and now the family's spokesman, said of the ceremony: "If that's what he wanted, we'll see if we can pull it off."



Comments

  • stockholm syndrome.

    Your avatar keeps making me laugh.

    stockholm syndrome., November 30th, 2009 at 09:09:06pm

  • MuRdEr ScEnE

    Hiya! How are you?!?!?!

    MuRdEr ScEnE, January 2nd, 2009 at 01:18:56pm

  • XxSICKENINGxMEMORYxX

    hey
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    XxSICKENINGxMEMORYxX, December 27th, 2008 at 10:35:46pm

  • Sparklebunny

    hey how's it goin'?

    Sparklebunny, November 17th, 2008 at 09:34:23am

  • marti lives on.

    just so you know, i miss you and all the others. i hope you're doing well. <3

    marti lives on., November 13th, 2008 at 11:36:48pm

  • Sparklebunny

    Happy Halloween!

    Sparklebunny, October 31st, 2008 at 12:15:15pm

  • Sparklebunny

    thanx for the add! Weee!

    Sparklebunny, October 31st, 2008 at 09:11:52am

  • Colorado Sunrise.

    wow, since 2005 =O

    Colorado Sunrise., September 13th, 2008 at 12:30:25pm

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    justin pierre., August 9th, 2008 at 07:54:56pm

  • Poetic Tradegy

    hey whats up? :)

    Poetic Tradegy, August 1st, 2008 at 05:43:28pm

  • xjunebugx

    so, would you totally die to defend the good name of your hustling action?

    it's like the real hussle, american style.

    xjunebugx, July 29th, 2008 at 10:57:12am

  • xjunebugx

    young samantha, are you sad that you will never have rough sex with molly connolly again?

    also, hey, hey, hey, come pollinate me.

    xjunebugx, July 27th, 2008 at 09:38:52pm

  • wrong

    hey, cool ava! xD

    wrong, July 27th, 2008 at 09:13:31am

  • romancexxmy

    hey ^__^

    What's up?

    romancexxmy, July 16th, 2008 at 02:48:59pm

  • robert plant.

    hi. haha, i don't really know you, i just wanted to say, that hunter s. thompson thing in your profile is awesome, really.

    robert plant., July 1st, 2008 at 02:44:08am

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