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Posts Tagged ‘Jen Carlson’

Gothamist Deputy Editor Goes Semi-Gonzo

Jen Carlson‘s initial plan was admirable. However, it ran into some predictable problems:

My pitch to live 24 hours like Hunter S. Thompson was killed on account of not being able to procure enough cocaine by 3:45 p.m., the time that Thompson would start to binge on the stuff. Also: lawyers, waivers, etc.

Instead, Carlson grabbed some healthier Trader Joe’s sustenance and put together a string of photos documenting Thompson’s late 1950s and early 1960s Manhattan abodes. The fun of an article like this is the comments, drawing out the latest ramblings of HST fans. A couple of our favorites:

LesFleursDuMal: I’ve seen that [E.G. Carroll biography] rundown on HST’s [daily] routine before and also read that it was made up by a journalist who had an ax to grind with Thompson. But even if it’s HALF true, yeah, he did live like a boss.

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Scientologist Leader Says Theresa Duncan Had Bizarre Delusions

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Gothamist, for some reason known only to the “Ist” chain of blogs, has a Q & A with John Carmichael of the Church of Scientology.

The hapless poster, Jen Carlson, is getting grief from the readers. She slips in the expected Theresa Duncan/Jeremy Blake question, and gets a really revealing answer:

It’s especially tragic when creative people take their lives–their delusions were certainly bizarre.

Their delusions were bizarre? Thetans, Implants, Xenu and those blue uniforms aren’t a little on the, uh, fanciful side? All that aside, his organization does have its share of zealots.

(FBLA knew we did the right thing when we dropped out of a carpool with the Kidde family.)