Friday, August 08, 2008

Thursday night I went to see an interesting documentary entitled "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson."

The height of his journalism career was a little before my time so the entire film had a sense of recent history to me.

Much of the movie centers on his coverage of the 1972 Presidential election for Rolling Stone magazine. 1972 is the first Election Night I remember (I was 9). My Mother was very upset George McGovern lost and my Grandparents (her parents) were very happy Richard Nixon was reelected. That's when it dawned on my different people have different opinions about politics.
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