Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"Thompson Ashes Said to Be Shot From Cannon"

That's just fucking fantastic. Of course he loved explosions....why wouldn't he? Go big or go home, man.

Thompson Ashes Said to Be Shot From Cannon
Tue Apr 5, 2:41 PM ET

U.S. National - AP
By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
DENVER - Hunter S. Thompson's ashes will be blasted from a cannon mounted inside a 53-foot-high sculpture of the journalist's "gonzo fist" emblem, his wife said Tuesday.

The cannon shot, planned sometime in August on the grounds of his Aspen-area home, will fulfill the writer's long-cherished wish.
"It's expensive, but worth every penny," Anita Thompson said. "I'd like to have several explosions. He loved explosions."

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