Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

35 years ago, Hunter S. Thompson published his great Kentucky Derby article.

HST, We Miss You

Today, George Steinbrenner's horse choked at the end of a very exciting Kentucky Derby and a humungous longshot won the race. Also today, the New York Yankees are in last place in the AL East. I suspect that the good Dr. Thompson, wherever he may be, is enjoying all of it.

Thompson's article on the Derby, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, is available in his collection of stories called The Great Shark Hunt. Just as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has very little to do with the Mint 500 race he was supposed to cover, Decadent and Depraved has very little horse racing coverage. It is, however, highly recommended by the Idiot.

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Carolyn said...

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm not so sure that I got ALL the talent, but I'm trying to rob as much as I can from everyone else, LOL! *wink*

I enjoyed your toothbrush vs. cat post, very funny! I like people who aren't afraid to show their funny bone, so I will return and read more of your posts very soon ;)

Please feel free to drop back by my blog again anytime too. (But you must leave me 1/4 of your talent for my collection, lol!)

Deek Deekster said...

"Frickin' World" - surely you mean fucking?

The Village Idiot said...

No, actually, I mean "frickin'" because I'm an idiot, but I'm not a potty mouth.

The Idiot