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samantha connolly
Name:
GEORGE WASHINGTON!
Age:
23
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

  • Spirited Away

    o wow
    thanks
    i didnt think of that water bottle thing now that i think of it...
    i cant belive it's tomorrow
    im excited since it's my first time.
    im pretty sure that i will have to chill sometime because i would get so pooped Smiley

    Spirited Away, June 30th, 2008 at 11:01:11pm

  • Spirited Away

    85 degrees!?! Smiley
    isnt that kinda hot?
    crap...
    so since uve been to warped before,
    do u have any important tips for me?
    they would be greatfully appreciated Smiley

    Spirited Away, June 29th, 2008 at 12:19:43am

  • Spirited Away

    ugh
    yes
    i dont want it to be burning hot cause i dont want everyone to be all hot and sticky and bleck.
    im wearing a pink shirt so that shouldnt absorb too much sun.
    maybe ill take some extra deoderant...
    but i dont want it to be raining or something...

    Spirited Away, June 27th, 2008 at 02:20:54am

  • Spirited Away

    hmm
    well i really wanna see Alesana for sure and my friend wants to see Paramore.
    what about u?

    Spirited Away, June 25th, 2008 at 01:26:46pm

  • guran!

    HAPPY -LITTLE- LATE BIRTHDAY! :D

    guran!, June 17th, 2008 at 06:36:36pm

  • Spirited Away

    hey
    ill probably be at warped tour july 1st also!
    ill see u there :D

    Spirited Away, June 14th, 2008 at 01:18:52am

  • medea.

    HAY HAY, GUESS WHAT. IT'S ALMOST YER BIIIIIRFDAY, PLAYA.

    medea., June 13th, 2008 at 11:15:30pm

  • Angie Dawn

    Hey, nvr tlkd
    2 u b 4...
    LMAO

    Comment back?

    <3 xoxoxoxo <3

    Angie Dawn, June 12th, 2008 at 12:35:33pm

  • i am alive

    u ok

    i am alive, June 9th, 2008 at 05:41:59am

  • Tallulah

    Hello fellow mod! :-) How are you? Just saying hello to everyone! Love Lulah xoxo

    Tallulah, May 6th, 2008 at 05:13:53pm

  • jared leto.

    hi.
    im sorry for the spam on the confessions.
    im kinda new there and i didnt realize that was spamming.
    again. sorry.

    jared leto., March 19th, 2008 at 10:45:57pm

  • Colorado Sunrise.

    no reason,
    cool!

    Colorado Sunrise., March 9th, 2008 at 06:58:50pm

  • Colorado Sunrise.

    are you a mod here?

    dumb question but i was wondering...............

    Colorado Sunrise., March 8th, 2008 at 07:09:39pm

  • medea.

    i'm not sure if you were aware, but i miss you loads.
    D=

    medea., March 7th, 2008 at 08:33:44pm

  • Rattus Rattus

    Hi, hows u? =)

    Rattus Rattus, February 20th, 2008 at 08:36:21am

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