Right now for fun I'm coding a Java program that will embrace text in .xml tags. I haven't been reading HST for a while. Interestingly, my friend who is also reading Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail is starting to have doubts about enrolling for grad school at the Humphrey Center School of Public Policy. She is concerned about how Hunters S Thompson portrays The Hube. I've been beginning to question the love and respect that Minneapolis holds for HHH as well. It is really creepy that everything seems to have an HHH prefix if he was not the nice decent guy that everyone except HST thinks he was. I feel like he bamboozled the populus.
What ever happened to Gene Pokorny? He is described in Fear and Lothing on the Campaign Trail '72 as a brilliant, young campaign organizer. He coordinated the McGovern victory in the Wisconsin primaries with a bunch of kids from all over the country living in a warehouse in Milwaukee.
I googled him this week and found that the only Gene Pokorny on the Internet is a tuba player for the Chicago Symphony.
Campaign organizer turned tuba virtuoso?
So I started reading that Hunter S. Thompson book into my cassette recorder and 30 pages took up about the whole first side. I might have to rethink this. At this rate, I would need 8 tapes. I suppose that I could provide them in serial format.
As a slow reader, I myself am only in late March of the campaign year. I'm having trouble deciding what is a fantastic imagination or an acid trip. I tend to go with fantastic imagination. The picture quality of the early seventies makes everyone look dirty, greasy, and sickly. Frank Mankiewiez (sp?) looks especially ill.