Hunter S. Thompson Mocks the Living in a New Short Animation

Dr. Hunter S. Thomp­son is back from the grave to mock the liv­ing in a Gonzo ani­ma­tion by Piotr Kabat. The inspi­ra­tion here is one of Thomp­son’s oft-repeat­ed quotes:

THE EDGE, there is no hon­est way to explain it because the only peo­ple who real­ly know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

Kabat chan­nels the spir­it of the orig­i­nal with an impres­sion­is­tic two-minute run from the Gold­en Gate Park down to San­ta Cruz, no hel­met required. Whether or not this sounds cool to you is like­ly to hinge on expe­ri­ence. Per­haps you went to high school with some­one who did­n’t live to cel­e­brate the wind-burned eye­ball sen­sa­tion of push­ing it to 100…

The Edge more than deliv­ers as a surf-rock-and-testos­terone-fueled lit romp, but still, it might’ve been inter­est­ing had Kabat pushed into unchart­ed ter­ri­to­ry. Per­haps have Thomp­son lose con­trol of his bike around the 80 mark, skid­ding hideous­ly on his bald head for how­ev­er many feet it’d take to turn the greyscale red, and roll cred­its on that.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Hunter S. Thomp­son Inter­views Kei­th Richards, and Very Lit­tle Makes Sense

John­ny Depp Reads Let­ters from Hunter S. Thomp­son (NSFW)

Hunter S. Thomp­son Calls Tech Sup­port, Unleash­es a Tirade Full of Fear and Loathing (NSFW)

- Ayun Hal­l­i­day saw Hunter S. Thomp­son rant­i­ng like a were­wolf loony on a pri­vate uni­ver­si­ty stage. Fol­low her @AyunHalliday



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