Fear and Loathing in Tibet


It doesn’t take a Dalai Lama to convince you of reincarnation. All it takes are pictures of the Dalai Lama.

I noted this gonzo/gyatso connection last October and can’t resist adding to it now.

Hunter S. Thompson blew his brains out in 2005, poor guy. It’s his twin who arrived in Seattle early today as his homeland keeps shaking with riots.

The resemblance ends with the photos. The Dalai Lama is scheduled to lead a “five-day conference on compassion,” as The New York Times says this morning.

As for Thompson? He tried to solve some problems with violence. For all you people fawning over his memory, he was not only a great writer (at least early in his career) but was also a woman-beater and sweetheart-mistreater.