A Look Inside Hunter S Thompson’s Crazy Schedule

by Ruben P

Hunter S Thompson was a legendary journalist/author who invented Gonzo Journalism and became the voice of a generation. He wrote the iconic book ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ which was later turned into a movie with the same name, starring Johny Depp, Benicio Del Toro & Toby Maguire. He also helped build Rolling Stone to what it is today. And he was a BIG consumer of illicit substances. Which was detailed in E. Jean Carroll’s biography, Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson.

Check out the legends crazy daily schedule below, Cheers!

3:00 PM – Rise.

3:05 PM – Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills.

3:45 PM – Cocaine.

3:50 PM – Another glass of Chivas, Dunhill.

4:05 PM – First cup of coffee, Dunhill.

4:15 PM – Cocaine.

4:16 PM – Orange juice, Dunhill.

4:30 PM – Cocaine.

4:54 PM – Cocaine.

5:05 PM – Cocaine.

5:11 PM – Coffee, Dunhills.

5:30 PM – More ice in the Chivas.

5:45 PM – Cocaine, etc., etc.

6:00 PM – Grass to take the edge off the day.

7:05 PM – Woody Creek Tavern for lunch – Heineken, two margaritas, coleslaw, a taco salad, a double order of fried onion rings, carrot cake, ice cream, a bean fritter, Dunhills, another Heineken, cocaine, and for the ride home, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jig­gers of Chivas).

9:00 PM – Starts snorting cocaine seriously.

10:00 PM – Drops acid.

11:00 PM – Chartreuse, cocaine, grass.

11:30 PM – Cocaine, etc., etc.

12:00 AM (midnight) – Hunter S. Thompson is ready to write.

12:05-6:00 AM – Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, Clove cigarettes, grapefruit, Dunhills, orange juice, gin, continuous pornographic movies.

6:00 AM – The hot tub-champagne, Dove Bars, Fettuccine Alfredo.

8:00 AM – Halcyon.

8:20 AM – Sleep.

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