Listen to Hunter S. Thompson complain about his DVD player in the most Hunter S. Thompson way.

Listen to Hunter S. Thompson complain about his DVD player in the most Hunter S. Thompson way.
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Fear and Loathing in the AV Industry


YouTube user Margot Douaihy comes through for us with this upload that's sure to delight any fans of American literary legend Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson, who is most famous as the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, wasn't just the original gonzo journalist. He's also the reason millions of American college students think tripping on LSD will make them insightful.

In addition to his writing, Thompson was a famous curmudgeon, rarely leaving his fortified compound in the years leading up to his death in 2005. However, that doesn't mean he didn't need TV, and in this answering machine message, you can hear him letting loose on the company that installed his home theater. This is a rage that most of us have only seen directed at the hypocrisy of the American dream.

It's actually cathartic to hear Thompson's unique voice and point of view expressing a frustration that so many of us have experienced. Imagine being able to complain to customer service in a prose style that influenced a generation of writers. It would also be worth getting your wires all fucked up.

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