Not strictly L.A.-related, apart perhaps from the astounding movies inspired by him, but Hunter S. Thompson has passed away, unfortunately by his own hand.
When bloggers get a little too full of themselves or of their medium, point them toward HST — the man was doing it decades before any current pretender fired up a web browser. I daresay if it weren’t for him and those he inspired, we wouldn’t be here spewing words into the ether:
So much for Objective Journalism. DonÔøΩt bother to look for it hereÔøΩnot under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.