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A 'Decadent And Depraved' Derby With Hunter S. Thompson

by NPR STAFF
May 04, 201312:07 PM



In the spring of 1970, a British illustrator named Ralph Steadman had just moved to America, hoping to find some work. His first call came from a small literary journal called Scanlan's. It was looking for a cartoonist to send to the Kentucky Derby. Steadman had heard of neither the race nor the writer he was to accompany, a fellow named Hunter S. Thompson.

Steadman hadn't read any of Thompson's work, and he certainly didn't know that the writer had a bit of a drinking tendency, but he agreed to go.

One booze-riddled weekend later, Scanlan's published the essay and launched Thompson into stardom. "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" so fascinated audiences that one Boston Globe writer deemed it "gonzo" — a term that would stick with Hunter S. Thompson for good.

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http://www.npr.org/2013/05/03/180907071/a-decadent-and-depraved-derby-with-hunter-s-thompson

No one did decadent like HST. Wish he had been around for the Romney campaign.

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