Hunter S Thompson

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This bold day tripper shoves two tabs of acid down his throat before showing up to cover a Monster Truck rally for VICE's 'On Acid' series. Suffice to say, Dr. Gonzo would've approved. After all, 'when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'

Also, how terrifying are those snow-cone mugs? In what universe would someone want to drink some rainbow slush out one of those?

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Animated Short of the Day: Good Books, an online book retailer that donates all its proceeds to Oxfam, recently collaborated with NYC-based creative studios Buck and Antfood to create this trippy promo based on the works of Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson.

In a disclaimer, the company notes that the video is not endorsed by either estates, but they "humbly suggest" Thompson would have liked it. Considering there is enough contact high in this short to kill a wild horse, I'd say they're probably right.

[colossal.]

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Movie Trailer of the Day: First official trailer for Withnail and I director Bruce Robinson's highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary.

The film, which stars Johnny Depp (natch), Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, and Richard Jenkins, is set to open in theaters October 28.

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