This is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Way to go, Gonzo!
Hunter Thompson’s ashes to be blasted from a cannon: “David Pescovitz:
This August, the ashes of the late, greatHunter S. Thompson will be shot from a cannon at his home. According to his wife Anita, the cannon will be part of a 53-foot-high sculpture of the Gonzo ‘fist’ logo. From the Associated Press report:
‘It’s expensive, but worth every penny,’ Anita Thompson said. ‘I’d like to have several explosions. He loved explosions.’
She said planning for the fist has been guided by a video of Thompson and longtime illustrator-collaborator Ralph Steadman, recorded in the late 1970s when they visited a Hollywood funeral home and began mapping out the cannon scheme.
(Via Boing Boing.)